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Cornell University Area Supervisor

 

 

 CHRISTOPHER MOUNTFORT MONROE, PH.D.

195 Calkins Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850

Home: (607) 272-1659 Work: (607) 255-1075 Cell: (612) 597-3018

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PERSONAL:

Born July 26, 1963 in Michigan, USA

RECENT EMPLOYMENT:

2012- Assistant Director, Cornell Institute of Archaeology and Material Studies (CIAMS)

2006- Senior Lecturer, Near Eastern Studies (NES) Department

Cornell University, Ithaca

2006- Instructor, Classical and Near Eastern Studies (CNES) Department

2004 University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

2004- Assistant Curator, The Morgan Library & Museum

2002 New York City, Sidney Babcock, Supervisor

EDUCATION:

2001 M.S. Information, School of Information, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

2000 Ph.D. Near Eastern Studies, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

1994 M.A. Near Eastern Studies, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

1990- Andrews University, Near Eastern archaeology courses, Berrien Springs, Michigan

1989

1990 M.A. Nautical Archaeology, Texas A&M University, College Station

1985 B.S. Anthropology, Michigan State University, East Lansing

IN PRESS OR PREPARATION:

201? How the Phoenicians Saved Civilization. In preparation for Princeton University Press.

2014 “Marginalizing Civilization: the Phoenician Redefinition of Power, ca. 1300-800 BC.” In published proceedings of “Trade and civilization in the pre-modern world:

An international conference at University of Gothenburg,” May 8-10th 2013.

2014 “Tangled Up in Silver: Material and Immaterial Relations of Exchange in the Late Bronze Age World.” In T. Howe, ed., Trade in the Ancient Mediterranean (Publications of the Association of Ancient Historians 11).

AUTHORED WORKS:

2013 “Markets, Ancient Near East.” In R. Bagnall et al., eds., The Encyclopedia of Ancient History, pp. 4307–4308. Blackwell.

2013 “Ships, Shipping, Ancient Near East,” In R. Bagnall et al., eds., The Encyclopedia of Ancient History, pp. 6211–6214. Blackwell.

2013 “Trade, Ancient Near East.” In R. Bagnall, et al., eds., The Encyclopedia of Ancient History, pp. 6792–6795. Blackwell.Monroe CV, p. 2

2011 “From Luxuries to Anxieties: A Liminal View of the Late Bronze Age World-system.” In T. Wilkinson, S. Sherratt and J. Bennet, eds., Interweaving Worlds: Systemic Interaction in Eurasia 7th to 1st millennia BC, pp. 87-99. Oxford: Oxbow Books.

2010 “Sunk Costs at Late Bronze Age Uluburun,” Bulletin of American Schools of Oriental Research 357:19-33.

2009 Scales of Fate: Trade, Tradition, and Transformation in the Eastern Mediterranean ca. 1350–1175 BCE. In series, Alter Orient und Altes Testament 357 (Münster: Ugarit-Verlag).

2009 “Seeing the World,” Bulletin of the American Schools for Oriental Research 356:81-87.

2007 “Vessel Volumetrics and the Myth of the Cyclopean Bronze Age Ship,” Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient 50.1:1-18.

2005 “Money and Trade.” In D. Snell, ed., Blackwell Companion to the Ancient Near East, pp. 155-68. Oxford: Blackwell.

1996 “Against Florio: Lessons from the World's Oldest Known Shipwreck,” Michigan Today 28.1:1-5.

REVIEWS:

2011 Review, in Choice, of Poisoned Legacy: the Decline and Fall of the Nineteenth Egyptian Dynasty, by Aidan Dodson, American University in Cairo, 2010.

2010 Review, in Choice, July 2010, of Amarna Sunset: Nefertiti, Tutankhamun, Ay, Horemheb, and the Egyptian Counter-reformation. By Aidan Dodson. American University in Cairo, 2009.

2010 Review, in Choice, of The Philistines and Aegean Migration at the End of the Late Bronze Age. By Assaf Yasur-Landau. Cambridge University Press, 2010

2006 Review, in Journal of the American Oriental Society 125.3:443-45, of The Ma´agan Michael Ship. The Recovery of a 2400-Year-Old Merchantman. Final Report, vol. 1. By Elisha Linder; Yaacov Kahanov; et al. Jerusalem: Israel Exploration Society, 2003.

2003 Review, in Catholic Bible Quarterly 65:253-55, of Canaanites, Chronologies, and Connections. The Relationship of Middle Bronze Age IIA Canaan to Middle Kingdom Egypt. By Susan L. Cohen. HSM, Studies in the Archaeology and History of the Levant 3. Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns, 2002.

2002 Review, in Journal of the American Oriental Society 122.4:904-07, of The House of the Father as Fact and Symbol: Patrimonialism in Ugarit and the Ancient Near East. By J. David Schloen. Studies in the Archaeology and History of the Levant 2. Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns, 2001.

