Jacqueline K. Ortoleva

Jacqueline K. Ortoleva

Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology
Doctoral researcher

Contact details

PhD title: Sight, Sound, and Space: A Cognitive Approach to the Etruscan Painted Tomb Space in Tarquinia and Orvieto.
Supervisors: Paul Garwood (University of Birmingham) and Dominik Maschek (University of Oxford)
Classics and Ancient History PhD/MA by Research (On-Campus or by Distance Learning)

Qualifications

  • University of Cambridge, McDonald Institute of Archaeology, 2019, Visiting Scholar, Cambridge, UK, Sponsor: Dr. Simon Stoddart
  • California State University, Department of the Humanities 2012, (Masters) humanities, archaeology/ancient art focus. Pi Lambda Theta honours, Supervisor: Dr. Kirstin Ellsworth
  • University of Southern California, USC Rossier, (Masters) behavioural sciences, MFT
  • New School for Social Research, Department of Social Sciences, (Masters), Cognitive science, clinical and social psychology.  
  • University of Southern California, Department of Humanities (Bachelors), Humanities 

Biography

  • 2019-present: Etruscan Interest Group, American Institute of Archaeology, Co-chair - The EIG is dedicated to increasing awareness of Etruscan studies among US and international scholars and to promoting the study of the material and cultural history of Etruria.

Previous:

  • University of California, Los Angeles, Semel Institute of Neuroscience, Researcher
  • RAND, Santa Monica, CA, Researcher

Doctoral research

PhD title
Sight, Sound, and Space: A Cognitive Approach to the Etruscan Painted Tomb Space in Tarquinia and Orvieto
Supervisor
Paul Garwood
Course
Classics and Ancient History PhD/MA by Research (On-Campus or by Distance Learning)

Research

My project draws on my background in cognitive science to assess how aural, visual, and spatial characteristics in the Etruscan painted tomb structured conditions of action during the funerary event in Tarquinia and Orvieto. The goal is to approach the burial event from the perspective of the funerary participant via bodily movement and sensory phenomena involving sound and visuals.  

Other activities

  • Seattle Central College, 2010-present (2016 on, online only): Part time (PHL) lecturer, archaeology, humanities (visual culture) courses.       
  • Academia.edu: https://birmingham.academia.edu/JacquelineOrtoleva                                                                                                    

Grants and fellowships

  • 2018-19: Etruscan Foundation Research Fellowship
  • 2019: University of Birmingham PGR Grant
  • 2019: University of Birmingham Research Grant
  • 2018: SCC Lockwood Grant
  • 2018-19: SCC International Research Grant
  • 2018: University of Birmingham PGR Grant
  • 2017: University of Birmingham PGR Grant
  • 2017: SCC Lockwood Grant
  • 2016: University of Birmingham PGR Grant
  • 2015: National Endowment of the Humanities Fellowship, Ancient Etruria,   Legacy of Rome

Memberships

  • American Archaeological Association
  • Etruscan Foundation
  • WAC-World Archaeological Congress
  • European Association of Archaeologists
  • Society of American Archaeology
  • Etruscan IG, American Archaeological Association
  • Women’s Interest Group, American Archaeological Association
  • Pi Lambda Theta honours society

University and conference presentations

  •  ‘Sensing Space: Cognition and the Etruscan Painted Tomb in Tarquinia and Orvieto’ Archaeological Institute of America, Annual Meeting, January 2021 (forthcoming)
  • Boundaries and Bodies: Gender and Sex and the Etruscan Daemon Archaeological Institute of America, Annual Meeting, January 2021 (forthcoming)
  • The Application of Cognitive Science to Etruscan Funerary Spaces (forthcoming) Archaeological Institute of America, Annual Meeting, Washington DC, January 2020
  • Experiencing an Etruscan Tomb: Neuroarchaeology and the Tomba della Quadriga Infernale (Tomb of the Infernal Chariot), 4th c. BCE. McDonald Institute, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, U.K. February, 2019
  • Neuroarchaeology and the Tomba della Quadriga Infernale (Tomb of the Infernal Chariot), 4th c. BCE. Archsoc, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, U.K. February, 2019
  • Perceptions in Space: Neuroarchaeology and the Etruscan Tomb. Archaeological Institute of America, Annual Meeting, San Diego, California, January, 2019.
  • Illusions of Light: A Neuroarchaeological and Performative Approach to the Etruscan Tomb Space. European Association of Archaeologists 24th Annual Meeting, Barcelona, Spain, forthcoming (September, 2018).
  • Liminal Bodies and the Etruscan Demon Archaeological Institute of America, Annual Meeting, Toronto, Ontario, January, 2017.
  • Crossing Boundaries: A Reevaluation of the Etruscan Demon, Classical Association of the Middle West and South Annual Conference, Williamsburg, VA, College of William and Mary, March, 2016.
  • On the Edge: Sex and Gender and the Etruscan Demon, Archaeological Institute of America, Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, January, 2016.
  • Demon Figures in Etruria, Classical Association of the Middle West and South Annual Conference, Boulder, CO, March, 2015.
  • Shadows of Power: Female identity and Indigenous Demon Figures in Etruria, Archaeological Institute of America, Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, January, 2015.
  • Truth and Consequence: The Figure of Vanth in Etruria, Classical Association of the Pacific NW and Canadian West Annual Conference. April, 2014.   
  • The Female Form in Etruria, Classical Association of the Middle West and South Annual Conference, April, 2013.
  • Etruria: Cultural Exchange and Cultural Distinction, Classical Association of the Canadian West Annual Conference. March, 2013.                                                            

Publications

  •  Ortoleva, J.K. 2021 (forthcoming). Sounds of Etruria: Aural Characteristics of the Tomba dell’Orco in Tarquinia. Antiquity.
  • Ortoleva, J.K. 2021 (forthcoming). Merging of the Mind: A New Application of Cognitive Science to the Etruscan Tomb Space. Maurizio Forte (ed.) Etruscan Archaeology: Technologies and Methods. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Nguyen TT., Wong TY, Islam FM, Hubbard L, Miller J, Haroon E, Darwin C, Esser B, Kumar A. Is Depression Associated with Microvascular Disease in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes.Depress Anxiety. 2008, 25(11): E158-62.  
  • Olusola Ajilore, Ebrahim Haroon, Senthil Kumaran, Christine Darwin, Nader Binesh, Jim Mintz, Jacqueline Miller, M Albert Thomas & Anand Kumar. Measurement of Brain Metabolites in Patients with type 2 Diabetes and Major Depression Using Proton Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy. Neuropsychopharmacology 2007 Jun; 32(6): 1224-31.
  • Watari K., Elderkin-Thompson V, Haroon E, Miller J, Darwin C, Kumar A. Cognitive Function in Adults with Type 2 Diabetes and Major Depression. Arch Clin. Neuropsychology. 2006, Dec. 21 (8): 787-06.