President - Dr. Elizabeth Ann Pollard is an Assistant Professor of History at San Diego State University. Her research interests in Greco-Roman civilization focus on women, religion, and Roman provincial administration, to name a few. Funded by a William Penn Doctoral Fellowship and a Mellon Fellowship in the Humanities, she earned her M.A. and Ph.D. in Ancient History from the University of Pennsylvania in 2001. Before that, she completed her undergraduate work as a John T. Caldwell Scholar at North Carolina State University, graduating as valedictorian with a B.A. in History. Her doctoral thesis was entitled Magic Accusations Against Women in the Greco-Roman World from the First to the Fifth Centuries CE. With grants from SDSU, she has pursued research in summer 2003 at the Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris, where she studied a fourth-century CE magical handbook. In summer 2004, she studied inscriptions at archaeological sites in Greece and Turkey, in preparation for several articles on women’s civic euergetism and women’s epigraphic activity. With fellowships from the Endowment for Biblical Research and the American Center for Oriental Research, she has also participated in two excavation seasons of the Roman Aila Project in Aqaba, Jordan, where she helped to excavate an early Christian basilica. Pollard has served as the President of the San Diego Society of the AIA since 2004. She has presented papers at the Association of Ancient Historians, the American Philological Association, and the Society of Biblical Literature. Her recent articles deal with topics such as images of witches in Greco-Roman art, magic accusations against women in first-century Rome, the place of Greco-Roman history in the field of World History, Roman-Indian spice trade, and the use of computer pedagogy to teach History.


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2008 AIA Annual Meeting in Chicago

Sunday, April 1st, 2007