Meet Our Lecturers

Thomas Howe is the Hermann Brown Professor of Art and Art History with Southwestern University, and the Coordinator General of the Restoring Ancient Stabiae Foundation.  He holds his degrees from Harvard University (Ph.D., M.A., M.Arch.) and Lawrence University (B.A.), and his areas of specialization include Greek and Roman architectural and art history, classical archaeology, and international properties management.

Nicholas Hudson is Assistant Professor of Art and Archaeology with the University of North Carolina, Wilmington.  He holds his degrees from the University of California at Santa Cruz, the University of Minnesota (M.A. and Ph.D. in Ancient and Medieval Art and Archaeology), and his areas of specialization are the Roman East, Roman pottery, and Late Antiquity.  He has conducted fieldwork at Israel (Tel Kedesh), Turkey, and Cyprus, and most recently has served as Ceramicist at Tell Timai in Egypt and Bir Madhkur in Jordan.  Professor Husdon’s main publications include “Three centuries of Late Roman Pottery at Aphrodisias” (2008, Journal of Rome Archaeology Supplement 70), and “Changing Places: The Archaeology of the Roman Convivium” (October 2010, American Journal of Archaeology).
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Patrick Hunt is with Stanford University, and Director of the Stanford Alpine Archaeology Project.  He holds his Ph.D. from the Institute of Archaeology, University of London, and has also studied at the University of California at Berkeley, and the American School of Classical Studies in Athens.  His interests are Hannibal Studies, Romans in the Alps, Punic and Celtic Studies, correlating myth and archaeology, historical archaeology, stone provenance, and ancient and European art in history and myth.  His main publications include “Alpine Archaeology” (2007), and “Ten Discoveries That Rewrote History” (2007), as well as numerous articles.

Simon James is with the School of Archaeology and Ancient History at the University of Leicester, and holds his degrees from the University of London.  His areas of specialization include ancient identity, ethnicity and conflict, the archaeology of violence, and Roman, Iron Age European and Partho-Sasanian material culture.  He has excavated widely at Iron Age, Roman and medieval sites in Britain, France, Germany and Italy, and in particular at the Cowdery’s Down “Dark Age” settlement in England and at the Roman garrison base at Dura-Europos in Syria.  Professor James has recently been a Leverhulme Trust Research Fellow, and is a past AIA Kress Lecturer.

John Odin Jensen is with the Sea Education Association at Woods Hole, and is also associated with the Rhode Island School of Design, the University of Rhode Island, and the Frank C. Munson Institute for American Maritime Studies at Mystic Seaport.   He holds his degrees from Carnegie Mellon University (Ph.D.), East Carolina University, and Lawrence University, and his research interests are maritime cultural landscapes and frontiers, the Great Lakes, marine cultural resource policy, public health and medicine, and museums.  His current publications include Wisconsin Shipwrecks during the Wooden Age (forthcoming, State Historical Society of Wisconsin Press), and Recommendations for Integrated Management Using a Cultural Landscape Approach in the National System of Marine Protected Areas (one of the primary authors representing the Marine Protected Area Federal Advisory Committee Cultural Heritage Resources Working Group). Adopted by NOAA Marine Protected Area Federal Advisory Committee November 2011.  Dr. Jensen is the AIA’s Wilkie Lecturer for 2013/2014.

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Dr. Bridget Buxton is Assistant Professor in the Department of History, University of Rhode Island. She holds her degrees from Victoria University of Wellington (M.A.) and University of California,... Read More

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