2024 AIA-NYS Research Scholarship Recipient (Cohort V)

Allyson Blanck
Allyson Blanck (NYU Institute for the Study of the Ancient World)

My name is Allyson Blanck, and I am currently a first year PhD student at ISAW. My research focuses on topics in medical history such as wound care and surgery. The goal of my graduate work is to develop a theoretical bridge between literary analysis of medicine and paleopathological analysis of skeletal remains. I have recently worked at the Athenian Agora, and I hope to continue working with human and animal bone in field and lab contexts. I look forward to participating in the AIA-NYS scholars’ program this year and representing a disabled perspective from the upcoming generation of archeologists.

2023–24 AIA-NYS Scholars Program Recipients (Cohort V)

Allyson Blanck (NYU Institute for the Study of the Ancient World)

Riley Dominianni (Fordham University)

Manolis Mavromatis (NYU Institute for the Study of the Ancient World)

Michael McCorry (Bard Graduate Center)

Elana Neher (Bard Graduate Center)

Alex Prezeau (Barnard College)

2022–2023 Lecture Series

September 22: Lecture by Timothy Pugh
Ballcourts at Nixtun-Ch’ich’, Guatemala

November 9: Lecture by Michael Cosmopoulos
Digging the Iliad: The Mycenaean Capital at Iklaina

December 12: Lecture by Alicia Jiménez
The Early Roman Empire in the West: New Excavations at the Roman Camps Near Numantia (Renieblas, Spain, 2nd–1st c. BCE)

January 23: Lecture by Tekla Schmaus
Reconcieving the Nomad: Tropes, Archaeological Reality, and Why It Matters

February 9: Lecture by Laetitia La Follette
Archaeological Adventures in Rome

February 16: Lecture by José Iriarte
The Painted Forest: The Rock Art of the Serrania de la Lindosa, Colombian Amazon

March 21: Lecture by Holly Pittman
Recent Research at the Site of Lagash (Tell al-Hiba) in Southern Iraq

April 27: Lecture by Emilia Oddo
In Case Of Emergency, Break Pots: Use And Function Of Marine Style Pottery In Minoan Crete