Robyn Le Blanc

Assistant Professor (Roman provincial archaeology, mythology, religion, digital humanities)
Email: rlleblan@uncg.edu
Office: 1109 MHRA
Phone: no direct line; leave message on general office phone: 336-334-5214
At UNCG Since: 2014


Ph.D.  University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill – 2016
M.A.   University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill – 2010
B.A.    George Washington University – 2008

Research Interests

Dr. Le Blanc specializes in the archaeology and numismatics (coinage) of the Roman provinces. Her current research explores Roman civic symbols, local myths, and foundation imagery on the coinage of provincial cities. She is also developing projects on mythological female founders in the Roman Empire, and on Roman “piggybanks”. She has participated in excavations in Israel, England, and Montenegro and is co-director of WIRE: Women in the Roman East (see more at wireproject.org).

Selected Publications

  • “The Marsyas of the Forum Motif on Coins from Roman Mesopotamia and Osrhoene.” The Numismatic Chronicle 180 (2020): 157–179, pls.30–31.
  • “The Glass of Islamic Ashkelon.” Ashkelon 8: The Islamic and Crusader Periods, T. Hoffman (ed.).  Eisenbrauns imprint of Penn State Universirty Press (2019).
  •  “Founders and Foundation Myths on Civic Coins from Late Hellenistic and Roman Ascalon (Israel).” Israel Numismatic Research 12 (2017): 71-98.
  •  Boehm, R., D. Master and R. Le Blanc. “The Basilica, Bouleuterion, and Civic Center of Ashkelon,” American Journal of Archaeology 120/2 (2016): 271-324.

Selected Awards and Honors

  • James Y. Joyner Award for Teaching Excellence (junior), UNCG, 2020.
  • Martin Price Fund for Ancient Greek Numismatics, Royal Numismatic Society, 2018.
  •  National Endowment for the Humanities Institute, “Textual Data and Digital Texts in the Undergraduate Classroom,” 2018-2019.
  •  Digital Partners Grant, UNCG, 2018-2019.

Full CV


Doclea Excavations (https://www.bhfieldschool.org/program/roman-dig-doclea-montenegro)

WIRE: Women in the Roman East (wireproject.org)

Personal website (www.robynleblanc.com)

Twitter (@archleblanc)