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Cynthia Colburn
Associate Professor of Art History

Division: Fine Arts Division
Office: Cultural Arts Center (CAC) 212
Phone: (310) 506-6615
E-mail: cynthia.colburn@pepperdine.edu

  • Ph.D. in Art History, University of California, Los Angeles, 2003
  • M.A. in Art History, University of California, Los Angeles, 1997
  • B.A. in Art History, University of California, Los Angeles, 1993
Courses:
  • ARTH 200: Art Appreciation
  • ARTH 390: Methodological Approaches to Art History
  • ARTH 422: Near Eastern and Egyptian Art
  • ARTH 424: Greek and Roman Art
  • ARTH 426: Early Christrian and Medieval Art
  • ARTH 428: Renaissance Art
  • ARTH 590: Senior Thesis in Art History
  • ARTH 592: Selected Topics in Art History
Key Awards/Affiliations:
  • Archaeological Institute of America Society Outreach Grant, 2010
  • Dean's Research Grant, Pepperdine University, 2010
  • Howard A. White Award for Teaching Excellence, Pepperdine University, 2008
  • Seaver Research Council Grant, Pepperdine University, 2007 to 2008
  • Summer Undergraduate Research Program Grant, Pepperdine University, 2007
  • Seaver Research Council Grant, Pepperdine University, 2006 to 2007
  • Seaver Fellow in Fine Arts, Pepperding University, 2006 to 2007
  • Dean's Research Grant, Pepperdine University, 2006
  • Dean's Research Grant, Pepperdine University, 2005
  • Harriet and Leon Pomerance Fellowship, Archaelogical Institute of America, 2002 to 2003
  • Research, East Cretan Research Center, Pachyammos, Crete, Summers 2002 and 2003
  • Patricia McCarron McGinn Memorial Award, 2001 to 2002
  • History of Art Fellowship, Edward A. Dickson, September 2001 to June 2002
  • History of Art Fellowship, Edward A. Dickson, 1999 to 2000
  • Associate Member, American School of Classical Studies, Athens, Greece, 1999 to 2000
  • Packard Humanities Institute Fellowship, American Academy of Rome, June 1999 to August 1999
  • Title VI, National Resource Fellowship, 1998 to 1999
  • Chuck Cuenod Memorial Fellowship in Classical Archaeology, June 1998 to August 1998
  • Graduate Curatorial Intern, Metropolitan Museum of Art, June 1996 to August 1996
Academic Interests:
  • Art and archaeology of the Mediterranean World.
  • Bodily Adornment
  • Cultural interaction.
  • Identity
Selected Works:
  • Colburn, Cynthia. "Bodily Adornment in the Early Bronze Age Aegean and Near East." In Kosmos: Jewellery, Adornment and Textiles in the Aegean Bronze Age, edited by Marie Louise-Nosch and Robert Laffineur, Liège: Université de Liège (forthcoming).
  • Colburn, Cynthia S. "Exotica and the Early Minoan Elite: Eastern Imports in Prepalatial Crete." American Journal of Archaeology 112.2 (April 2008)
  • Colburn, Cynthia S., and Maura K. Heyn, eds. Reading a Dynamic Canvas: Adornment in the Ancient Mediterranean World. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing., 2008
  • Colburn, Cynthia S., and Maura K. Heyn. "Introduction: Bodily Adornment and Identity." In Reading a Dynamic Canvas: Adornment in the Ancient Mediterranean World, edited by Cynthia Colburn and Maura Heyn, 1-12. Cambrdge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing., 2008
  • Colburn, Cynthia S., and Maura K. Heyn. "Exotica and the Body in the Minoan and Mycenaean Worlds." In Readying a Dynamic Canvas: Adornment in the Ancient Mediterranean World, edited by Cynthia Colburn and Maura Heyn, 13-48. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing., 2008
  • Colburn, Cynthia. "The Symbolic Significance of Distance in the Homeric Epics and the Bronze Age Aegean." In Epos: Reconsidering Greek Epic and Aegean Bronze Age Archaeology, edited by Sarah P. Morris and Robert Laffineur, 2003-211 and Plates LIII, LIV, and LV. Liege: Universite de Liege, 2007.