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Professor Barbara Barletta is with the School of Art and Art History, University of Florida, Gainesville, and received her M.A. and Ph.D. from Bryn Mawr.  Her areas of specialization are Greek art and archaeology, 5th century architecture in Athens and Attica, Western Greek sculpture and architecture, and the interaction between Greeks and non-Greeks in Italy.  She has done field work at Morgantina in Sicily and at Athens, has published works on Greek architecture and sculpture, and has received various honors and awards for her work.

John Bauschatz is with the Department of Classics at the University of Arizona, and holds his degrees from Duke University (Ph.D.) and Brown University.  His research interests are Greek and Roman Social history, Greek Papyrology, crime in antiquity, and Hellenistic and Roman Egypt.  His publications include a forthcoming volume on Law and Enforcement in Ptolemaic Egypt (Cambridge University Press, 2013).

Visting Researcher in Egyptology at Brown University, Lanny Bell is an acknowledged leader in the documentation of the monuments of ancient Egypt and the interpretation of ancient Egyptian culture.  He received his BA in Egyptology from the University of Chicago in 1963; in 1976 he received his PhD in Egyptology from the University of Pennsylvania.  He has been teaching since 1965.  Professor Bell specializes in ancient Egyptian divine kingship, the temples of Thebes, and Egyptian epigraphy.  No armchair scholar, he has been active in Egypt since 1967, conducting fieldwork in Luxor for the University Museum of the University of Pennsylvania and for the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago.  He has been lecturing for the AIA since 1971, and has accompanied numerous tours to Egypt since 1973. 

Sinclair Bell is a Classical Archaeologist and Associate Professor of Art History at Northern Illinois, where he teaches courses on Greek, Roman and Egyptian art and architecture. He has excavated Etruscan and Roman sites in Italy and Tunisia and interned in museums in Germany and Greece. He studied Classical Archaeology at the University of Oxford, the University of Cologne, and the University of Edinburgh, where he received his Ph.D. in Classics in 2004. Since then, he has given nearly fifty lectures and published five books and more than thirty scholarly articles, book chapters and reviews about the art and archaeology of ancient Italy.

Professor Andrea M. Berlin is the James R. Wiseman Chair in Classical Archaeology at Boston University. She received an MA in Syro-Palestinian Archaeology from the University of Chicago’s Oriental Institute, and a Ph.D. in Classical Art and Archaeology from the University of Michigan. She has been excavating in the eastern Mediterranean for over thirty years, working on projects from Troy in Turkey to Coptos in southern Egypt to Paestum, in Italy. Her speciality is the Near East from the time of Alexander the Great through the Roman era, about which she has written four books and over forty articles. Prof. Berlin is especially interested in studying the realities of daily life, and in exploring the intersection of politics and cultural change in antiquity. She is one of the Archaeological Institute of America’s most accomplished teachers and lecturers, having travelled to over 60 societies across the United States and Canada, most recently as the AIA’s 2008 Joukowsky Lecturer. In 2009 she was awarded the AIA’s Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.

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Trained as a sculptor, Susan Womer Katzev was schooled at Swarthmore College, the Boston Museum School and Tyler School of Fine Arts. While working as an artist on Roman and  Early Byzantine... Read More

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