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AIA Lecturer/Host: Lisa C. Pieraccini

Lisa C. Pieraccini received her Ph.D. from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she worked with Professor Mario Del Chiaro, one of the pioneers of Etruscan art in the U.S. She has taught at Stanford University and has been at the University of California at Berkeley since 2008. Professor Pieraccini works on the art and archaeology of the first millennium BCE in Italy, with special emphasis on the Etruscans and early Romans. For many years she lived in Italy, where she taught and conducted research in Rome and southern Etruria. Her interests include Etruscan craft connectivity, international trade, funerary art and ritual, issues of identity, and the reception of the Etruscans and Romans from the 17th century onward. Professor Pieraccini has published a variety of articles and chapters on aspects of funerary ritual; tomb painting; the Etruscan contextualization of Greek myth; the use, decor, and agency of cylinder stamps; as well as the reception of Italy’s ancient past. She is co-editor of a book series dedicated to Etruscan Cities published by Texas University Press, and is a member of the Istituto di Studi Etruschi ed Italici in Florence, Italy. 

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