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, 2016

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Allen, Molly Evangeline, “Portraits of Grief: Death, Mourning, and the Expression of Sorrow on White-Ground Lekythoi” (Columbia, I. Mylonopoulos)

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

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

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, K.W. Slane)

Brock, Andrea, “Rome at Its Core: Reconstructing the Environment and Topography of the 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)

Burges, Steven, “Conflagration and Consecration Funerary Pyres of the Roman Imperial Family from 138 to 235 CE” (Boston, F. Kleiner)

Cheng, Julianne, “Making the Ordered Cosmos: The Gigantomachy in Archaic and Classical Athenian Vase Painting” (Emory, B. Wescoat)

Cook, Emily, “Legacies of Matter: Tradition, Innovation, Remediation in the Materials of Roman Ideal Sculpture” (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, M. Rautman)

Dewan, Rachel, “The Scale of the Spiritual: Miniatures and Models in Cretan Bronze Age Material Culture” (Toronto, C. Knappett)

Diffendale, Dan, “The Roman Middle Republic at Sant’Omobono” (Michigan, IPCAA, N. Terrenato)

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

Eckhardt, Ashley, “The Crafting of Cult Statues in the High Hellenistic Period” (Emory, B. Wescoat)

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 University, I. Mylonopoulos)

Gheorghiade, Paula, “A Network Approach to Cultural Interaction and Maritime Exchange on Crete during the Late Minoan II–III B Period” (Toronto, C. Knappett)

Gkiokas, Nikos, “The Sanctuary of Apollo Ptoos in Boeotia: An Archaeological Reconstruction” (Duke, S. Dillon)

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 Housing and GIS at Pompeii” (Virginia, J. Dobbins)

Green, Brandon, “Confronting the Past in the Critical Third Century” (Princeton, M. Koortbojian)

Healey, Daniel, “Retrospective Styles in Roman Visual Culture” (Princeton, M. Koortbojian)

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)

Iselin, Katherine, “Historia Spintriae: The Pleasures of Collecting Ancient Erotica” (Missouri, K.W. Slane; M. Yonan)

Jewell, Kaelin, “Architectural Decorum and Aristocratic Power in Late Antiquity: The Gens Anicii” (Temple, E. Bolman)

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)

Kim, Patricia Eunji, “Embodying Femininity and Engendering Power in Greek Dynastic Art (5th–1st century BCE)” (Pennsylvania, C.B. Rose, A. Kuttner)

Kimmey, Stephanie, “Reading Greek Sanctuaries: Religion in the Northeastern Peloponnese in the late Classical and early Hellenistic Periods” (Missouri, S. Langdon)

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

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)

Lazarus, Amanda, “Female Youth on Classical Attic Tombstones: An Iconographic and Sociohistorical Study of Female Infants, Children, and Adolescents in the Cemeteries of Athens” (Duke, S. Dillon)

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)

Miranda, Amy, “Creating Spatial Experience in the Roman Empire of the Antonines” (Johns Hopkins, M. Feldman)

Mokrisova, Jana, “The Role of Mobility during the Late Bronze to Early Iron Age Transition in Southwest Anatolia and the Southeast Aegean” (Michigan, IPCAA, C. Ratté)

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

Naglak, Matthew, “Movement and Activity in Roman Fora: An Archaeological Analysis of Piazza Spaces” (Michigan, IPCAA, N. Terrenato)

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

Nicholson, Carissa, “Domestic Iconography on Greek Vases” (Florida, M. Eaverly; M. Hyde)

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, K. W. Slane; M. Rautman)

Russo, Heather, “Concordia and Succession at Rome” (Princeton, M. Koortbojian)

Sachs, Emma, “The Boscoreale Workshop in Campanian Villas” (Michigan, IPCAA, E. Gazda)

Salminen, Elina, “Macedonian Burials, 550–300 BCE: Emerging Kingdom, Emerging Identities” (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. Mylonoloupos)

Spinelli, Ambra, “The Tablinum: A Space and Stage for ‘Private’ and ‘Public’ Rituals in the Houses of Pompeii and Herculaneum” (USC, J. Pollini)

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

Stoner, Lillian, “Hair in Archaic and Classical Greek Art: An Anthropological Approach” (IFA/NYU, C. Marconi)

Tennant, Sean, “Architecture and Identity in the Roman West: Case-Studies from Gaul, Britannia, and Germania” (Virginia, J. Dobbins)

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

Woldman, Joseph, “Look at Me: The Disembodied Gaze in Sixth-Fifth Century Etruria” (Columbia, F. de Angelis)

Wolfson, Elizabeth, “The Demonic Implications of Marginalized Simians and Simianesque Creatures in Greek Art” (Missouri, S. Langdon)