Catch up on news of the activities of AHMA's students and faculty. Interviews, public engagements, news of appointments and fellowships, and book publications are listed here. Recently published papers are listed on the profile pages of individual faculty members.
Christian Hall wins Gruen Prize
Christian Hall has received the 2023 Joan B. Gruen Essay Prize for her MA thesis, Scales of Identity: Funerary Objects and the Creation of Mycenaean Cultural Identity at Prosymna.
Jesse Obert (AHMA PhD 2023) has accepted a two-year post-doctoral fellowship at the World History Center at the University of Pittsburgh.
Eric Driscoll (AHMA PhD 2018) will take up a new position as Lecturer in Ancient and...Read more about Placement News
Shelton Elected VP for Research and Academic Affairs, AIA
Professor Kim Shelton (DAGRS and AHMA) was elected to a three-year term as Vice President for Research and Academic Affairs of the Archaeological Institute of America. This position on the Governing Board of...Read more about Shelton Elected VP for Research and Academic Affairs, AIA
Remembering Andrew Stewart
Andrew F. Stewart passed away on January 13, 2023, after a long and challenging but determined struggle with respiratory disease. His departure leaves a very large gap not only in his departments and the university but in the larger fields of Greek art and archaeology. He is widely acknowledged...Read more about Remembering Andrew Stewart
AHMA at Grad Div's Diversity Admissions Fair
Faculty and graduate students from AHMA and the Dept of Ancient Greek and Roman Studies (DAGRS) will give brief presentations on our grad programs and answer questions from prospective applicants.
Monday, Oct 17, 2-3pm
...Read more about AHMA at Grad Div's Diversity Admissions Fair
Carlos Noreña Presents the Gray Lectures at Cambridge
Prof. Carlos Noreña will present two lectures and host a seminar entitled "Ecology and Order in the Roman and Han Empires" at the 2022 J. H. Gray Lectures from May 17th to May 19th at Cambridge Unviersity. The event will also be available online. Please see the attached poster for more...Read more about Carlos Noreña Presents the Gray Lectures at Cambridge
Ronald Stroud (1933-2021): In Memoriam
Ronald Sidney Stroud (July 8, 1933 – October 7, 2021) succumbed after a lengthy hospitalization that followed a fall in his Berkeley home. He leaves a very large gap for his admiring colleagues, a host of former students, and an extraordinary number of friends across the world who have expressed...Read more about Ronald Stroud (1933-2021): In Memoriam
Donors Create an Endowment in Honor of the Late Professor Ron Stroud
AHMA is thrilled to announce that two very generous gifts have combined to create the Ron Stroud Endowment in Ancient History and Mediterranean Archaeology, in honor of our late colleague Professor Ron Stroud, one of the...Read more about Donors Create an Endowment in Honor of the Late Professor Ron Stroud
Luce Foundation Grant for "Voting the Divine"
During 2021-2022, AHMA faculty members Susanna Elm (History/AGRS), Emily Mackil (History) and Duncan MacRae (AGRS) are leading a public course titled Voting the Divine: Collective Decision-Making and Religious Authority between Polytheism and Monotheism. It is a group of programs...Read more about Luce Foundation Grant for "Voting the Divine"
Stephen Miller (1942-2021): In Memoriam
Stephen Miller, Emeritus Professor of Classics at the University of California, Berkeley and a longtime faculty member of AHMA, passed away in Greece on August 11, 2021.
