Justin Meyer

Justin Meyer

Lecturer in Classics
PhD, Washington University in St. Louis
research interests:
  • Ancient and Medieval Reception
  • Intellectual History
  • Studies of National Identity and Nationalism

contact info:

mailing address:

  • MSC 1050-153-244
    ST. LOUIS, MO 63130-4899

Justin Meyer’s research concerns classical reception and the appropriation of ancient Greek and Roman knowledge in the German Renaissance. 

He is a recent graduate of Washington University in St. Louis, having earned his Ph.D. is History in Spring 2023. His current projects include research on the reception of Graeco-Roman conceptions of Germanic geography for creating a patriotic identity in the German lands of the Renaissance, as well as a translation of a scholarly monograph on papal speeches in the High and Late Middle Ages from German to English. His first article “Germania Romana: Geographical-Historical Transformation and the Necessity of Rome for German Patriotic Humanists” will appear in the Sixteenth Century Journal in Fall 2023.