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

Ancient Greek/Roman Art
Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2015

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Arney, Jane, “Gleaming Cauldrons and Golden Offerings: Tripods and Memory in Greek and Roman Culture” (Emory, B. Wescoat)

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, Columbia, S. Langdon)

Berlin, Nicole, “Where Past and Present Collide: Cumulative History and Viewer Experience in the Houses of Roman Sicily” (Johns Hopkins, P. L. Tucci)

Bevis, Elizabeth, “Aula Sepulta Resurgit: Dissonant Material Discourses and the Local Experience of Late Antiquity in the Roman Villas of Southern Gaul” (Johns Hopkins, P. L. Tucci)

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

Brock, Andrea, “Environment and Topography of the Archaic Forum Boarium” (Michigan, IPCAA, 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, “‘Clay-modelling is the Mother’: Material Relations and Sculptural Replication in the Roman World” (Columbia, F. de Angelis)

Cupello, Katherine, “Reconstructing Mark Antony: Rethinking the Representation of a Roman Triumvir in the Hellenistic East” (Emory, E. Varner)

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

Diffendale, Dan, “An Archaeology of the Roman Republican Cult Place under Sant’Omobono” (Michigan, IPCAA, 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)

Forstall, Charlotte, “The Roman Imperial Arch Monument in Topographical Context” (Indiana, J. Van Voorhis)

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

Gheorghiade, Paula, “A Network Approach to Cultural Interaction and Maritime Connectivity on Crete during the Late Bronze Age” (Toronto, C. Knappett)

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

Gorham, Robert Benjamin, “A Thread in the Urban Fabric: Non-Elite Domesticity at Pompeii and Beyond” (Virginia, J. Dobbins)

Hagan, Stephanie, “Marble, Munificence, and Prestige on the Esquiline: The Basilica of Junius Bassus and Aristocratic Self-Presentation in Fourth-Century Rome” (Pennsylvania, A. Kuttner, C.B. Rose)

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

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)

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

Jiang, An, “The Kleophrades Painter and His World” (Emory, B. Wescoat)

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 4th–3rd BCE” (Missouri, Columbia, S. Langdon)

Konova, Joana, “Reuse and Display of Ancient Sculpture in Late Renaissance Rome” (Chicago, R. Zorach)

Kreiger, Jenny, “The Business of Commemoration: A Comparative Study of Italian Catacombs” (Michigan, IPCAA, 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)

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 5th and 4th Centuries BCE” (Princeton, M. Koortbojian; N. Arrington; N. Luraghi)

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

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

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

Mundy, Joanna, “Domus and Insulae 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” (Texas, Austin, J. Clarke; P. Davies)

Nelson-Berry, Meredith, “Golden Catenae—Form and Function: Body Chains and Elite Erotic Dress in the Roman World” (Bard Graduate Center, E. Simpson)

Olien, Catherine Victoria, “Ancient Cyprus in the Universal Museum: A Comparative Study of European Reception ca. 1860–1914” (Northwestern, A. Gunter)

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

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

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

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, Columbia, K. W. Slane; M. Rautman)

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

Rodriquez, Gretel, “The Viewing Dynamics of Roman Honorific Arches” (UT Austin, J. Clarke; P. Davies)

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

Salminen, Elina, “Burials in Macedon from the Archaic to the Early Hellenistic Period” (Michigan, IPCAA, L. Nevett)

Samuels, J. Troy “Recovering Rural Non-Elites in Middle-Republican Central Italy” (Michigan, IPCAA, N. Terrenato)

Schneller, David, “Strangers in the Shrine: Itinerant Objects in Greek Sanctuaries of the Geometric and Archaic Periods” (Columbia, I. Mylonopoulos)

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

Steingart, Elana, “Seal Cognition in Bronze Age Crete: Thinking Through the Imprint” (Toronto, C. Knappett)

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

Tennant, Sean, “Domestic Spaces in the Roman West: Architectural Adaptation in Gaul, Britannia, and Germania” (Virginia, J. Dobbins)

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

Ward, Andrew, “Materializing the Votive: The Translation of Dedications and Material Transfers in Western Sicily” (IFA/NYU, C. Marconi)

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 Re-interpretive Analysis of the Conversion of Greek Temples in the Early Christian Era” (Boston, D. Kahn)