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The Bryn Mawr Painter

Posted September 10, 2014
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Early in the fifth century BCE, a Greek vase painter took his brush to a plate and created a scene from a drinking party. A male figure reclines on a couch, one arm resting on a cushion, the other holding a kylix, a drinking cup. Playing the game of kottabos, he’s flinging the wine dregs […]

Archaeology Professor Peter Magee Quoted in The National (UAE)

Posted August 28, 2014

As archaeologists debate dramatic changes in society during the Bronze Age in south-eastern Arabia, Professor of Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology Peter Magee weighs in on the topic in an article in The National (UAE). From the article: “Decades of research in Arabia have highlighted the fact that many of the communities that lived there […]

Graduate Group in Archaeology, Classics, and History of Art Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Posted March 20, 2014

For 10 years, Bryn Mawr’s Graduate Group has brought together students and faculty in the fields of Archaeology, Classics, and History of Art to provide a uniquely interdisciplinary intellectual experience. “There is, as far as I know, no other program in North America that bridges these three disciplines in this distinctive way: that ranges from […]

Briana Feston ’06 Completes Work on Major Artifact at Professor Peter Magee’s Dig in the UAE

Posted March 20, 2014
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When Briana Feston ’06 arrived at Bryn Mawr in the fall of 2002 planning to major in French and with a strong interest in theater and set design, she never would have imagined that less than a decade later she’d be working as an art conservator on a project to restore a “really big pot” […]

Conserving a 3000-Year Old “Big Pot”

Posted March 20, 2014
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The “Big Pot” is a 3000 year-old Iron Age storage jar and is the largest known restored prehistoric vessel from southeastern Arabia The jar was unearthed at Professor Peter Magee’s on-going excavations at the ancient town of Muweilah, Emirate of Sharjah, in the United Arab Emirates, a project he has been working on in collaboration […]

Bryn Mawr Funding Helps Hundreds of Students With Summer Internships

Posted September 12, 2013
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Last week, Bryn Mawr Now featured the many students who sent us “postcard” blog posts about their summer internships and other activities, but they weren’t the only Mawrters keeping busy over the summer. Thanks to the generosity of Bryn Mawr College alumnae and other donors, Bryn Mawr students held internships from as far away as […]

Two Bryn Mawr Alumnae Make Forbes Columnist’s Short List for Facebook Board

Posted May 3, 2012

An informal pool of women who are tech executives in Silicon Valley by Forbes.com writer Connie Guglielmo yielded a list of 11 candidates for Facebook’s currently all-male board of directors. Two women who appear on the list—Susan Barnes ’76 and Drew Gilpin Faust ’68—are Bryn Mawr alumnae. From the article: • Susan Barnes, former controller […]

Johanna Best, Ph.D. Candidate, Receives Fulbright Research Grant to Greece

Posted April 26, 2012
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Archaeology Ph.D. candidate Johanna Best has received a Fulbright Research Grant to Greece, where she will continue her dissertation on sacred spaces along roadways in ancient Attica. “The Fulbright has made my dissertation work possible by allowing me to see the sites that I am studying with my own eyes,” she says. “It provides me […]

Bryn Mawr-Led Excavation Mentioned in UAE Newspaper

Posted March 8, 2012
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A March 3 article in The Gulf News about the ongoing excavation of areas in and around the United Arab Emirates city of Sharjah mentions work being led by Bryn Mawr Associate Professor Peter Magee at the Muweilah site.