Department of ClassicsUniversity of Cincinnati
Department of Classics

Jody  M.  Gordon 

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Jody Gordon is a doctoral candidate in Roman Archaeology whose dissertation is a comparative case study of the effects of the Ptolemaic and Roman empires on the archaeology of Cyprus. His MA thesis concentrated on the dynastic commemoration of the Antonine Dynasty in Africa Proconsularis. He has undertaken research in Tunisia, Athens, Pylos, Rome, Sicily and Cyprus. Current research interests include: the archaeology of Cyprus, empire studies, postcolonial theory, and Roman imperial ideology and artistic propaganda.

Publications

Under Review

  • "Lux aeterna luceat eis: The lamps from from the Hellenistic and Roman tombs at Athienou-Magara Tepesi." (Forthcoming, Crossroads and Boundaries: The Archaeology of the Past and Present in the Malloura Valley, Cyprus).
  • "Making limes in Roman Cyprus: The manipulation of Roman archaeology as a 'touristic archaeology' in politically fractured landscapes." (Forthcoming, Journal of Roman Archaeology International Roman Archaeology Conference Series, 2011).
  • with P.N. Kardulias and M.K. Toumazou, "The Historical Background: Regional Chronology and Local History." (Forthcoming, Crossroads and Boundaries: The Archaeology of the Past and Present in the Malloura Valley, Cyprus).
  • with Elisabetta Cova, "Romanesis in Cyprus: A Lamp from Athienou-Malloura." (Forthcoming, Cahier du Centre d'Études Chypriotes).

Presentations & Lectures

Paper Presentations

  • Jody Michael Gordon. Why empires matter: A postcolonial archaeology of cultural identity in Hellenistic and Roman Cyprus. Annual Crake Fellow Lecture, Mount Allison University, Sackville, NB. 2009.
  • Jody Michael Gordon. Roman Cyprus: A study of the effect of "permanent island features" on imperial agendas and local identities. Annual Meeting of the American Schools of Oriental Research, Boston, MA. 2008.
  • Jody Michael Gordon. Along the limes in Roman Cyprus: The manipulation of Roman archaeology in politically fractured landscapes. Critical Roman Archaeology Conference, Stanford University, Stanford CA. 2008.
  • Jody Michael Gordon. Cyprus, an island at the crossroads of empire: A case study in the interpretation of empires and their effects on the classical world. Ohio Classical Conference, Cincinnati, OH. 2006.
  • Jody Michael Gordon. Pro salute caesarum nostrum: The Roman African modes of Antonine dynastic commemoration in Africa Proconsularis (138-192 A.D.). 106th Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America, Boston, MA. 2005.
  • Jody Michael Gordon. Why empires matter: A postcolonial archaeology of cultural identity in Hellenistic and Roman Cyprus. . Danielle Parks Fellowship Workshop, Cyprus American Archaeological Research Institute, Nicosia, Cyprus. 2010.
  • Jody Michael Gordon (with Elisabetta Cova). Trade and Contact in the Eastern Mediterranean: 'Romanesis' Lamps in Cyprus. Annual Meeting of the American Schools of Oriental Research, Atlanta, GA. 2010.

Honors & Awards

  • Danielle Parks Memorial Fellowship (Cyprus American Archaeological Research Institute), .
  • Crake Doctoral Fellowship (Mount Allison University, Sackville, NB), .
  • Cedric Boulter Memorial Fellowship in Classical Archaeology (UC Classics), .
  • Mary A. Sollman Scholarship (Amercian Academy in Rome), .
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