Professor of Classical Art and Archaeology; Director, Digital Humanities Centre, Faculty of Arts
Before coming to Nottingham in 2005 I studied Classical Archaeology, Ancient History and Greek at Berlin, Oxford and Heidelberg. During my doctoral studies I worked in a research group concerned with urban culture in imperial Rome at the German Archaeological Institute in Rome. After graduating with a Dr. phil. from Heidelberg, I was associate member of the research group Image - Body - Media at the Institute for Visual Media in the Centre for Art and Media in Karlsruhe and lecturer in Classical Archaeology at Justus-Liebig-Universität Giessen.
In 2014 I received a Vice-Chancellor Achievement Award for my work in Digital Humanities. In Autumn 2015/16 I was on secondment as Visiting Professor at Humboldt-Universität Berlin; during 2016/17 I held a 12-month research fellowship at the Morphomata Centre of Advanced Study at the University of Cologne.
- Classical art, archaeology and ancient art history of the Greek and Roman world
- Historiography of art history and classical archaeology
- Digital Humanities, esp. cultural heritage engagement
In 2014/15, I taught a variety of courses on Greek and Roman art at UG and PG level (all content was directly informed by my research, and there was plenty of opportunity for students to get hands-on… read more
My work ranges across the fields of Greek and Roman art and archaeology: Greek and Roman painting, sculpture (esp. portraiture) and visual/spatial narrative. I am especially interested in the… read more
MUNOZ, A.C., BROWN, M., COUGHLAN, T., AINSWORTH, S. and LORENZ, K.G., 2016. Using Mobile Media Creation to Structure Museum Interpretation with Professional Vision Personal and Ubiquitous Computing. 1-14
ELSNER, J. and LORENZ, K.G., 2012. The Genesis of Iconology Critical Inquiry. 38(3), 483-512
In 2014/15, I taught a variety of courses on Greek and Roman art at UG and PG level (all content was directly informed by my research, and there was plenty of opportunity for students to get hands-on research experience): Q81ART Interpreting Ancient Art; Q83VIS Visual Mythology; Q83AFC Ancient Faces: Greek and Roman Portraiture; Q82SCS Studying Classical Scholarship. I also ran a professional development module at MA level, teaching students across the Arts Faculty important skills in dealing with digital technologies: Q84DLT Digital Literacies for the Heritage Sector.
I was part of Q-Kolleg, a teaching collaboration with the Winckelmann Institut, Humboldt University Berlin, fostering international research collaboration between our students (2012-2016).
In 2012/13 I led the object strand in the AHRC-funded postgraduate research skills training program Hidden Collections: the team I mentored created a blog for the 2013 Nottingham exhibition of the Nemi collection: "In Fundilias Footsteps".
In my role as the Director of the Digital Humanities Centre (DHC), I am particularly interested in the use of presentation technologies in learning and in classroom teaching ( for some of my recent research in this area, see: The Rhetoric of Multi-Display Learning Spaces), and in mentoring our students to improve their digital literacy. Together with Matt Davies, the Manager of the DHC, I also mentor a large team of undergraduate student volunteers working for the DHC (from digitisation technologies to social media marketing and business engagement); some of them use the work experience in the DHC to fulfill the requirements for the Nottingham Advantage Award.
I currently supervise six PhD theses, on religious experience in Archaic sanctuaries (Round), funerary art in the Roman East (Cutten), the reception of Roman wall-painting (Annable), villa decorations in late-Roman Hispania (Montoya), Greek dance (McGlashan), and female patronage in the Renaissance (Cruse); and an MPhil thesis on depictions of Bellerophon on Roman mosaics (Barton). I have supervised dissertations on Dionysian sarcophagi, female self-representation in the Roman East, and audience experiences in gallery contexts to successful completion
I would be interested in supervising research in the area of Greek and Roman art and visual culture, and especially on Greek and Roman painting, mythological images and the meanings of style.
If you want to listen to some of my teaching material:
Video: Roman wall-painting and Ovid
Vodcast: What's the point of studying Pompeian painting?
