Curriculum Vitae

Mary T. Boatwright

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

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  
Why is Agrippa's Inscription on Hadrian's Pantheon?, University of New Hampshire, 17 October 2012  
"Visualizing Empire in Imperial Rome", Vanderbilt University, September 10, 2012  
Visualizing Empire in Imperial Rome, Vanderbilt University, 10 September 2012  
"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  
"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

Books

  1. Boatwright, MT, The Imperial Women of Rome: Power, Gender, Example, Context (2021), pp. 404 pages, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0190455896
  2. History of the ICCS: The First Fifty Years (1965-2015), edited by Boatwright, MT; Maas, M; Smith, C (2015), Centro Press
  3. Boatwright, MT; Gargola, D; Lenski, N; Talbert, RJA, A Brief History of the Romans, 2nd, enlarged ed. (2013), Oxford University Press, ISBN 0195187156
  4. Boatwright, MT, Peoples of the Roman World (2012), pp. 241 pages, Cambridge University Press
  5. with Boatwright, MT; Gargola, DJ; Lenski, N; Talbert, RJA, The Romans From Village to Empire: A History of Rome from Earliest Times to the End of the Western Empire (2011), pp. 624 pages, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0199730571 (2nd, expanded edition. Czech translation published 12/12.)
  6. with Boatwright, MT; Gargola, DJ; Talbert, RJA, A Brief History of The Romans (2005), Oxford University Press
  7. with Boatwright, MT; Gargola, DJ; Talbert, RJA, The Romans: From Village to Empire (2004), Oxford University Press
  8. with co-editor H. B. Evans, The Shapes of City Life in Rome and Pompeii, edited by Boatwright, MT; Evans, HB (2000), Caratzas
  9. Boatwright, MT, Hadrian and the Cities of the Roman Empire (2000), Princeton University Press
  10. Boatwright, MT, Hadrian and the City of Rome (1987), Princeton University Press

Journal Articles

  1. Boatwright, MT, INSCRIPTIONS FROM ANCIENT LATIUM - (H.) Solin (ed.) Studi storico-epigrafici sul Lazio antico II. (Commentationes Humanarum Litterarum 137.) Pp. viii + 168, b/w & colour ills. Helsinki: The Finnish Society of Sciences and Letters, 2019. Paper, €20. ISBN: 978-951-653-434-6., The Classical Review, vol. 71 no. 2 (October, 2021), pp. 516-518, Cambridge University Press (CUP)
  2. Boatwright, MT, What would agrippina do?, Transactions of the American Philological Association, vol. 150 no. 2 (September, 2020), pp. 253-261
  3. Boatwright, MT, Acceptance and Approval: Romans’ Non-Roman Population Transfers, 180 BCE – ca. 70 CE, Phoenix, vol. 29 no. 1-2 (2015), pp. 122-146, University of Toronto Press Incorporated, ISSN 0031-8299
  4. Boatwright, MT, Agrippa’s Building Inscriptions, Zeitschrift FüR Papyrologie Und Epigraphik, vol. 189 (2014), pp. 255-264
  5. Boatwright, MT, Women and Gender in the Forum Romanum, Transactions of the American Philological Association, vol. 141 no. 1 (2011), pp. 105-141, Johns Hopkins University Press, ISSN 0360-5949
  6. Boatwright, MT, Matidia the Younger, Echoes De Monde Classique/Classical Views, vol. 26 (1992), pp. 19-32
  7. Boatwright, MT, Imperial Women of the Early Second Century A.C, American Journal of Philology, vol. 112 no. 4 (1991), pp. 513-40, JSTOR, ISSN 0002-9475
  8. Boatwright, MT, Plancia Magna of Perge, and the Roles and Status of Women in Roman Asia Minor, edited by Pomeroy, SB (1991), pp. 249-72, Chapel Hill, NC: UNC Press
  9. Boatwright, MT, Public Architecture in Rome and the Year A.D. 96, vol. 15 no. 1 (1990), pp. 67-90
  10. Boatwright, MT, Theaters in the Roman Empire, Biblical Archaeologist, vol. 53 (1990), pp. 184-92
  11. Boatwright, MT, Hadrian and Italian Cities, Chiron, vol. 19 (1989), pp. 235-71
  12. Boatwright, MT, Caesar’s Second Consulship and the Completion and Date of Bellum Civile, Classical Journal, vol. 84 no. 1 (1988), pp. 31-40, ISSN 0009-8353
  13. Boatwright, MT, The Pomerial Extension of Augustus, Historia, vol. 35 no. 1 (1986), pp. 13-27, ISSN 0018-2311
  14. Boatwright, MT, The Style of the Laudes Neronis, Chapter 4.1 of Seneca’s Apocolocyntosis, edited by Boatwright, MT, Classical Bulletin, vol. 62 no. 1 (1986), pp. 10-16, ISSN 0009-8337
  15. Boatwright, MT, The ‘Ara Ditis-Ustrinum of Hadrian’ in the Western Campus Martius, and Other Problematic Roman Ustrina, American Journal of Archaeology, vol. 89 no. 3 (1985), pp. 486-497, JSTOR
  16. Boatwright, MT, Tacitus on Claudius and the Pomerium of Rome: Annals 12.23.1-24, Classical Journal, vol. 80 no. 1 (1984), pp. 36-44, ISSN 0009-8353
  17. Boatwright, MT, Further Thoughts on Hadrianic Athens, Hesperia, vol. 52 no. 2 (April, 1983), pp. 173-173, American School of Classical Studies at Athens (ASCSA), ISSN 0018-098X

