Jacqueline K. Ortoleva

Jacqueline K. Ortoleva

Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology
Doctoral researcher

Contact details

PhD title: Sensing Space: The Application of Cognitive Science to the Etruscan 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

Previous:

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

Doctoral research

PhD title
Sensing Space: The Application of Cognitive Science to the Etruscan 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

Drawing on cognitive science, I am assessing how the physical space of fifth-third century BCE Etruscan tombs, the placement of burial artefacts, and iconography on tomb walls jointly structured conditions of action inside the tomb. The aim is to re-contextualize the tomb painting with the physical and cognitive experience of funerary ritual.

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

  • 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

  • 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.