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1Name:  Professor Erika Simon
 Institution:  University of Würzburg
 Year Elected:  2002
 Class:  4. Humanities
 Subdivision:  401. Archaeology
 Residency:  International
 Living? :   Deceased
 Birth Date:  1927
 Death Date:  February 15, 2019
Erika Simon was born in Ludwigshafen (then in the suburb Rheingönheim), and from 1930 she lived in Aschaffenburg/Main (not far from Frankfurt) where she attended high school. Then from 1947 on she was a student at Heidelberg University and Munich University. From 1953-59 she was an assistant at Mainz University, and from 1959-63 she was a Docent at Heidelberg University. She had a visiting position from 1961-62 at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. From 1964-94 she was Professor of Classical Archaeology at Würzburg University and Director of the Antiquities in Martin-von-Wagner Museum. She has been professor emerita since 1994. Dr. Simon is the author of Die Götter der Griechen (1969); Das antike Theater (1972); Pergamon und Hesiod (1975); Festivals of Attica, An Archaeological Commentary (1983); Die konstantinischen Deckengemälde in Trier (1986); Die Götter der Römer (1990); and Ausgewahlte Schriften I/II (1998). She is a member of the German Archaeological Institute and has honorary doctorates at Athens and Thessaloniki Universities.
2Name:  Dr. Christoph Wolff
 Institution:  Harvard University
 Year Elected:  2002
 Class:  4. Humanities
 Subdivision:  401. Archaeology
 Residency:  Resident
 Living? :   Living
 Birth Date:  1940
Christoph Wolff received a Dr.Phil. at the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität, Erlangen, in 1966, where he was an instructor at the Institute for Sacred Music (1963-65) and a lecturer in the Department of Music (1965-69). Later he served as an assistant professor of music at the University of Toronto and as professor of music at Columbia University before moving to Harvard University in 1976. He is currently the Adams University Professor at Harvard. Christoph Wolff is one of the foremost musicologists of our time, and without peer as a scholar of Johann Sebastian Bach. In addition to his work as editor and archivist, in 2000 he published a widely-praised biography of Bach aimed at a general audience, now in its fourth printing and translated into eight languages. His amazing discovery in 1999 of a trove of Bach family manuscripts in Kiev drew international attention. He has served widely on professional bodies and has also been a successful academic administrator at Harvard, where for eight years he was Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. His list of books include The Bach Family (principal author, 1983); Bach: Essays on His Life and Music (1991); Mozarts Requiem: Historical and Analytical Studies-Documents-Score (1994); and Johann Sebastian Bach: The Learned Musician (2000). Dr. Wolff is the recipient of the Dent Medal of the Royal Musical Association, London (1978) and an Honorary Professor of the University of Freiburg since 1990. He currently serves on the board of directors of the the Packard Humanities Institute and chairs the executive board of the Bach Archive in Leipzig, Germany. Dr. Wolff is a member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences and the Saxon Academy of Sciences at Leipzig. He was elected a member of the American Philosophical Society in 2002.
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