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TEACHING AND RESEARCH INTERESTS
Archaeology of the Roman provinces
Mythology and religion
Digital humanities in research and pedagogy
2018-present: Assistant Professor, Department of Classical Studies, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
2014-2018: Lecturer, Department of Classical Studies, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
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2016: Ph.D. Classical Archaeology, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
2010: M.A. Classical Archaeology, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
2008: B.A. in Archaeology, Classical Humanities, and History, The George Washington University.
Le Blanc, R. 2017. “Founders and Foundation Myths on Civic Coins from Late Hellenistic and Roman Ascalon (Israel).” Israel Numismatic Research 12: 71-98.
Boehm, R., D. Master, and R. Le Blanc. 2016. “The Basilica, Bouleuterion, and Civic Center of Ashkelon,” American Journal of Archaeology 120(2): 271-324.
ONGOING RESEARCH PROJECTS
For current research projects on myth, numismatics, and civic identity, click here.
For digital project (WIRE: Women in the Roman East), click here.
SELECT AWARDS, GRANTS, AND FELLOWSHIPS
Martin Price Fund for Ancient Greek Numismatics, Royal Numismatic Society, 2018.
National Endowment for the Humanities Institute, Summer Institute, “Textual Data and Digital Texts in the Undergraduate Classroom,” 2018.
Digital Partners Grant, UNCG, 2018.
UNC System-Wide Undergraduate Research Development Grant, “Course-Based Digital Humanities Undergraduate Research through Faculty-Led Digital Projects: WIRE (Women in the Roman East) as a case study project,” 2018.
“Relocating Andromeda: Greco-Roman myths and heroes in Roman Iudaea, Syria Palaestina, and Arabia.” The Department of Classical Languages at Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, 2017.
“The Importance of Being Greek: gods and heroes in Roman Palestine.” North Carolina Classical Association Spring Meeting, Winston-Salem, 2015.
“Homo Ludens: Teaching the Ancient World via Games.” Co-organized with T.H.M Gellar-Goad, APA New Orleans 2015.
“The Archaeology of Resistance.” Co-organized with Lidewijde de Jong and Lindsey Mazurek, AIA San Antonio, 2011.
SELECT CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS
“Introducing WIRE: Women in the Roman East Project.” With Sean P. Burrus. Lightning paper Ancient Makerspaces session, AIA Boston, 2018.
“The Fatimid and Crusader Glass of Ashkelon.” Invited paper for panel on Crusader Archaeology organized by Tracy Hoffman. ASOR San Antonio, 2016.
“Relocating Andromeda: Greek myths in Roman Palestine.” CAMWS Williamsburg, 2016.
“’Thinking Globally, Acting Locally’: the communal sacred identity of Roman Ascalon.” AIA San Francisco, 2016.
“Future Archaeology: modular role-play in material culture courses.” APA New Orleans, 2015.
“The Importance of Being (Greco-) Roman: local and supra-local identities in Classical Ascalon.” ASOR San Diego, 2014.
“The Severan Bouleuterion and Odeon at Ashkelon: new results from the 2008-2011 seasons.” With Ryan Boehm, ASOR San Francisco, 2012.
“’What have the Romans ever done for us?’: the history of resistance studies and Roman archaeology.” AIA San Antonio, 2011.
“The Roman Odeon at Ashkelon.” With Ryan Boehm. AIA San Antonio, 2011.
The Leon Levy Expedition to Ashkelon (2009-2012 + ongoing publication work)
The Megiddo Expedition (2006, 2008)
The Marcham-Frilford Project (2007)