Alumni Lunch & Learn with Dr. Lillian Joyce, Associate Professor, Department of Art and Art History

Everyday Life in Ancient Pompeii


Friday, January 25, 2013
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
UAHuntsville Shelby Center for Science & Technology, Room 301
(Campus Map, see #18)


$10 for Alumni Association members and UAH Faculty/Staff/Students
$15 for non-members
(Lunch Included in registration)
Pre-Registration Required.  Deadline to register was January 23.  *Online registration is now closed.  If you wish to attend, call 256-824-6853.


All UAHuntsville alumni, students, faculty, and staff and Huntsville community members are welcome to attend.

About the speaker:

Dr. Lillian Joyce is Chair and Associate Professor in the Department of Art and Art History where she teaches courses in Greek, Roman, Medieval, and Renaissance art as well as a course about the art of Africa, Asia, the Pacific, and the Americas.

Dr. Joyce earned her Bachelor of Arts degree at Vassar College, her Master of Arts degree at Boston University, and her Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles, after which she moved to Huntsville.  She has been teaching at UAHuntsville for 15 years.

She served on the Governing Board of the Archaeological Institute of America from 2006 to 2012 and she currently serves as President of the local society based here in Huntsville, where the university hosts archaeologists who work on a variety of fascinating projects.

With grants from UAHuntsville Humanities Center, Dr. Joyce travels to Italy almost every summer for her research.  In Rome, she stays at the American Academy in Rome located at the top of Gianiculum Hill overlooking the city.  Her recent research has explored representations of the goddess Roma, embodiment of the city, state, and the people.  She also works on imagery in Pompeiian wall painting, particularly on the figure of Ariadne who helped Theseus out of the Minotaur's maze.  She will discuss this research in her talk on "Everyday Life in Ancient Pompeii."