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, 2011

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

Awan, Heather, “Roman Sarcophagi and the Necropoleis at Aphrodisias” (IFA/NYU, K. Welch)

Banducci, Laura, “Foodways and Cultural Identity in Roman Republican Italy” (Michigan, IPCAA, N. Terrenato)

Barham, Nicola, “Vital Form: Reassessing the Status of Ornament in the Roman World” (Chicago, J. Elsner)

Bartlett, Elizabeth, “Greek Hero Cult on Late Archaic Athenian Vase Painting” (Virginia, T. J. Smith)

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)

Bonga, Lily, “The Neolithic Ceramics of Halai, East Lokris, Greece” (Temple, P. Betancourt)

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 Domitian” (UT Austin, J. Clarke, P. Davies)

Commito, Angela, “The Impact of Environmental Factors on Shifting Urban and Rural Landscapes in Late Antique Anatolia” (Michigan, C. Ratté)

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

Dennis, Nathan, “The Early Christian Baptistery as a Vision of Paradise” (Johns Hopkins, H. Kessler)

Farr, Jason, “The Quarries of Gabii and Lapis Gabinus” (Michigan, N. Terrenato)

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)

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

Goldman-Petri, Megan, “Arae sine Aedibus: Formal, Historical, and Religious Change in the Early Empire” (Princeton, M. Koortbojian)

Gondek, Renee, “Women, Dress, and Nuptial Imagery in Greek Vase Painting” (Virginia, T. J. Smith)

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)

Hinojosa, Leticia, “Border Identities: Archaic Greek Art and Cultural Interchange in Western Asia Minor” (UT Austin, A. Papalexandrou)

Hunnell Chen, Anne, “Elusive Empresses and Divine Dads: The Politics of Family in Tetrarchic Art and Architecture” (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 and Ivory Objects, 459 BC to the First Century AD” (Rutgers, A. Harvey)

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)

Kim, SeungJung, “Concepts of Time and Temporality in the Visual Tradition of Late Archaic and Classical Greece” (Columbia, I. Mylonopoulos)

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 Use of Water and Water-Related Architecture as Imperial Legitimization in Imperial Rome” (UT Austin, J. Clark, P. Davies)

Laurence, Karen, “Roman Infrastructural Changes to Greek Sanctuaries and Games: Panhellenism in the Roman Empire, Formations of New Identities” (Michigan, S. Herbert)

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

Leppard, Thomas, “The Logics of Island Life: The Archaeology of Movement, Distance, and Settlement in the Neolithic Aegean and Ceramic Age Lesser Antilles” (Brown, J. Cherry)

Lieberman, Leigh, “The Persistent Past: Refoundations in Sicily and Magna Graecia in the 5th and 4th Centuries BCE” (Princeton, M. Koortbojian, N. Arrington, N. Luraghi)

Ljung, Emma, “From Indemnity to Integration: Economic Decline in Late Hellenistic Aitolia” (Princeton, W. Childs)

Long, Leah, “Urbanism, Art, and Economy: The Marble Quarrying Industries of Aphrodisias and Roman Asia Minor” (Michigan, C. Ratté)

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)

Maxwell-Jones, Charlotte, “Ceramics of Bactra, 500 BCE–500 CE, Typology, Chronology, and Exchange” (Michigan, S. Herbert)

McAlpine, Lynley, “Marble, Memory, and Meaning in the Four Pompeian Styles of Wall Painting” (Michigan, E. Gazda)

McCollum, Jacquelyn, “Painted Faces: Bust Medallions on the Bay of Naples” (Emory, E. Varner)

Miliaresis, Ismini, “Heating and Fuel Consumption in the Forum Baths at Ostia” (Virginia, J. Dobbins)

Mogetta, Marcello, “The Origin of Roman Concrete” (Michigan, N. Terrenato)

Molacek, Elizabeth, “Seeing, Gazing, Observing: The Representations of Sight in Roman Domestic Wall Paintings, 100 BC–AD 100” (Virginia, J. Dobbins)

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

Murphy, Elizabeth, “Roman Workplaces, Work Practice, and Working Lives: A Multi-scalar Study of Crafts Production in the Eastern Mediterranean” (Brown, S. Alcock)

Nowlin, Jessica, “Reorienting Orientalization: Local Consumption and Value in Central Italy between the Tyrrhenian and Adriatic Seas” (Brown, S. Alcock, J. Cherry)

Olson, Emily V., “Statue Groups of the Roman Imperial Family in Context: A Case Study Approach” (UNC Chapel Hill, M. Sturgeon)

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, “Minoan Town Planning” (Temple, P. Betancourt)

Patnaude, Ann, “Locating Identity: Mixed Inscriptions in Archaic and Classical Greek Pottery and Stones, ca. 675¬–336 B.C.E.” (Chicago, R. Neer)

Paulsen, Mieke, “From Masks to Heads: Faces in the Borders of Roman Art” (Rutgers, J. Kenfield)

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

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)

Sekedat, Bradley, “Rethinking Resources: Integrating Resource Sites into the Landscapes of Roman Anatolia” (Brown, S. Alcock, J. Cherry)

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

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

Sulosky Weaver, Carrie, “Depositing the Dead: Material Culture and Funerary Practices in Kamarina, Sicily, ca. 5th to 3rd Century BC” (Virginia, T. J. Smith)

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

Trentin, Summer, “Pompeian Peristyles: Form, Function, and Meaning” (Iowa, B. Longfellow)

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, D. von Bothmer)

Urbanus, Jason, “Finis Terrae: The Roman Conquest of Northwest Iberia and Its Impact on 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)

Walthall, D. Alexander, “A Measured Harvest: Grain, Tithes, and Territories in Hellenistic and Roman Sicily (276–31 BCE)” (Princeton, W. Childs)

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

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

Yandek, Amy, “Pagan Roman Religious Acculturation? An Inquiry into the Domestic Cult at Dura-Europos, Ephesos, and Karanis: The First to Fifth Centuries CE” (Temple, J. Evans)