Alumna to give public archaeology lecture on ancient maritime networks

Lana Radloff (MA ’11) has spent a decade tracing maritime networks in the ancient Mediterranean.

On Sunday, Jan. 26, the Brock grad’s alma mater will be her port of call when she returns to the University to give a free public lecture on her research.

Radloff’s talk will explore the role of coastal settlements within the maritime network of ancient Greece and examine how the ancient Greeks used urban planning and environmental resources to preserve and control access to sea routes as their communities grew and evolved.

Radloff, who has been a Sessional Lecturer in the Department of Classical Studies at Bishop’s University since 2018, has been working on Greek maritime archaeology since doing her MA at Brock with Associate Professor Elizabeth S. Greene.

In 2018, Radloff received her PhD at the State University of New York at Buffalo and went on to complete a postdoc at the Research Centre for Anatolian Civilizations (ANAMED) at Koç University in Istanbul.

“The Department of Classics is thrilled that a graduate of our MA program will be returning to Brock as part of the Niagara Peninsula Society of the Archaeological Institute of America’s lecture series,” says Angus Smith, Associate Professor of Classics and Chair of the department. “We’re proud of Lana and her accomplishments and look forward to hearing about her most recent research into ancient Greek maritime networks.”
For her part, Radloff is pleased to be returning to Brock.

“The faculty in the Department of Classics played an influential and formative role in my academic development, introducing me to new and engaging research avenues that changed my outlook on the discipline,” she says. “I’m extremely grateful for their hard work and dedication to student development, which provided me with a solid foundation for my doctoral studies and academic career.”

Radloff’s lecture is part of the Niagara Peninsula Society of the Archaeological Institute of America’s lecture series, held in collaboration with the Department of Classics. Founded in 1968, the Niagara group offers free monthly lectures on the practice of archaeology around the world. Lectures are held on Sundays at 3 p.m. in South Block 215 on the Brock University campus. Parking is now free in Zones 1 and 2 on weekends.

The free lecture “Pathways and Seaways: Urban Connections in Greek Maritime Networks” will be held Sunday, Jan. 26 at 3 pm in STH 215. The event is open to the public.

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