Richard Calis


I grew up in small city in the Netherlands and studied Classics and History at the University of Amsterdam and the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice. I’m now a fifth year in the history department, specializing in early modern intellectual culture. I’m also affiliated with the centre for Hellenic Studies. I spent the last two years in the archives, but I’m excited to be back in Princeton this year to become part of the Rocky community!

When I’m not in Firestone, I enjoy running, cycling, swimming, hiking, a game of squash or volleyball, and playing board games. I also really love cooking, trying out new foods in general, and learning languages. My greatest passion is traveling —please tell me about your favorite destinations! Otherwise just swing by my room for some tea and snacks or come say hello in the dining hall.