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Database of Classical Scholars

The Database of Classical Scholars (DBCS) was a project initiated by the American Philological Association to provide a virtual research environment for study of American, British and European classical scholars.

DBCS contains biographical entries for hundreds of the most important modern American and British classicists. Each entry contains vital information, followed by a narrative assessment of the scholar's life and contribution. In each entry, a third section contains the title of the dissertation (if any) followed by extensive listing of the scholar's works and source material for the scholar's life. Each entry is of course fully searchable in all fields. The website also incorporates a separate Wikiform database for living classicists to submit entries on themselves. DBCS also features videos created by the Classics Conclave of Boston in which prominent classicists give their analysis of the present state of scholarship on the ancient world.

In 2016, we transferred permanent stewardship of the DBCS to Rutgers University. (Since Center server resources are limited, when possible, projects get migrated to other servers or even other institutions for permanent stewardship.)