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Lee Ann Riccardi

Art History

Current Interim Director, Center for Global Engagement


Dr. Riccardi holds a B.A.(Ohio State University), M.A. (Ohio State University), and Ph.D.(Boston University) in Art History. In her graduate work, she concentrated on Greek and Roman art and archaeology, and spent three and a half years as a member of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Greece. She is also a practicing archaeologist, and has worked on several archaeological projects in Greece, including Isthmia, Nikopolis, and the Athenian Agora, where she was a staff member from 1994-1998. She continues to work on Agora material and is currently publishing some of the recent finds. The major theme of Dr. Riccardi’s research involves the study of the portraits and propaganda of Roman emperors and their families, particularly as depicted in the Greek world. She has written several articles on different aspects of this topic, and is currently working on a manuscript about the significance and appearance of various wreaths and crowns worn by the rulers of the Roman Empire. Ph.D. DISSERTATION: Roman Imperial Portraiture in the Eastern Provinces, A.D. 235-270. A Study of the Reception and Rejection of Imperial Models. (Director: Fred S. Kleiner; University Microfilms no. AAI9614001) M.A. THESIS: The Image of Augustus in the Greek World: An Examination of the Portraiture and the Cults. (Director: Mark D. Fullerton)

COURSES TAUGHT:

  • Honors Topics, Introduction To Medieval Art, Rome Of The Caesars And Rome Of The Popes, Art History I: Caves To Cathedrals, Art History II: Renaissance To Revolution, Art History Senior Seminar, Art Of Rome and An Odyssey In Greece

 

Publications

  • “Roman Portraits from the Athenian Agora: Recent Finds,” from Excavating the Athenian Agora: New Perspectives on an Ancient Site, edited by J. M. Camp, to be published by von Zabern and American School of Classical Studies Publications, forthcoming in Spring 2008.
  • “The Bust-Crown, the Panhellenion, and Eleusis: A New Portrait from the Athenian Agora,” Hesperia 76.2 (2007), pp. 365-390.
  • Review of The Archaeology Coursebook: An Introduction to Study Skills, Topics, and Methods, by J. Grant, S. Gorin, and N. Fleming, Aestimatio 4 (2007), pp. 1-5.
  • Review of A History of Roman Art, by Fred S. Kleiner, in Bryn Mawr Classical Review Online Review 2007.4.11 (April 2007): http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/bmcr/2007/2007-04-11.
  • Review of Prinzenbildnisse Antoninischer Zeit. (Beiträge zur Erschließung hellenistischer und kaiserzeitlicher Skulptur und Architektur 18), by Klaus Fittschen, In American Journal of Archaeology Online Reviews 111.1 (January 2007): http://ajaonline.org/online bookreviews.
  • Review of Vitruvius: Writing the Body of Architecture, by Indra Kagis McEwen, Aestimatio 2 (2005), pp. 136-141.
  • “Military Standards, imagines, and the Gold and Silver Imperial Portraits from Aventicum, Ploutinopolis, and the Marengo Treasure,” Antike Kunst 45 (2002), pp. 86-100.
  • “Uncanonical Imperial Portraits in the Eastern Roman Provinces: The Case of the Kanellopoulos Emperor,” Hesperia 69 (2000), pp. 105-132.
  • “The Mutilation of the Bronze Portrait of a Severan Empress from Sparta: ‘Damnatio Memoriae’ or Christian Iconoclasm?,” Mitteilungen des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts, Athenische Abteilung 113 (1998), pp. 259-269.

 

Published Abstracts of Conference Papers

  • “The Effect of Gothic Invasions on Imperial Portraits in the Black Sea Provinces, AD 235-278,” American Journal of Archaeology 104 (2000), p. 349.
  • “Adorning the Imperial Head: Style and Meaning of Roman Wreaths and Crowns,” American Journal of Archaeology 103 (1999), p. 320.
  • “An Undignified End: The Bronze Severan Empress from Sparta,” in C. C. Mattusch et al. (ed.), From the Parts to the Whole: Acta of the 13th International Bronze Congress, Cambridge, Massachusetts, May 28-June 1, 1996, Vol. II (Journal of Roman Archaeology Suppl., forthcoming).
  • “Imperial Faces: Uncanonical Portraits of Trajan and Hadrian in Athens,” American Journal of Archaeology 99 (1995) p. 327.
  • “Emperors and Aristocrats: Common Elements in Third-Century Roman Portraits from Cilicia,” American Journal of Archaeology 98 (1994) p. 286.
  • “Nonconformity in the Use of Imperial Portrait Models: Evidence from the Coinage of the Third Century A.C.,” American Journal of Archaeology 97 (1993) pp. 316-317.

