AIA Lecturer/Host: Susan Kane

Professor of Art History at Oberlin College

Archaeological Institute of America lecturer and host Dr. Susan Kane is the Director of the Cyrenaica Archaeological Project at Cyrene, Libya ( Susan is an archaeologist and Professor of Art History at Oberlin College. She is currently supervising a capacity building and training project in Libya with the support of the U.S. State Department’s Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation. Susan has taught at Oberlin since 1977. She holds an undergraduate degree in Classics from Barnard College and a doctorate in Classical Archaeology from Bryn Mawr College. Susan is a past Vice President for Publications for the Archaeological Institute of America, and her special research interests include the study of Greek, Italic, and Roman sculpture and architecture, and the use of white marble in the ancient Mediterranean. She has excavated at a variety of sites in the U.S., U.K., Greece, Yugoslavia, Libya, and Italy, and currently is also the Director of the Sangro Valley Project at Abruzzo, Italy (

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