Classical archaeologist Camp to lecture April 16 on Athenian agora excavations
calendar icon04 Apr 2018
Lincoln, Neb.--Classical archaeologist John Camp, II, the director of the Athenian agora excavations, will present the next Archaeological Institute of America lecture on Monday, April 16 at 5:30 p.m. in Richards Hall Rm. 15. The lecture is free and open to the public.
His lecture is titled “Recent Excavations in the Athenian Agora.” The Athenian agora, center of ancient Athens in all respects, has been under excavation for almost 90 years. The most recent work, which will be presented at this lecture, has uncovered material dating from the 13th century B.C. until the 13th century A.D. Graves, wells, Classical architecture, military trophies, coins and new inscriptions have all added to our understanding of the history of the city.
Camp is the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Professor of Classics at Randolph-Macon College, and the director of the Athenian Agora excavations (www.agathe.gr), one of the most prominent, longstanding, American archaeological projects in the Mediterranean. Camp has worked in the Athenian Agora since 1966 and has been the director of excavations there since 1994. Holding degrees from Harvard University and Princeton University (Ph.D.), his research interests include the water supply in ancient Athens and Greek epigraphy.
Over the course of his career, Camp has published many books, including The Archaeology of Athens (2001, Yale University Press), guidebooks for the Athenian agora, and co-authored exhibition volumes, as well as a long list of articles in the American Journal of Archaeology, Hesperia, and other peer-reviewed journals and edited volumes.
In 2015, he was awarded the prestigious Aristeia Award by the American School of Classical Studies at Athens (ASCSA) in recognition of his distinguished career and his service to the ASCSA. He was the Mellon Professor at the ASCSA from 1985-1996 and continues to teach there. He has lectured about his research and excavations in Athens throughout the United States and internationally.
The lecture is co-sponsored by the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Department of Classics and Religious Studies and School of Art, Art History & Design, as well as the Lincoln-Omaha Chapter of the Archaeological Institute of America.
Richards Hall is located at Stadium Drive and T streets on the university’s city campus.