Papers Published

  1. Boatwright, MT, Visualizing Empire in Imperial Rome, in Ancient World Views: Institutions and Geography from the Greco-Roman World, edited by Brice, L; Slootjes, D (2015), pp. 235-259, Brill
  2. Boatwright, MT, Hadrian and the Agrippa Inscription of the Pantheon, in Hadrian: Art, Politics and Economy, British Museum Research Publication #175, edited by Opper, T (2013), pp. 19-30, British Museum, London
  3. Boatwright, MT, The Elogia of the Volusii Saturnini at Lucus Feroniae, and the Education of their Domestic Service, in L’écriture dans la maison romaine, edited by Corbier, M; Guilhembet, J-P (2012), pp. 99-112, de Boccard, Paris
  4. Boatwright, MT, Children and Parents on the Tombstones of Pannonia, in The Roman Family in the Empire: Rome, Italy and Beyond, edited by George, M (2010), pp. 287-318, Oxford University Press, ISBN 9780199268412
  5. Boatwright, MT, Antonine Rome: Security in the Homeland, in The Emperor and Rome: Space, Representation and Ritual, edited by Ewald, BC; Norena, CF (2010), pp. 169-197, Cambridge University Press
  6. Boatwright, MT, Tacitus and the Final Rites of Agrippina: Annals 14, 9, in Studies in Latin Literature and Roman History, Collection Latomus, edited by Deroux, C, vol. XIV (2008), pp. 375-93
  7. Boatwright, MT, Hadrian, in Lives of the Caesars, edited by Barrett, AA (2008), pp. 155-180, Blackwell, ISBN 9781405127547
  8. Boatwright, MT, Faustina the Younger, Mater Castrorum, edited by Frei-Stolba, R; Biel, A (2003), pp. 249-68
  9. Boatwright, MT, Trajan Outside Rome: Buildings and Sculptural Commissions in Italian and Provincial Cities, in Sage and Emperor, edited by Stadter, P; Stockt, LVD (2003), pp. 259-277, Leuven: Leuven University Press
  10. Boatwright, MT, Faustina the Younger, Mater Castrorum, in Echo 2: Les femmes antiques entre sphère privée et sphère publique., edited by Frei-Stolba, R; Bielman, A; Blanchi, O (2003), pp. 249-268, Peter Lang
  11. Boatwright, MT, Just Window Dressing? Imperial Women as Architectural Sculpture, in I Claudia II, edited by Kleiner, DEE; Matheson, SB (2000), pp. 61-75, University of Texas Press
  12. Boatwright, MT, Public Architecture in Rome and the Year A.D. 96, in The Year A.D. 96: Did It Make a Difference?, edited by Badian, E, vol. 15 (2000), pp. 67-90
  13. Boatwright, MT, Luxuriant Gardens and Extravagant Women: The Horti of Rome between Republic and Empire, in Horti romani. Ideologia e autorappresentazione, edited by Cima, M; La Rocca, E (1998), pp. 71-82, L’Erma de Bretschneider
  14. Boatwright, MT, Italica and Hadrian’s Urban Benefactions, in talica MMCC: Actas de las Jornadas del 2.200 Aniversario de la Fundación de Itálica., edited by Caballos, A; Leon, P (1997), pp. 115-135, Consejeria de Cultura
  15. Boatwright, MT, The Traianeum in Italica (Spain) and the Library of Hadrian in Athens, in The Interpretation of Architectural Sculpture in Greece and Rome, edited by Buitron-Oliver, D (1997), pp. 193-217, National Gallery of Art, Washington DC
  16. Boatwright, MT, The City Gate of Plancia Magna in Perge, in Roman Art in Context: An Anthology, edited by Ambra, ED (1993), pp. 189-207, Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall
  17. Boatwright, MT, Plancia Magna of Perge, and the Roles and Status of Women in Roman Asia Minor, in Women’s History and Ancient History, edited by Pomeroy, SB (1991), pp. 249-272, University of North Carolina Press
  18. Boatwright, MT, The Lucii Volusii Saturnini and Tacitus, in I Volusii Saturnini: Una famiglia romana della prima età imperiale, edited by Carandini, A (1982), pp. 7-16, De Donato

