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History of Margaret Alexander and the Corpus des Mosaïques de Tunisie (CMT)
Transcript of History of Margaret Alexander and the Corpus des Mosaïques de Tunisie (CMT)
1938: Receives a bachelor’s degree from Wheaton College in Norton, MA
1941: Receives a master's degree from New York University (NYU); thesis: “Ornament in the Winchester School Manuscripts of the 12th Century”
1942-1945: Becomes a Junior Fellow at Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection
1948-1949: Travels in North Africa with Robert L. Alexander (husband)
1930s – 1940s
1958: Receives her PhD from NYU; completes her dissertation: “Early Christian Tomb Mosaics of North Africa"
1961: Joins the faculty of the University of Iowa and taught classes on early christian and byzantine art
1962-1970: Becomes an Assistant Professor of Classics (University of Iowa)
1950s - 1960s
Born on May 21, 1916 in Massachusetts
Died on December 19, 1996 in Iowa
Corpus des Mosaïques de Tunisie (CMT)
1967: Administered by the Smithsonian Institution through its Foreign Currency Program, funds are made available to launch the task of creating a new corpus of ancient mosaics in Tunisia
July 17, 1968: An agreement is officially signed between the US and Tunisian government regarding the Corpus des Mosaïques de Tunisie
1969-1972: Fieldwork begins at Utica
1970-197: Becomes an Associate Professor of Classics (University of Iowa)
1972-1973: Fieldwork begins at El Jem
1973: First volume of the Corpus des Mosaïques de Tunisie is published (Vol. I, Fasc. 1 – Utica)
1974: Vol. I, Fasc. 2 (Utica) is published
1974: Fieldwork begins at Thuburbo Majus
1976: Vol. I, Fasc. 3 (Utica) is published
1976-1982: Becomes a Professor of Classics (University of Iowa)
1970s - 1980s
1980: Vol. II, Fasc. 1 (Thuburbo Majus) is published
1982-1986: Becomes a Professor of Art & Art History and Classics (University of Iowa)
1985: Vol. II, Fasc. 2 (Thuburbo Majus) is published
1986-1998: Becomes a Professor Emeritus of Art & Art History and Classics (University of Iowa)
1987: Vol. II, Fasc. 3 (Thuburbo Majus) is published
1987: Publishes “Mosaic Ateliers at Tabarka” in Dumbarton Oaks Papers 41
1992-1994: Becomes a co-director with Aïcha Ben Abed-Bhen Khader at Carthage
1994: Vol. II, Fasc. 4 (Thuburbo Majus) is published
1996: Vol. III, Fasc. 1 (El Jem) is published
1996: Publishes “The Corpus of the Mosaics of Tunisia: Carthage Project, 1992-1994” in Dumbarton Oaks Papers 50 with Aïcha Ben Abed-Bhen Khader and Guy P. R. Métraux
1999: Final volume of the Corpus des Mosaïques de Tunisie is published (Vol. IV, Fasc. 1 and 2)