Emily C Egan
B. A., Brown University, 2002 (Old World Archaeology and Art; Classics).
M. Phil., University of Cambridge, 2005 (Archaeological Theory and Method; Mesopotamian Archaeology).
M. A. , University of Cincinnati, 2008 (Classics; Aegean Bronze Age Archaeology).
Regular Member, American School of Classical Studies at Athens, 2009.
Associate Member, American School of Classical Studies at Athens, 2010 (Undertaking work on PhD dissertation entitled: "Nestor's Megaron: Contextualizing a Mycenaean Institution at Pylos").
Emily Catherine Egan is a Ph.D. candidate specializing in Aegean prehistory. She received her B.A. from Brown University and holds an M.Phil. from the University of Cambridge and an M.A. from UC. She has undertaken archaeological fieldwork in Italy, Turkey, Armenia, Jordan, Cyprus, and Greece, where she is currently involved in the study of Mycenaean wall paintings at the Palace of Nestor. Her professional interests include wall painting iconography, visual perception theory, and ritual performance and space in the Late Bronze Age Mediterranean. Currently, she is in residence in Cincinnati working on her dissertation, which re-examines the function of the Megaron of the Palace of Nestor.
Positions & Work Experience
2008-2009, Instructor, University of Cincinnati, Classics Department.
2006-2011, Wall Painting Analyst and Database Coordinator, Hora Apotheke Reorganization Project , University of Cincinnati, .
2007-2010, Trench Supervisor, Mycenae Lower Town Excavations, Dickinson College, PA, .
2007-, Survey Team Member, Vorotan, Armenia, Brown University, .
2007-, Teaching Assistant for the course "Archaeology of Egypt", University of Cincinnati, Classics Department.
2003-2004, Publications Assistant and Archaeological Illustrator, Brown University, .
2001-2003, Trench Supervisor, Petra Great Temple Excavations in Petra, Jordan, Brown University, .
2002-, Archaeological Illustrator, Excavations at Troy, Turkey, University of Cincinnati, .
2000-, Field School Student, Anglo-American Project at Pompeii, University of Bradford, .
2006-2008, Assistant Editor, NESTOR bibliographic resource, University of Cincinnati, .
"Petra Rediscovered" review of the American Museum of Natural History's exhibit: Petra: Lost City of Stone, in Archaeology Magazine (March/April 2004)
12-2006 Archaeological Evidence for the Trojan War. Covington Latin High School, Covington, KY.
with Shannon LaFayette 02-2008 Digging Up Homer. Xenia High School, Xenia, OH.
with Shannon LaFayette 11-2008 Digging Up Homer. Summit Country Day Middle School , Cincinnati, OH.
02-2009 The Basics of Archaeological Illustration . Berea College, KY.
Late Bronze Age Iconography and the Trojan War. Ohio Classical Conference, Cincinnati, OH. 11-2006.
Vase Painting as Wall Painting: A Knossian Case Study. Archaeological Institute of American Annual Meeting , Philadelphia, PA. 01-2008.
Cut from the Same Cloth: the Textile Connection Between Palace Style Jars and Knossian Wall Painting. Aegaeum Conference (KOSMOS), Copenhagen, Denmark. 04-2010.
A Bull Among the China? A Fragmentary Wheel-Made Figure From the Palace of Nestor. AIA Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA. 01-2012.
Working within the Lines: Artists’ Grids and Painted Floors at the Palace of Nestor . AIA Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA. 01-2013.
"Molded Elegance" chapter on the stucco revetment of the Petra Great Temple in Petra, Jordan to appear in Volume 3 of the Petra Great Excavations Series (forthcoming)
Honors & Awards
Phi Beta Kappa, Brown University.
Arnold Ayer Archaeological Fellowship, Brown University.
Minnie Helen Hicks Prize for Classical Appreciation, Brown University Department of Classics.
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Graduate Scholarship, for MA work at the University of Cambridge.
Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools 2009 Distinguished Masters Thesis Competition: Honorable Mention.
Emily Townsend Vermeule Fellowship, American School of Classical Studies at Athens.
Ione Mylonas Shear Fellowship, American School of Classical Studies at Athens.
15-CLAS-111 INTRO TO CLASS CIVH Classical and Hellenistic Greece.
15-CLAS-112 INTRO TO CLASS CIVH Rome.
Early Greece, 15-CLAS-110: INTRO TO CLASS CIVH.