Faculty News

Congratulations to Lora Holland who received the 2016-2017 UNC Asheville Award for Teaching Excellence in the Humanities division.

Congratulations to our faculty who were promoted this year! Brian Hook has been promoted to Professor of Classics. Laurel Taylor has been promoted to Senior Lecturer.

Lora Holland and Laurel Taylor were contributing authors and editors to Wells of Wonders: New Discoveries at Cetamura del Chianti, ed. Nancy T. de Grummond, Catalog of the Exhibition June 9-September 30, 2017 Florence, National Archaeological Museum (Edifir)

Laurel Taylor presented  ‘Reading the ritual’: Representation and Meaning on an Etruscan Funerary Monument in Perugia, at the Archaeological Institute of America Annual Meeting in Toronto (January 2017).

Lora Holland contributed to the archaeological report “Gaiole in Chianti (SI). Scavo del pozzo etrusco a Cetamura del Chianti,  2011-2014,” Notiziario della Soprintendenza per i Beni Archeologici della Toscana (NSBAT) 11, 2015, pp. 366-374. (in Italian; English translation of title: “Gaiole in Chianti (SI): Excavation of the Etruscan Well at Cetamura del Chianti, 2011-2014”)

Previous updates:

Brian Hook was on professional development leave spring 2017 semester to work on a monograph.

Jacob Butera published a review on Alfred S. Bradford's War: Antiquity and Its Legacy in the Bryn Mawr Classical Review.

In the latest volume of Etruscan Studies, Laurel Taylor published her article, "Religion and Industry at Cetamura del Chianti in the Late Etruscan Period" ES 18.2 (2015) 126-150.

The Classics department is pleased and proud to announce that our colleague Sophie Mills received from the Society for Classical Studies (the national professional organization for Classics), at its annual meeting in San Francisco on January 8th, 2016, an award for Excellence in Teaching at the College Level. The awards committee has posted the citation for Sophie on the SCS website.

Laurel Taylor published the volume Artisans and Craft in Ancient Etruria: A Symposium in Honor of Nancy de Grummond (De Gruyter: 2015). The volume collects essays from a conference held in Florence, Italy in 2013 in honor of Professor Nancy de Grummond.

Lora Holland’s co-authored article “Excavations in an Etruscan Well at Cetamura del Chianti: A Preliminary Report,” was published in the journal Etruscan Studies (2015) 18.1, pp. 3-27.

In April 2015, Lora Holland gave a keynote address for the Hollins Classics Symposium at the invitation of Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia. Her paper was titled “Some Sacred Deer in Roman and Etruscan Contexts.”

In January 2015, Lora Holland’s paper “A New Latin Inscription from Cetamura del Chianti: Private Ritual at a Sacred Well,” was presented at the joint annual meeting of the Society for Classical Studies and the Archaeological Institute of America in New Orleans.

In January 2015, Laurel Taylor presented "Religion and Industry at Cetamura del Chianti in the Late Etruscan Period," at the Archaeological Institute of America Annual Meeting in New Orleans.