Concise, critical reviews of books, exhibitions, and projects in all areas and periods of art history and visual studies

Greek/Roman Art
Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2010

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Abbe, Mark, “The Polychromy of Ancient Roman Sculpture” (IFA/NYU, K. Welch)

Allen, Mont, “Facture Speaks: Material, Technique, and Meaning in Ancient Art” (UC Berkeley, C. Hallett)

Awan, Heather, “Sarcophagi and Funerary Display in Roman Aphrodisias” (IFA/NYU, K. Welch)

Belis, Alexis, “Fire on the Mountain: Ash Altars and Mountaintop Sanctuaries in Ancient Greece” (Princeton, W. Childs)

Blevins, Susan, “Eternalizing the Emperor: Architecture, Cult, and Imperial Deification in Rome” (Emory, E. Varner)

Casagrande-Kim, Roberta, “The Journey to the Underworld: Topography, Landscape, and Divine Inhabitants of the Roman Hades” (Columbia, R. Brilliant)

Cipolla, Nicholas, “The Concept and Image of the Roman Infans: Defining the Boundaries between Reality and Myth” (USC, J. Pollini)

Cline, Lea, “The Altars of Rome Reconsidered: Rome’s Sacred Furniture, from Evander to Constantine” (UT Austin, J. Clarke, P. Davies)

Crowley, Patrick, “Forms of Spectrality in Ancient Rome” (Columbia, N. Kampen)

Darby, Robert, “Gloria Restitutum: Baths from Diocletian to Constantine” (Missouri, Columbia, M. Rautman)

Follo, Valentina, “The Power of Augustan Imagery in the Age of Mussolini” (Pennsylvania, C. Brian Rose)

Foulk, Rachel, “Politics of Place: Landscape Painting in Imperial Rome and Its Environs” (Emory, E. Varner)

Fowlkes, Blair, “The Cults of Syrian-Phoenician Gods in the City of Rome: Archaeology, Topography, and Connections to the Roman East” (IFA/NYU, K. Welch)

Gagné, Laura Ann, “Middle Cypriot White Painted Ceramics: Rethinking Regional Variation” (Toronto, C. Knappett)

Gensheimer, Maryl, “Decoration and Display in the Imperial Thermae of Rome: Visual Experience and Intended Meaning” (IFA/NYU, K. Welch)

Grossmann, Richard, “Posthumous Imperial Portraits: The Afterlives of Roman Emperors’ Images” (Yale, D. Kleiner)

Hammond, Mark, “Late Roman Pottery from the Panayia Field Excavations at Corinth” (Missouri, Columbia, M. Rautman, K. Slane)

Hess, Gerald, “Eastern Paradigms for the Art Patronage of the Emperor Hadrian and the Tondi Adriani” (Penn State, E. Walters)

Heuer, Keely, “The Head as a Decorative Motif in South Italian Vase Painting” (IFA/NYU, J. Mertens)

Heuser, Jennifer Ledig, “Visual Epic: Roman Images of the Trojan Cycle” (Harvard, G. F. Pinney)

Hunnell Chen, Anne, “The Politics of Family: Familial References in Tetrarchic Architecture and Iconography” (Columbia, N. Kampen)

Huntsman, Theresa, “Eternal Personae: Chiusine Cinerary Urns and the Construction of Etruscan Identity” (Washington University, S. Rotroff)

Jacob, Cynthia, “Morgantina: the Worked Bone Objects, 340 BC to 211 BC” (Rutgers, A. Harvey)

Jones, Ashley, “‘Lord, Protect the Wearer’: Late-Antique Numismatic Jewelry and the Image of the Emperor as Talismanic Device” (Yale, D. Kleiner)

Jones, Nathaniel, “Nobilibus pinacothecae sunt faciundae: The Inception of the Fictive Picture Gallery in Augustan Rome” (Yale, D. Kleiner)

Kessler, Elizabeth J., “I Am the True Vine: Acculturation, Appropriation, and Assimilation in Religious Iconography of Late Antiquity” (Princeton, W. Childs)

Kinnee, Lauren, “The Roman Trophy: From Battlefield Marker to Emblem of Power” (IFA/NYU, K. Welch)

Knapp, Jennifer, “Shaping Identity: An Analysis of Hellenistic Southern Italian Ceramics and Its Implications for Cultural and Societal Change” (Missouri, Columbia, K. Slane)

Knodell, Alex, “Multi-Scalar Social Intensification in the Euboean Gulf and the Mediterranean World: Metallurgy, Mobility, and Society in the Twelfth to Eighth Centuries BCE” (Brown, J. Cherry)

Lardi, Joelle, “Wondrous Water: The Symbolic Imagery, Use, and Display of Water in the Imperial Palaces of Ancient Rome” (UT Austin, J. Clark, P. Davies)

Layton-Kim, Stephanie, “Objects, Images, and Spaces: The Archaeology of Performance in Etruria” (Virginia, T. Smith)

