Meet Our Lecturers

Richard Talbert is the William Rand Kenan, Jr. Professor with the History Department of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.  He studied Classics at Cambridge University before becoming lecturer in ancient history at Queen’s University, Belfast, and then teaching at McMaster University.  As visiting professor, he has taught at the universities of Alabama and Princeton.  He has gained Guggenheim and other fellowships and awards, as well as securing extensive funding support for his work.  He is past President of the Association of Ancient Historians.  His historical interests within antiquity are broad and varied, ranging from Spartans and western Greeks to government and society in the Roman empire, and above all in recent years mapping, travel and worldview.  The establishment of Chapel Hill’s unique Ancient World Mapping Center followed his publication of the groundbreaking Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World (2000).  Much of his latest major study Rome’s World: the Peutinger Map Reconsidered is a digital presentation due for publication by Cambridge University Press in spring 2010.  A recent volume co-edited by him and Kurt Raaflaub is Geography, Ethnography, and Perspectives of the World in Pre-Modern Societies (Wiley-Blackwell). 

John Edward Terrell is the Regenstein Curator of Pacific Anthropology with the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, an adjunct professor with the Anthropology Departments of the University of Illinois and Northwestern University, and an Honorary Fellow with the Department of Anthropology at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.  He holds his degrees from Harvard University, and his research interests include the anthropology and archaeology of the Pacific Islands, biogeography, epistemology, the history and theory of science, and ecological approaches in the social sciences.  Dr. Terrell has done extensive fieldwork in Papau, New Guinea, and his current publication projects include A Talent for Friendship: An evolutionary view of human nature (Oxford University Press) and "Understanding Lapita as History" in The Oxford Handbook of Prehistoric Oceania (Oxford University Press).

Kristine Trego is Assistant Professor  in the Department of Classics and Ancient  Mediterranean Studies at Bucknell University.  She holds her degrees from the University Cincinnati (Ph.D. and MA) and the University of South Florida, and her areas of specialization are ancient biography, narrative theory, and nautical archaeology and shipboard life.  Professor Trego has worked on the Institute of Nautical Archaeology's excavation of the Tektas Burnu shipwreck, and more recently on the Kizilburun Roman Column Wreck excavation; her particular interest in the wrecks is the utilitarian wares and crew's personal items.  Profesor Trego is the AIA's Bass Lecturer for 2014/2015.

Steven Tuck is Associate Professor in the Department of Classics and History, Miami University, where he directs a summer study program in Italy and was named Outstanding Professor in 2007, 2008, and 2009.  He earned his Ph.D. in Classical Art and Archaeology from the University of Michigan and a post-doctoral fellowship at Ohio State University.  His areas of specialization are Roman spectacle entertainment, and Roman imperial art and archaeology, especially ideological display.  He has conducted fieldwork, research and study tours in Egypt, England, Italy and Greece. He has published articles on Greek and Latin epigraphy, sculpture, architecture, and the monument program in the harbors of Portus and Lepcis Magna, and his recent publications include Latin Inscriptions in the Kelsey Museum (2006, University of Michigan Press), and “Representations of Sport and Spectacle in Roman Art” (in A Companion to Ancient Sport and Spectacle, Blackwell Publishing, 2011).

Dr. Anthony Tuck is with the Department of Classics and Center for Etruscan Studies, University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He received his Ph.D. from Brown University. and specializes in Early Etruscan culture and ancient textiles. He is the Director of Excavations at Poggio Civitate (Murlo), Italy., and has held Fulbright and Lilly Fellowships. His main publications include "Poggio Civitate: The necropolis of Poggio Aguzzo (Bretschneider), and "Singing the Rug: Patterned Textiles and the Origins of Indo-European Metrical Poetry" (AJA).


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