Meet Our Lecturers

Miriam Stark is with the University Hawai’i at Manoa, and holds her degrees from the University of Arizona (Ph.D.) and the University of Michigan.  Her current research interests are Southeast Asia archaeology, in particular the archaeology of Cambodia, with a focus on political economies and state formation.  She is Co-Director of the Lower Mekong Archaeological Project, is a Co-Investigator with the Greater Angkor Project, and has published widely.

Andrew Stewart is Nicholas C. Petris Professor of Greek Studies in the Departments of History of Art and Classics at the University of California at Berkeley, and Chair of the Graduate Group in Ancient History and Mediterranean Archaeology. He has taught at Cambridge, at Otago University in New Zealand, and at Columbia in addition to Berkeley, where he joined the faculty in 1979. A member of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens and the Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, he has received fellowships and grants from the Guggenheim and Getty Foundations, and from the American Council of Learned Societies; in 2009 he received U.C. Berkeley’s Distinguished Teaching Award. He specializes in Greek art, in the Greeks in the East before and after Alexander, and in the Renaissance and later reception of ancient sculpture. His recent books include Attalos, Athens, and the Akropolis: The Pergamene Little Barbarians and their Roman and Renaissance Legacy (2004); and Classical Greece and the Birth of Western Art (2008); a book on Hellenistic art is nearing completion. He has excavated at Knossos in Crete, at Long Beach Maori settlement in New Zealand, and from 1986-2006 at the Phoenician, Israelite, Persian, Greek, and Roman port of Dor in Israel. Now retired from active field archaeology and from singing countertenor and baritone with the Grammy-nominated Pacific Mozart Ensemble, he spends his summers in Greece working on the Hellenistic sculpture from the Athenian Agora. He devotes what little free time he has to sailing his 38-foot sloop “Obsession” on San Francisco Bay; playing with his twin granddaughters Giselle and Sofia; and ministering to his wife Darlis’s menagerie of cats.

Shannan Stewart is with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and holds her degrees from the University of Cincinnati (Ph.D.), the University of Wisconsin, and the University of Minnesota.  Her areas of specialization are Hellenistic Pottery, the archaeology of domestic life, “Hellenization”, and Anatolia in the First Millennium B.C.E.

Molly Swetnam-Burland is the Department of Classical Studies at the College of William & Mary, and holds her Ph.D. from the University of Michigan.  Her fields of interest are Roman art, painting and sculpture, and the relation between Rome and Egypt.  Among the honors she has received for her work, she held the 2011 DAI Study in Berlin Fellowship.


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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). 

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Drew Wilburn is Associate Professor of Classics and Archaeological Studies at Oberlin College, and holds degrees from the University of Michigan (Ph.D.), the University of Maryland, and Randolph... Read More

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