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Laura SurteesLaura Surtees

Research and Instruction Librarian

Coordinator of Carpenter Library

(610) 526-7914

Office: Carpenter Library (A19 behind Circulation desk)                                                                                                                      

Subject areas: Archaeology, Classics, Cities, Architecture, and History of Art

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Laura Surtees is a Research and Instruction Librarian and Coordinator of Carpenter Library at Bryn Mawr College since 2015. She received her M.A. and Ph.D. in Classical Archaeology from Bryn Mawr's Department of Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology in 2012. She holds a M.A. in Classical Archaeology from the Univeristy of Alberta and a B.A. in Archaeology from Wilfrid Laurier University. As a graduate student, Laura worked extensively in Carpenter Library as reserves specialist, in Visual Resources, for the BMC repository and ILL. She has also worked previously at the British School at Athens Library and Archive. Before returning to Bryn Mawr in the summer of 2015, Laura taught classics and archaeology at the University of Pennsylvania, Franklin and Marshall College and ran numerous after school and summer archaeology programs for elementary students. 

Her research focuses on urbanism and city planning in Hellenistic Thessaly, Greece and the socio-political role of the Macedonian kings in Thessaly during the Hellenistic period. She has worked on excavations and surveys in Israel, Italy, Ukraine and Greece including the site of Kastro Kallithea where she has worked since 2004 and is the Field Director of Excavations and co-author of publications related to Kastro Kallithea including her dissertation. She brings her research experience in archaeology, classics, architecture and planning, and ancient art history to her role as the liaison to the Growth and Structure of Cities, Classical and Near Eastern Archaeoloogy, Greek, Latin and Classical Studies, and History of Art departments.