Amelia received her A.B. from Bryn Mawr College in Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology with minors in Latin and Ancient Greek in 2013. She continued her studies at Durham University in Roman Archaeology and is expected to receive her M.A. in January 2016. Her Master’s dissertation, based on original fieldwork at the Theater Dionysus in Athens, Greece, suggests a new reconstruction for the theater during the Roman period. This research will be published in the article “The Archaeology of Entertainment in Roman Athens: a Closer Look at the Theatre of Dionysus” in the journal Mediterranea ricerche storiche.
Amelia has augmented her academic work through various opportunities. In 2012 she participated in the American Academy in Rome’s Summer Program in Archaeology, and has worked at various field projects including the Pompeii Archaeological Research Project: Porta Stabia in 2012, the Gabii Project in 2014, and the Roman Binchester Research Project in 2015. She was the Nicholas P. Goulandris intern at the Museum of Cycladic Art in Athens, Greece in 2013, and spent a year at the Yale University Art Gallery as an intern in both the Coins and Medals department and Ancient Art department. She has presented her research at various institutions including conferences at the Harvard’s Center for Hellenic Studies, Washington D.C.; Yale University, Connecticut; Università Roma Tre, Italy; Charles University, Czech Republic; Durham University, United Kingdom; and University of Oxford, United Kingdom.
Amelia’s main research interests include Greek, Roman, and Etruscan art and archaeology. She specifically is interested in the transformation of spaces and cultures after Roman conquest in the regions of Italy, Greece, and the eastern provinces. At Columbia, Amelia hopes to further develop her knowledge of antiquity and continue to engage with the academic community. Email Amelia Eichengreen.