DISSERTATION AND THESIS:

2000 Scales of Fate: Trade, Tradition, and Transformation in the Eastern Mediterranean World, ca. 1350-1175 BCE. University of Michigan.

1990 The Boatbuilding Industry of New Kingdom Egypt. Master's Thesis, Texas A&M University.

COURSES TAUGHT:

2013 Middle Egyptian Hieroglyphics (NES/CLAS 1XXX), Cornell University

2013 Powerful Words: Reading the Ancient Egyptians and Mesopotamians (NES 1930)

2013 Ancient Egyptian Civilization (NES/ARKEO/JWST 2668)Monroe CV, p. 3

2012 Ancient Ships and Seafaring: an Introduction to Nautical Archaeology (NES 2661)

2011 Ancient Ships and Seafaring: an Introduction to Nautical Archaeology (NES 2661)

2011 Ancient Egyptian Civilization (NES/ARKEO/JWST 2668)

2010 Wealth and Power in Early Civilizations (NES/ARKEO 4670).

2010 Ancient Ships and Seafaring: an Introduction to Nautical Archaeology (NES 2661)

2010 Ancient Egyptian Civilization (NES/ARKEO/JWST 2668)

2010 Archaeology of the Phoenicians (NES/ARKEO 4550)

2009 Ancient Ships and Seafaring: an Introduction to Nautical Archaeology (NES 2661)

2009 Late Bronze Age World of Ugarit (NES/ARKEO/HIST 4644/6644)

2009 Introductory Ugaritic (NES 6992, Graduate Independent Study)

2009 Ancient Egyptian Civilization (NES/ARKEO/JWST 2668)

2008 Liminality in Maritime Archaeology (SHUM 4814/NES 4914).

2008 Ancient Ships and Seafaring: an Introduction to Nautical Archaeology (NES 261)

2008 Ancient Egyptian Civilization (NES/ARKEO 2668)

2007 Wealth and Power in Early Civilizations (NES 470)

2007 Ancient Ships and Seafaring: an Introduction to Nautical Archaeology (NES 261)

2006 Ancient Egyptian Civilization (NES/ARKEO 268), Cornell University

2006 Early Economies (CNES 5950), University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

2005 Introduction to Near Eastern Archaeology (CNES 1044), University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

2004 Ships and Seafaring: an Introduction to Nautical Archaeology (CNES 3321), University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

LECTURES:

2013 Invited to deliver paper at conference, “Trade and civilization in the pre-modern world

An international conference at University of Gothenburg,” May 8-10th 2013.

2012 “When Worlds Collide: Competing Models of Organization in Phoenician Colonization,” 2012 TAG (Theoretical Archaeology Group) Conference, May 17-20, SUNY Buffalo.

2011 “Rethinking the Role of Assyrian Pressure in Phoenician Expansion,” paper presented at the ASOR Annual Meetings, Nov. 16-19, San Francisco.

2011 “Rethinking the Phoenicians,” Near Eastern Studies series, January 17, Cornell University.

2010 “’You Are Now Informed': Ugaritic Text RS 94.2406 and the Limits of Power and Knowledge at the End of the Bronze Age,” paper presented at Ancient Iraq Symposium, Oct. 28-29, Cornell University.

2009 “Ancient Cultural Ecologies and Liminal History at the Water's Edge,” paper presented at Water-Sharing & Culture in the Mediterranean, a conference held at Cornell University March 6 – 8, 2009.

2009 “Pedagogical Joinery: Teaching Ancient Ships to Undergraduates,” paper presented at the 2009 Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America, Philadelphia.

2008 “Sunk Costs in the Late Bronze Age: Estimating the Economic Losses from the Uluburun Shipwreck,” paper presented at the 2008 Annual ASOR Meetings, Boston.

2008 “Liminality in the Eastern Mediterranean Maritime Sphere,” at the 2008 Annual ASOR meetings, Boston.

2007 “A View from the Bottom of the Bronze Age,” invited lecture for the Finger Lakes Chapter of the New York State Archaeological Association, Ithaca College, NY, Mar. 6.Monroe CV, p. 4

2005 “Catastrophe in Context: the Late Bronze Age Shipwreck at Uluburun,” invited lecture for the AIA-MN lecture series, Science Museum of Minnesota, St. Paul, Oct. 13.

2002 “Vessel Volumetrics and the Myth of the Cyclopean Mediterranean Ship,” paper presented at the 2002 ASOR Annual Meetings, Toronto.

2001 “Sociological Perspectives on Ancient Trade,” paper presented at the 2001 Annual ASOR Meetings, Boulder, Colorado.

1992 “Nautical Archaeology and the Bronze Age Shipwreck at Uluburun, Turkey,” lecture for the Kelsey Museum Associates Mini-Course, Ancient Voyages: Exploration Before Columbus, October 3, 1992 at the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, University of Michigan.

