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2003 alumna to present David F. Anthony Memorial Lecture

Allison-Sterrett-Krause '03, assistant professor of classics at the College of Charleston, examines specimens in her lab.

Allison-Sterrett-Krause ’03, assistant professor of classics at the College of Charleston, examines specimens in her lab.

Randolph College and the Lynchburg Society of the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA Lynchburg) will present the 2015 David F. Anthony Memorial Lecture on Monday, March 2 at 7:30 p.m. in Leggett 537.

The lecture, titled “”Reflections on Roman Glass at Leptiminus (Tunisia),” features Allison Sterrett-Krause ’03, currently assistant professor of classics at the College of Charleston.

Sterret-Krause is indeed no stranger to Susan Stevens, a Randolph classics professor. She was a student of Stevens and later a colleague in an archaeology project in Tunisia, North Africa. After graduation from the College, Sterret-Krause continued to develop her senior honors project on Roman glass while completing the Ph.D. program at the University of Cincinnati. She will speak on her experiences during the lecture.

Sterret-Krause will also lead a workshop in a Randolph archaeology class and offer the keynote address for the Classics Honor Society on Tuesday, March 2.

“It (the lecture) should be interesting because it talks about what you can tell about a culture from its materials,” said Stevens. Glass, she added, is a common material in ancient culture that has yet to be studied as extensively as pottery or stone. “It is a developing field, and Allison is in the forefront of young people who are studying this kind of material. It’s about the material of life.”

The annual lecture was created in honor of David F. Anthony, a former professor of asian studies and president of AIA Lynchburg, and is made possible by the David F. Anthony Asian Studies Fund.



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