Diane Cline

Dr. Diane Harris Cline

Title:
Associate Professor of History and Classics
Office:
Monroe 106
Address: Phillips Hall
801 22nd Street NW, Suite 335
Washington, District Of Columbia 20052
Phone: 202-436-9943
Email:
drcline@gwu.edu

Background

Diane Cline is an ancient Greek historian who is also deeply committed to the development of GWU’s initiative to support innovation through cross-disciplinary collaboration. She joins the GWU faculty after leading a similar initiative at the University of Cincinnati as the first director of UC Forward.  With her B.A.in Classics  from Stanford and Ph.D. in Classical Archaeology from Princeton, Diane became a tenured History Professor at CSU Fresno before she joined the University of Cincinnati  in 1994 as an Assistant Professor in Classics and was subsequently promoted with tenure to Associate Professor, winning the University’s Dolly Cohen Teaching Award in 1999. After moving to Washington DC in 2000, she taught as a Visiting Associate Professor at Howard University and then at The George Washington University for three years, while also taking graduate coursework in the GWU GSEHD Master’s Program in Higher Education Administration. Then, in those early post-9/11 years, she joined the NSA as an intelligence analyst in 2003, working on difficult national security challenges, earning four team awards from the Director of National Intelligence and winning the National Cryptologic Literature Award for 2005. In 2008, she resumed teaching Classics courses. Diane spent 2012-13 directing the UC Forward program in Ohio and in the Fall of 2013 joined the GWU History department, with an agreement that half of her time is shared with the Teaching and Learning Collaborative. Her current Classics research focus is on the application of social network analysis to the study of ancient history. Her passion is ”network weaving”: finding people with similar intellectual interests but who are in diverse departments and serving as a bridge to bring them together. Diane is also a cellist with the Washington Sinfonietta and the Avanti Orchestra

Education

B.A. 1983 Stanford University, Department of Classics, Greek and Latin
M.A. 1986 Princeton University, Department of Art and Archaeology, Program in Classical Archaeology.
1987-1990 Fulbright Scholar and two year-long fellowships at the American School of Classical Studies.
Ph.D. 1991 Princeton University, Department of Art and Archaeology, Program in Classical Archaeology.

Publications

1991. The Inventory Lists of the Parthenon Treasures. Ph.D. Diss. Princeton University,University Microfilms International, 531 pp.

1995. The Treasures of the Parthenon and the Erechtheion. Oxford Monographs on Classical Archaeology, Oxford: Clarendon Press for Oxford University Press, 306 pp. ISBN 0-19-814940-9.

1998. The Aegean and the Orient in the Second Millennium, Proceedings of the 50th Anniversary Symposium, Cincinnati, 18-20 April 1997, Aegaeum 18. Annales s'archéologie égéenne de l'Université de Liège et UT-PASP. Liège, 363 pp.  (edited volume, with Cline, Eric H.)

Articles

1988. "Nikokrates of Kolonos: Metal-Worker for the Parthenon Treasurers," Hesperia 57: 329-337, pl. 88.

1990. "Aias and Eurysakes on a Fourth-Century Honorary Decree from Salamis," (with Dr. Carol Lawton) Zeitschrift fur Papyrologie und Epigrafik 80: 109-115, pl. 2.

1992. "Bronze Statues on the Athenian Acropolis: The Evidence of a Lycurgan Inventory," American Journal of Archaeology 96: 637-652.

1993. "Thucydides 2.13.4 and the Inventory Lists," Horos 8 (1991; pub 1993) 75-82.

1994. "Freedom of Information and Accountability: The Inventory Lists of the Parthenon," chapter 13 in Ritual, Finance, Politics, Athenian Democratic Accounts presented to David Lewis, eds. Robin Osborne and Simon Hornblower, Oxford University Press, 213-225. ISBN 0198149921.

1997. "A Question of Standards: Metrology and the Parthenon Treasures," The Ancient History Bulletin 11.1: 30-36.

1997. "The Archaeology of Greek Epigraphy," Preatti XI Congresso Internazionale di Epigrafia Greca e Latina, Rome: Edizioni Quasar, 191-194.

1998. "Prolegomena to the Cincinnati Conference," in Cline, Eric H. and Diane Harris-Cline. The Aegean and the Orient in the Second Millennium, Proceedings of the 50th Anniversary Symposium, Cincinnati, 18-20 April 1997 Aegaeum 18. Annales s'archéologie égéenne de l'Université de Liège et UT-PASP. Liège, pp. xvii-xx.

1999. "Archaic Athens and the Topography of the Kylonian Conspiracy," Annual of the British School at Athens, 309-320.

2000. "Broken Statues, Shattered Illusions: Mimesis and Bronze Body Parts on the Akropolis," From the Parts to the Whole, Volume 1: Acta of the 13th International Bronze Congress, held at Cambridge Massachusetts, May 28- June 1, 1996, C. C. Mattusch, A. Brauer, S.E. Knudsen, eds., Portsmouth RI: 135-141.

2003. “Women and Sacred Property: The Evidence from Greek Inscriptions” Women and Property in Ancient Near Eastern and Mediterranean Societies, ed. by Deborah Lyons and Raymond Westbrook; Center for Hellenic Studies, Washington DC, online publication, 2005.

2013. “Six Degrees of Alexander: Social Network Analysis and Ancient History,” Ancient History Bulletin 26.1-2 (2012)

Classes Taught

CLAS 2106 Classical Mythology

CLAS 2112 Early Aegean & Greek Civ-338BC

HIST 2112 Early Aegean & Greek Civ-338BC

CLAS 3115 Topics in Ancient Literature and Civilization (Alexander the Great)