Meet Our Lecturers

Barbara Burrell is Associate Professor of Roman Archaeology in the Department of Classics, University of Cincinnati.  She has dug at sites across the Mediterranean, including Spain, Italy, Greece, Turkey, and Israel. It may have been this diversity that has led to her being chosen as editor of the forthcoming Blackwell's Companion to the Archaeology of the Roman Empire. She is also in the midst of writing and co-editing the two-volume final report of her excavation of the Promontory Palace at Caesarea Maritima in Israel, and publishing the coins found at Mount Lykaion in Arcadia, Greece. Beyond fieldwork, her interests include reception and interpretation of the ancient city in the Roman Empire, how Roman emperors were worshipped by their subjects, and Roman provincial coins, architecture, and art.  

John McKesson Camp II is Professor of Archaeology with the American School of Classical Studies in Athens and is the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Professor of Classics with Randolph-Macon College.  He holds his degrees from Harvard University and Princton University (Ph.D.), and his interests include water supply in ancient Athens and Greek epigraphy.  Professor Camp has worked in the Athenian Agora since 1966, and has been the Director of excavations there since 1994.  He has published and spoken widely, and received many awards and honors for his work; he is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquities, a Corresponding Member of the Deutsches Archaologisches Institut, and has been a  Member of the Advisor Board for the AIA's American Journal of Archaeology.

Dr. Lilia Campana is with the Department of Visualization, College of Architecture at Texas A&M University, and holds her Ph.D. in Nautical Archaeology from Texas A&M.  Her areas of specialization include the history and culture of the Mediterranean Sea, and aspects of maritime history (naval warfare and strategy, ships and shipbuidling, colonialism, exploration and navigation, trade and commerce, maritime powers, and diasporas).  She is presently the Principal Investigator for the Renaissance Venetian Shipbuilding Manuscripts project, the Nicolò Sagri's Il Carthiggiatore project, and the De re navali: Picturing Greek and Roman Ships in Renaissance and Early Modern Latin Naval Treatises project.  Dr. Campana is the AIA's 2016/2017 Steffy Lecturer.

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Nick Card is an Honorary Research Fellow of the University of the Highlands and Islands, a Member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists, a Fellow of the Society of Antiquarians of Scotland, a Member of Heart of Neolithic Orkney World Heritage Site Research Committee, Chair of the Ness of Brodgar Trust and Vice president of the American Friends of the Ness of Brodgar.

Since the inscription of Orkney’s World Heritage Site (WHS) the Heart of Neolithic Orkney, he has been involved in research and fieldwork relating to the sites: as director of the excavations at Bookan Chambered Tomb; as co-ordinator of the WHS geophysics programme; and as a major contributor to the Research Agenda. His interests lie in all aspects of the prehistory of Britain and the Highlands and Islands with particular reference to the Neolithic. He has also co- directed the major excavations at the extensive Bronze Age cemetery of the Knowes of Trotty and the Iron Age complex at Mine Howe, both of which are nearing publication.

Since 2004 Nick has directed the Ness of Brodgar excavations in the very heart of the WHS. This project has evolved from several seasons of small-scale test trenches and evaluations to large scale excavation that has become internationally recognised and reported widely in both the popular and academic press including the cover article in National Geographic August 2014.

Nick has lectured widely in the UK and abroad at all levels on the Ness excavations, the WHS and Orcadian archaeology in general. Since 2010 he has also undertaken four mini-lecture tours of the USA speaking by invitation to a number of institutions including the Smithsonian, Harvard Clubs of DC and NY, the Sorbonne, the British Museum, the Australian Museum, the AIA in Salem, Oregon, the George Bush Memorial Library in Texas, and the Explorers Club in DC.  He is an AIA Kress Lecturer for 2016/2017.

Alexandra Carpino is Professor of Art History with the Department of Comparative Cultural Studies at Northern Arizona University, and holds her degrees from the University of Iowa (Ph.D.) and Bryn Mawr College.  Her area of specialization is Etruscan art and culture, particularly the art of Etruscan mirrors, and she was the AIA's Cinelli Lecturer for 2012/2013.


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