Elizabeth Greene, Classical Studies (photo by Paul Mayne)
Dr. Elizabeth Greene recently joined the Department of Classical Studies at Western as Assistant Professor in Roman Archaeology. With research focusing on Roman archaeology and social history, she has been engaged in field work at the Roman Fort of Vindolanda near Hadrian’s Wall in Northern England for the last nine years.
Dr. Greene’s studies at Vindolada focuses on the notion that families were an important part of the social structure of military settlements in the Roman west. The countless unearthed objects tell a remarkable story of a place that generations of soldiers and their families called home.
Beginning in the summer of 2012, Dr. Greene will co-direct a field school with Alexander Meyer at Vindolanda, using the site and the northern frontier as the base for student training in archaeological field methods and the history of the province of Britannia. The field school will run for five weeks during the summer and Western students will have the opportunity to participate in this new initiative.
For information in how you can help support Western’s undergraduate students taking part in the Vindolanda field school, please contact Jessica Schagerl, Alumni and Development Officer. For more information on Elizabeth’s work, visit her personal website.
To learn more about Elizabeth Greene, read her recent profile in Western News.
Classical Studies Field Work
By the summer of 2013, there will be opportunities for our students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels to participate in the summer Archaeological Field School at Vindolanda in Northern England. Attending the field school would provide valuable training, an international experience, experiential learning, and an educational capstone that will have a tremendous, lasting impact on their lives.
photo by guardian.co.uk