 

Selected Scholarly Lectures

  • Emperors as Conquerors and the Barbarians beneath their Feet: A New Example from the Athenian Agora, scheduled for 1/5/2008. Archaeological Institute of America Annual Meeting, Chicago.
  • Roman Portraits from the Athenian Agora: Recent Finds, 1/7/06. Archaeological Institute of America Annual Meeting, Montreal.
  • How Long was Caesar’s Shadow? Image-Making and Propaganda in Rome and the Provinces in the Early Empire, 3/15/05. Classics Symposium: Caesar: The Man and the Myth, Hollins University, Roanoke, Virginia (by invitation of the Classics Faculty).
  • The Bust-Crown, the Panhellenion, and Eleusis: A New Portrait from the Athenian Agora, 1/8/05. Archaeological Institute of America Annual Meeting, Boston, MA.
  • A New Portrait from the Athenian Agora: The Bust-Crown, the Panhellenion, and Eleusis, 3/21/04. Montclair State University (by invitation of the Northern New Jersey Society of the Archaeological Institute of America)
  • Hairstyles of the Rich and Famous: The Constructed Image of Roman Imperial Women, 3/29/01. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (by invitation of the Classical Studies faculty).
  • Roman Imperial Portraits in Greece and Rome and the Case of the Kanellopoulos Emperor, 4/25/00. Temple University (by invitation of the Art History Graduate Student Association).
  • The Effect of Gothic Invasions on Imperial Portraits in the Black Sea Provinces, AD 235-278, 12/29/99. Archaeological Institute of America Annual Meeting, Dallas, TX.
  • Shining Faces: Imperial Portraits in Gold and Silver, 2/12/99. College Art Association Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA.
  • Adorning the Imperial Head: Style and Meaning of Roman Wreaths and Crowns, 12/30/98. Archaeological Institute of America Annual Meeting, Washington, DC.
  • An Undignified End: The Bronze Severan Empress from Sparta, 5/29/96. 13th International Bronze Congress, Cambridge, MA.
  • Imperial Faces: Uncanonical Portraits of Trajan and Hadrian in Athens 12/29/94. Archaeological Institute of America Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA.
  • More Than Just Their Hair: Portraits and Propaganda of Roman Empresses in the Third Century A.D., 9/17/94. David M. Bullowa Memorial Lecture, American Numismatic Society, New York (by invitation of the curatorial staff).
  • Emperors and Aristocrats: Common Elements in Third-Century Roman Portraits from Cilicia, 12/28/93. Archaeological Institute of America Annual Meeting, Washington, DC.
  • Nonconformity in the Use of Imperial Portrait Models: Evidence from the Coinage of the Third Century A.C., 12/29/92. Archaeological Institute of America Annual Meeting, New Orleans.
  • Portraits of Gallienus and the Coinage of Asia Minor, 9/9/91. XIth International Numismatic Congress, Brussels, Belgium.
  • Imperial Portrait Models under Gallienus and the Coinage of Asia Minor, 4/7/90. The Symposium on the History of Art, Frick Collection and the Institute of Fine Arts of New York University.

 

Fellowships and Awards

  • 9/07-6/10 The College of New Jersey Support for Scholarly Activities: Sustained Support of 6 hours of Alternate Assignment for 3 years
  • 6/07-7/07 NEH Fellowship for summer seminar Roman Religion in its Cultural Context, taught at the American Academy in Rome
  • 9/06-6/07 The College of New Jersey Support for Scholarly Activities: Sabbatical Leave
  • 6/05-7/05 Gertrude Smith Professor/Director of Summer Session, American School of Classical Studies, Athens, Greece
  • 9/05-6/06 The College of New Jersey Support for Scholarly Activities: Support for 3 hours of Alternate Assignment
  • 6/03-7/03 Solow Summer Research Fellow, American School of Classical Studies, Athens, Greece
  • 9/02-6/05 The College of New Jersey Support for Scholarly Activities: Extended Support for 6 hours of Alternate Assignment for 3 years
  • 9/01-6/02 The College of New Jersey Support for Scholarly Activities: Support for 6 hours of Alternate Assignment
  • 9/00-6/01 The College of New Jersey Faculty Institutional Research and Sabbatical Leave: 6 hours of Alternate Assignment
  • 9/99-6/00 The College of New Jersey Faculty Institutional Research and Sabbatical Leave: 6 hours of Alternate Assignment
  • 6/96-8/96 Samuel H. Kress Agora Fellow, Athenian Agora
  • 6/95-8/95 Samuel H. Kress Agora Fellow, Athenian Agora
  • 7/93-7/94 Samuel H. Kress Dissertation Fellowship
  • 9/92-6/93 Doreen Canaday Spitzer Fellow, American School of Classical Studies at Athens
  • 9/92-6/93 Alice M. Brennan Humanities Fellowship, Boston University Humanities Foundation
  • 8/92-9/92 Samuel H. Kress Travel Grant in Art History
  • 9/91-6/92 Fulbright Scholar, Greece
  • 9/91-9/92 American Numismatic Society Dissertation Award
  • 7/91-9/91 Samuel H. Kress Travel Grant in Art History
  • 6/89-8/89 American Numismatic Society Scholarship for Graduate Seminar

 

Archaelogical Fieldwork

  • 1994-1996; 1998 Trench Supervisor, Agora, Athens, Greece. Excavation of multi-period urban site. Summers.
  • 6/93-7/93 Survey Team Leader, The Nikopolis Project, Epirus, Greece. Study of land use over time in 800 sq. km. area.
  • 6/92-8/92 Volunteer, Agora, Athens, Greece. Excavation of multi-period urban site.
  • 4/92 Corinth, Greece. Trench Supervisor, in area of Medieval Church.
  • 6/90-7/90 Isthmia, Greece. Member of team excavating Roman Bath and working on conservation of mosaic.
  • 6/87-8/87 Isthmia, Greece. Teaching Assistant for students involved in learning basics of archaeology.
  • 6/85 Isthmia, Greece. Survey, magnetometry, and electrical resistivity study of Byzantine fortress.

Office: AIMM 339
Phone: (609) 771-2347
Email: riccardi@tcnj.edu
Website:
http://riccardi.intrasun.tcnj.edu

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