Franklin & Marshall College Franklin & Marshall College

Gretchen E. Meyers

Associate Professor of Classics
717-291-4367
Office: GOE109
Office Hours: M 11:00-12:30; R 3:45-4:45
Summary: Roman and Etruscan archaeology; Roman topography; Ancient Italic space and urban theory; Ancient women and gender studies

Education


• Ph.D. Classical Archaeology, The University of Texas at Austin, 2003
Dissertation: Etrusco-Italic Monumental Architectural Space 900-400 BC: An Examination of Approach and Access
• MA. Latin, The University of Texas at Austin, 1994
Master’s Report: The Distinction Between Public and Private in Vitruvius’ de Architectura
• BA. Classical Studies, Duke University, 1992




Research Interests

EXCAVATION AND RESEARCH EXPERIENCE:
2004-present, Director of Archaeological Materials, Mugello Valley Archaeological Project (Poggio Colla), Italy (http://smu.edu/poggio/12_conservation.html)

 

Publications

EDITED VOLUME:
Monumentality in Etruscan and Early Roman Architecture: Ideology and Innovation.  University of Texas Press, co-edited with M. Thomas (2012). (http://www.utexas.edu/utpress/books/thomon.html)

ARTICLES AND BOOK CHAPTERS:
“Women and the Production of Ceremonial Textiles: A Reevaluation of Ceramic Textile Tools in Etrusco-Italic Sanctuaries,” American Journal of Archaeology (Forthcoming 2013).

“Approaching Monumental Architecture: Mechanics and Movement in Archaic Etruscan Palaces,” Papers of the British School at Rome (Forthcoming 2013).

“Reconstructing Ritual: The Functional Parameters of Loom Weights and Spiindle Whorls as Evidence for Cult Practice in Ancient Etruria,” in J. Banck-Burgess, ed., Proceedings of the Northern European Symposium on Archaeological Textiles XI. Internationale Archäologie series (Forthcoming 2013).

“Geochemical Evidence for Integrated Ceramic and Roof Tile Industries at the Etruscan Site of Poggio Colla (Vicchio).”Mediterranean Journal of Archaeology and Archaeometry, co-authored with I. Weaver, R. Sternberg, S. Mertzman, J. Didaleusky (Forthcoming 2013).

“The Experience of Monumentality in Etruria and Early Rome,” in M. L. Thomas and G. E. Meyers, eds. Monumentality in Etruscan and Early Roman Architecture: Ideology and Innovation. University of Texas Press (2012) 1-20.

“The Production and Usage of Non-Decorated Etruscan Roof-Tiles, based on a case study from Poggio Colla,” co-authored with L. Jackson and J. Galloway, Journal of Roman Archaeology 23 (2010) 303--310.

“The Divine River: Ancient Roman Identity and the Image of Tiberinus” in C. Kosso and A. Scott, eds. The Nature and Function of Water, Baths, Bathing, and Hygiene from Antiquity through the Renaissance (Brill 2009), 233-248.

“Vitruvius and the Origins of Roman Spatial Rhetoric,” Memoirs of the American Academy in Rome 50 (2006), 67-86.

“Poggio Colla: a N. Etruscan settlement of the 7th-2nd c. BC.” co-authored with P. G. Warden, M. L. Thomas and A. Steiner, Journal of Roman Archaeology 18 (2005), 252-266.

In Preparation:
“Tanaquil: The Conception and Construction of an Etruscan Matron,” in S. Bell and A. Carpino, eds. Blackwell Companion to the Etruscans.

“Bronze Fibulae from the Etruscan Sanctuary at Poggio Colla," co-authored with M. Naiman and C. McSherry.

BOOK REVIEWS:
N. de Grummond and I. Edlund-Berry, eds. The Archaeology of Sanctuaries and Ritual in Etruria. (Journal of Roman Archaeology Supplement 81) in Rasenna: Journal for the Center of Etruscan Studies (2012). (http://scholarworks.umass.edu/rasenna/vol3/iss1/4/)

Presentations

INVITED LECTURES:
Invited Lecturer, Archaeological Institute of America, National Lecture Program (incl, William J. Roberts Lecturer, Anita Krause Bader Lecturer in Mediterranean Archaeology), 2012-2013. (http://www.archaeological.org/lecturer/gretchenemeyers)

RECENT AND UPCOMING  PAPERS AND PRESENTATIONS:
2012. “Defining a Sanctuary in Northern Etruria: New Evidence from Poggio Colla (Vicchio di Mugello), with A. Steiner, P. G. Warden and M. L. Thomas. Archaeological Institute of America, Philadelphia, PA

2012. “Gender Identities in Pre-Roman Italy.” Respondent, Panel at Archaeological Institute of America Annual Meeting.

2011. "Reconstructing Ritual: Loom Weights and Spindle Whorls as Evidence of Cult Practice in Ancient Etruria.” Northern European Symposium on Archaeological Textiles, Esslingen, Germany.

2010. “Weaving as Worship: Women and Ritual at the Etruscan Site of Poggio Colla (Vicchio)." Archaeological Institute of America, Anaheim, CA.

2009. “The Ideology and Innovation of Monumental Architecture in Etruria and Early Rome.”   Colloquium co-organized with M. Thomas. Archaeological Institute of America, Philadelphia, PA.

2009. “Defining Monumentality in Archaic Etruria: The Case of the Etruscan palazzi.” Archaeological Institute of America, Philadelphia, PA.