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Charles S. Singleton Chair in Italian Studies

SingletonCharlesProfessor of Italian Studies CHARLES S. SINGLETON was a world-renowned Dante scholar. His scholarship focused on both Dante and Boccaccio, and his six-volume translation of Dante’s¬†Divine Comedy¬†brought him great acclaim. Dr. Singleton was the recipient of many awards and honors, both in the United States and Italy, including the highest order the Italian government can bestow upon a non-Italian citizen. Dr. Singleton taught at Johns Hopkins from 1939 to his death in 1985. He left Hopkins briefly, from 1948 to 1957, to teach at Harvard, but returned to chair the Department of Romance Languages. He also served as director of the Humanities Center. The Singleton Center for the Study of Pre-Modern Europe at Johns Hopkins is named in honor of Charles S. Singleton.