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Katherine Welch(not teaching Fall 2015)

Director of Masters Studies; Associate Professor of Fine Arts; Deputy Director, Excavations at Aphrodisias

PhD Classical Art and Archaeology, Institute of Fine Arts
MA History of Art, Institute of Fine Arts
BA Classics, Cornell University

Research Interests

Architecture, Sculpture, and Painting of the Hellenistic/Republican, and Roman Imperial periods (particularly in Rome, Italy, Turkey, Greece, Germany, and Spain)

Sample Courses

War Booty and Roman Aesthetics
City of Rome: Romulus to Augustus
Conceptions of City of Rome: Ancient and Modern
Issues in the Aesthetics of Roman Domestic Space
Sculpture and Architecture of Aphrodisias, Turkey
Art and Archaeology of Roman Spectacle
Sculpture of the Hellenistic and Roman Republican Periods
Ancient Roman Spain 
Art and Archaeology of Western Asia Minor

Selected Publications

Roman Aesthetics of War (in preparation) 

The Roman Amphitheater from its Origins to the Colosseum. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007. (paperback 2008)

Dillon, S and K. E. Welch, eds. Representations of War in Ancient Rome. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006.Introduction (pp. 1-26) and chapter (pp. 91-161) by K. Welch (paperback 2009)

Selected Articles: 

”The Achilles and Penthesilea statue Group from the Tetrastyle Court in the Hadrianic Baths at Aphrodisias" (with M. Gensheimer; forthcoming in Istanbuler Mitteilungen 2013)
"Judicial Process and Public Visibility in the Greek Agora, Roman Forum, and in Pagan and Early Christian Basilicas” in preparation

"Pompeian Men and Women in Portrait Sculpture." In The World of Pompeii, edited by P. Foss & J. Dobbins. New York: Routledge, 2007.

“Some Architectural Prototypes for the (6th-7th c. AD) Auditoria of Kom el- Dikka and three earlier Comparanda from Aphrodisias in Caria.” In Alexandria: Auditoria of Kom El-Dikka and Late Antique Education, Journal of Juristic Papyrology Supplement 8, edited by T. Derda and T. Markiewicz, 115-133.Warsaw: Warsaw University, 2007. 

"Art of the Roman Republican Period." In The Blackwell Companion to the Roman Republic, edited by N. Rosenstein and R. Marstein-Marx, 496-542. Oxford: Blackwell, 2006.
"Esther B. Van Deman" Breaking Ground: Pioneering Women Archaeologists,, G. M.  Cohen & M. S. Joukowsky, eds., University of Michigan Press (2004) 68-108. (paperback 2006)

"A New View Origins of the Roman Basilica: the Atrium Regium, the Graecostasis, and Roman Diplomacy." Journal of Roman Archaeology 17 (2003): 5-34.

"Nerone e i Flavi: dialoghi fra la Domus Aurea ed il Colosseo, il quarto tipo di ritratto di Nerone e l'immagine di Vespasiano." In Neronia VI: Rome à l'époque néronienne, edited by J.-M. Croisille & Y. Perrin, 123-140. Bruxelles: Editions Latomus, 2002.

"Roman Sculpture" In Oxford Illustrated History of Art, edited by M. Kemp, 38-41.Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000.
"Subura." In Lexicon Topographicum Urbis Romae Vol. IV, edited by E. M. Steinby, 379-383. Rome: Quasar, 1999. 

"The Stadium at Aphrodisias in Caria." American Journal of Archaeology 102 (1998): 547-569.

Selected Honors:

Affiliated Member, Austrian Archaeological Institute, Vienna
1984 Foundation Research grant
Juror, Rome Prize, American Academy in Rome 
Advisory Board, American Journal of Archaeology 
Research Fellow, American Philosophical Society 
Research Fellow, American Research Institute in Turkey 
Rome Prize Fellowship, American Academy in Rome 
Oscar Broneer Fellow, American School of Classical Studies at Athens
Dean’s Fellowship, Harvard University