Lecturers
Alexander Nagel
Alexander Nagel (Ph.D., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor) is actively involved in research and publication of materials and archaeological sites in Iran (Persepolis) and Greece (Stratos). Affiliated with the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D...
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Ili (Helen) Nagy
 Archaeological Institute of America lecturer and host Ili (Helen) Nagy, recently retired from her position as Professor of Art History at the University of Puget Sound, specializes in the art and archaeology of Greece and Rome, early Christian and...
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Jenifer Neils
A professor of ancient art history and a classical archaeologist for thirty years, Archaeological Institute of America lecturer and host Jenifer Neils is an expert on the ancient Mediterranean. She holds the Elsie B. Smith Chair of Classics at Case...
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Lisanne O'Loughlin
Lisanne O’Loughlin serves as your co-tour guide and dedicated tour manager.  Lisanne is a qualified tour guide with a broad range of interests in Irish history with a particular interest in Irish mythology, and how it intersects with Archaeological...
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William A. Parkinson
Dr. William A. Parkinson is an expert in European and eastern Mediterranean prehistory. His research concerns the social dynamics of early village societies and the emergence of early states, such as the Mycenaean civilization, which is the focus of...
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Elizabeth Pierce
Elizabeth Pierce was a journalist before pursuing her master’s degree and Ph.D. in Archaeology from the University of Glasgow, Scotland. The main focus of her doctoral research was on the Vikings and Norse in the North Atlantic region. Since then,...
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Mary MacLeod Rivett
Dr. Mary MacLeod Rivett was born in London, England, to a Scottish-Canadian family. Her father’s family was from Scotland’s Outer Hebrides, and she spent a lot of time in the Hebrides as a child. Mary earned her B.A. from the University of Cambridge...
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C. Brian Rose
Dr. C. Brian Rose is an expert on ancient Rome who has earned rave reviews on several previous AIA Tours for both his engaging lectures and congenial manner. He is currently the James B. Pritchard Professor of Mediterranean Archaeology at the...
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Ivančica Schrunk
Ivančica (Vanča) Dvoržak Schrunk was born in Zagreb, Croatia, and teaches ancient history and archaeology at the University of St. Thomas (St. Paul, MN), and a community class in the Croatian language. She has published numerous articles and has co-...
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Cynthia W. Shelmerdine
Archaeological Institute of America lecturer and host Cynthia W. Shelmerdine is Robert M. Armstrong Centennial Professor, emerita, in the Classics Department at The University of Texas at Austin. Her specialty is the Aegean Bronze Age, particularly...
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