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Associate Professor
Arts & Sciences
Public Relations:Lee Ann Cox (802)656-1107
Specialty:art history; Greek & Roman art & archeology; Bronze and Iron ages; reads 9 languages and speaks German, Italian & Spanish
Biography:Mierse is an art historian. His areas of scholarly production and interest are in Greek and Roman art and archeology, particularly in the western Mediterranean region and the ancient Near East. His emphasis is in the Bronze Age (4,000 to 3,000 B.C.) and Iron Age (beginning before 1,000 B.C.). He did archeological field work in Sardis, Turkey as a research assistant at Harvard University. He is curator for the 1999-2001 "Four Honduran Artists" exhibit beginning at UVM and touring to Texas, Maryland and New Jersey, as well as curator or co-curator for three other exhibits. Most recently, he was awarded UVM faculty grants for participation in a symposium on art in the Dunhuang Caves (western China), research in Israel, and in Andean countries for pre-Columbian art. His books include: "Ocho Ensayos sobre al Arte Romano" (Revista do Museu de Arqueologia e Etnologia, Universidade de Sau Paulo, Brazil, 2000, co-author); and "Temples and Towns in Roman Iberia: The Social and Architectural Dynamics of Sanctuary Designs from the Third Century B.C. to the Third Century A.D." (University of California Press, 1999). Mierse is also the author of many articles, reviews and a dictionary on topics of art history, archeology, numismatics, and art pedogogy.