Book Reviews

  1. Boatwright, MT, JULIA DOMNA - J. Langford Maternal Megalomania. Julia Domna and the Imperial Politics of Motherhood. Pp. xiv + 203, ills. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013. Cased, £28.50, US$55. ISBN: 978-1-4214-0847-7., The Classical Review, vol. 65 no. 1 (April, 2015), pp. 200-202, Cambridge University Press (CUP), ISSN 0009-840X
  2. Boatwright, MT, Monuments and Memory: The Romans and Us, News and Observer (2015)
  3. Boatwright, MT, The Antonines, Oxford Bibliographies Online, edited by Clayman, D, Oxford Bibliographies in Classics (2014), Oxford University Press
  4. Boatwright, MT, CARLOS F. NORENA. Imperial Ideals in the Roman West: Representation, Circulation, Power., American Historical Review, vol. 118 no. 1 (February, 2013), pp. 233-234, Oxford University Press (OUP), ISSN 0002-8762
  5. Boatwright, MT, Review of A. Galimberti, Adriano e l’ideologia del principato, vol. 10.5 (2010)
  6. Boatwright, MT, The Roman Triumph. By Mary Beard. (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2007. Pp. 434. $29.95.), The Historian, vol. 71 no. 4 (December, 2009), pp. 881-882, Informa UK Limited, ISSN 0018-2370
  7. Boatwright, MT, 'Res bene gestae’: Ricerche di storia urbana su Roma antica in onore di Eva Margareta Steinby (2009)
  8. Boatwright, MT, New Approaches to Roman Institutional and Political History (2009)
  9. Boatwright, MT, Review of the British Museum exhibition Hadrian: Empire and Conflict, American Journal of Archaeology, vol. 113 (2009), pp. 121-128, ISSN 1939-828X
  10. Boatwright, MT, Capri, in Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome, edited by Gagarin, M, Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome (2009), Oxford University Press
  11. Boatwright, MT, Hadrian, edited by Gagarin, M, Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome (2009), Oxford University Press
  12. Boatwright, MT, Hadrian in London, American Journal of Archaeology, vol. 113 no. 1 (2009), pp. 121-28 (Museum review of exhibit "Hadrian: Empire and Conflict," at the British Museum..)
  13. Boatwright, MT, Memory of the ancestors: Staging and development of the Roman laudatio-funebris, American Journal of Archaeology, vol. 108 no. 1 (January, 2004), pp. 135-137, ISSN 0002-9114
  14. Boatwright, MT, Image and memory: Funerary monuments with portrait busts in the Colonia Augusta Emerita, American Journal of Archaeology, vol. 108 no. 1 (January, 2004), pp. 135-137, ISSN 0002-9114
  15. Boatwright, MT, Review of J. Arce, Memoria de los antepasados: Puesta en escena y desarrollo del elogio fúnebre romano and of J. Edmondson, T. Nogales Basarrate, and W. Trillmich, Imagen y memoria: Monumentos funerarios con retratos en la colonia Augusta Emerita, American Journal of Archaeology, vol. 108 (2004), pp. 135-37
  16. Boatwright, MT, Bread and Circuses: Euergetism and Municipal Patronage in Roman Italy (review), American Journal of Philology, vol. 125 no. 2 (2004), pp. 293-296, Project Muse, ISSN 0002-9475
