Amelia R. Brown

Hannah Seeger Davis Postdoctoral Research Fellow, 2009-2010

Degree
Ph.D., Ancient History and Mediterranean Archaeology, University of California Berkeley, 2008
Dissertation
The City of Corinth and Urbanism in Late Antique Greece
Research Project
Corinth and the Hellenic City in Late Antiquity

Amelia R. Brown received her A.B. in History (with certificates in Hellenic Studies and Visual Arts) from Princeton University in 1999, and her Ph.D. in Ancient History and Mediterranean Archaeology from the University of California, Berkeley, in 2008. She wrote her dissertation on urban public life in Late Antique Corinth, and studied at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens as a Regular Member in 2003-2004 and as an Associate Member in 2006-2009. She has excavated in Cyprus, Kos, Ancient Messene and Corinth, and served as a volunteer in 2000 with the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Byzantine Museum of Culture in Thessaloniki.  Her academic interests include the long view of Greek history, ancient sculpture, Byzantine art, Greco-Phoenician interactions (particularly on Malta and Cyprus), and Mediterranean maritime history. [Posted 9/09]

About the Research Project
Corinth and the Hellenic City in Late Antiquity

My research focused on the city of Corinth in Late Antiquity, and its broader context of Mediterranean port cities, particularly Malta. The revision of my 2008 U.C. Berkeley dissertation on Late Antique Corinth for publication was primary. I made important progress on this project, incorporating comments from Princeton and Corinth colleagues into my existing text, and then beginning on the book itself: an historical narrative centered around specific local and foreign individuals and related areas of the city in each era of Corinthian history from the 2nd to the 6th centuries. I plan to submit a manuscript of this book for consideration by the University of California Press for their Late Antiquity series at the end of 2010.  [Posted 6/10]