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, 2014

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Babnik, Erin, “Eye on the Prize: Athletic Commemoration in Hellenistic Art” (UC Berkeley, A. Stewart)

Baltes, Elizabeth, “The Dedication and Display of Statues in Hellenistic Greece: Spatial Practices and Identity Politics” (Duke, S. Dillon)

Barnes, Tristan, “Cultural Geography and Cultural Identity of the Southeast Aegean from the End of the Bronze Age through the Eighth Century (1300–700 BCE)” (Missouri, S. Langdon)

Berlin, Nicole, “Movement, Memory, and Materiality: The Visual Experience of Private Space in Roman Sicily” (Johns Hopkins, P. L. Tucci)

Bowman, Michael, “Creating the Elsewhere: Virtual Reality in the Ancient Roman World” (Ohio State, M. Fullerton)

Brock, Andrea, “Environment and Topography of the Archaic Forum Boarium” (Michigan, N. Terrenato)

Brown, Nicole, “Constructing the Countryside: The Preservation, Incorporation, and Monumentalization of Rusin Urbe in Roman Visual Culture” (Princeton, M. Koortbojian)

Cook, Emily Margaret, “‘Modelling is Mother’: Material Relations and Sculptural Replication in the Roman World” (Columbia, F. de Angelis)

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

Diffendale, Dan, “Containing Multitudes? Visible Vessels and Values in Classical Archaeology” (Michigan, N. Terrenato)

Dissinger, Alicia, “Cypro-Archaic Bird Iconography: Types, Uses, and Meanings” (Virginia, T. J. Smith)

Fisher, Marya, “Architecture of the Sacred Among the Western Greeks: The Non-Peripteral Temples of South Italy and Sicily” (IFA/NYU, C. Marconi)

Fowler, Michael Anthony, “Human Sacrifice in Greek Antiquity: Between Myth, Image, and Reality” (Columbia, I. Mylonopoulos)

Gheorghiade, Paula, “Networks of Value: A Multi-Scale Investigation of Exotica on Crete During the LM II-IIIA/B” (Toronto, C. Knappett)

Goldman-Petri, Megan, “The Augustan Honorific Altar: Its Emergence, Monumentalization, and Eclipse” (Princeton, M. Koortbojian)

Gosner, Linda, “Mining Matters: Rural Communities and Industrial Landscapes in Roman Iberia (Third c. BCE–Second c. CE)” (Brown, P. van Dommelen, J. Bodel)

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

Hagan, Stephanie, “From Consular Accession to Cosmic Triumph: Reassessing the Basilica of Junius Bassus” (Pennsylvania, A. Kuttner, C. B. Rose)

Hammond, Mark, “Late Roman Ceramics from the Panayia Field, Corinth (Late Fourth to Seventh c.): The Long-Distance, Regional, and Local Wares in Their Economic, Social, and Historical Contexts” (Missouri, M. Rautman, K.W. Slane)

Harrington, Katherine, “Home Economics: Domestic Production and Household Industry in Classical and Hellenistic Greece” (Brown, S. Alcock, P. van Dommelen)

Henneberry, Samantha, “Crafting Image and Identity: Warrior-Hoplite Representation and Remembrance in Archaic Lakonia” (UC Berkeley, A. Stewart)

Hobratschk, Johanna, “Two Late Roman Wells in the Athenian Agora” (Missouri, K.W. Slane)

Hsu, Sheng-Chieh, “The Dialogue between Art Nouveau and Minoan Art and Its Role in Early Twentieth-Century Perceptions of Bronze Age Crete” (Temple, P. Betancourt)

Hughes, Ryan, “The Archaeology of a Colchian Landscape: Results of the Eastern Vani Survey” (Michigan, C. Ratté)

Ikeshoji-Orlati, Veronica, “Music, Performance, and Identity in Fourth-Century BCE South Italian Vase Painting” (Virginia, T. J. Smith)

Jones, Kira, “Domitian and Minerva at Rome: Iconography and Divine Sanction in the Eternal City” (Emory, E. Varner)

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

Kidd, Allison, “Pictorial Representation of Architecture in Ancient Rome” (IFA/NYU, K. Welch)

Kimmey, Stephanie, “Understanding Greek Religion in the Northeastern Peloponnese in the Fourth–Third BCE” (Missouri, S. Langdon)

Kreiger, Jenny, “The Business of Commemoration: A Comparative Study of Italian Catacombs” (Michigan, E. Gazda, E. Sears)

