The Sara B. Aleshire Center for the Study of Greek Epigraphy was established in 1999 as a campus research facility endowed by the Estate of the late Dr. Sara B. Aleshire, an alumna of AHMA and a distinguished scholar of Greek epigraphy and ancient Greek religion. The purpose of the Center is to encourage and support the research of UCB faculty and graduate students in ancient Greek inscriptions from all regions of the Mediterranean world. To that end, the Center provides funds for 1) research grants for travel to study Greek inscriptions as well as substantial fellowships for UCB graduate students doing epigraphic research; 2) seminars and conferences at UCB to further the study of Greek Epigraphy; and 3) book purchases related to the study of Greek Epigraphy. The Center is part of the Graduate Group in Ancient History and Mediterranean Archaeology and is administered by an Advisory Committee to the Chairman of the Group. The chair of the Advisory Committee is Professor Emily Mackil. The Center is presently housed in 6221 and 6223 Dwinelle Hall and includes a substantial research library in Greek epigraphy, an extensive collection of offprints especially in Greek religion, an archive of photographs of Greek inscriptions and a large collection of squeezes.
Dr. Aleshire received her Ph.D. in 1986 from the Graduate Group in Ancient History and Mediterranean Archaeology. She was the author of The Athenian Asklepieion: The People, Their Dedications, and the Inventories (Amsterdam, 1989) and Asklepios at Athens: Epigraphic and Prosopographic Essays on the Athenian Healing Cults (Amsterdam 1991), and numerous articles and reviews on Greek inscriptions and ancient Greek religion. From 1976 until her untimely death she was Assistant Editor of the Supplementum Epigraphicum Graecum. Dr. Aleshire was a permanent research fellow in the Department of Classics at UCB. She was a frequent speaker at international conferences in classical studies and a devoted alumna of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens and the Graduate Group in Ancient History and Mediterranean Archaeology of the University of California at Berkeley.
ADVISORY COMMITTEE FOR THE ALESHIRE CENTER: Professor Nikolaos Papazarkadas, Classics (Chair) | Professor Emily Mackil, History | Professor Donald J. Mastronarde, Classics | Professor Andrew Stewart, History of Art | Professor Ronald S. Stroud, Classics | Derin McLeod, Classics (Graduate Representative)