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Curriculum Vitae

Mary T. Boatwright

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Box 90103, Durham, NC 27708-0103 (919) 684-3189 (office)

Ph.D.University of Michigan, Ann Arbor1980
Michigan Assoc., American Academy, Rome,University of Michigan, Ann Arbor1977
M.A.University of Michigan, Ann Arbor1975
Laurea, voto ottimo, in EtruscologiáUniversitá per Stranieri, Perugia, Italy1974
B.A.Stanford University1973
Certificato in Corso Medio di Italiano,Universitá per Stranieri, Perugia, Italy1973
Areas of Research

Roman history, especially the social and political history of the empire; topography of Rome; Rome's northern frontiers; Roman women; Latin historiography

Areas of Interest

Ancient Mediterranean
Temperate Europe (Roman period)

Professional Experience / Employment History

Duke University
Professor in the Department of History, 2005 - present
Professor of Ancient History in the Department of Classical Studies, 1995-present
Chairman, Department of Classical Studies, 1996-99, 2010-11, 2014-17
Associate Professor of Classical Studies, 1985-95
Assistant Professor of Classical Studies, 1982-85
A.W. Mellon Assistant Professor of Classical Studies, 1979-82
Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies
A.W. Mellon Professor-in-Charge, 1992-93
Graduate Assistant, 1976-77
Awards, Honors, and Distinctions

President of the Society for Classical Studies, SCS
John and Penelope Biggs Residency in the Classics, Washington University in St. Louis, Washington University in St. Louis, November, 2012
Writing Beyond the Disciplines award, Duke University, May, 2010
Dean’s Distinguished Service Award, Duke University, 2008
Designation as a Mellon Foundation course of graduate course "The Historians," as part of "Making the Humanities Central" project, sponsored by Duke's John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, 2003
Summer Stipends Awards, National Endowment for the Humanities
Grants for "Romanization on the Northern Frontier: The Evidence of the Pannonian Stelae”, Duke Univ. Arts & Sciences Research Council (A&SRC), 2000-2001, 2002-2003
Grant for “Women on the Edge: Depictions of Women on Rome’s Northeastern Frontier (Pannonia)”, Duke’s A&SRC, 1999-2000
Fellowship for University Teachers, for Hadrian and the Cities of the Roman Empire, National Endowment for the Humanities, 1995-96
Fellowships for University Teachers, National Endowment for the Humanities
Summer Stipend for research on Hadrian and cities in Greece, Turkey, Romania and Serbia (declined), National Endowment for the Humanities, 1995
Gildersleeve Prize, for “The Imperial Women of the Early Second Century A.C.,” American Journal of Philology 112 (1991) 513-40.
Annual “Regular Grants” for “Hadrianic Urbanization in the Roman Empire” Duke Univ. Research Council, 1987-90, 1992-95
Selected as an applicant for a NEH Summer Stipend for research on Hadrian and cities in Cilicia, Pamphylia, Lycia, Pisidia and Lycaonia, Duke University, 1989
Fellowship, for research on "Hadrianic Urbanization in the Roman Empire", George A. and Eliza Gardner Howard Foundation, 1986-87
NEH stipend for publication of Hadrian and the City of Rome, Princeton University Press, 1986
Regular Grants for Hadrian and the City of Rome, Duke University Research Council, 1984, 1985
Research Grant for Hadrian and the City of Rome, American Philosophical Society, 1984
Duke Endowment Award for Excellence in Teaching, Duke University, 1982
Regular Grant for research in Roman Spain, Duke University Research Council, 1981
Fellowship from Rackham School of Graduate Studies, University of Michigan, 1978-79
Borso di Studio, Università per Stranieri, Perugia, Italy, Summer 1974
Phi Beta Kappa, Stanford University, 1972
Selected Recent Invited Talks

