A/PROF Louise HITCHCOCK

A/PROF Louise HITCHCOCK

Positions

  • Aegean Bronze Age archaeology and architecture (Minoan Crete, Mycenaean Greece, & the Cyclades) (Interconnections, identity)
  • Mediterranean Archaeology (Interconnections)
  • Israelite & Philistine architecture (Interconnections, identity)
  • Aegean, Cypriot, and Philistine, Archaeology, Archaeological Theory, Ancient Art and Architecture, Gender Studies, Complex Societies (Mediterranean Interconnections)

Overview

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  • A UCLA graduate, Associate Professor Louise Hitchcock has 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, 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 more than 30 articles on architecture 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); and Aegaeum 29, DAIS: The Aegean Feast (co-edited with Robert Laffineur and Janice Crowley). She is currently involved in several research projects: including investigating the relationship between Aegean, Cypriot and Philistine architecture, 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 Chair of the School of Historical Studies (2008-2010) and Discipline Chair of Classics and Archaeology (2011, 2012), Deputy Head of School (2014). In addition, she has supervised five    

Affiliation

Member of

  • Aegeus Society. Member 2014 - 2016
  • Archaeological Institute of America. Member 2014 - 2016
  • Classical Association of Victoria. Member 2004 - 2016
  • American Schools of Oriental Research. Professional 1993 - 2015

Publications

Selected publications

Research

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Additional Grant Information

  • 2014 Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens Fellow, 2011 National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow, W.F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research, Jerusalem 2011 Institute for Aegean Prehistory Grant for work at Vaphio-Palaiopyrgi 2010 Research Network Seed Grant, The University of Melbourne, Faculty of Arts 2009Joint Research Grant, The University of Melbourne, In the Wake of the Sea Peoples and in the Footsteps of Goliath: The University of Melbourne Collaboration with the Bar-Ilan Excavations at Tell es-Safi/Gath (with Prof. Aren Maeir, Bar Ilan University), $15,000. 2009Institute for Aegean Prehistory Research Grant, (with Prof. Aren Maeir, Bar Ilan University) Aegean and Cypriote Architectural Elements in the Philistine Culture: Plaster, Plastered Installations and Hearths from Tell es-Safi/Gath, Case Studies, $10,000 USD. 2008-09Institute for Advanced Study, Hebrew University Jerusalem, Interconnections and Regional Narratives in Mediterranean Archaeology (ca. 1700-700 BCE), $36,000 USD. 2007-08Institute of Aegean Prehistory Grant for 12th International Aegean Conference, $7500 USD. 2007-08Faculty of Arts Small Grants Scheme, Seeding Grant, The University of Melbourne, $5000. 2006-07Annual Professorship, W.F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research, Jerusalem, Research Grant $24,000 USD. 2007Special Studies Program Long, The University of Melbourne, $5400. 2007Institute for Aegean Prehistory Travel Award, $1000.00 USD 2006Collaborative Research Grant, The University of Melbourne, $4,400. 2005Early Career Research Grant, The University of Melbourne, $14,000. 2000-01Educational and Cultural Affairs Fellowship (nee USIA), W.F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research, Jerusalem, $5000 USD. 1999-2000Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellowship in Archaeology, Fulbright Commission, Cyprus, $40,000 USD. 1997Title III, Critical Thinking Across the Curriculum Project, Faculty Development Award, California State University, Do   

Awards

Education and training

  • PhD, University of California - Los Angeles 1998
  • MA, University of California - Los Angeles 1987
  • BA, University of Southern California 1978

Awards and honors

  • The Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens, 2013
  • Dyason Fellowship, 2013
  • National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship 2011-2012 $9000.00, 2011
  • Institute for Aegean Prehistory, $10,000, 2011
  • 2009, Research Grant, $10,000 USD, with Prof. Aren Maeir, Bar Ilan University, research on Philistine hearths and plasters, Institute for Aegean Prehistory, Philadelphia, 2009
  • 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, 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
  • 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, 2007
  • 2006, Collaborative Research Grant, $4,400, with Prof. Anne Chapin, Brevard College, researching complexity in prehistoric Greece, Melbourne Research Office, The University of Melbourne, 2006
  • 2006-2007, National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship (Honorary), 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, 2005
  • 2006-2007, Annual Professorship, Research Grant $24,000 USD, W.F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research, Jerusalem, 2005
  • ITT Fulbright Fellowship, 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, 1999
  • 1997, Title III, Introducing Critical Thinking Across the Curriculum Project, Faculty Development Award, $2700 USD, California State University, Dominguez Hills, 1997
  • 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, 1995
  • 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, 1994
  • 1993-1994, Teaching Assistantship, $12,000 USD plus fees, Dept. of Art History, University of California, Los Angeles, 1993
  • 1992-1993, Arthur W. Parsons Fellowship, $12,000 USD, American School of Classical Studies, Athens, 1992
  • 1992-1993, Edward A. Dickson History of Art Support Dissertation Fellowship, Honorary, Dept. of Art History, University of California, Los Angeles, 1992
  • 1991-1992, Edward A. Dickson History of Art Dissertation Travel Grant, $12,000 USD, Dept. of Art History, University of California, Los Angeles, 1991
  • First Prize, Campbell Book Collection Competition, Lawrence of Arabia: 101 Years, the Legend Continues. $300 USD, University Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles, 1989

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Supervision

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Supervision Statement

  • I have completed five PhD students, ten MA students, and 28 Honours students (22 of them received H1). Two of my PhD students were Chancellor's Prize Nominees, two have won prizes at international conferences, and four of my post-graduate students have published their theses as books. Many of my students have won multiple competitive scholarships and most have published articles and/or presented at international conferences. I am keen to supervise highly motivated, high achieving students that are committed to excellence and have a dedicated and focussed work ethic. They should have a strong interest in studying the art and archaeology of Aegean Greece, Philistia, Late Bronze and early Iron Age Cyprus, the Bronze--to Iron Age transition in Cyprus, the Aegean, and the coastal Levant. I am also interested in students applying post-processual theoretical approaches to the above including culture identity, interconnections, entanglement, gender, feasting, iconography, and spatial and anthropological approaches to the past.