Jane Ellen Harrison

Prename: Jane Ellen
Surname: Harrison
Profession: Archaeologist, classicist
Birthday: 09/09/1850
Place of birth: Cottingham, Yorkshire
Date of death: 04/15/1928
Place of death: London
Education: Private lessons in German, Latin, Ancient Greek, Hebrew, French, and Russian; 1868 Cheltenham Ladies’ College; 1874 Newnham College, Cambridge
Career: 1898–1922 lecturer, Newnham College; after retirement lives in the guest house of the International Federation of University Women in Paris; 1895 LL.D., University of Aberdeen; 1897 Litt.D., Durham University
Memberships: British Federation of University Women (BFUW)
Biographical literature: [“Harrison, Jane Ellen (1850–1928),” *Oxford Dictionary of National Biography*](http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/33734); Anabel Robinson, *The Life and Work of Jane Ellen Harrison* (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002)
Major works: *Myths of the Odyssey in Art and Literature* (London: Rivingtons, 1882); *Prolegomena to the Study of Greek Religion* (New York: Meridian, 1903); *Themis: A Study of the Social Origins of Greek Religion* (Cleveland: World Pub. Co., 1912); *Mythology* (New York: Cooper Square, 1925); *Reminiscences of a Student’s Life* (London: Hogarth Press, 1925)