Meet Our Lecturers

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.

Kevin Brownlee is Ininew from Kinosao Sipi Cree Nation (Norway House), and is the Curator of Archaeology at The Manitoba Museum. He graduated from the University of Manitoba with a BA in 2000 (major anthropology, minor native studies) and a Masters of Arts in anthropology 2005. He formerly held the position of Aboriginal Liaison Officer for the Archaeology Unit with the Government of Manitoba (1998 – 2004), and has spent his career working with Aboriginal communities on raising the importance of ancient heritage and archaeology to contemporary communities, especially youth. He received an Aboriginal Youth Achievement Award in 1996 for his work in the Aboriginal community with archaeology. His research focuses on the archaeology of Manitoba’s boreal forest and the emerging field of indigenous archaeology.

Richard Buckley is a graduate in archaeology from the University of Durham and has spent over 35 years working as an archaeologist in Leicester, specialising in complex Roman and medieval urban sites and historic buildings.  He is co-Director of University of Leicester Archaeological Services and was lead archaeologist from the University of Leicester on the Search for Richard project.  He is an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE), a Member of the Institute for Archaeologists, and a Fellow of the Society of Antiquities.

"My research has focused largely on the archaeology of Leicester, with particular interests in the medieval and Roman periods. However, a lifetime of archaeological research and excavation in the city beginning in 1973, and a career which has involved me in most building recording projects and all excavations (with a handful of exceptions) either as site director or project manager since 1980, has enabled me to develop an exceptionally deep knowledge of the archaeology of Leicester and the East Midlands.  I have lectured widely on Leicester Castle, Leicester Abbey, Roman Leicester, Medieval Leicester, Roman painted wall plaster from Leicester and on the Greyfriars Project which successfully located the remains of Richard III."

Sheramy Bundrick is associate professor of art history at the University of South Florida St Petersburg, where she has been teaching since 2001.  She earned her B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. in art history at Emory University, and she has held fellowships from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Samuel H. Kress Foundation, and Fulbright Foundation.  Most recently, she was a Rome Prize Fellow at the American Academy in Rome during the 2013-14 academic year.  Her book Music and Image in Classical Athens was published by Cambridge University Press in 2005, and she is the author of journal articles and book chapters on ancient Greek art and imagery.  Her current projects concern the import and reception of ancient Athenian vases by the Etruscans.

Theodore Burgh is with the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, and holds his degrees from the University of Arizona (Ph.D.), Howard University, and Hampton University.  His research interests are the archaeology of ancient Israel and the Near East, and the Hebrew Bible, archaeomusicology (the study of ancient music culture), the reconstruction of Syro-Palestinian and Near Eastern Music culture and cataloging musical artifacts, utilization analysis of Syro-Palestinian sacred and secular space, and ethnomusicology.

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