Laetitia La Follette is Professor of Greek and Roman Art and Architecture, founding chair of the Department of the History of Art and Architecture at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and President of the Archaeological Institute of America. She earned her BA in Classics at Harvard-Radcliffe and her PhD in classical archaeology at Princeton. Laetitia has published in the field of ancient art and archaeology as well as cultural heritage policy. She has excavated in Greece and Israel, and her research interests include Greek and Roman architecture, Roman religion, Roman sculpture, and Roman women. Recipient of the College Outstanding Teacher Award, College of Humanities and Fine Arts, UMass Amherst, she is currently working on a book on the portraits of an ancient Roman noble family that were discovered in (and smuggled out of) Rome in the 1880s. Laetitia looks forward to accompanying this program, during which we will explore some of her favorite places in the world.
June 4-13, 2022