“The Imperial Family, and Families in Pannonia and Palmyra”, Aarhus University, Denmark, 1 October 2016  
“Alma Mater? Rome and the Emperor’s Mother”, Wabash College, 1 September 2016  
“Family Matters: Rome’s Imperial Mothers in the Spotlight", Creighton University, 1 April 2016  
“Agrippina on the Caelian: Imperial Women’s Sculptural Presence in Rome”, St Peter, MN, 1 October 2015  
“Power Plays: The Sovereignty of Rome’s Imperial Women”, University of Minnesota, 1 October 2015  
“Reading the Pantheon”, Classical Association of Minnesota, 1 October 2015  
"Reading the Pantheon", University of Mississippi, October 24, 2013  
Reading the Pantheon, University of Mississippi, 24 October 2013  
'Modest' Agrippa's Building Inscriptions, XVIIIth International Congress of Classical Archaeology, Mérida, Spain, May 2013  
“Not the Minucia Frumentaria? A Long-Standing Topographical Puzzle, 2012 Archaeological Institute of America Annual Conference, 17 December 2012  
"Visualizing Empire in Imperial Rome", Indiana University, November 09, 2012  
Visualizing Empire in Imperial Rome, Indiana University, 9 November 2012  
"Why is Agrippa's Inscription on Hadrian's Pantheon?", University of New Hampshire, 2012/10 [index.cfm]  
Why is Agrippa's Inscription on Hadrian's Pantheon?, University of New Hampshire, 17 October 2012 [Hampshire.]  
"Visualizing Empire in Imperial Rome", Vanderbilt University, September 10, 2012 [t-boatwright-duke-university-visualizing-empire-in-imperial-rome.177189]  
Visualizing Empire in Imperial Rome, Vanderbilt University, 10 September 2012 [t-boatwright-duke-university-visualizing-empire-in-imperial-rome.177189]  
"Not the Minucia Frumentaria? Stubborn Problems in Roman Topography," "Visualizing Empire in Imperial Rome," and "Agrippa's Inscription on Hadrian's Pantheon", Washington University at St. Louis, April 2-6, 2012 [archive]  
"The End of the Road? New Discoveries in Roman Topography", University of Wisconsin, Madison, March 31, 2011  
The End of the Road? New Discoveries in Roman Topography, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 31 March 2011  
"The Importance of the Physical for (Roman) History: The Case of the Pantheon", Ohio University, October 18, 2010  
The Importance of the Physical for (Roman) History: The Case of the Pantheon, Ohio University, 18 October 2010  
"The Pantheon in Rome: Monuments, Memory, Latin, & Hadrian” and “The Puzzle of the Aedicula Faustinae; Women in the Forum Romanum", Wisconsin Latin Teachers Association, Madison, WI, March 18, 2010  
Rome and Immigrants, c. 200 BCE – 100 CE, American Philological Association, 7 January 2010  
What's in a Name? Hadrian's Pantheon and its Agrippan Inscription, British Museum, London, 14 December 2009  
The Edges of [the Roman] Empire, Franklin Humanities Institute, 19 November 2008  
Doctoral Theses Directed

Alexander W. Meyer, “The Creation, Composition, Service and Settlement of Auxiliary Units Raised on the Iberian Peninsula”, (2009 - 2012)  
Bart Huelsenbeck, Figures in the Shadows: Identities in Artistic Prose from the Anthology of the Elder Seneca, (2009)  
Charles E. Muntz, Diodorus Siculus, Egypt, and Rome, (2008)  
Molly M. Pryzwansky, Feminine Imperial Ideals in the Caesares of Suetonius, (2008)  
Jill Chmielewski, Portrayals of Daily Life on the Funerary Monuments of Roman Gaul and Germany, (2002)  
Eric Adler, The ‘Enemy’ Speaks: Oratory and Criticism of Empire in Roman Historiography, (2002)  
Jeannine Uzzi, The Representation of Children in Public Art of Roman Empire, from Augustus to Constantine, (1998)  
Darryl Phillips, Voting During the Principate of Augustus, (1994)  
Professional Affiliations

American Philological Association
Archaeological Institute of America
Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies
Association of Ancient Historians
Society of Fellows of the American Academy in Rome
Advisory Council of the American Academy in Rome

Publications (listed separately)

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