A special lecture in honor of Elizabeth S. Ettinghausen established by the Princeton Society of the Archaeological Institute of America.
Dr. Ettinghausen received her Ph.D. in 1943 after studies in her native Vienna and at Istanbul University. She held a post-doctoral fellowship at Dumbarton Oaks from 1943 to 1945. Her principal archaeological field work was at Aphrodisias in Turkey, where she was on staff from 1979 to 1985. Her many publications center on the metalwork and textiles of the Islamic world. She served as president of the Princeton Society of the Archaeological Institute of America, as a trustee of the Textile Museum in Washington, on the visiting committee of the Islamic Department of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, on the collection committee of the Harvard University Art Museums, and as a docent at the Princeton University Art Museum.
In keeping with Dr. Ettinghausen’s research interests, the lectureship focuses on the art and archaeology of the Eastern Mediterranean and the Near East, from the pre-classical through the medieval periods. The Ettinghausen Lecture is held annually for the AIA Princeton Society; the Lecturer is chosen annually by the Society and approved by the AIA Lecture Program Committee.