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John Higgins
Visiting Assistant Professor of History
Phone: (860) 297-2397 Office Location: Seabury Hall
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Trinity College faculty member since 2019
General ProfileTeachingResearchPublications/PresentationsHonors/Awards
Ph.D., Univ. of Massachusetts Amherst (2018)
M. Litt., Trinity College - Dublin (1984)
B.A., Fordham Univ. (1975)

John Higgins is Visiting Assistant Professor of History for the Fall term. He earned his Ph.D. in Ancient and Medieval History at the University of Massachusetts in 2018 with a dissertation on the seventh-century Latin saints’ Lives from Ireland. This topic is his main area of expertise and he is working on developing the dissertation into a monograph.
Other scholarly interests include Roman history, Late Antiquity, and Augustan literature. Prof. Higgins has published articles and reviews in all those areas, including Carpe Diem: A Horace Reader. Co-author with Gilbert Lawall, Bruce Arnold, Andrew Aronson, Brian W. Breed, Helene Lerner and Sally Murphy (New York: Prentice-Hall, 2006).
Prof. Higgins was for many years a high school teacher in Winsted, CT, and at several colleges and universities. He began his scholarly career as Editorial Assistant to the Dictionary of Medieval Latin from Celtic Sources, still underway at the Royal Irish Academy. He is the Immediate Past President of the Classical Association of New England.