Jane Waldbaum

Jane C. Waldbaum, a classical archaeologist, is professor emerita of art history at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where she has taught courses on Greek, Roman, and Egyptian art and archaeology, as well as a special seminar on “Ethics in Archaeology, Museums, and the Art Market.” Jane is also a former president (2003-2007) of the Archaeological Institute of America, the oldest and largest archaeological organization in North America. Her expertise focuses on the cultural and economic connections among ancient civilizations in the Eastern Mediterranean, specifically early metalwork and metallurgy. She has also researched eastern Greek pottery that was produced in ancient sites in western Turkey and traded throughout much of the Mediterranean in the late 7th century B.C. Jane has worked on excavations in Turkey, Cyprus, Italy, and Israel, and published numerous books and articles, particularly on the transition from bronze to iron technology. She has also served on the boards of the American Schools of Oriental Research and the W. F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research in Jerusalem. Jane received her Ph.D. and M.A. in Classical Archaeology from Harvard University and her B.A. in Mediterranean Studies from Brandeis University.