Prof. Diane Harris Cline

"The Topography and Monuments of Athens during the Plague: Sensory Disorientation in a Walled City"

Professor Cline will be joining our Stanford AIA Chapter on Friday, May 21, 2021 at 7:00pm, via Zoom
Lecture is free and open to the public.

Dr. Diane Harris Cline graduated from Stanford in 1983 as a Classics Major in Greek and Latin, with Toni Raubitschek serving as her advisor. She subsequently received her Ph.D. at Princeton in 1991, studying Classical Archaeology, ancient history, and epigraphy, with T. Leslie Shear as her principal advisor. She is currently an Associate Professor of History and Classical Studies at George Washington University and is the author of two books, The Treasures of the Parthenon and Erechtheion (Oxford) and The Greeks: An Illustrated History (National Geographic).

She has won two Fulbright awards for research in Greece, 30 years apart, and is also a triple recipient for NEH grants, the most recent in 2020. During her fellowship in the Fall of 2018-19 at Harvard’s Center for Hellenic Studies, Dr. Cline collaborated with Dr. Eleni Hasaki on the connected world of potters in Ancient Athens. In her cross-disciplinary research, she is a pioneer in the digital humanities, applying Social Network Analysis (SNA) since 2010 to study the social ties in ancient Greece, with a range of research projects which include analyzing the social networks for Alexander the Great, Socrates, and the workers on the Periclean building program, among others.

For more information on Professor Cline:

Professor Cline's University site, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, George Washington University


National Geographic’s The Greeks: An Illustrated History, National Geographic Press, 2016.

The Treasures of the Parthenon and the Erechtheion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1995.