Meet Our Lecturers

Caitlín Barrett is Assistant Professor with the Department of Classics, Cornell University.  She holds her degrees from Harvard Universiy and Yale University (Ph.D.), and was a Fulbright Fellow at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens.  Her areas of specialization include Classical archaeology and Egyptology, the archaeology of religion and ritual, and household archaeology.  She is the Co-Director of the Cornell Archaeological Project at Pompeii, and she has a forthcoming  volume on Domesticating Empire: Egyptian Landscapes in Pompeian Gardens (Oxford University Press, 2018).

Elizabeth Bartman is an independent scholar who specializes in Roman art and archaeology. Trained at Brown and Columbia Universities, she has had a broad-ranging professional career that includes several decades of service to the AIA, both at the local society and national levels.  From 2011-2014 she served as President of the AIA.  

She is the author of Ancient Sculptural Copies in Miniature; Portraits of Livia: Imaging the Imperial Women in Ancient Rome; and The Ince Blundell Catalogue of Classical Sculpture. Ideal Sculpture, as well as many articles and reviews. Her Ince work stimulated research on the historical collecting of antiquities, and also her current book project on sculptural restoration.  

Over her career she has received major grants from the Getty, NEH, Kress Foundation, Metropolitan Museum, and National Gallery of Art.  She is a Fellow of the American Academy in Rome, Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries in London, and a Corresponding Member of the German Archaeological Institute.  In 2014 she co-founded Elifant Archaeo-Culinary Tours with Maureen Fant, a food writer. 

Dr. Stephen Batiuk is Senior Research Associate and Lecturer with the Department of Near & Middle Eastern Civilizations, University of Toronto, as well as Director of Excavations for the Tayinat Archaeological Project (Turkey) and the Project Manager for the Computational Research on the Ancient Near East (CRANE) Project.  He holds his degrees from the University of Toronto (Ph.D.) and the University of Ottawa, and his areas of specialization include Near Eastern archaeology (particularly the Bronze and Irons Ages of Turkey, Syria and the Caucasus), and the origins of viticulture and viniculture.

Jaen Eva Baxter is Associate Professor in Anthropology at Depaul University, where she is a recipient of an Excellence in Teaching Award.  She holds her degrees from the University of Michigan (Ph.D.) and Boston University.  Her research interests include the archaeology of childhood in 19th century America, and she has directed a number of research projects with DePaul, currently serving as Co-Director of the Bahamas Study Abroad Program.

Professor Mary Beard is Professor of Classics at Newnham College, University of Cambridge, Professor of Ancient Literature for the Royal Academy of Arts, and is Classics Editor for the Times Literary Supplement.  She holds her degrees from the University of Cambridge, and her extensive areas of expertise encompass ancient history and Classical art and archaeology.  Her published works include SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome (Profile Books, 2015), and in 2013 she was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire.  Professor Beard is an AIA Norton Lecturer for 2017/2018.

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