Liane Houghtalin, Professor of Classics, holds a Ph.D. (1993) and an M.A. in classical archaeology from Bryn Mawr College and an A.B. in classical archaeology and Latin from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Dr. Houghtalin has worked on archaeological excavations in Great Britain, Spain, Italy, Greece, and Tunisia; and she has published excavation coins from sites in Italy, Tunisia, and Greece.
Dr. Houghtalin has given numerous presentations dealing with classical archaeology and numismatics, both at national professional conferences and to statewide and community organizations. She has a special interest in the influence of the classical world on later periods, and this has led her to a current project investigating the medieval Persian view of Alexander the Great.
Dr. Houghtalin also has made contributions to many books, including to Bir Ftouha: A Pilgrimage Church Complex at Carthage and most recently to The Bridge of the Untiring Sea: The Corinthian Isthmus from Prehistory to Late Antiquity. Dr. Houghtalin is a member of several professional organizations including the American Numismatic Society, the Archaeological Institute of America, the Classical Association of the Middle West and South, and the Society for Classical Studies (formerly the American Philological Society). She is currently the vice president of the Classical Association of Virginia.
Liane Houghtalin in the News
- Liane Houghtalin Elected President of the Classical Association of VirginiaLiane Houghtalin, Professor of Classics, was elected to a two-year term as president of the Classical Association of Virginia at its annual spring meeting on May 5. Professor Houghtalin has served in various offices of the organization, including as its treasurer and as its vice president, since 1998. The Classical Association... Read more »
- Classical Association, Oct. 16-18The University of Mary Washington will co-host the 94th anniversary meeting of the Classical Association of the Middle West and South, the Southern Section, from Thursday, Oct. 16 to Saturday, Oct. 18. The event will be co-hosted alongside the National Latin Exam. Friday’s afternoon presentations will take place on the UMW... Read more »