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Department of Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology

Bryn Mawr College
101 North Merion Avenue
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010-2899
Phone: (610) 526-5053/5334
Fax: (610) 526-7955

Faculty & Staff

A. A. Donohue, Rhys Carpenter Professor of Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology, Chair, and Director of Graduate Studies in Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology
A.A. Donohue's research focusses on the history and historiography of classical art. She teaches courses on the art, archaeology, and culture of ancient Greece and Rome and their influence on Western culture, including courses on conceptions of the natural and social world, conceptions of the body, and warfare.

Office hours: 

(Thomas 233, 610-526-5345)

Peter Magee, Professor and Director of the Middle Eastern Studies Program
Research Interests: Archaeology of Iran, Arabia and Pakistan.

Office hours:      (on leave Spring 2015)

(Thomas 228, 610-526-5385)

Mehmet-Ali AtaƧ, Associate Professor and Undergraduate Advisor
Research interests: visual and intellectual traditions of the ancient Near East, Neo-Assyrian art and architecture, ancient Near Eastern and Egyptian kingship.

on leave Fall 2014

(Thomas 214, 610-526-5659)

Astrid Lindenlauf, Assistant Professor and Acting Undergraduate Advisor
In my research I aim to challenge the entrenched oppositions between archaeology, philology, history and sociology, following the tradition of material culture studies. I have investigated patterns of disposal and recycling in ancient Greece, biographies of artefacts and other key issues in the field of Classical Art and Archaeology, including questions of absolute chronology. Currently I explore the urban development of ancient Athens by studying the successive walls from the Mycenaean period to the 18th century A.D. Apart from published data this project uses my new documentation of the city-walls in the Kerameikos of Athens. I am also interested in the use and perception of Athenian vases. My teaching repertory at Bryn Mawr College includes courses at both undergraduate and graduate level. I offer courses on Greek Vase Painting, the Villa dei Papiri, on Ancient Landscapes, and on the Archaeology of Rubbish and Recycling.

on leave Fall 2014 and Spring 2015

(Thomas 216, 610-526-5640)

Evrydiki Tasopoulou, Visiting Assistant Professor and Acting Undergraduate Advisor

Office hours:

(Thomas 239, 610-526-5344)

James C. Wright, William R. Kenan Jr. Chair and Professor
on leave 2012 - 2017

Richard Ellis
, Professor emeritus: Near Eastern Archaeology

Stella Miller-Collett, Professor emerita: Ancient Painting, Greek and Roman Archaeology, Macedonian Archaeology

Brunilde S. Ridgway
, Professor emerita: Greek and Roman Sculpture, and Roman Archaeology

Pamela Cohen, Interdepartmental Secretary (Thomas 235, 610-526-5053)


Margaret Kelly, Interdepartmental Secretary (Thomas 235, 610-526-5334)