Meet Our Lecturers

Gretchen Meyers is with Franklin & Marshall College, and holds her degrees from the University of Texas at Austin (Ph.D.) and Duke University.  Her research interests are Roman and Etruscan Archaeology, the Tiber River and Roman topography, Roman space and urban theory.  She is Director of Archaeological Materials for the Mugello Valley Archaeological Project (Poggio Colla) in Italy.

Alexandre Monteiro is with the Instituto de Arqueologia e Paleocienias of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa (the New University of Lisbon) in Portugal.  His areas of specialization are maritime archaeology, post-mediaeval and modern ships and seafaring, Iberian shipbuilding, and underwater cultural heritage management and dissemination to the general public.  He is currently working on several projects, including archival and historical shipwreck databases for the Sultanate of Oman and Mozambique, the Grândola Coastline Maritime Archaeology Project, and the Primavera shipwreck site off of Berlengas Island, Portugal; he is also conducting historical research on several wrecks, including the Nuestra Senora del Rosario (Grândola coast), the Bom Jesus (Namibia), the Esperança (Turks and Caicos Islands), and the Correio d'Ázia (Ningaloo Reef, Australia).  He is the AIA's Archaeology of Portugal Lecturer for 2014/2015.

Helen Nagy is Professor Emerita with the Art Department of the University of Puget Sound.  She received her degrees from the University of California, Los Angeles, and  specializes in Greek and Roman art and archaeology, particularly Etruscan and Medieval (Byzantine) art.  She has authored numerous articles in these fields, especially on Etruscan votives and mirrors.  Dr. Nagy received her degrees from UCLA, and held positions at Western Illinois University, the American Academy in Rome, and the Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome.  Her most recent publications include New Perspectives on Etruria and Early Rome (co-edited with Sinclair Bell, 2009).  Professor Nagy is the AIA's Cinelli Lecturer for 2014/2015.

Michael C. Nelson is Assistant Professor of Art History at Queens College, City University of New York.  He holds his degrees from the University of Toronto (Ph.D. and MA), and the University of Minnesota, and his areas of specialization are Bronze Age Aegean Architecture, and Greek and Roman architecture.  Professor Nelson is Co-Director and Architect for the excavations at Omrit in Israel, and his current publication projects include The Temple Complex at Horvat Omrit, Volume 1: The Architecture    E.J. Brill, USA, 2014, in press) and “The Architecture of the Palace of Nestor” in The Minnesota Pylos Project: 1990 – 1998 (Oxford: Archaeopress/British Archaeological Reports, 2014, in press).

Christopher Parslow is Professor of Classical Studies with Wesleyan University, and holds his degrees from Duke University (Ph.D.), the University of Iowa, and Grinnell College.  His areas of specialization are Pompeii and the Bay of Naples, and the topography of Rome.  Professor Parslow's current projects include the Praedia of Julia Felix in Pompeii, and in 2013 he published “The Sacrarium of Isis in the Praedia Iuliae Felicis in Pompeii in its Archaeological and Historical Contexts,” in Rediscovering the Ancient World on the Bay of Naples (Studies in the History of Art, National Gallery of Art, Washington DC).


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