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Candace Livingston

Academic Background
Bachelor of Arts, Baylor University, Classics
Master of Arts, Tulane University, Art History
Doctor of Philosophy, University of Southern California, Art History
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In the summer, Candace serves as a guest lecturer for the specialized cruise company Voyages to Antiquity. She has also traveled as a Smithsonian Speaker on Celebrity Cruises.

Candace is also an archaeologist. “I have excavated at several sites including Classe (the Roman Imperial fleet harbor outside of Ravenna), a Neolithic site in the Transylvanian region of Romania, and with Princeton University’s Euchaita/Avkat project in north-central Turkey.”

She believes Art History courses can benefit students in any major. “They train you to recognize and understand thousands of years of art and symbolism that still influence the visual landscape we encounter every day. As an undergraduate professor of mine used to say, the real reason to learn is not to get a job or launch a career, but to make our minds an interesting place to live for the rest of our lives. Art History does that.”

The small class sizes mean I get to know each of my students individually and that our conversations about course material and their educational experience often continue outside the classroom. My experience as an undergraduate at a Baptist institution, Baylor, was tremendously influential on my decision to teach at another Baptist university. The education I received was intellectually rigorous but the environment was supportive, and I hope I am successful in fostering a similar environment in my own classrooms.

Travel and adventure, reading, collecting vintage books, playing the piano and saxophone

I have traveled to 33 countries on four continents and have seen six of the seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

I was a contestant on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire in 2010. Yes, I won some cash!

My intro-level classes are lecture-based, although I like to keep a dialogue going with the students by asking questions throughout. Upper-level classes are more focused and involve significant amounts of discussion and debate. I especially enjoy organizing field trips when possible, to visit major museums and sites in the Greenville area and in Atlanta.

Weddle, Candace. 2015. Blood, fire and feasting: the role of touch and taste in Greco-Roman animal sacrifice. Senses of the Empire. Farnham, Surrey, United Kingdom: Ashgate Publishing.

Weddle, Candace. 2014. Imperial cult, Roman. Springer Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology, Classical Archaeology Section. Berlin: Springer-Verlag.

Weddle, Candace. 2013. The sensory experience of blood sacrifice in the Roman Imperial Cult. Making Senses of the Past: Toward a Sensory Archaeology. Center for Archaeological Investigations Occasional Paper 40: 137-59.

Weddle, C., Irvine, R., and Hanks, N. 2013. Sacred architecture: archaeological and anthropological perspectives. Archaeology and Anthropology: Past, Present and Future. Oxford: Berg.

Weddle, Candace. 2007. Significant structures: reading Bruegel’s Architecture. The Journal of the Society for Graduate Art Historians at the University of Iowa March issue.

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