Leppard, Thomas, “The Logics of Island Life: A Comparative Study of Settlement and Society in Two Neolithic Archipelagoes” (Brown, J. Cherry)

Ljung, Emma, “From Indemnity to Integration: A Comprehensive Study of Aitolia in the 2nd and 1st Centuries BC” (Princeton, W. Childs)

Lytle, Elizabeth, “Water and Aemulatio: Republican and Early Imperial Public Fountains in the City of Rome” (Emory, E. Varner)

Madole, Sarah, “Reception and Diffusion of Funerary Imagery on Sarcophagi in Local Contexts in Asia Minor” (IFA/NYU, K. Welch)

Moser, Claudia, “Material Witnesses: The Memory of Sacrifice and the Altars of Republican Rome and Latium” (Brown University, S. Alcock, J. Bodel)

Sekedat, Bradley, “Rethinking Resources: The Material and Social Networks of Eastern Mediterranean Quarries in the Roman Period” (Brown, S. Alcock, J. Cherry)

Ott, Jeremy, “Mortuary Practices in Late Antique Corinth” (IFA/NYU, K. Welch, T. Thomas)

Ozturk, Onur, “Gods, Emperors, and the City: The Urban Transformation of Roman Asia” (UT Austin, J. Clarke, P. Davies)

Paga, Jessica, “Architectural Agency and the Construction of Athenian Democracy” (Princeton, T. L. Shear, Jr)

Papit, Judith, “Urban Planning on Minoan Crete” (Temple, P. Betancourt)

Patnaude, Ann, “Locating Identity: Mixed Inscriptions in Archaic and Classical Greek Pottery and Stone, ca. 675–420 BCE” (Chicago, R. Neer)

Pixley, Kimberley-Anne, “Banausic Labour in Attic Vase Painting” (Toronto, M. C. Miller)

Polyzois, Aristomenes, “The Movement of Aegean Wine, Olive Oil, and Unguents in the Late Bronze Age Eastern Mediterranean” (Toronto, C. Knappett)

Popkin, Maggie, “The Triumphal Route in Republican and Imperial Rome: Architecture, Experience, and Roman Identities” (IFA/NYU, K. Welch)

Pryor, Stephanie, “Gendering the Representations of Women of the Hellenistic, Roman, and Late Antique Courts: A Study of the Visual Evidence” (Missouri, Columbia, K. Slane)

Raabe, Ashleigh, “Second Style Painting and Social Ritual: The House of the Cryptoporticus at Pompeii” (UNC Chapel Hill, M. Sturgeon)

Raff, Katharine, “Painted Decoration in the Apartments of Roman Ostia: Standardization, Social Class, and Visual Experience” (Michigan, E. Gazda)

Sare, Tuna, “Dress and Identity in the Arts of Ancient Anatolia” (Rutgers, J. Kenfield)

Shifferd, Sania, “Greek Reception of Phoenician Bronze and Silver Bowls” (UT Austin, A. Papalexandrou)

Stager, Jennifer, “The Embodiment of Color in Ancient Mediterranean Art” (UC Berkeley, A. Stewart)

Stewart, Devon, “Making Memory in Ancient Rome: Roman Funerary Portraiture from 100 BCE–300 CE” (Emory, E. Varner)

Teverson, Richard, “Augustan Kings: The Art and Architecture of Herod the Great of Judaea and Juba II of Mauretania” (Yale, D. Kleiner)

Trentinella, Rosemarie, “The Roman Villa in South Italy: Elite Residence, Center for Production” (IFA/NYU, K. Welch)

Udell, Jennifer, “Times of Day and Times of Year in Greek Vase Painting” (IFA/NYU, C. Marconi)

Urbanus, Jason, “The Roman Conquest of Northwest Iberia and Its Effects on the Castros Culture” (Brown, S. Alcock, R. Winkes)

van der Graaff, Ivo, “The City Walls of Pompeii: Perceptions and Expressions of a Monumental Boundary” (UT Austin, J. Clarke, P. Davies)

Weddle, Candace, “Making Sense of Sacrifice: The Sensory Experience of Cult in Asia Minor” (USC, J. Pollini)

Weiss, Cecelia Feldman, “Living Fluidly: The Uses and Meanings of Water in Asia Minor (2nd century BCE–2nd century CE)” (Brown, S. Alcock)

Weiss, Dan, “The Edge of Empire, a Socio-Economic Center: The Roman Fort of Porolissum in the Context of Its Surroundings” (Virginia, J. Dobbins)

Weiss, Katherine Lochbrunner, “The Porta Argentariorum and the Patronage of Guilds” (Yale, D. Kleiner)

Wilson, Jaime Y., “Alterations of Form and Function: A Re-interpretive Analysis of the Conversion of Greek Temples in the Early Christian Era” (Boston, H. Westervelt)