AIA Lecturer/Host: James Wright
Chairman of the Department of Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology at Bryn Mawr College
Archaeological Institute of America lecturer and host James Wright is Chairman of the Department of Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology at Bryn Mawr College. He teaches the prehistory of the Aegean and classical archaeology, and has been a member of the department since 1978. Professor Wright has excavated in England, Italy, and Greece. Since 1981 Professor Wright has been directing research in the Nemea Valley sponsored by Bryn Mawr College, especially the prehistoric settlement of Tsoungiza. With his colleagues he is readying for publication the results of the recent excavation of a chamber tomb cemetery that belongs to the settlement. Professor Wright has published widely on Mycenaean architecture and on the archaeological reconstruction of Minoan and Mycenaean societies. He is an active member of the AIA, and has been an officer of the AIA’s local Philadelphia society.