Diliana Angelova's class curates an online exhibit at the Hearst Museum

June 1, 2021

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 Hearst Museum of Anthropology. The class, Hist 103: Well-Behaved Women Making History: Accessing Women's Lives from Ancient Sources invited students to use a wide variety of ancient sources to overcome the neglect of women's lives in ancient narrative histories. Material objects and visual culture are tremendously important sources of information for women's lives, and Angelova and her students were able to work with a few material objects--from hairpins and tunics to coins and sarcophagi--in the collection of the Hearst Museum of Anthropology. These objects were curated into an online exhibit, Rediscovering Ancient Women: Fragments of Their Lives from the Mediterranean Collections at the Hearst Museum of Anthropology.