Jeanne
                                Reames
Dr. Jeanne Reames


Graduate Program Chair, History
Director, Ancient Mediterranean Studies Program

Missouri Valley History Conference Coordinator, 2011-13
Martin Professor of European History, 2009-11

287-K ASH, Department of History
University of Nebraska at Omaha
Omaha, NE 68182;
email Dr. Reames


Educational History

Ph.D The Pennsylvania State University, 1998  (History)
     Dissertation: "Hephaistion Amyntoros: Éminence Grise at the Court of Alexander the Great"

M.Div Candler School of Theology, Emory University, 1989  (Early Church History/Counseling)
B.A. The University of Florida, 1985  (English/Creative Writing)

Books

Macedonian
                Legacies, Howe and Reames-- Macedonian Legacies: Studies on Ancient Macedonian History and Culture in honor of Eugene N. Borza, ed. with Timothy Howe (Claremont, CA: Regina Books, 2008)     BMCR REVIEW

Other Publications

**Published as Reames:

-- "Appropriating Narratives of Empire: Alexander and the Destruction of the Branchidae," in Alexander the Great and Monarchy: Background, Context and LegacyW. Lindsay Adams, ed. Ashgate Pub. (in process).
-- "New Thoughts on an Old Debate: Homosexualiy Today, Homoeroticism Then," a letter to mainstream protestant churches regarding homosexuality.  (Originally composed in 1998, the most recent revision is 2015
.)  Free distribution allowed, even encouraged, as long as my name stays attached.
-- "I Choose to Fall Later," Red Ink, no. 16.2-17.1, spring 2013.
-- "Why Did Alexander the Great's Empire Collapse So Soon after His Death?" invited essay by ABC-CLIO/Praeger Publishing's "Idea Exchange" Database in Academic Solutions Database for World History: Ancient and Medieval Eras, 2013.
-- "Book Review: Alexander the Great, A New History," Waldemar Heckel and Lawrence A. Tritle, eds., Blackwell, 2009, in The Canadian Journal of History 45.1 (2010).
-- "The Cult of Hephaistion," Responses to Oliver Stone's 'Alexander,' Paul Cartledge and Fiona Greenland, eds., (Madison: Univ. of Wisconsin Press, 2010) 183-217.
-- "Indeterminate Creatures," Native American Literatures: Generations, no. 2, summer 2010.
-- "The Philoas Affair ... Again," Macedonian Legacies, Jeanne Reames and Timothy Howe, eds. (
Claremont, CA: Regina Books, 2009) 165-81.
-- "Book Review: Empire of Ashes by Nicholas Nicastro," Amphora, American Philological Association, 6.1 (2007).
-- "Alexander as Icon: Some Socio-Political Contexts of Alexander the Great in Twentieth-Century Fiction," Alexander's Empire: From Formulation to Decay, Waldemar Heckel and P. V. Wheatley, eds (Claremont, CA: Regina Books, 2006) 233-44.
**Published as Reames-Zimmerman:
-- "A History of Alexander on the Big Screen," Amphora, American Philological Association, 3.2 (2004).
-- "Alexander the Great," "Macedonian Ruler Cult," "Theseus," and "Astrology," Holy People of the World: an Encyclopedia, 3 vols., Phyllis Jestice, ed.,
Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2004.
-- "The Mourning of Alexander the Great," Syllecta Classica 12 (2001) 98-145.
-- "An Atypical Affair? Alexander the Great, Hephaistion, and the Nature of Their Relationship," The Ancient History Bulletin 13.3 (1999) 81-96.
-- (with Eugene N. Borza) "Some New Thoughts on the Death of Alexander the Great," The Ancient World 31.1 (2000) 1-9.
-- Book Review. "Introducing the Bible. Volume 1: the Old Testament and Intertestamental Literature," The Review of Biblical Literature Online for the Society of Biblical Literature
-- "Was Alexander the Great Gay?" Greek American Review 52.626 (Nov. 1999) 19-21.

