Vale Professor David Konstan FAHA 1940 – 2024

The Australian Academy of the Humanities acknowledges, with deep sadness, the death of Professor David Konstan FAHA.

David’s research focused on ancient Greek and Latin literature, especially comedy and the novel, and classical philosophy.

He was a major figure in encouraging international dialogue among classical scholars and across disciplines, especially with psychology and cultural studies.

We extend our sincerest condolences to his family, friends and colleagues. He will be greatly missed.

An obituary is being prepared by the Academy and will be available in due course.


In memory of our Fellows

Our Fellows, current and those who have died, have contributed extensively to the rich Australian humanities community. When an Academy Fellow dies, we honour their impact by publishing an obituary by another Fellow who has had a long and close association with them.

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