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Nancy Serwint

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Assoc Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 1505
Assoc Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 1505
Assoc Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 1505
Assoc Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 1505
Biography

Nancy Serwint teaches ancient art and archaeology with a focus on the cultures of the eastern Mediterranean basin. She received her Ph.D. in Classical Archaeology from Princeton University in 1987 and an M.A. from the same institution in 1983. Prior to that she received an M.A. in Art History (ancient) from the University of Chicago in 1977, and her B.A. in Classics (ancient Greek) was awarded in 1973 from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. As a classical archaeologist, she has worked on excavations in Sicily (Morgantina), in the Athenian Agora, at ancient Corinth, and since 1983 at ancient Marion/Arsinoe in Cyprus. Her research focus has been varied with investigation and publications dealing with ancient athleticism and athletic representations in the Greek sculptural repertoire and gender issues in Cyprus and the ancient Near East. Her recent work is devoted to the study of the coroplastic arts of Cyprus and ancient Israel, focusing on production and manufacturing strategies, cross-cultural stylistic influences, and the role played by terracotta votive sculpture in cult ritual and religious worship. Books: Bolger, Diane and Serwint, Nancy. Engendering Aphrodite: Women and Society in Ancient Cyprus (2002).

Research Interests
  • Greek, Roman, Egyptian Art and Archaeology
  • Inter-cultural Connections in the Eastern Mediterranean
  • Coroplastic Arts in the Ancient World
Publications

“The Coroplastic Art of Ancient Marion.”  In Proceedings of the International Conference Terracotta Figurines in the Greek and Roman Eastern Mediterranean:  Production, Diffusion, Iconography and Function, 2-6 June 2007, Izmir, Turkey.  (2011, forthcoming)

“In the Shadow of the Swedish Cyprus Expedition at Ancient Marion:  The Issue of Ethnicity and Cross-Cultural Exchange.”  Pp. 229-245 in Medelhavsmuseet.  Focus on the Mediterranean.  Finds and Results from the Swedish Cyprus Expedition 1927-1931:  A Gender Perspective.  Stockholm:  Medelhavsmuseet, 2009.

Gender in the Sanctuary:  Votive Offerings and Deity at Ancient Marion.” Pp. 313-334 In Gender through Time in the Ancient Near East, ed. D. Bolger. Lanham, MD:  AltaMira Press, 2008.

Maliszewski, Dariusz; Serwint, Nancy; Smith, Joanna S.; and Walker, Bethany J.  "Polis-Pyrgos Archaeological Project:  Fifth Preliminary Report on the 1999-2001 Research Seasons in Northwestern Cyprus.” Thetis:  Mannheimer Beiträge zur Klassischen Archäologie undGeschichte Griechenlands und Zyperns 10 (2003) 7-40.

Jacobs, Paul and  Serwint, Nancy.  “Archive as Artifact:  The Archaeological Report in the Digital Age.”  Pp. 329-334 in Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology.  Proceedings of the 30th Conference Computer Applications and Archaeology, Heraklion, Crete, April 2002., eds. M. Doerr and A. Sarris.  Heraklion:  Archive of Monuments and Publicatiions, Hellenic Ministry of Culture, 2003.

Co-editor, with Bolger, Diane,  Engendering Aphrodite.  Women and Society in Ancient Cyprus.  CAARI Monograph Series 3.  ASOR Archaeological Reports.  American Schools of Oriental Research:  Boston, 2002.

“Aphrodite and Her Near Eastern Sisters:  Spheres of Influence.”  Pp. 325-350 in Engendering Aphrodite.  Women and Society in Ancient Cyprus, eds. D. Bolger and N. Serwint.  CAARI Monograph Series 3.  ASOR Archaeological Reports 7.  American Schools of Oriental  Research: Boston, 2002.

“The Iconography of the Female Athletic Costume at the Heraia and Its Relationship to Female Initiation Rites.”  American Journal of Archaeology 97 (1993) 403-422.

Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
ARS 394Special Topics
ARS 480Research Methods
ARA 484Internship
ARS 492Honors Directed Study
ARS 493Honors Thesis
ARS 498Pro-Seminar
ARS 499Individualized Instruction
ARA 499Individualized Instruction
ARA 584Internship
ARS 590Reading and Conference
ARA 592Research
ARS 592Research
ARS 599Thesis
ARS 690Reading and Conference
ARS 692Research
ARS 790Reading and Conference
ARS 792Research
ARS 799Dissertation
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
ARS 394Special Topics
ARA 394Special Topics
ARS 402Art of Ancient Egypt
ARS 480Research Methods
ARA 484Internship
ARS 493Honors Thesis
ARS 499Individualized Instruction
ARA 499Individualized Instruction
ARS 502Critical Studies/Egyptian Art
ARS 590Reading and Conference
ARS 592Research
ARS 599Thesis
ARS 690Reading and Conference
ASB 792Research
ARS 799Dissertation
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
ARS 394Special Topics
ARA 394Special Topics
ARS 404Greek Art
ARA 484Internship
ARS 492Honors Directed Study
ARS 493Honors Thesis
ARS 498Pro-Seminar
ARS 499Individualized Instruction
ARA 499Individualized Instruction
ARS 504Critical Approach to Greek Art
ARA 584Internship
ARS 590Reading and Conference
ARS 591Seminar
ARA 592Research
ARS 592Research
ARS 599Thesis
ARS 690Reading and Conference
ARS 692Research
ARS 790Reading and Conference
ARS 792Research
EPD 799Dissertation
ARS 799Dissertation
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
HST 304Studies in European History
ARS 494Special Topics
ARS 598Special Topics
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
ARA 394Special Topics
ARS 394Special Topics
ARS 402Art of Ancient Egypt
ARS 480Research Methods
ARA 484Internship
ARS 492Honors Directed Study
ARS 493Honors Thesis
ARS 499Individualized Instruction
ARA 499Individualized Instruction
ARS 502Critical Studies/Egyptian Art
ARS 590Reading and Conference
ARS 592Research
ARS 599Thesis
ARS 690Reading and Conference
EPD 700Research Methods
ASB 792Research
EPD 799Dissertation
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
ARS 394Special Topics
ARA 394Special Topics
ARS 406Roman Art
ARA 484Internship
ARS 492Honors Directed Study
ARS 493Honors Thesis
ARS 498Pro-Seminar
ARS 499Individualized Instruction
ARA 499Individualized Instruction
ARS 506Critical Studies in Roman Art
ARA 584Internship
ARS 590Reading and Conference
ARS 591Seminar
ARA 592Research
ARS 592Research
ARS 595Continuing Registration
ARS 599Thesis
ARS 690Reading and Conference
ARS 692Research
ARS 790Reading and Conference
ARS 792Research
ARS 795Continuing Registration
EPD 799Dissertation
ARS 799Dissertation
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
ARS 394Special Topics
ARA 394Special Topics
ARS 402Art of Ancient Egypt
ARS 480Research Methods
ARA 484Internship
ARS 492Honors Directed Study
ARS 493Honors Thesis
ARA 499Individualized Instruction
ARS 499Individualized Instruction
ARS 502Critical Studies/Egyptian Art
ARS 590Reading and Conference
ARS 592Research
ARS 599Thesis
ASB 792Research
EPD 799Dissertation
ARS 799Dissertation
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
ARS 394Special Topics
ARA 394Special Topics
ARS 404Greek Art
ARS 480Research Methods
ARA 484Internship
ARS 492Honors Directed Study
ARS 493Honors Thesis
ARS 499Individualized Instruction
ARA 499Individualized Instruction
ARS 504Critical Approach to Greek Art
ARA 584Internship
ARS 590Reading and Conference
ARA 592Research
ARS 592Research
ARS 595Continuing Registration
ARS 599Thesis
ARS 690Reading and Conference
ARS 692Research
ARS 790Reading and Conference
ARS 792Research
ARS 795Continuing Registration
EPD 799Dissertation
ARS 799Dissertation
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
ARA 394Special Topics
ARS 406Roman Art
ARA 484Internship
ARS 492Honors Directed Study
ARS 493Honors Thesis
ARS 498Pro-Seminar
ARS 499Individualized Instruction
ARA 499Individualized Instruction
ARS 506Critical Studies in Roman Art
ARS 590Reading and Conference
ARS 591Seminar
ARS 592Research
ARS 595Continuing Registration
ARS 599Thesis
EPD 792Research
ASB 792Research
ARS 795Continuing Registration
ARS 799Dissertation
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
ARS 394Special Topics
ARA 394Special Topics
ARS 402Art of Ancient Egypt
ARS 480Research Methods
ARA 484Internship
ARS 492Honors Directed Study
ARS 493Honors Thesis
ARS 499Individualized Instruction
ARA 499Individualized Instruction
ARA 584Internship
ARS 590Reading and Conference
ARA 592Research
ARS 592Research
ARS 595Continuing Registration
ARS 599Thesis
ARS 690Reading and Conference
ARS 692Research
ARS 790Reading and Conference
EPD 792Research
ARS 792Research
ARS 795Continuing Registration
ARS 799Dissertation
Spring 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
ARA 394Special Topics
ARS 402Art of Ancient Egypt
ARA 484Internship
ARS 492Honors Directed Study
ARS 493Honors Thesis
ARS 498Pro-Seminar
ARS 499Individualized Instruction
ARA 499Individualized Instruction
ARS 502Critical Studies/Egyptian Art
ARS 590Reading and Conference
ARS 591Seminar
ARS 592Research
ARS 595Continuing Registration
ARS 599Thesis
ASB 792Research
ARS 795Continuing Registration
ARS 799Dissertation