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Graduate students in the Interdepartmental Program in Classical Art and Archaeology continue to bring distinction to the Kelsey Museum, which offers them office space. Here are a few of their more notable recent achievements:

Bjorn Anderson is collaborating with Margaret Root on “Imperial Legacies, Local Identities: References to Royal Achaemenid Iconography on Nabataean Crenellated Tombs” for this year’s special issue of Ars Orientalis on “Medes and Persians.” He hopes to head to the American Center of Oriental Research in Amman, Jordan, next year.

Shilpi Bhadra will present a paper on the origins of the Mycenean state at the Canadian Classical Association’s annual meeting in May.

Geoffrey Compton gave a talk in October entitled “Professional Merchants and Transnational Class Formation in the Late Bronze Age Eastern Mediterranean” at the Bryn Mawr College Graduate Student Symposium “Amateur or Professional.” An abstract of the paper is available at

Elizabeth de Grummond was a panelist in a forum entitled “Interdisciplinary Research and the Future of Graduate Education in Archaeology” at the 67th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology in March. She continues to work as a
graduate intern in the Department of Antiquities at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles.

Henrik Dey (with Grant Parker and Sue Alcock) published “Sitting Down with the Barrington Atlas” in the Journal of Roman Archaeology 14 (2001). He has also been selected to moderate the first on-line course in archaeology offered at U-M through

Jennifer Gates presented papers at the Chacmool Conference at the University of Calgary in November and at the Bryn Mawr College Graduate Student Symposium in October. The Chacmool Conference article will be published next year. Her coauthored (with Sue Alcock and Jane Rempel) section of the Blackwell’s Companion to the Hellenistic World is due out next year. And her “Call It Like You See It: The Power of the Graeco-Persian Paradigm” will appear in the Ars Orientalis volume on “Medes and Persians.” She has been awarded a Summer Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship to study Egyptian Arabic and a State Department Fellowship from the American Research Center in Egypt to pursue her fieldwork.

Melanie Grunow presented “Architectural Images in Roman Historical Relief: The Significance of Sightlines” at the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) in January. The paper is based on a chapter of her recently completed dissertation, “Architectural Images in Roman State Reliefs, Coins and Medallions: Imperial Ritual, Ideology, and the Topography of Rome.” She is also preparing the web version of the recent exhibition “The Fabric of Everyday Life: Historic Textiles from Karanis, Egypt.”

Jeremy Hartnett presented “Directing the Roman ‘Eye’: Urban Architecture and the Viewer” at the College Art Association annual meetings in February and “Roman Domestic Facades and the Architecture of Interface” at the AIA annual meetings. He has also been selected to participate in next summer’s U-M Center for Research on Learning and Teaching/Rackham Seminar on College Teaching: Preparing Future Faculty.

Brenda Longfellow has received a Kress Foundation Travel Fellowship in the History of Art and a U-M Center for European Studies summer travel grant for study in Italy. She delivered “Visualizing the Present through the Past: Spolia in Rome” at the Classical Association of the Midwest and South annual meetings. She coauthored “Roman Kilns and Rural Settlement: Interim Report of the 1999 Season of the Leptiminus Archaeological Project” for Echos du Monde Classique/Classical Views and published “A Statuette of Venus and Cupid in the Kelsey Museum” and “Head of a Tanagra-Style Figurine in the Kelsey Museum” in the Bulletin of the University of Michigan Museums of Art and Archaeology.

Jessica Davis Powers gave a talk entitled “The Allusive Landscape of Hadrian’s Villa at Tivoli” at the AIA annual meetings.

Adam Rabinowitz has received a U-M Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship to work on his dissertation on the social function of the symposium in the Greek and indigenous communities of archaic Sicily and South Italy.

Jane Rempel presented papers at the Second Annual International Congress on Black Sea Antiquity, in Ankara, Turkey, and at the AIA meetings in Philadelphia. The Black Sea conference proceedings will be published next year. She will spend the coming academic year on a U-M Institute for the Humanities Graduate Student Fellowship, writing her dissertation on the intersection of elite presentation and the rural landscape in the Bosporan kingdom.

Molly Swetnam-Burland published “A Bronze Figurine of an Etruscan Dancer in the Kelsey Museum” in the Bulletin of the University of Michigan Museums of Art and Archaeology.

Drew Wilburn has been awarded a 2002-2003 Fulbright Fellowship for travel to Cyprus, where he will work at a number of sites (Kourion, Arsinoe, Paphos) while writing his dissertation on the archaeological evidence for magic in Cyprus, Spain, and Karanis.