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October 4-5, 2013



Kostis Kourelis
Keynote Speaker and Respondent
Assistant Professor of Art History, Franklin and Marshall College

Kostis Kourelis is a specialist in the architectural history of the medieval Mediterranean. He has participated in numerous archaeological projects in the Mediterranean, including most recently the Mount Lykaion Vernacular Survey in Arcadia, Greece, of which he is the director. In addition to a PhD in the Art and Archaeology of the Mediterranean World, Professor Kourelis also holds a Master's in Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania, and his interests include contemporary architectural theory, historic preservation, and urbanism. Among his publications are, "Byzantine Houses and Modern Fictions: Domesticating Mystras in 1930s Greece" in Dumbarton Oaks Papers 65 & 66 (2011-2012), "The Rural House in the Medieval Peloponnese: An Archaeological Reassessment of Byzantine Domestic Architecture," in Archaeology in Architecture: Studies in Honor of Cecil L. Striker (Verlag Philipp von Zabern, 2005), and contributions to Houses of the Morea: Vernacular Architecture of the Northwest Peloponnesos (1205-1955) (Melissa Publishing House, 2002). The title of his keynote talk is, "The Membrology of Home: Tales from the Archaeological Underground."



Dianne Boetsch
Bryn Mawr College
Greek, Latin, and Classical Studies

Dianne Boetsch is a PhD Candidate in Greek, Latin, and Classical Studies at Bryn Mawr College. She received her BA from Whitman College in 2007, majoring in Classics and English, and then went on to receive an MA from Indiana University in 2009 and an MA from Bryn Mawr College in 2011. She wrote her master's thesis on Claudian's De Raptu Proserpinae where she examined the thematic interplay of boundaries throughout the poem and its connection to the process of marriage. Her research interests include Greek Tragedy and Later Latin Epic.

Emma Buckingham
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Emma Buckingham attended Haverford College, where she earned her BA in Classics, as well as a BA in Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology from Bryn Mawr College. She is currently a PhD candidate at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she received her master's degree in Classical Archaeology in 2012. She has participated in several excavations, including the Iklaina Archaeological Project and the Athenian Agora Excavations. This past summer, she was a trench supervisor in the Azoria Project, and participated in the excavations at Morgantina.

Dwight Carey
University of California, Los Angeles
Art History

Dwight Carey is PhD Candidate in Art History at the University of California, Los Angeles. His area of focus is African and African-American art and architecture. He is currently conducting research for his dissertation, "Built for a Creole Empire: Architecture and Trade in the French Colonial World, 1659-1810." His dissertation examines the relationship between early colonial trade networks and the development of creole architecture in the first French colonial empire.

William L. Coleman
University of California, Berkeley
History of Art

William L. Coleman is a PhD candidate in history of art at the University of California, Berkeley and a predoctoral fellow at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. His dissertation is titled "Thomas Cole's Buildings: Architecture in Painting and Practice in the Early Republic." He earned masters degrees in history of art from the Courtauld Institute and in music from Oxford. He's pleased to return to Bryn Mawr, where he majored in History of Art while at Haverford.

Nicole Colosimo
Bryn Mawr College
Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology

Nicole Colosimo is a PhD candidate in the Department of Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology at Bryn Mawr College. In 2009, she completed her MA thesis which focused on the function and reception of the goddess Hera at the Argive Heraion and the Heraion of Perachora. She is currently researching her dissertation on the dedication of votive objects in ancient Greek sanctuaries. Her areas of interest include Greek religion, Greek architecture, Greek historians and the archaeology of ancient Mesopotamia.

Erika Jeck
University of Chicago

Erika Jeck is a doctoral student in History at the University of Chicago focusing on religion and cultural identity in Italy after Roman conquest. She received her BA in 2009 from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in History and German. Her other research interests include Roman historiography, ancient travel and geographical knowledge, and the intersections between religious and scientific thought in Greco-Roman medicine, magic, and healing cults.

Catharine Judson
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Catharine Judson is a PhD candidate in Classical Archaeology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her primary focus is on Bronze Age Greece, with an interest in the ancient economy. She has excavated at Mycenaean and Early Iron Age sites on the Greek mainland and on Crete.

E. V. Mulhern
Bryn Mawr College
Greek, Latin, and Classical Studies

Nell Mulhern is a PhD candidate in Greek, Latin, and Classical Studies at Bryn Mawr College. She received her AB from Princeton and her MA from Bryn Mawr, writing both her undergraduate and masters theses on topics in and around Homer. Her dissertation deals with late republican and imperial constructions of the heroic Roman past, in literature from Cicero to Claudian.

Emma Patten
Harvard Divinity School
Divinity School

Emma Patten is a second year Master's student at Harvard Divinity School and a graduate of the University of California at Santa Barbara, where she completed a Bachelor's degree in Religious Studies and Cultural Anthropology. She is primarily interested in the contemporary revitalization and alteration of 'traditional' Siberian shamanic practices. Her other interests include anything related to Siberian shamanic ritual, past or present.

Stephanie Peterson
City University of New York, Graduate Center
Art History

Stephanie Peterson is a PhD student in art history at the City University of New York Graduate Center interested in figurative representation and the intersection of "Realisms" in inter-war and post-war Europe. She received her MA in art history from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 2011. In addition to serving as a Teaching Assistant at Hunter College, she currently holds a Catalogue Raisonné Research Fellowship at the Isamu Noguchi Foundation in Long Island City, New York.

Lana Sloutsky
Boston University
History of Art and Architecture

Lana Sloutsky is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Art and Architecture History at Boston University. Her dissertation is tentatively titled, "A Culture in Exile: The Transferral and Translation of Byzantine Visual Culture, 1440-1600." In addition to working on her dissertation, Lana teaches several courses on Byzantine art and architecture in the Boston area and works as a lecturer at the Museum of Fine Arts.




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