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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, and History of Art

Laura Surtees is a Research and Instruction Librarian and Coordinator of Carpenter Library at Bryn Mawr College. However, she is not new to the College having received her PhD from the Department of Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology in 2012. While 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 in the library and archives at the British School at Athens. 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 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 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 respective departments.