Faculty Profiles

Dr. Elizabeth Thill

Program Director
Associate Professor of Classical Studies

ethill @ iu.edu

Research

Research Interests

Roman sculpture, relief sculpture, Roman archaeology, iconography, numismatics, cultural identity, politicized visual culture, Dacia (ancient Romania)

Research Projects

Recent Publications (as E. Wolfram Thill)

  • 2022. “Public Sculpture and Social Practice in the Roman Empire.” In The Oxford Handbook of Roman Imagery and Iconography, edited by N. Elkins and L. Cline, 270-291. New York: Oxford University Press.
  • 2018. “Setting War in Stone: Architectural Depictions on the Column of Marcus Aurelius.” American Journal of Archaeology 122.2: 277-308.
  • Sobocinski, M.G. and E. Wolfram Thill. 2018. “Dismembering a Sacred Cow: The Extispicium Relief in the Louvre.” In Roman Artists, Patrons and Public Consumption: Familiar Works Reconsidered, edited by B. Longfellow and E. Perry, 38-62. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.
  • full CV (coming soon)

Why I Love Classical Studies

Why I Love Classical Studies

When I was growing up, I watched way too many archaeology-themed TV shows on The Learning Channel, back when that channel showed boring documentaries. I loved the combination of hard data, imagination, and story-telling. Then in high school I was required to take 4 years of Latin, and I fell in love with that and the Romans in general. Classical Studies is fascinating, because you can explore questions on all sorts of scales, from “what is this object” to “how do societies organize themselves?”.

Cool Things I’ve Done Through Classical Studies

  • worked on excavations in Italy and Cyprus (and less excitingly, Michigan)
  • traveled to Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, England, France, Germany, Italy, Romania
  • worked in the storage rooms in the basement of the Louvre (Paris) and the attic of the Musei Capitolini Palazzo dei Conservatori (Rome)
  • learned to scuba dive (long story)

 

Dr. Andrew Findley

Visiting Lecturer in Classical Studies

findley1 @ iu.edu

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Dr. Martha Payne

Associate Faculty in Classical Studies

marpayne @ iu.edu

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Prof. Rebecca Reneau

Associate Faculty in Classical Studies

rreneau @ iu.edu

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Prof. Robin Reich

Associate Faculty in Classical Studies

robreich @ iu.edu

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Prof. Justin Germaine

Associate Faculty in Classical Studies

jmgermai @ iu.edu

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