Kulick, Rachel, “Environmental Sustainability in a Minoan Bronze Age Town: A Multi-Scale Geoarchaeological Investigation of Human-Landscape Interactions at Palaikastro, Crete” (Toronto, C. Knappett)

Kunkel, Brian, “Pathways towards Urbanism and Social Complexity in the Mirabello Region of Crete from Middle Minoan II to the Late Minoan IB Collapse” (Temple, P. Betancourt)

Laferrière, Carolyn, “The Complex Sensations of Divine Music in Archaic and Classical Greek Art” (Yale, M. Gaifman)

Larson, Katherine, “Innovation in the Production and Consumption of Glass during the Hellenistic Period” (Michigan, S. Herbert)

Lee, Kristen, “Drinking in Death: The Intersection between the World of the Dead and the Ritual of the Symposium in Archaic and Classical Greece” (IFA/NYU, C. Marconi)

Lesswing, Laura, “The Histories of Greek Cult Statues Beyond Ritual” (Princeton, M. Koortbojian)

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

Lytle, Beth, “Water, Aemulatio, and Legitimization: Republican and Augustan Fountains in the City of Rome” (Emory, E. Varner)

Maranzana, Paolo, “Cities and Countryside in Late Roman-Early Byzantine Central Anatolia” (Michigan, C. Ratté)

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

Mazurek, Lindsey, “Globalizing the Sculptural Landscape of the Isis and Sarapis Cults in Roman Greece” (Duke, S. Dillon)

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

McFerrin, Neville, “Fashioning Realities: Ambiguity, Adornment, and the Performance of Social Position in the Pompeian House” (Michigan, E. Gazda)

Mokrisova, Jana, “The Role of Mobility during the LBA-EIA Transition in the SE Aegean and SW Anatolia” (Michigan, C. Ratté)

Mundy, Joanna, “The Domus in the City of Rome: Living Spaces, Design, and Development” (Emory, E. Varner)

Muslin, Jennifer Lynn, “Festivals and Epiphany in Architecture and Visual Representation at Rome, 100 BCE–100 CE” (UT Austin, J. Clarke, P. Davies)

O’Connell, Shana, “Omnia mutantur: A Study of Still Life in Roman Wall Painting” (Johns Hopkins, P. L. Tucci)

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

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

Pearce, Ariel, “Riverine Landscapes in Minoan Crete” (Temple, P. Betancourt)

Pearson, Stephanie, “Egyptianizing as Exotica in Ancient Roman Wall Painting” (UC Berkeley, C. Hallett)

Peebles, Matthew, “Act as Attribute: The Attacking Body in Ancient Greek Art” (Columbia, I. Mylonopoulos)

Peters, Erin A., “Egypt in Empire: Temple Art and Architecture in Augustan Egypt” (Iowa, B. Longfellow)

Peterson, Sarah, “A Contextual and Stylistic Analysis of Late Helladic IIIC Pottery from Mycenae” (Temple, P. Betancourt)

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

Porstner, Laurie, “Roman Holiday: Compitalia in Roman Art and Culture” (Rutgers, J. Kenfield)

Raubolt, Elizabeth DeRidder, “The Early Roman Pottery and Lamps from Sardis” (Missouri, K.W. Slane, M. Rautman)

Rice, Katherine, “Funerary Architecture and the Construction of Identity in Hellenistic Anatolia” (UNC Chapel Hill, M. Sturgeon)

Rogers, Dylan, “Water Display and Meaning in the High Roman Empire” (Virginia, J. Dobbins)

Rodriguez, Gretel, “The Viewing Dynamics of Roman Honorific Arches” (UT Austin, P. Davies)

Sachs, Emma, “Stylistic Allusions in Campanian Wall Painting” (Michigan, E. Gazda)

Spinelli, Ambra, “The Tablinum: A Space for Private and Public Rituals in the Roman House” (USC, J. Pollini)

Stoner, Lillian, “Gender, Gesture, Genius: Hair and Hair-Behavior in Greek Art (750–300 BCE)” (IFA/NYU, C. Marconi)

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

Titus, Sarah, “Genetrix et mater superstitionum: The Bulla as Apotropaic Device in Etruscan Art” (University of Washington, H. Nagy)

Weiss, Claire, “The Construction of Sidewalks as Indicator of Social and Economic Interaction in Ancient Roman Cities” (Virginia, J. Dobbins)

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

Young, Antonia, “‘Green Architecture’: The Interplay of Art and Nature in Roman Houses and Villas” (UC Berkeley, C. Hallett)