The American School of Classical Studies at Athens
ASCSA
11/09/2012

ASCSA Publication Wins 2013 Wiseman Award

Andrew Reinhard

The Symposium in Context: Pottery from a Late Archaic House near the Athenian Agora (Hesperia Supplement 46), by Kathleen Lynch, has won the 2013 James R. Wiseman Book Award from the Archaeological Institute of America.

Each year, the James R. Wiseman Book Award Committee recommends, in time for presentation of the award at the Annual Meeting of the Institute, the work it deems most worthy of recognition in that year.

Lynch, an Associate Professor in the Department of Classics at the University of Cincinnati, was both delighted and surprised when she received the news from Nancy Wilkie, past-president of the  AIA.

"I am completely floored by the award! I never expected it, and it still has not sunk in," Lynch said. "I am grateful to the AIA for this great distinction for the book, but this is an honor that I share with the ASCSA publications office and the Agora excavations. I am deeply appreciative of all the support I have had from the ASCSA and its family and the opportunities the ASCSA has offered me over the years."

The Symposium in Context is Lynch's first book and takes archaeology in an exciting new direction. The book presents the first well-preserved set of sympotic pottery that served a Late Archaic house in the Athenian Agora. These vessels, combined with other household pottery in a domestic setting, allowed Lynch to restore a context of use for a class of objects frequently studied in isolation.

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The Symposium in Context: Pottery from a Late Archaic House near the Athenian Agora
by Kathleen M. Lynch
Hesperia Supplement 46
400 pp, 24 col and 258 bw figs, 15 tables
8.5" x 11"
Paper, ISBN: 978-0-87661-546-1