Conference Papers

-- European Studies Conference, October 8, 2016, Omaha, NE; "Appropriating Narratives of Empire: Alexander and the Destruction of the Branchidae."
-- The Age of Alexander the Great Symposium, April 4, 2016, Brookings, SD; "What's in a Name: 'Amyntor' and 'Hephaistion' in Macedonia."
-- Batchelder Conference in Archaeology, November 13, 2015, Omaha, NE; "Appropriating Narratives of Empire: Alexander and the Destruction of the Branchidae."

-- Annual Missouri Valley History Conference, March 5, 2015, Omaha, NE; "Appropriating Narratives of Empire: Alexander and the Destruction of the Branchidae."
-- Sixth International Alexander the Great symposium, October 11, 2014, Salt Lake City, UT; invited paper; "Appropriating Narratives of Empire: Alexander and the Destruction of the Branchidae."
-- Annual Missouri Valley History Conference, March 5, 2010, Omaha, NE; "Aristocracy and Aristocratic Terminology in Argead Macedonia."
-- Fourth International Symposium on Alexander the Great, April 3-5, 2008, Clemson, SC; invited paper; "The Philoas Affair ... Again."
-- Annual Missouri Valley History Conference, March 5-7, 2005; "Fire Bringer: Oliver Stone's Alexander."
-- Second International Alexander the Great Symposium, January 20-22, 2005, Calgary, Alberta; invited paper, "Alexander as Icon: Some Socio-Political Contexts of Alexander the Great in Twentieth-Century Fiction."
-- Classical Association of Atlantic States, October 9, 2004; "
Alexander as Icon: Some Socio-Political Contexts of Alexander the Great in Twentieth-Century Fiction."
-- Annual Missouri Valley History Conference, March 4, 2004; "Alexander as Icon: Some Socio-Political Contexts of Alexander the Great in Twentieth-Century Fiction."
-- First International Alexander the Great symposium, January 18-19, 2002, Calgary, Alberta; invited paper, "Hephaistion, Alexander's Diplomatic-Logistical Wizard?"
-- Annual Meeting, Association of Ancient Historians, May 2001, Lubbock, TX; Session 2: Makedonica panel, "Hephaistion, Alexander's Diplomatic-Logistical Wizard?"
-- "'What's your name again?' A Mystery at Alexander's Court." October 12, 2000,  University of Nebraska at Omaha, history colloquium
-- Annual Meeting, American Philological Association, December 1999, Dallas, TX: "An Atypical Affair?  Alexander the Great, Hephaistion Amyntoros, and the nature of their relationship"
-- Spring Meeting of the Classical Association of Atlantic States, spring 2000, "An Atypical Affair?  Alexander the Great, Hephaistion Amyntoros, and the nature of their relationship" (accepted, but never presented for reasons of scheduling conflicts)
-- Annual Meeting, American Philological Association, December, 1998, Washington, DC: "Some New Thoughts on the Death of Alexander the Great" (with Eugene N. Borza).

Invited Lectures

-- "Who's Buried in Philip's Tomb?" University of Colorado, Boulder, Oct. 20, 2016

Media Appearances

--Expert Guest, "Christmas Trees," Consider This, Nebraska Net, broadcast December 15-22, 2016 (despite what the link says, this was 2016, not 2009)
--Expert Guest, "Alexander the Great" (episode I, episode II, episode III), and "Hephaestion's Death," Ancient Heroes Podcast, recorded summer 2016.
 
