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Mary T. Boatwright

Professor Emerita of Classical Studies
Classical Studies
Box 90103, Durham, NC 27708-0103
233 Allen Bldg, West Campus, Durham, NC 27708-0103
Office hours

By appointment and Zoom.

  

Research Interests


Imperial women of Rome; imperial Roman history; city of Rome; Tacitus.
Three current projects are:
  1. Biography of Agrippina the Younger (under contract with OUP).
  2. “Julio-Claudian Women and War.” Chapter for Ancient Women and War in the Mediterranean World, eds. E. Carney and S. Müeller. Leiden: Brill.“Representing Native Women in Roman Art.”
  3. Chapter for project Indigeneity and Empire: Comparing the Roman and American Experiences, eds. M. Maas and F. Yarbrough. University of Oklahoma Press.

Selected Grants


2012 Annual Meeting of the Association of Ancient Historians, Duke University and UNC-Chapel Hill, May 3-6, 2012

ConferencePrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Josiah Charles Trent Memorial Foundation · 2012 - 2012

Fellowships, Gifts, and Supported Research


Resident · March 2021 - April 2021 American Academy in Rome
Trinity Research Enhancement Award · 2018 - 2019 Supervisor · Duke University · $3,100.00 To support undergraduate research leading to graduation with distinction or undergraduate publication.
NEH Summer Stipend · September 2002 - October 2002 National Endowment for the Humanities For travel to Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, and Hungary for research on Pannonian steles
National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship for University Teachers · 1995 - 1996 National Endowment for the Humanities For Hadrian and the Cities of the Roman Empire
Gildersleeve Prize · 1992 - 1992 American Journal of Philology Awarded for “The Imperial Women of the Early Second Century A.C.,” AJPh 112 (1991) 513-40, deemed the best paper published in AJPh 1991.
Resident · March 2021 - April 2021 American Academy in Rome
Trinity Research Enhancement Award · 2018 - 2019 Supervisor · Duke University · $3,100.00 To support undergraduate research leading to graduation with distinction or undergraduate publication.
NEH Summer Stipend · September 2002 - October 2002 National Endowment for the Humanities For travel to Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, and Hungary for research on Pannonian steles
National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship for University Teachers · 1995 - 1996 National Endowment for the Humanities For Hadrian and the Cities of the Roman Empire
Gildersleeve Prize · 1992 - 1992 American Journal of Philology Awarded for “The Imperial Women of the Early Second Century A.C.,” AJPh 112 (1991) 513-40, deemed the best paper published in AJPh 1991.
Borso di Studio · May 1974 - June 1974 Università per Stranieri, Perugia, Italy Funding for summer Etruscology course.