Betsey Robinson

Associate Professor, Department of Art History

Betsey A. Robinson (Harvard University, A.B., A.L.M.; University of Pennsylvania, Ph.D.) teaches courses in the art, architecture, and archaeology of the ancient Mediterranean world. Her primary interests include Hellenistic and Roman art, architecture, cities and sanctuaries, landscapes and environmental history. Since 1997 she has conducted research at the Corinth Excavations of the American School of Classical Studies in Greece, focusing on art, architecture, and water supply. Her current work on ancient hydraulic technology and the “culture of water” in ancient Greece is supported by HYDRΩMED, an international project based at Aix-Marseille University, where she will spend May 2016 as a visiting scholar. Her first book, Histories of Peirene: A Corinthian Fountain in Three Millennia (Princeton: ASCSA 2011), won the 2011 PROSE Prize for Archaeology and Anthropology and a Chancellor’s Award for Research in 2013. On sabbatical this year, she is completing Divine Prospects: Mounts Helicon and Parnassus in Ancient Experience and Imagination, a book on Greek mountains and sacred sites.