Faculty Bio

Eve D'Ambra

Professor of Art on the Agnes Rindge Claflin Chair

Prof. D’Ambra is on leave for the ‘08-’09 academic year. She is co-directing a NEH< summer seminar at the American Academy in Rome, and then has been appointed as a Villa Visiting Scholar at the Getty Research Institute.

Eve D'Ambra lectures on the ancient world in Art 105 and teaches Greek and Roman art and archaeology on the upper levels. Although her research focuses on Roman sculpture and portraiture, her interests range widely over Roman art, architecture, and urbanism in the capital and the provinces, as seen in her book, Roman Art (Cambridge University Press, 1998: published in the U.K. as Art and Identity in the Roman World). Her other publications focus on the social dimensions of Roman art in terms of patronage and habits of collecting, and on the relationship of high art to material culture. Her most recent book, Roman Women (Cambridge University Press 2007) explores some of these topics. She has also co-edited (with Guy Metraux) The Art of Citizens, Soldiers, and Freedmen in the Roman World (BAR Int’l. Series, 2006). She has received numerous honors and grants, including the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship, as well as fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies and the National Endowment for the Humanities. She was also appointed the Lucy Shoe Meritt Resident in Ancient Studies at the American Academy in Rome (spring 2005).