Open University Course: Myth in the Greek and Roman Worlds
My work ranges across the fields of Greek and Roman art and archaeology: Greek and Roman painting, sculpture (esp. portraiture) and visual/spatial narrative. I am especially interested in the methodologies for the study of Classical art and their implications for historical understanding. I am a member of the AHRC Peer Review College and on the editorial board for De Gruyter's series URBS.
In Autumn 2015/16 I was on secondment as Visiting Professor at Humboldt-Universität Berlin; in 2016/17 I held a 12-month fellowship at the Morphomata Centre of Advanced Study at the University of Cologne. During this period, I worked on my new monograph project, Individual and Group: the Julio-Claudian Princes and the Construction of Identities in Early-Imperial Roman Portraiture.
Arts & Technology
I am the Director of the Digital Humanities Centre, funded by the Capital Investment Fund and located in the School of Humanities. I lead the Heritage Business Unit; I co-lead, with Ben Bedwell, the University's Research Priority Area Heritage and the Digital. I was a Co-I on the UNUK-funded Discipline Bridging Award project Digital Humanities and Arts Praxis.
In 2014 I received a Vice-Chancellor Achievement Award for my work in Digital Humanities.
Since coming to Nottingham in 2005 I have been involved in research on the Roman Sanctuary of Diana at Nemi in Italy. The Nottingham Castle Museum and Galleries curate the largest collection of archaeological finds from the site. In collaboration with the museum I led a project on the virtual display of these artefacts (www.speculum-dianae.nottingham.ac.uk). In Summer 2013, the Castle hosted a major exhibition dedicated to the Nemi collection. In February 2014, I ran an international conference to underpin further collaborative work on the site, along with the production of a new catalogue for the Nottingham collection.
Supported by a CAS Research Development grant, I was also able to begin work on a related project, studying the Roman portraits from Nemi by means of 3D scanning technology. For this work, I am collaborating with computer scientists and forensic anthropologists in the US, and with the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek in Copenhagen. Here you can find our first publication on the the topic. This work underpins my current book project, Identity and Likeness in Roman portraiture.
For a list of presentations, past and future, see here.
If you want to listen to me:
Open University Course: Myth in the Greek and Roman Worlds
Vodcast: What's the point of studying Pompeian painting?
MUNOZ, A.C., BROWN, M., COUGHLAN, T., AINSWORTH, S. and LORENZ, K.G., 2016. Using Mobile Media Creation to Structure Museum Interpretation with Professional Vision Personal and Ubiquitous Computing. 1-14 LORENZ, K.G., 2015. Wall Painting. In: BORG, B., ed., Blackwell's Companion to Roman Art Wiley-Blackwell. 252-267
FOSH, L, LORENZ, K.G., BENFORD, S. and KOLEVA, B., 2015. Personal and social? Designing personalised experiences for groups in museums In: Proceedings of 19th Annual Museums and the Web Conference.
SQUIRE, M. and LORENZ, K.G., 2015. Roman art. In: DACOSTA KAUFMANN, T., ed., Oxford Bibliographies in Art History Oxford University Press. LORENZ, K.G., KLOSE, C., LEVERITT, W. and BOSSERT, L., 2015. Introduction. In: KLOSE, C, BOSSERT, L. and LEVERITT, W., eds., Fresh Perspectives on Greco-Roman Visual Culture i-iii
LORENZ, K.G., 2013. Split-screen visions: Heracles on top of Troy in the Casa di Octavius Quartio in Pompeii. In: LOVATT, H. and VOUT, C., eds., Epic visions: visuality in Greek and Latin epic and its reception Cambridge University Press. 218-247
LORENZ, K.G., 2013. 3D-Scanning Fundilia: Research on the statuary finds from the Sanctuary of Diana at Nemi Available at: <http://nemitonottingham.wordpress.com/2013/08/28/3d-scanning-fundilia-research-on-the-statuary-finds-from-the-sanctuary-of-diana-at-nemi/>
LORENZ, K.G., 2012. Otto Brendel (1901-1973). In: BRANDS, G. and MAISCHBERGER, M., eds., Lebensbilder I: Klassische Archäologen und der Nationalsozialismus Verlag Marie Leidorf. 193-206.
