Professor David E. Pingree served as University Professor and Professor of the History of Mathematics and of Classics at Brown University until his death in 2005.
This prize will be awarded to the Brown undergraduate from any concentration who presents the best paper in a given year dealing with the rigorous intellectual traditions of the ancient and medieval world and their textual sources (including mainly, but not only, Greek, Latin, Sanskrit, Arabic, and Akkadian).
Department of home-administration: Classics
Eligibility: Open to all Brown undergraduate students regardless of concentration
Regular referees: The Senior Professor Sanskrit in Classics and the Senior Professor of the Exact Sciences in Egyptology and Assyriology, with a deciding vote to be cast, in the event of a split decision, by the Chair of Classics