AIA Lecturer: Jean MacIntosh Turfa

Lectures by Jean MacIntosh Turfa

The University of Pennsylvania Museum

Jean MacIntosh Turfa is a Consulting Scholar in the Mediterranean Section of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, where she helped reinstall the Kyle M. Phillips Etruscan Gallery. She has participated in excavations at Etruscan Poggio Civitate (Murlo), ancient Corinth, Dragonby (Lincolnshire), and native and colonial sites in the USA. She has published research on the Etruscan collections of the University of Pennsylvania, Manchester and Liverpool Museums, and the British Museum, and has taught at the University of Liverpool, the University of Illinois (Chicago), Loyola University of Chicago, Dickinson and Bryn Mawr Colleges, the University of Pennsylvania and St. Joseph’s University. She is a Foreign Member of the Istituto di Studi Etruschi ed Italici and edited The Etruscan World (Routledge, 2013). With Stephanie Budin she edited Women in Antiquity (Routledge, 2016). With Marshall Becker and Bridget Algee-Hewitt, she has published Human Remains from Etruscan and Italic Tomb Groups in the University of Pennsylvania Museum (Biblioteca di Studi Etruschi 48, 2009). She recently published Divining the Etruscan World (Cambridge, 2012) which presents the first English translation of a lost Etruscan text on thunder-omens, and has appeared on Discovery and History Channel programs on the Etruscans, Hannibal, and Archimedes’ ocean-liner the Syracusia. She has just co-authored with Marshall Becker The Etruscans and the History of Dentistry: The Golden Smile through the Ages (Routledge, 2017). Her current research projects include Etruscan medicine and anatomical votives, disease and medicine in ancient Italy, Etruscan technology, seafaring and commerce, Etruscan and Italic tomb groups and human remains, and the Etruscan-Punic alliance admired by Aristotle.


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