Conference Chairs/Commentary

-- European Studies Conference, October 8, 2016, Omaha, NE; Session chaired: Revisting Ancient History
-- The Age of Alexander the Great Symposium, April 4, 2016, Brookings, SD; Session chaired: Medical Views on Alexander the Great
-- Annual Missouri Valley History Conference, March 3-5, 2016, Omaha, NE; Sessions chaired: Rome Ascendant
, and Holy Sites and Battlefields in the Ancient Near East
-- Annual Missouri Valley History Conference, March 7, 2014, Omaha, NE; Session: Conquests in the Ancient Mediterranean World: Commentary on papers
-- Annual Missouri Valley History Conference, March 5, 2009, Omaha, NE; Session: Gender in the Ancient World, Myth and Practice: Commentary on papers
-- Annual Missouri Valley History Conference, March 6, 2003, invited commentator on: "Alexander the Great: Generalship at Gaugamela and Hydaspes" by C. J. Donewald

Academic Areas for Publishing

(1) Argead Macedonia/Alexander the Great
(2) Greek & Macedonian religion
(3) Greek
gender studies

Additional Areas of Teaching Interest

(1) Greek Military
(2) Ancient Near East (esp. Neo-Assyria) and pre-Islamic Persia
(3) Minoans and Bronze Age Cyclades
(4) Etruscans
(5) Early Christianity in the Greek and Roman World

Teaching Experience

Associate Professor, The University of Nebraska, Omaha (tenured) - fall 2000 to present

World Civilization 1
Greek History & Civilization
Alexander the Great and the Macedonian Origin
Greek Myth & Religion
Mesopotamia and Pre-Islamic Persia
Rome & the Early Church
Greek I (language)
Historical Methodology (pre-printing press) Greek Battle Experience (senior seminar)
Ethnicity, Gender & Sexuality in Ancient Greece (grad seminar) Argead Macedonia (grad seminar) Neo-Assyria, Neo-Babylon & Achaemenid Persa (grad seminar)

Lecturer, The Pennsylvania State University - fall 1995 to summer 2000

Greek Civilization
Roman Civilization
Classical Mythology
Jewish and Christian Foundations
Hebrew Bible
World Religions

Instructor,
Continuing Education, The Pennsylvania State University - 1995 to 2000
     -- Jewish and Christian Foundations



University Service & Professional Organizations

At the University of Nebraska, Omaha:
--Director, Ancient Mediterranean Studies Program
--Missouri Valley History Conference Coordinator (2012-13)
--Book Exibit Coordinator, Missouri Valley History Conference (2010-11)
--Faculty Senate (2006-09)
--Faculty Senate: Academic and Curricular Affairs standing subcommittee, chair, spring 2009
-- Martin Fund, Newsletter & Recruitment Committees (history)
-- Member, Native American Studies faculty
--Coordinator, Richard Dean Winchell Lecture Series, History Department (2001-04)
-- Department of History website designer and maintainer (2004-present)
--Ad hoc committee on ancient foreign language acquisition

Nationally:
-- National League of American Pen Women, Omaha Chapter, co-president
-- Archaeological Institute of America
-- Association of Ancient Historians

Honor Societies:
-- Eta Sigma Phi, Phi Alpha Theta, Phi Kappa Phi

Service to the Community and Profession

--History Lecture series for Aksarben Senior Living Community (History of the Early Church, Alexander the Great, and Narratives of Empire in the Ancient Near East vs. the Greco-Roman West), June and July of 2016

--“Writing Historical Fiction,” May, 2014, National League of American Pen Women, Omaha branch

--“300: Rise of Empire – The History, Myths, and Context,” March 30, 2014, The Bookworm, free lecture for the public
--Occasional visiting lecturer for Omaha Public Schools
--
Reviewer or consultant for reviews on Oliver Stone's Alexander:
* Consulted by Degen Pener and quoted in Out magazine, September 2004, 128-35
* Consulted by The History Channel as part of their preparation for their Hollywood vs. History episode on Alexander
* Consulted by Bob Fischbach for The Omaha World Herald in preparation for his film review
* Consulted by KLIN Radio, Lincoln for a brief interview on the film
* Consulted by KFAB Radio, a Clear Channel station, for a brief interview on the film
--Assistant to the Hebrew Bible Book Review Editor: Journal of Biblical Literature (7/97 - 12/99)

-- "Hephaistion - Philalexadros" - educational website
-- "A Visual Tour of Macedonia" - educational website (in process of site transfer)