Faculty

Robyn Le Blanc

Lecturer (Roman provincial archaeology, mythology, religion, digital humanities)
Email: rlleblan@uncg.edu
Office: 1110 MHRA
Phone: no direct line; leave message on general office phone: 336-334-5214
At UNCG Since: 2014

Education

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

Robyn specializes in the archaeology of the Roman provinces, mythology, religion, Hellenistic and Roman coinage, and ancient identities. Her current research explores the material role that mythology and religion played in articulating political and cultural identities in communities in the Hellenistic, Roman, and Late Antique Levant. She is also developing projects on mythological female founders across the Roman Empire, on the imperial cult in the Near East, and on images of Roman founders on provincial coinage. Robyn has participated in excavations across the Roman world, most recently as a field staff and publication project member on the Leon Levy Expedition to Ashkelon (Israel).  She is also interested in digital approaches to the ancient world, both for research and teaching. She is the co-director for a newly launched project, WIRE: Women in the Roman East, which explores the social, political and economic histories of women in the Roman Near East (see more at wireproject.org). In Spring 2018 she will debut the Digital Pausanias Project (robynleblanc.com/digital-pausanias), an online visual exploration and dynamic map of Pausanias’ Descriptions of Greece, which is designed as a resource for non-specialists and students. The DPP is also a teaching tool, with major contributions planned from students in undergraduate courses at UNCG in the spring 2018 semester.

 

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