- BA, MA, PhD, FSA
- Professor of Classical and Comparative Art
- Degree Programme Co-ordinator: MA Comparative Art and Archaeology
- Degree Programme Co-ordinator: BA in Classical Archaeology and Classical Civilisation
- Course Co-ordinator: ARCL2007 Greek art and architecture
- Course Co-ordinator: ARCL2008 Roman art and architecture
- Course Co-ordinator: ARCL3057 Field Study Tour
- Course Co-ordinator: ARCL3083 Painting and Society in Archaic and Classical Greece
- Course Co-ordinator: ARCL3084 From Alexandria to Pompeii
- Course Co-ordinator: ARCLG053 Rethinking 'Classical Art': sociological and anthropological approaches
- Course Co-ordinator: ARCLG067 Art: interpretation and explanation
- Winner of the Sage Cultural Sociology Prize 2011. Read more»
- Sociological and anthropological approaches to art: development of the concept of expressive symbolism in Parsonian action theory, through synthesis with structuralism, pragmatism (Peirce, Mead) and ethology.
- Comparative approaches to ancient, especially Greek and Roman art: variation in processes of institutional and cultural differentiation in artistic systems (Greece, China, India, early modern Europe); comparative religious iconography; comparative approaches to portraiture
- Art and archaeology: art as material culture; art and the representation of the past; tourism, heritage and the recycling of the classical past from the Renaissance to today.
Research Directory Records
- Faces Across the North Sea: Viking Art in Norway and England 700-1300. Collaborative Project between the Institute of Archaeology UCL, and the Institute of Archaeology University of Trondheim.
- BA Classics, Cambridge University 1987
- Thouron Scholar, University of Pennsylvania 1987/8, Graduate Studies in Anthropology, Communications and Sociology
- 1990 MA Sociology, University of Pennsylvania
- 1990-1996: Graduate Studies in Social and Political Science and Classics, University of Cambridge
- 1996 PhD, University of Cambridge, The Invention of Art History: Religion, Society and Artistic Differentiation in Comparative Historical Perspective.
- Felipe Armstong Human representation in Rapa Nui Art. Discussing personhood through aesthetic (joint supervision with Sue Hamilton)
- Victoria Donnellan The role of collections of classical antiquities in UK regional museums (joint supervision with Theano Moussouri)
- Matilda Duncker Egyptianising funerary monuments in Victorian Britain: a social analysis (joint supervision with David Wengrow)
- Oliver Lown Colonial art in the iron age Mediterranean from a comparative Perspective: Greece, Rome and Phoenicia (joint supervision with Corinna Riva)
- Sanja Vucetic Patterns of iconographic representations of human sexual activity and mythological erotic pursuits on Roman terracotta mould-made lamps and Terra Sigillata (joint supervision with Andrew Gardner)
- Tessa Robinson The cultural and social significance of knots amongst the Ancient Maya (principal supervisor Elizabeth Graham)
- Sue Brunning The 'Living' sword in Anglo-Saxon England and Scandinavia c.500-1100: An interdisciplinary study (principal supervisor Andrew Reynolds)
- Dimitra Christidou Does 'pointing at' in museum exhibitions make a point?: Research of visitors' embodied responses and their use in measuring participation and meaning - making (principal supervisor Theano Moussouri)
- Sophy Downes The aesthetics of Empire in Athens and Persia (joint supervision with Amelie Kuhrt (History), second supervisor David Wengrow)
- Ahmed Mekawy Ouda Weret-hekau "great of magic" in the religious landscape of ancient Egypt (principal supervisor Stephen Quirke)
- Susan Poole Gender roles and relations in the Aegean Bronze Age interpreted from the gestures, postures and inter-relational placement depicted in the imagery of frescoes, glyptics and three-dimensional artefacts (joint supervision with Cyprian Broodbank)