Miller was named the Director of Excavations at the panhellenic sanctuary site of Nemea in 1971, a position he held...Read more about Stephen Miller (1942-2021): In Memoriam
Susanna Elm elected to British Academy
Susanna Elm has been elected a Corresonding Fellow of the British Academy in recognition of her rich contributions to the study of early Christianity, the transformation of the Roman empire,...Read more about Susanna Elm elected to British Academy
Diliana Angelova wins grants to support research on the erotic imaginary in Byzantine art
Associate Professor Diliana Angelova (History of Art, History) has received two awards to develop her current book-length project, titled The Reign of Eros: Classicism, Secularism, and...Read more about Diliana Angelova wins grants to support research on the erotic imaginary in Byzantine art
Diliana Angelova's class curates an online exhibit at the Hearst Museum
Diliana Angelova, Associate Professor in the Departments of the History of Art and of History, taught an undergraduate class during the spring 2021 semester, which resulted in (among other things) the curation of an online exhibit of ancient Mediterranean objects from the...Read more about Diliana Angelova's class curates an online exhibit at the Hearst Museum
Darcy Tuttle wins Gruen Prize
Darcy Tuttle, completing her second year in the AHMA program, has been awarded the Joan B. Gruen Essay Prize for 2021. In a paper entitled, “'Dutifully They Were Crucified': The Moral and Legal Redemption of the Sabine Women in Augustine's City of God,"...Read more about Darcy Tuttle wins Gruen Prize
Rita Lucarelli wins NEH summer stipend
Rita Lucarelli, Associate Professor of Near Eastern Studies, has been awarded a...Read more about Rita Lucarelli wins NEH summer stipend
Kim Shelton wins Extraordinary Teaching Award
Kim Shelton, Associate Professor of Classics and Director of the Nemea Center for Classical Archaeology, has received the award for...Read more about Kim Shelton wins Extraordinary Teaching Award
Hallett delivers lecture series at Aarhus University, Denmark
Chris Hallett (History of Art, Classics, AHMA) is Visiting Professor at the Centre for Urban Network Evolutions at Aarhus University in Denmark for the academic year 2020/21. In spring 2021, he is delivering a series of six lectures on the topic, New Research on the Materials of Ancient...Read more about Hallett delivers lecture series at Aarhus University, Denmark
Kim Shelton on Women in Greek Archaeology
Professor Kim Shelton (Classics, AHMA) participated in a panel of distinguished female archaeologists to discuss the history, trials, and triumphs of women working in Greek archaeology. The event was organized by the American School of Classical Studies at Athens to celebrate International Women...Read more about Kim Shelton on Women in Greek Archaeology
Maher's discovery of a cremation burial at Kharaneh IV in Jordan makes news
Lisa Maher (Anthropology, AHMA) with her colleague Danielle MacDonald (University of Tulsa) direct the excavations at Kharaneh IV in Jordan, where in 2016 they discovered the charred skeleton of a woman on the floor of a hut that had been lit on fire for the cremation of the body around 17,000...Read more about Maher's discovery of a cremation burial at Kharaneh IV in Jordan makes news
Mackil and Papazarkadas publish papers on Greek Epigraphy and Religion
Emily Mackil and Nikolaos Papazarkadas have published a volume of essays on Greek Epigraphy and Religion, dedicated to the memory of AHMA alumna Sara B. Aleshire (PhD 1986), whose generous bequest to the university endowed the Sara B....Read more about Mackil and Papazarkadas publish papers on Greek Epigraphy and Religion
Hickey and Keenan publish The Property of a Lady
Todd Hickey (Classics, AHMA, Bancroft Library) and James Keenan have published The Property of a Lady (P.Christodote). Pap.Flor. XLVIII (Florence, 2020). The volume includes a re-edition by Keenan of PSI I 76, copies of an affidavit concerning a large debt,...Read more about Hickey and Keenan publish The Property of a Lady
Hallett lectures at Institute of Fine Arts
Professor Chris Hallett (History of Art, Classics, AHMA) gave a lecture, "Mummies with Painted Portraits from Roman Egypt and Personal Commemoration at the Tomb" at the Institute of Fine Arts on Dec. 3, 2020.
The lecture...Read more about Hallett lectures at Institute of Fine Arts
Erich Gruen publishes Ethnicity in the Ancient World
Erich Gruen, Wood Professor Emeritus of Classics and History, has published Ethnicity in the Ancient World: Did it Matter...Read more about Erich Gruen publishes Ethnicity in the Ancient World
Elm wins Loeb & ACLS Fellowships
Susanna Elm has received fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies and the Loeb Foundation to support her research during the year 2020/21, when she will take a sabbatical leave. Elm's project, Augustine the Economist, uses two letters by bishop Augustine of Hippo...Read more about Elm wins Loeb & ACLS Fellowships
Hallett publishes Flesheaters
Chris Hallett (History of Art, Classics, AHMA) has published a collection of essays on Roman sarcophagi that originated in a conference held at Berkeley in September 2009.
Chris Hallett, ed., Flesheaters: An International Symposium on Roman Sarcophagi. University of California at...Read more about Hallett publishes Flesheaters
Noreña and Papazarkadas publish papers on Greek and Latin Epigraphy
Carlos Noreña and Nikolaos Papazarkadas have published a collection of papers delivered at the Second North American Congress of Greek and Latin Epigraphy, held at UC Berkeley in January 2016.
Carlos Noreña and...Read more about Noreña and Papazarkadas publish papers on Greek and Latin Epigraphy