Amy Gansell, Visiting Assistant Professor, presented papers at two scholarly conferences in November. Both papers built upon research conducted for her 2008 dissertation on the subject of ancient Near Eastern feminine beauty. She read the first paper, “Near Eastern Ivory Sculptures of Women in Sacred Greek Contexts during the Orientalizing Period (8th-7th centuries BCE),” on November 11, 2011, at the Southeast College Art Conference in Savannah. Amy then headed to San Francisco to present her next paper, “Mortuary Dress and Identity in the Ancient Assyrian Palace at Nimrud,” on November 18, 2011, at the annual meeting of the American Schools of Oriental Research. Based on jewelry preserved in royal tombs, this presentation unveiled models (on which she has been collaborating with an industrial designer) of Mesopotamian queenly regalia from the 700s BCE.