Nancy Serwint

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 doctorate in classical srchaeology from Princeton University in 1987 and a master's from the same institution in 1983. Prior to that she received an master's in art history (ancient) from the University of Chicago in 1977, and her bachelor's in classics (ancient Greek) was awarded in 1973 from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

As a classical archaeologist, Serwint 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. 

Education

  • Ph.D. Classical Archaeology, Princeton University 1987 
  • M.A. Princeton University 1983
  • M.A. Art History (Ancient), University of Chicago 1977
  • B.A. Classics (Ancient Greek), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 1973

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.

Courses

Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
ARS 480 Research Methods
ARA 484 Internship
ARS 492 Honors Directed Study
ARS 493 Honors Thesis
ARS 498 Pro-Seminar
ARS 499 Individualized Instruction
ARA 499 Individualized Instruction
ARA 584 Internship
ARS 590 Reading and Conference
ARS 592 Research
ARA 592 Research
ARS 598 Special Topics
ARS 599 Thesis
ARS 690 Reading and Conference
ARS 692 Research
ARS 790 Reading and Conference
ARS 792 Research
ARS 799 Dissertation
Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
ARS 402 Art of Ancient Egypt
ARS 480 Research Methods
ARS 493 Honors Thesis
ARS 499 Individualized Instruction
ARS 502 Critical Studies/Egyptian Art
ARS 599 Thesis
ARS 690 Reading and Conference
ARS 692 Research
ARS 799 Dissertation
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
ARS 394 Special Topics
ARS 480 Research Methods
ARA 484 Internship
ARS 492 Honors Directed Study
ARS 493 Honors Thesis
ARS 498 Pro-Seminar
ARS 499 Individualized Instruction
ARA 499 Individualized Instruction
ARA 584 Internship
ARS 590 Reading and Conference
ARS 592 Research
ARA 592 Research
ARS 598 Special Topics
ARS 599 Thesis
ARS 690 Reading and Conference
ARS 692 Research
ARS 790 Reading and Conference
ARS 792 Research
ARS 799 Dissertation
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
ARS 394 Special Topics
ARA 394 Special Topics
ARS 402 Art of Ancient Egypt
ARS 480 Research Methods
ARA 484 Internship
ARS 493 Honors Thesis
ARS 499 Individualized Instruction
ARA 499 Individualized Instruction
ARS 502 Critical Studies/Egyptian Art
ARS 590 Reading and Conference
ARS 592 Research
ARS 599 Thesis
ARS 690 Reading and Conference
ASB 792 Research
ARS 799 Dissertation
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Title
ARS 394 Special Topics
ARA 394 Special Topics
ARS 404 Greek Art
ARA 484 Internship
ARS 492 Honors Directed Study
ARS 493 Honors Thesis
ARS 498 Pro-Seminar
ARS 499 Individualized Instruction
ARA 499 Individualized Instruction
ARS 504 Critical Approach to Greek Art
ARA 584 Internship
ARS 590 Reading and Conference
ARS 591 Seminar
ARA 592 Research
ARS 592 Research
ARS 599 Thesis
ARS 690 Reading and Conference
ARS 692 Research
ARS 790 Reading and Conference
ARS 792 Research
EPD 799 Dissertation
ARS 799 Dissertation
Summer 2016
Course Number Course Title
HST 304 Studies in European History
ARS 494 Special Topics
ARS 598 Special Topics
Spring 2016
Course Number Course Title
ARA 394 Special Topics
ARS 394 Special Topics
ARS 402 Art of Ancient Egypt
ARS 480 Research Methods
ARA 484 Internship
ARS 492 Honors Directed Study
ARS 493 Honors Thesis
ARS 499 Individualized Instruction
ARA 499 Individualized Instruction
ARS 502 Critical Studies/Egyptian Art
ARS 590 Reading and Conference
ARS 592 Research
ARS 599 Thesis
ARS 690 Reading and Conference
EPD 700 Research Methods
ASB 792 Research
EPD 799 Dissertation
Fall 2015
Course Number Course Title
ARS 394 Special Topics
ARA 394 Special Topics
ARS 406 Roman Art
ARA 484 Internship
ARS 492 Honors Directed Study
ARS 493 Honors Thesis
ARS 498 Pro-Seminar
ARS 499 Individualized Instruction
ARA 499 Individualized Instruction
ARS 506 Critical Studies in Roman Art
ARA 584 Internship
ARS 590 Reading and Conference
ARS 591 Seminar
ARA 592 Research
ARS 592 Research
ARS 595 Continuing Registration
ARS 599 Thesis
ARS 690 Reading and Conference
ARS 692 Research
ARS 790 Reading and Conference
ARS 792 Research
ARS 795 Continuing Registration
EPD 799 Dissertation
ARS 799 Dissertation
Spring 2015
Course Number Course Title
ARS 394 Special Topics
ARA 394 Special Topics
ARS 402 Art of Ancient Egypt
ARS 480 Research Methods
ARA 484 Internship
ARS 492 Honors Directed Study
ARS 493 Honors Thesis
ARA 499 Individualized Instruction
ARS 499 Individualized Instruction
ARS 502 Critical Studies/Egyptian Art
ARS 590 Reading and Conference
ARS 592 Research
ARS 599 Thesis
ASB 792 Research
EPD 799 Dissertation
ARS 799 Dissertation
Fall 2014
Course Number Course Title
ARS 394 Special Topics
ARA 394 Special Topics
ARS 404 Greek Art
ARS 480 Research Methods
ARA 484 Internship
ARS 492 Honors Directed Study
ARS 493 Honors Thesis
ARS 499 Individualized Instruction
ARA 499 Individualized Instruction
ARS 504 Critical Approach to Greek Art
ARA 584 Internship
ARS 590 Reading and Conference
ARA 592 Research
ARS 592 Research
ARS 595 Continuing Registration
ARS 599 Thesis
ARS 690 Reading and Conference
ARS 692 Research
ARS 790 Reading and Conference
ARS 792 Research
ARS 795 Continuing Registration
EPD 799 Dissertation
ARS 799 Dissertation
Spring 2014
Course Number Course Title
ARA 394 Special Topics
ARS 406 Roman Art
ARA 484 Internship
ARS 492 Honors Directed Study
ARS 493 Honors Thesis
ARS 498 Pro-Seminar
ARS 499 Individualized Instruction
ARA 499 Individualized Instruction
ARS 506 Critical Studies in Roman Art
ARS 590 Reading and Conference
ARS 591 Seminar
ARS 592 Research
ARS 595 Continuing Registration
ARS 599 Thesis
EPD 792 Research
ASB 792 Research
ARS 795 Continuing Registration
ARS 799 Dissertation
Fall 2013
Course Number Course Title
ARS 394 Special Topics
ARA 394 Special Topics
ARS 402 Art of Ancient Egypt
ARS 480 Research Methods
ARA 484 Internship
ARS 492 Honors Directed Study
ARS 493 Honors Thesis
ARS 499 Individualized Instruction
ARA 499 Individualized Instruction
ARA 584 Internship
ARS 590 Reading and Conference
ARA 592 Research
ARS 592 Research
ARS 595 Continuing Registration
ARS 599 Thesis
ARS 690 Reading and Conference
ARS 692 Research
ARS 790 Reading and Conference
EPD 792 Research
ARS 792 Research
ARS 795 Continuing Registration
ARS 799 Dissertation

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