1991 “Bronze Age Shipwreck at Ulu Burun, Turkey: A 7-year Synopsis,” March 28 public lecture at the Natural Science Museum, University of Michigan.

ACADEMIC AWARDS AT CORNELL UNIVERSITY:

2009 Brett deBary/Mellon Writing Group Award, for “Autonomy and Anxiety in the Networks of Ancient Ugarit”

2008 Brett deBary/Mellon Writing Group Award, co-authored with Dr. Barry Strauss, for “Fluid Communities: Heterogeneous Social Groups of the Mediterranean Sea.”

2008 Society Fellow, Society for the Humanities, for “Liminality in Maritime Archaeology: Making and Breaking Civilizations with Water.”

ARCHAEOLOGICAL POSITIONS:

2007- President, Finger Lakes Society of the Archaeological Institute of America.

2008 Volunteer, Tel Dor Excavations (Israel). Directors Ayelet Gilboa and Ilan Sharon.

2000 Square Supervisor, Zeitah Excavations (Israel). Director, Dr. Ron Tappy, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.

1997 Staff member, Kedesh Excavation and Survey (Israel). Director, Dr. Sharon Herbert, University of Michigan.

1994 Diver/excavator and recorder, Uluburun Excavation (Turkey). Director, Dr. Cemal Pulak, Texas A&M University.

1994 Area Supervisor, Tell Umm el-Marra Excavation (Syria). Director, Dr. Glenn Schwartz, Johns Hopkins University.

1993 Area Supervisor, Göltepe Excavation (Turkey). Director, Dr. Aslihan Yener, Oriental Institute, Chicago.

1992 Area Supervisor, Tel Nami Regional Project (Israel). Director, Dr. Michal Artzy, Haifa University.

1991 Trenchmaster, Kommos Excavation (Crete). Director, Dr. Joseph Shaw, University of Toronto.

1991 Excavator, Mochlos Excavation (Crete). Director, Dr. Geoffrey Soles, University of North Carolina, Greensboro.

1990 Diver/Excavator, Uluburun Excavation (Turkey). Directors, Dr. George Bass and Cemal Pulak, Texas A&M University.

1989 Square Supervisor, Tel Nami Regional Project (Israel). Director, Dr. Michal Artzy, Haifa University.

1988 Square Supervisor, Tel Nami Regional Project (Israel). Director, Dr. Michal Artzy, Haifa University.Monroe CV, p. 5

1988 Diver/Excavator, Uluburun Excavation (Turkey). Directors, Dr. George Bass and Cemal Pulak, Texas A&M University.

1987 Excavator, Tel Nami Regional Project (Israel). Director, Dr. Michal Artzy, Haifa University.

1987 Diver/Excavator, Uluburun Excavation (Turkey). Directors, Dr. George Bass and Cemal Pulak, Texas A&M University

1985 Diver/Excavator, Lake Michigan Maritime Museum excavation. Director, Ken Pott.

ACADEMIC AWARDS AND POSITIONS AT UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN:

2001 Fall Graduate Student Instructor for Dr. H.D. Cameron, Ancient Greek Literature

1999 Fall Rackham Graduate School One-Term Dissertation Grant

1999 Spring Graduate Student Instructor for Dr. Ralph Williams, Bible in English

1998 Fall George C. Cameron Fellowship in Ancient Studies

1998 Spring Graduate Student Instructor for Dr. Ralph Williams, Bible in English

1997 Fall Graduate Student Instructor for Dr. Janet Richards, Ancient Egypt

1997 Spring Graduate Student Instructor for Dr. Kathryn Babayan, Near Eastern Peoples

1996 Fall Rackham Graduate School Fellowship

1996 Spring Grading Assistant to Dr. Piotr Michalowski, Mesopotamian Myth

1995 Fall Teaching Assistant to Dr. Charles Krahmalkov, Ancient Egypt

1995 Spring Research Assistant to Dr. Norman Yoffee

1994 Fall Teaching Assistant to Dr. Yoffee, Mesopotamian History

1994 Fall Research Assistant to Dr. Yoffee

1994 Spring Waterman Fellowship

1993 Fall Teaching Assistant to Dr. Gernot Windfuhr, Near Eastern Peoples

1993 Spring Waterman Fellowship and Rackham Graduate School fellowship

1992 Fall Teaching Assistant to Dr. Windfuhr, Near Eastern Peoples

1992 Spring Rackham Graduate School fellowship/block grant

1991 Fall Teaching Assistant to Dr. Gernot Windfuhr, Near Eastern Peoples

ACADEMIC AWARDS AND POSITIONS AT TEXAS A&MUNIVERSITY:

1989 Institute of Nautical Archaeology scholarship

1988 Institute of Nautical Archaeology scholarship

1987 Nautical Archaeology Program assistantship

1986 Nautical Archaeology Program assistantship

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