ELSNER, J. and LORENZ, K.G., 2012. The Genesis of Iconology Critical Inquiry. 38(3), 483-512 SCHOFIELD, D., LORENZ, K.G., DAVY-JOW, S. and ANDERSON, M., 2012. Roman Portraiture and Biometric Identification. In: EVA London 2012: Electronic visualisation and the Arts: Electronic visualisation and the Arts CPI Group. 163-171
K.G. LORENZ, 2012. Otto Brendel. In: P. KUHLMANN and H. SCHNEIDER, eds., Der Neue Pauly. Geschichte der Altertumswissenschaften: Biographisches Lexikon Supplement 6. J.B. Metzler Verlag. 150-151
LORENZ, K.G., 2011. Image in distress? The death of Meleager on Roman sarcophagi. In: HUSKINSON, J. and ELSNER, J., eds., Life, death and representation: some new work on Roman sarcophagi De Gruyter. 305-332
LORENZ, K.G., 2011. Ancient Laughter: Review: John Clarke, Looking at Laughter (2007) & Alexandre Mitchell, Greek Vase-Painting and the Origins of Visual Humour Art Bulletin. 93(2), 243-245.
LORENZ, K.G., 2010. Bilderkreise. Visuelles und religiöses Wissen im Kuppelsaal von Centcelles. In: FRATEANTONIO, C. and KRASSER, H., eds., Religion und Bildung: Medien und Funktionen religiösen Wissens in der Kaiserzeit Franz Steiner Verlag. 197-222
LORENZ, K.G., 2010. Review: Dorothee Gall and Anja Wolkenhauer (ed.), Laokoon in Literatur und Kunst, Schriften des Symposions "Laokoon in Literatur und Kunst" vom 30.11.2006, Universität Bonn, Beiträge zur Altertumskunde Bd. 254 (Berlin – New York, 2009) Journal of Roman Studies. 79-80
LORENZ, K.G., 2008. Review of: Jürgen Hodske, Bildthemen in den Häusern Pompejis American Journal of Archaeology. 777-778
LORENZ, K.G., 2008. Review of: K. Fittschen,Die Bildnisgalerie in Herrenhausen Journal of Hellenic Studies. 128, 295-296
LORENZ and K.G., 2007. Diana at Nottingham, or: how modern technology can breathe new life into ancient body parts IRIS.
LORENZ, K., PETROVIC, I. and VON MOELLENDORFF, P., 2006. Ikonotexte: Duale Mediensituationen Available at: <http://fb04prometheus8.geschichte.uni-giessen.de/fachbereiche/04-geschichts-und-kulturwissenschaften/institut-fuer-alter>
LORENZ, K.G., 2006. Review of Gebauer, J. (2003), Pompe und Thysia. Attische Tieropferdarstellungen auf schwarz- und rotfigurigen Vasen Journal of Hellenic Studies. 126, 196
LORENZ, K.G., 2006. Im Sog der Bilder. Bilddesign und Theaterdramaturgie im spaeten 5. Jahrhundert v.Chr.. In: MERSMANN, B., SCHULZ, M. and BEHRMANN, N., eds., Kulturen des Bildes Munich: Wilhelm Fink.
LORENZ, K.G., 2005. Ägypten in Pompeii. In: BECK, H., BOL, P. and BÜCKLING, M., eds., Ägypten Griechenland Rom. Abwehr und Berührung Tübingen: Ernst Wasmuth.
LORENZ, K.G., 2005. Die Quadratur des Sofabildes. Pompejanische Mythenbilder als Ausgangspunkt fuer eine Phaenomenologie antiker Wahrnehmung. In: NEUDECKER, R. and ZANKER, P., eds., Lebenswelten: Bilder und Räume in der römischen Stadt der Kaiserzeit Wiesbaden: Reichert. 205-221.
LORENZ, K.G., 2003. Picture This! The House of Meleager at Pompeii Omnibus (London). 45, 22-24