Recent Updates from the Nemea Center Team!

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Dr. Stephanie Kimmey, registrar at the Archaeological Museum of Ancient Nemea, recently engaged in a virtual conversation with Dr. Theodora B. Kopestonsky for the Contingent Faculty Series Blog on the Society for Classical Studies website. The conversation (which can be read here) started with early inspirations in the field of Classics, but focused especially on … Continue Reading »

Nemea has lost one of its faithful guardians

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ἅρμα δ᾽ ὀτρύνει Χρομίου Νεμέα θ᾽ ἔργμασιν νικαφόροις ἐγκώμιον ζεῦξαι μέλος The chariot of Chromius and Nemea urge me to harness a song of praise for deeds of victory (Pindar, Nemean 1.10-11) The Department of Classics at the University of California, Berkeley and the Nemea Center for Classical Archaeology were deeply saddened this morning to … Continue Reading »

Dr. Shelton delivers keynote address at international conference

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  Pictured above: A compilation image of Dr. Shelton’s PowerPoint presentation, featuring an aerial view of the Cult Center at Mycenae. Time and technology were no barrier to Dr. Shelton’s successful delivery of a keynote address. On Wednesday, June 23rd 2021, Dr. Kim Shelton delivered the keynote address at the the 8th Conference in Aegean … Continue Reading »

Extraordinary Teaching in Extraordinary Times

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  A hearty congratulations to Dr. Kim Shelton, Director of the Nemea Center for Classical Archaeology! Recently Dr. Shelton received a U.C. Berkeley “Extraordinary Teaching in Extraordinary Times” Award! She won this award in particular for her successful transformation of the Introduction to Greek Archaeology class (in which she was able to bring some of … Continue Reading »

Dr. Gypsy Price featured on Science Night

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The Nemea Center for Archaeology’s lead bioarchaeologist (and technical drawing extraordinaire), Dr. Gypsy Price, was recently featured on the Science Night podcast hosted by James Reed. In this incredible interview, titled “Who Owns the Past?”, Dr. Price discusses a range of topics connected to the realities of studying and practicing archaeology. She explores issues of … Continue Reading »

Commemorating International Women’s Day 2021

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  A trans-national #InternationalWomensDay event broadcasted remotely via Zoom and Facebook Live On Monday, March 8, the American School of Classical Studies at Athens (ASCSA) hosted a special webinar event in honor of International Women’s Day. Among the distinguished panel of female archaeologists and project directors was our very own director, Dr. Kim Shelton. The … Continue Reading »

Our first-ever Virtual Nemea Night is a wrap!

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We cannot thank you enough for tuning in, showing your support, and staying engaged with your questions and comments. Ah, 2020. From pandemics to social uprisings and from the national political arena to our very own Zoom screens – this year is one we won’t soon forget! Nemea Night 2020 also adapted and took on … Continue Reading »

Inequalities in the Ancient Mediterranean

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Check out this recent panel discussion featuring Drs. Kim Shelton, Erich Gruen, and Ted Peña Recently Dr. Shelton participated in a fascinating panel discussion moderated by Meg Conkey, Professor Emerita of Anthropology. The discussion, entitled “Inequalities in the Ancient Mediterranean,” featured three presentations (detailed below) by distinguished scholars associated with the Classics Department here at … Continue Reading »