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Dr. Georgia Tsouvala

Associate Professor
History
Office
Schroeder Hall - SCH 304
Office Hours
On Leave

By appointment on Zoom.

Please email me at gtsouva@ilstu.edu for an appointment.
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Biography

Georgia Tsouvala specializes in Greco-Roman history, literature, and epigraphy. Her current research focuses on the history of Greece in the early Roman Empire, women's history, Plutarch, inscriptions, and coins.

Current Courses

220.001Ancient History Greece

101.001Western Civilization To 1500

101.002Western Civilization To 1500

Teaching Interests & Areas

Professor Tsouvala teaches all levels of Greek and Roman history, as well as more specialized survey courses and seminars on Greek and Roman history, on Alexander the Great, and on Greek and Roman Women and Sexuality. Professor Tsouvala also teaches Western Civilization I, First Year Latin and ancient Greek, and takes students on study abroad programs to Greece and Italy.

Research Interests & Areas

Greco-Roman history; women's history; epigraphy; Greek archaeology; numismatics

Ph D Classics, Summa cum Laude

The Graduate School, City University of New York
New York, NY

BA Ancient Greek and Latin w/ Departmental Honors

Hunter College
New York, NY

Influential and Inspirational History Faculty Member

Illinois State University, History-Social Science Education Progra
2020

Influential and Inspirational History Faculty Member

Illinois State University, History-Social Science Education Progra
2019

Sabbatical Leave

ISU
2014

Provost’s Leadership Initiative

Illinois State University
2013

Service Initiative Award

Illinois State University
2011

Influential and Inspirational Faculty Award Member

Illinois State University, History-Social Science Education Program
2009

Phi Alpha Theta, History Honor Society

Mu Upsilon Chapter, ISU
2007

Book, Chapter

“Female Athletes in the Late Hellenistic and Roman Greek World.” In New Directions for the Study of Women in the Greco-Roman World, edited by Ronnie Ancona and Georgia Tsouvala. New York: Oxford University Press, 2021.
Tsouvala, G. “A Greco-Roman World.”. A Brief History of Ancient Greece: Politics, Society, and Culture, 4th edition.. Oxford University Press (2020): 382-391.
“An Introduction to the Discourse of Marriage and its Context.” In The Discourse of
Marriage in the Greco-Roman World, edited by Jeffrey Beneker and Georgia Tsouvala. Madison: The University of Wisconsin Press, 2020, 3-19.
“Epilogue: The Arrival of the Romans,” new chapter in Ancient Greece: A Political, Social, and Cultural History, 4th edition. Oxford University Press, 2017.
“Women Members of a Gymnasium in the Roman East (IG IV 732),” book chapter in Ancient
Documents and their Contexts. First North American Congress of Greek and Latin
Epigraphy (2011), J. Bodel and N. Dimitrova (eds.), Leiden: E. J. Brill (Brill Studies in
Greek and Roman Epigraphy, no. 5), 2015, 111-123.

Book, Edited

Co-editor (with Ronnie Ancona), New Directions for the Study of Women in the Greco-Roman World. New York: Oxford University Press, 2021.
Co-editor (with Jeffrey Beneker), The Discourse of Marriage in the Greco-Roman World. Madison: The University of Wisconsin Press, 2020.

Encyclopedia

“Corinna,” Encyclopedia of the Hellenic World, Boeotia, 2012
http://boeotia.ehw.gr/forms/fLemmaBodyExtended.aspx?lemmaID=12944
“Plutarch,” Encyclopedia of the Hellenic World, Boeotia, 2012
http://boeotia.ehw.gr/Forms/fLemma.aspx?lemmaid=12958&contlang=58

Textbook, New

Co-author with Sarah B. Pomeroy, et al. A Brief History of Ancient Greece: Politics, Society, and Culture, 4th edition. Oxford University Press, 2020.
Co-author with Sarah B. Pomeroy, et al. Ancient Greece: A Political, Social, and Cultural History, 4th edition. Oxford University Press, 2017.

Presentations

Before Title IX: Ancient Athletics and Women’s Participation. DuPage County Social Studies Conference. (2020)
Before Title IX: Female Athletes in the Greco-Roman World. Bowling Green State University. (2020)
Impact of Covid-19 and our Profession. Association of Ancient Historians Annual Meeting. Association of Ancient Historians. (2020)
“Agrippina and Company: Elite Women at the Castra”. Archaeological Institute of America. (2019)
“How to ‘read’ a site: The Sanctuary of Artemis at Brauron”. ASCSA 2019 Summer Session. American School of Classical Studies. (2019)
“The Real Housewives of Rome: From Matronae to Slaves”. DuPage County Social Studies Conference. (2019)
"How do we ‘do’ ancient history? Reconsidering the Evidence for Greek Female Athletes in the Late Hellenistic and Roman Periods". University of Canterbury. (2018)
“Reconsidering the Evidence for Female Athletes in the Late Hellenistic and Early Roman Periods in Greece”. Roman Seminar/Ρωμαϊκό Σεμινάριο. (2018)
“Reconsidering the Evidence for Greek Female Athletics in the Late Hellenistic and Roman Periods”. Department of Ancient History in conjunction with the Sydney chapter of Australasian Women in Ancient World Studies (AWAWS), Macquarie University. (2018)
The Panathenaic Stadium and Roman Athens. ASCSA-Summer Session I. American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Greece. (2018)

Grants & Contracts

Franklin Grant. American Philosophical Society. Private. (2018)
2018 Gertrude Smith Professor. American School of Classical Studies. Private. (2017)
2014 Gertrude Smith Professor. American School of Classical Studies at Athens. Private. (2013)
Book Subvention. ORGS/CAS. Illinois State University.
College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) Domestic Supplemental Travel Grant. College of Arts and Sciences. Illinois State University.