Sunday, January 17, 2010

Presenter Profile: Dr Ellen Perry

Dr Ellen Perry: Turning Objects into Stories

Ellen Perry is Associate Professor in the Department of Classics at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts.  She received her Ph.D. in Classical Art and Archaeology from the University of Michigan.  Her particular area of research is the art and archaeology of the Roman Empire.Her publications include articles on Roman sarcophagi, the aesthetics of ancient painting and the Roman imitation of Greek art as well as a book *The Aesthetics of Emulation in the Visual Arts of Ancient Rome*, published by Cambridge University Press.  Professor Perry currently teaches courses in ancient art and archaeology.  She has lived in Italy, Greece, and Germany; led archaeological tours in southern Spain and worked on excavations at Corinth, Greece; Qift, Egypt; and Carthage, Tunisia.

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