Meet Our Lecturers

Andrew Goldman is Professor of History with Gonzaga University.  He received his degrees from Wesleyan University and the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (M.A. and Ph.D. in Classical Archaeology), and his research interests include Roman Anatolia, the Roman military, and Roman pottery.  Professor Goldman has worked at many sites throughout Turkey, including Çatal Höyük, and since 1992 he has been working at the ancient site of Gordion; the finds at Gordion are some of the earliest Roman military equipment excavated in the Roman East, and the site is the only Roman military base of its period to ever have been explored in Turkey.  Professor Goldman is also Field Director for the Sinop Archaeological Research Project in Turkey.  Current publication projects include Roman Gordion (in preparation, to be published as part of the Gordion Monograph Series, University of Pennsylvania Museum).

Caroline Goodson is University Senior Lecturer with the Faculty of History, University of Cambridge; she was previsouly Reader in Archaeology and History with the Department of History at Birkbeck College, University of London.  She holds her degrees from Columbia University (Ph.D.), Istituto Internavionale di Studi Liguri, Bordighera, and the Rhode Island School of Design; Dr. Goodson is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, was the recipient of a 2003 Rome Prize, and 2016 she was awarded a Leverhulme Trust Research Fellowship for her project, "Urban gardening in Early Medieval Italy: cultivating the city".  She is Field Director at the site of Villa Magna in Italy.

"For the past 15 years, I have been exploring the formation of early medieval societies in the post-Roman world, especially Italy and North Africa. My research concentrates on the nature of power in these places, looking at how different groups positioned themselves as successors of the Romans’ past glories or innovators in a new world order. I am particularly interested in two issues: how religious beliefs related to day-to-day experiences (and how these have been transmitted to us through the material and textual records) and how cities facilitated new forms of social interaction and political authority. My work deliberately moves between the disciplines of archaeology and history. I work as a field archaeologist and, in addition to excavation, I use standing buildings archaeology, archaeological archives, and material culture studies in my research. I have also published extensively on medieval documentary and historical texts, such as chronicles, hagiography, and more recently charters and diplomata."

Dr. John R. Hale serves as Director of the Liberal Studies Program and the “Individualized Major” in the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Louisville, Kentucky.  He is also an Adjunct Professor of Archaeology in the Department of Anthropology.  John Hale earned his B.A. in 1973 at Yale University (Major: Archaeology), and his Ph.D. at Cambridge University in England (Dissertation: “Bronze Age Boats of Scandinavia”).

Professor Hale has more than 35 years of archaeological fieldwork experience, including excavations and surveys of sites around the Ohio River Valley, at the ancient Romano-British town of Dragonby in Lincolnshire, England, and at the Roman villa (and stud-farm) of Torre de Palma in Portugal.  He has also carried out interdisciplinary studies of ancient oracle sites in Greece and Turkey, including the famous Delphic Oracle.  Since 1995, Hale has been a member of an interdisciplinary consortium that is developing methods for using Carbon-14 analysis to date concrete structures from the Roman Empire and medieval Europe. 

In the area of nautical archaeology, Hale helped launch a search in Greek waters for lost trireme fleets from the time of the Persian Wars.  He has mapped a submerged Maya ceremonial center in Lake Atitlan, Guatemala, and has surveyed and excavated Roman and Arab shipwrecks around the ancient harbor of Caesarea Maritima, Israel. 

At the University of Louisville, Hale teaches introductory courses on Archaeology as well as more specialized courses and Honors Seminars on the Bronze Age, the ancient Greeks, the Roman Empire, Celtic civilization, Vikings, “Sacred Sites” in global perspective, and his own field of Nautical and Underwater Archaeology.  He has previously taught classes at Indiana University Southeast in his home town of New Albany, and also at Yale University.  At UofL, Hale has received awards for distinguished teaching that include the Panhellenic Teacher of the Year Award and the Delphi Center Award.  As a member of the Archaeological Institute of America he served as a national “Norton” Lecturer in 2009/2010, and is currently giving lectures across the country in his 2017/2018 year of service as an AIA “Joukowsky” Lecturer.  Some of these courses, as well as his course on “The Art of Public Speaking”, are now available in the catalogue of “Great Courses” sold by The Teaching Company Inc.

John Hale has published reports on his work in the journals AntiquityThe Classical BulletinThe Journal of Roman Archaeology, Radiocarbon, and Scientific American.  Several of his projects have been featured in the “Science” section of The New York Times by science reporter William Broad.  Hale is also the author of Lords of the Sea (Viking/Penguin 2009), a history of the ancient Athenian navy and the birth of democracy.

Christopher Hallett is Professor of Roman Art with the Department of History of Art, University of California at Berkeley.  He holds his degrees from the University of California at Berkeley (Ph.D.), Lincoln College, Oxford, and the University of Bristol, and his areas of specialization are Roman Art and Portraiture, Greek and Roman Egypt, Aphrodisias in Caria, and the archaeology of Asia Minor.  His publications include The Roman Nude: Heroic Portrait Statuary 200 BC­-AD 300 (Oxford 2005), and his current project is Art, Poetry and Civil War: Vergil¹s Aeneid as Cultural History (forthcoming, Oxford University Press).

Audrey Horning is the Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor of Anthropology at the College of William and Mary, and Professor of Anthropology at Queen's University, Belfast.  She holds her degrees from the University of Pennsylvania (Ph.D.) and the College of William and Mary, and her areas of specialization are comparative colonialism, historical archaeology, Ireland and eastern North America, and the archaeology of conflict transformation.  She has done extensive fieldwork in Ireland, as well as in North America (Virginia) and the Western Isles of Scotland.  Her recent publications include Ireland in the Virginian Sea: Colonialism in the British Atlantic (2013).  Professor Horning is an AIA Joukowsky Lecturer for 2017/2018.


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