"Architecture is the most political of the arts because it takes great economic and organizational resources."

In the tradition of Bryn Mawr women archaeologists who have studied previously ignored material remains of antiquity Mary’s research on monumental steps and stairs reveals social and political issues in a study of architectural forms.

Mary Berg Hollinshead ’69, PhD ’79

President of the Alumnae Association

A classical archaeologist, Mary received her AB and PhD from Bryn Mawr, She studied at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens and earned an M.A. at Harvard. She has excavated at sites in Italy, Cyprus and Greece; participated in exploring the deep sea bed of the south Aegean, and teaches ancient and medieval art and archaeology in the department of art and art history at the University of Rhode Island.

President of the Bryn Mawr Alumnae Association, Mary was a longtime volunteer for admissions and Alumnae Regional Scholars. "Working with Bryn Mawr alumnae is especially gratifying because you collaborate with such fascinating intelligent people who care deeply about the College," she says.

Mary Berg Hollinshead ’69, PhD ’79
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