National Lecture Program

AIA Lecturer: Renee Gondek

Affiliation: College of William & Mary

Renee Gondek is Visiting Assistant Professor with the Department of Classical Studies at the College of William & Mary, and she holds her degrees from the University of Virginia (Ph.D.) and the University of Pittsburgh. Her area of specialization is Greek vases and vase-painting, particularly the depictions of rites of passage (specifically marriage and death), imagery related to gender construction, and the utilization of pottery as dedicatory objects in religious sanctuaries and grave assemblages. Her current publication projects include “Athenian Wedding Imagery in Archaic and Classical Greek Vase-Painting,” and she is also preparing a co-edited volume entitled “The Ancient Art of Transformation.” She is affiliated with the University of Virginia, where she is a Steering Committee Member of a digital humanities project of ancient pottery (, and she is also a Visiting scholar at George Washington University and a researcher at the Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington D.C.

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