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Louise Hitchcock

Professor In Archaeology
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Mediterranean
Mediterranean Interconnections
Mediterranean Identity and Reception
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Louise Hitchcock

 
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Primary Interest
Decolonization and Identity
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Prof

Louise Hitchcock

 

Professor Louise A. Hitchcock has a BA in Political Science from the University of Southern California, and an MA in ancient History and a PhD in Art History and Critical Theory - both from the University of California at Los Angeles. As part of her PhD studies and post-doctoral research, Professor Hitchcock has gained extensive archaeological experience in the east Mediterranean, including time as Parsons Fellow at the American School of Classical Studies in Athens, a senior Fulbright Fellow at the Cyprus American Archaeological Research Institute in Cyprus; and as an USAID Fellow, a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow (awarded three times), and the Visiting Annual Professor at the Albright Institute of Archaeological Research in Jerusalem; and a visiting research at the Institute of Advanced Study at Hebrew University, Jerusalem, as well as excavation work in Israel, Egypt, Syria, Crete, and California.

She is author of nearly 100 articles on architecture, identity, piracy, feasting, globalization and populism, and gender in the east Mediterranean. Her 4 books include, Minoan Architecture: A Contextual Analysis, (Studies in Mediterranean Archaeology Pocket Book 155) Jonsered: Paul Astroms Forlag (2000); Aegean Art and Architecture. Oxford: Oxford University Press (1999), co-authored with Donald Preziosi; Theory for Classics, Routledge (2008); Aegaeum 29, DAIS: The Aegean Feast (co-edited with Robert Laffineur and Janice Crowley), Essays in Honor of Aren Maeir (co-edited with I. Shai, J.R. Chadwick, C. McKinney, A. Dagan, and J. Uziel). She is currently involved in several research projects: including investigating the relationship between Aegean, Cypriot and Philistine architecture, identity, island archaeology, globalization in the Late Bronze Age, piracy, and collaborative projects on the emergence of complexity in Greece and excavating the site of Tell es-Safi/Gath with Prof. Aren Maeir of Bar Ilan University. Ongoing research is devoted to the recovery, documentation, and interpretation of contextual relationships as well as the interpretation of existing monuments, especially critical considering that many of the monumental structures of the Late Bronze Age are decaying through exposure to weather and human contact. Leadership positions in the University have included Research Training Chair of the School of Historical Studies (2008-2010, 2016-2018 sem 1) and Discipline Chair of Classics and Archaeology (2011-2012), Deputy Head of School (2014 - 2018 sem 1), University Appointments and Promotions Committee in 2018. In addition, she has supervised 16 PhD students, 10 MA students, and 35 Honours students to completion. Her post-graduate students have published numerous articles and 5 books.

Scholarly Works

Displaying the 102 most recent scholarly works by Louise Hitchcock.

Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2019

National Endowment for the Humanities 2020-2021

2013

The Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens

2013

The Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens

2013

Dyason Fellowship

2011

National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship 2011-2012 $9000.00

2011

Institute for Aegean Prehistory,
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2009

2009, Research Grant, $10,000 USD, with Prof. Aren Maeir, Bar Ilan University, research on Philistine hearths and plasters

Institute for Aegean Prehistory, Philadelphia

2008

2009, Joint Research Grant, with Prof. Aren Maeir, Bar Ilan University, for excavation at Tell es-Safi/Gath, $15,000

Melbourne Research Office, The University of Melbourne

2008

2008-2009, Fellow in Study Group: Interconnections and Regional Narratives in Mediterranean Archaeology (ca. 1700-700 BCE), $36,000 USD

Institute for Advanced Study, Hebrew University Jerusalem

2008

2008, Grant for 12th International Aegean Conference, $7500 USD

Institute for Aegean Prehistory, Philadelphia

2008

2008, Seeding Grant, for excavation at Tell es-Safi/Gath Israel

Faculty of Arts Small Grants Scheme, The University of Melbourne, $5000

2007

2007, Travel Award to attend Archaeological Institute of America Meeting, $1000 USD

Institute for Aegean Prehistory, Philadelphia

2007

2007, Special Studies Program Long, $5400

Faculty of Arts, The University of Melbourne

2006

2006, Collaborative Research Grant, $4,400, with Prof. Anne Chapin, Brevard College, researching complexity in prehistoric Greece

Melbourne Research Office, The University of Melbourne

2005

2006-2007, National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship (Honorary)

W.F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research, Jerusalem

2005

2006-2007, Annual Professorship, Research Grant $24,000 USD

W.F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research, Jerusalem

2005

2005, Early Career Research Grant, $14,000, for research on Cypriot and Aegean architecture

The University of Melbourne

1999

2000, Educational and Cultural Affairs Fellowship (formerly United States Information Agency), $5000 USD, for research on Architecture

W.F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research, Jerusalem

1997

1997, Title III, Introducing Critical Thinking Across the Curriculum Project, Faculty Development Award, $2700 USD

California State University, Dominguez Hills

1995

1995-1996, Edward A. Dickson History of Art Support Dissertation Fellowship, $12,000 plus fees, USD

Dept. of Art History, University of California, Los Angeles

1994

1994-1995, Edward A. Dickson History of Art Support Dissertation Fellowship, $12,000 plus fees, USD

Dept. of Art History, University of California, Los Angeles

1993

1993-1994, Teaching Assistantship, $12,000 USD plus fees

Dept. of Art History, University of California, Los Angeles

1992

1992-1993, Edward A. Dickson History of Art Support Dissertation Fellowship, Honorary

Dept. of Art History, University of California, Los Angeles

1992

1992-1993, Arthur W. Parsons Fellowship, $12,000 USD

American School of Classical Studies, Athens

1991

1991-1992, Edward A. Dickson History of Art Dissertation Travel Grant, $12,000 USD

Dept. of Art History, University of California, Los Angeles

1989

First Prize, Campbell Book Collection Competition, Lawrence of Arabia: 101 Years, the Legend Continues. $300 USD

University Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles

2011

National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship


1999

FULL - ITT Fulbright Fellowship


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Awards

Credentials

Positions


Professor In Archaeology

Historical And Philosophical Studies

Member

Archaeological Institute of America

Member

Aegeus Society

Member

Classical Association of Victoria

Professional

American Schools of Oriental Research

Education


Doctor of Philosophy, Art History

University of California - Los Angeles

Master of Arts, History

University of California - Los Angeles

Bachelor of Arts, Political Science

University of Southern California