  17. Boatwright, MT, Review of J.H.W.G. Liebeschuetz, Decline and Fall of the Roman City, American Historical Review (2003), pp. 1199-1200
  18. Boatwright, MT, Review: Temples and Towns in Roman Iberia. The Social and Architectural Dynamics of Sanctuary Designs, from the Third Century B. C. to the Third Century A. D. by William E. Mierse, Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, vol. 59 no. 4 (December, 2000), pp. 554-556, University of California Press, ISSN 0037-9808
  19. Boatwright, MT, Review of W. E. Mierse, Temples and Towns in Roman Iberia. The Social and Architectural Dynamics of Sanctuary Designs, from the Third Century B.C. to the Third Century A.D, Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, vol. 59 (2000), pp. 554-56
  20. Boatwright, MT, Review of A. R. Birley, Hadrian. The Restless Emperor, Journal of Roman Archaeology, vol. 13 (2000), pp. 593-96
  21. Boatwright, MT, Review of A. Grimm, D. Kessler, and H. Meyer, Der Obelisk des Antinoos, American Journal of Archaeology, vol. 103 (1998), pp. 173-173, ISSN 1939-828X
  22. Boatwright, MT, Review of A. Grimm. D. Kessler, and H. Meyer, Der Obelisk des Antinoos, American Journal of Archaeology, vol. 103 (1998), pp. 173-173, ISSN 1939-828X
  23. Boatwright, MT, Review of F. Yegul, Baths and Bathing in Classical Antiquity, Design Book Review, vol. 35/36 (1995), pp. 70-74
  24. Boatwright, MT, Review of D. Willers, Hadrian’s Panhellenisches Programm. Archaologische Beitrage zur Neugestaltung Athens durch Hadrian, Journal of Roman Archaeology, vol. 7 (1994), pp. 426-31
  25. Boatwright, MT, Review of O. F. Robinson, Ancient Rome: City Planning and Administration, Classical Outlook, vol. 70 (1993), pp. 150-150
  26. Boatwright, MT, S. Martin, The Roman Jurists and the Organization of Private Building in the Late Republic and Early Empire (Collection Latomus CCIV). Brussels: Revue d'Études Latines, 1989. Pp. 157. ISBN 2-87031-144-3. Fr.b.750., Journal of Roman Studies, vol. 81 (November, 1991), pp. 184-185, Cambridge University Press (CUP), ISSN 0075-4358
  27. Boatwright, MT, Review: Hadrien et l'architecture romaine by Henri Stierlin, Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, vol. 45 no. 4 (December, 1986), pp. 408-410, University of California Press, ISSN 0037-9808
  28. Boatwright, MT, Review of F. S. Kleiner, The Arch of Nero in Rome. A Study of the Roman Honorary Arch before and under Nero, American Journal of Archaeology, vol. 90 (1986), pp. 492-93
  29. Boatwright, MT, Review of K. Christ, The Romans: An Introduction to their History and Civilization, Classical Outlook, vol. 63 (1986), pp. 139-139

Others

  1. Boatwright, MT, Imagining Regium Lepidi historically: A Roman town in North Italy, edited by Forte, M (2016)
  2. Boatwright, MT, Tacitus and the Wealth, Enrichment, and Impoverishment of the Roman Upper Class, edited by D'Arms, JH (1980)

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