Meet Our Lecturers

Dr. Patrick E. McGovern directs the Biomolecular Archaeology Project at the University of Pennsylvania Museum in Philadelphia, where he is also an Adjunct Professor of Anthropology and Consulting Scholar in the Near East Section.  Over the past two decades, he has pioneered the exciting interdisciplinary field of Biomolecular Archaeology which is yielding whole new chapters concerning our human ancestry, medical practice, and ancient cuisines and beverages.  Popularly, Dr. Pat is known as the “Indiana Jones of Ancient Ales, Wines, and Extreme Beverages.” He is also the author of Ancient Wine: The Search for the Origins of Viniculture (Princeton: Princeton University, 2003/2004).

Andrew Meadows is a specialist in the history, numismatics and epigraphy of the Hellenistic Greek world. From 1995-2007 he was Curator of Greek Coins at the British Museum, in 2007 he was a member of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, and in the same year he became Margaret Thompson Curator of Greek Coins at the American Numismatic Society (ANS). In 2008 he was appointed Deputy Director of the Society. In 2012 he was elected to the Kraay Visitorship at Wolfson College and a Robinson Visiting Scholarship at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. In 2014/2015 he will be the Archaeological Institute of America's Metcalf Lecturer.

From 1998-2006 he was Secretary of the British Academy’s Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum Committee, and in 2013 he was appointed Director of the international SNG project. From 2002-2005 he served as Honorary Secretary of the Royal Numismatic Society.

Dr Meadows was co-curator of the HSBC Money Gallery at the British Museum and has curated and contributed to a number of temporary exhibitions, including Earlier Monetary Unions, From Alexander to Mark Antony: Images of Power on Ancient Coins and Brief Lives. The Changing Currencies of Western Europe (at the British Museum), History Re-stored: Ancient Greek Coins from the Zhuyuetang Collection (at the Hong Kong Museum of History), and the traveling exhibitions Cleopatra of Egypt: From History to Myth and Forgotten Empire: the World of Ancient Persia. He is currently a member of the Conseil Scientifique of the Achemenet project.

Dr Meadows has written and edited more than 100 books and articles, including three volumes in the Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum series and Coin Hoards IX and X. He is Series Editor of the joint ANS-Cambridge University Press Guides to the Coinage of the Ancient World and the editor of the American Journal of Numismatics. He is currently working on a collaborative project to digitise the Inventory of Greek Coin Hoards, is co-director of Online Coins of the Roman Empire (OCRE), and is a member of the steering committee of the Nomisma project. He is finishing a book-length study of the development of civic coinage in Hellenistic Asia Minor.

Dr Meadows also teaches Greek and Roman numismatics for Columbia University in New York, and is working with the Institut Européen d'Archéologie Sous-Marine and the Oxford Centre for Maritime Archaeology on the publication of material from the excavations at Herakleion, East Canopus and Alexandria in Egypt.

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.

John Muccigrosso is Professor with the Department of Classics at Drew University.  He holds his degrees from the University of Michigan (Ph.D.), the University of MInnesota, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Amherst College.  His research interests are Roman history, Italian archaeology, Latin paedagogy, computing, and classics.  Since 2008 Professor Muccigrosso has been Director of the Vicus Martis Tudertium Field School, an archaeological excavation on the great ancient Roman road of the Via Flaminia in Umbria.


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