Key PagesCecelia Feldman Weiss |
Changes [Oct 30, 2011]Curriculum Vitae
I graduated from Tufts University in 2003 with a double B.A. in Arhcaeology and Art History. I have excavated at Pompeii, Ostia Antica (Italy), Caesarea Maritima (Israel) and assisted with the survey of the Middle Phrygian architecture at Gordion (Turkey). For two years I worked in Rome as a tour guide, intimately learning the topography of the city and eating my weight in pizza and gelato. I also have an interest in museums and while at Brown have pursued an additional curriculum in the Public Humanities, part of which provided me with the opportunity to participate in the design and implementation the exhibition Believing Africa at the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology. For my dissertation I conducted independent research under the auspices of the ÖAI in Ephesos and the DAI in Pergamon (Turkey). My dissertation draws upon the published material for water use and management in Hellenistic and Roman Asia Minor to explore the diverse uses and meanings of water in religious, political and economic contexts. I was awarded funding to pursue these questions from an interdisciplinary perspective by convening a Mellon Graduate Workshop (2009-2010), Fluid Thinking: Explorations of Water in Society. My main interests include urban development and urban experiences in antiquity, ritual landscapes, Roman religion and the economic and cultural implications of technological developments, particularly those pertaining to water.
Cecelia Feldman Weiss
Brown University Box 1837 Providence, RI 02912
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