AWMC Staff Changes – Message from Richard Talbert

May 26, 2009 in News

After two years as part-time Acting Director of the Center, Elizabeth Robinson – now ABD – is relinquishing this position in order to take up the Archaeological Institute of America’s prestigious Olivia James Traveling Fellowship for 2009-10. She will be pursuing research for her dissertation in Rome and Larino (Molise). Everyone associated with the Center greatly appreciates her service here and will miss her. Her conscientiousness and tact have proven invaluable. In addition, her initiative and technical expertise have played a crucial role in bringing the ‘wall maps’ project within sight of completion at last, overcoming a seemingly endless series of obstacles.

Brian Turner, who expects to complete his Roman history dissertation during the 2009-10 academic year, becomes part-time Acting Director of the Center from June 1, 2009. Having previously worked for the Pleiades project, Brian is already familiar with many of the Center’s activities.

Ross Twele (graduate student in History), who has been a cartographic assistant in the Center for the past year, will be taking up a departmental teaching assistantship for 2009-10. However, he will also continue to undertake some mapmaking at the Center. Ross has made notably valuable contributions to the ‘wall maps’ project and to the preparation of maps for Duane Roller’s forthcoming book on Eratosthenes.


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