AIA Lecturer/Host: Kathleen Lynch
Associate Professor of Classics at the University of Cincinnati
Archaeological Institute of America lecturer and host Kathleen Lynch, Associate Professor of Classics at the University of Cincinnati, is a classical archaeologist with a specialty in ancient Greek ceramics. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Virginia, and has worked on archaeological projects including two Homeric sites we will visit, Troy and Pylos, as well as sites in Italy (Morgantina), Greece (Athenian Agora, Corinth), Albania (Apollonia), and Turkey (Gordion). Kathleen’s research considers what ancient ceramics can tell us about their use and users. Athenian figure decorated pottery from Athens is her specialty, and a recent book, The Symposium in Context (2011 ASCSA Publications), explores the kitchen cupboards of an Archaic Athenian house.
At Cincinnati, Kathleen is the Director of Graduate Studies for Archaeology and teaches Mythology, Classical Civilization courses, Greek and Roman archaeology, and graduate seminars on topics such as Pausanias, the 2nd century A.D. traveler, Greek iconography, and ancient art and art history. She has been a lecturer on the AIA’s national circuit for ten years, is out-going Chair of the AIA Fellowships committee, and serves as the Treasurer for the AIA’s local Cincinnati Society. Some of the topics she expects to address during our voyage include archaeology and the Trojan War, the role of heroes in ancient society, and women in the ancient Greek and Roman world.