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Tiziana D'Angelo

Assistant Professor in Ancient Greek and Roman Art, Faculty of Arts

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Biography

Born and raised in Italy, I completed my first degree in Classics at Collegio Ghislieri, Università degli Studi di Pavia, and then received an MPhil in Classical Archaeology from the University of Oxford and a PhD in Classical Archaeology from Harvard University. Prior to joining the Department of Classics and Archaeology at Nottingham, I was a fixed-term Lecturer in Classical Art and Archaeology at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow and Director of Studies in Classics at St Edmund's College (2014-2018). I have also held a Jane and Morgan Whitney Fellowship at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York (2013-2014), an AIA/DAI Fellowship at the Deutsches Archäologisches Institut in Berlin (2013), a Predoctoral Fellowship at the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles (2012-2013), and a Mary Isabel Sibley Fellowship in Greek Studies from the Phi Beta Kappa Society, Washington DC (2011-2012).

Expertise Summary

I specialise in ancient Greek and Roman art and archaeology and my main areas of expertise are:

  • Ancient Greek, Roman and Etruscan paintings and their modern reception
  • Art and archaeology of Magna Graecia
  • Art and archaeology of pre-Roman and Roman Republican Italy
  • Funerary art and archaeology
  • Collecting and trading of antiquities

Teaching Summary

I enjoy teaching a wide range of topics at all levels across Greek and Roman art and archaeology. I am currently convening and teaching a module on Greek and Roman Painting and a Special Subject on… read more

Research Summary

I specialise in ancient Mediterranean art and archaeology, with a focus on Italy during the 1st millennium BC. My research agenda lies at the crossroads of art history, archaeology and cultural… read more

Recent Publications

  • T. D'ANGELO, 2019. Histories of Ancient Painting Journal of Greek Archaeology. (In Press.)
  • CARPINO, A., D'ANGELO, T., MURATOV, M. and SAUNDERS, D., eds., 2018. Collecting and Collectors from Antiquity to Modernity Archaeological Institute of America.
  • D'ANGELO T., 2018. Messapian stelae: settlements, boundaries and native identity in Southeast Italy BABESCH Annual Papers on Mediterranean Archaeology. 93, 1-26
  • D'ANGELO, T. and MURATOV, M., 2018. “Fraudulent ingenuity”: Charles W. King and 19th-century collections of antique gems. In: CARPINO, A., D'ANGELO, T., MURATOV, M. and SAUNDERS, D., eds., Collecting and Collectors from Antiquity to Modernity Archaeological Institute of America. 147-164

I enjoy teaching a wide range of topics at all levels across Greek and Roman art and archaeology. I am currently convening and teaching a module on Greek and Roman Painting and a Special Subject on "Otherness" in Classical Art. I also contribute to other team-taught modules in the Department, including Interpreting Ancient Art and Archaeology, Great Discoveries, Greek and Roman Mythology, Roman Dining, Researching the Ancient World and Extended Source Study, for which I have run a worksheet on the Alexander Mosaic.

I supervise undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations in ancient Greek and Roman art and archaeology.

Current Research

I specialise in ancient Mediterranean art and archaeology, with a focus on Italy during the 1st millennium BC. My research agenda lies at the crossroads of art history, archaeology and cultural history, and my publication record covers three major areas of research: 1) ancient Greek, Roman and Etruscan painting, 2) art and archaeology of southern Italy (Greek, Italic and Roman contexts), and 3) reception of classical art. My research on ancient wall painting is concerned with both iconographic issues and technical questions related to the use of pigments and colour. In the last few years, I also have been working on visual and material evidence of contact and interaction between native, Greek and Roman populations in southern Italy during the 1st millennium BC. My extensive experience in the museum world has allowed me to work on a number of collections of antiquities and I am especially interested in the development of the antiquities market in Europe and North America between the 18th and the 20th century.

My current book project, titled Death, Colour and Identity: Funerary Wall Paintings in Southern Italy, examines the cultural, political and artistic role of funerary wall painting in southern Italy between the 5th and 3rd centuries BC. I examine the paintings' contexts, iconography, stylistic features, and their use of colour, and I also address the broader question of how we can reconstruct the social and cultural identity of native communities in southern Italy and their interactions with the Greeks and the Romans. In particular, these tombs have allowed me to explore how local populations reacted to the crisis of Greek power and welcomed or resisted the military and cultural expansion of Rome.

I am also working with Professor Maya Muratov (Adelphi University / The Metropolitan Museum of Art) on a monograph that focuses on a private collection of ancient engraved gems assembled in the 19th century by Charles W. King, a Fellow of Trinity College Cambridge, and sold to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1881. This study looks at King's collection and his unpublished papers and reconstructs his multifaceted profile as a collector, scholar and amateur, with the purpose of shedding light on the changing attitudes towards collecting and the classical world in 19th-century Europe and North America.

  • T. D'ANGELO, 2019. Histories of Ancient Painting Journal of Greek Archaeology. (In Press.)
  • CARPINO, A., D'ANGELO, T., MURATOV, M. and SAUNDERS, D., eds., 2018. Collecting and Collectors from Antiquity to Modernity Archaeological Institute of America.
  • D'ANGELO T., 2018. Messapian stelae: settlements, boundaries and native identity in Southeast Italy BABESCH Annual Papers on Mediterranean Archaeology. 93, 1-26
  • D'ANGELO, T. and MURATOV, M., 2018. “Fraudulent ingenuity”: Charles W. King and 19th-century collections of antique gems. In: CARPINO, A., D'ANGELO, T., MURATOV, M. and SAUNDERS, D., eds., Collecting and Collectors from Antiquity to Modernity Archaeological Institute of America. 147-164
  • D'ANGELO, T. and MURATOV, M., 2018. Introduction to Part Two: Satis sit una aliqua gemma: Collecting Classical Gems from Antiquity through the 19th Century. In: CARPINO, A., D'ANGELO, T., MURATOV, M. and SAUNDERS, D., eds., Collecting and Collectors from Antiquity to Modernity Archaeological Institute of America. 95-98
  • D'ANGELO, T., 2017. Stele messapiche: segni di confine e d’identità nel Salento dell’Età del Ferro In: DialArchMed. I. 673-682
  • D'ANGELO, T., 2017. La pittura funeraria pestana tra Magna Grecia e Roma. In: NIOLA, M. and ZUCHTRIEGEL, G., eds., Action Painting: rito & arte nelle tombe di Paestum Naples. 75-91
  • D'ANGELO, T., 2017. Medicine, religion and magic in two inscribed bronze tablets from Ticinum (CIL V 6414-6415) Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik. 202, 189-207
  • D'ANGELO, T. and MURATOV, M., 2016. Silent attendants: terracotta statues and death rituals in Canosa. In: DILLON, M., EIDINOW, E. and MAURIZIO, L., eds., Women's Ritual Competence in the Greco-Roman Mediterranean Routledge. 65-93
  • D'ANGELO T., 2012. Etruscan colors in the XX century: the Tarquinian tombs and the Duell Collection. In: HARARI, M. and PALTINERI, S., eds., Segni e colore. Dialoghi sulla pittura tardoclassica ed ellenistica «L’Erma» di Bretschneider. 61-68
  • D'ANGELO, T., 2012. Mirroring eyes: Narcissus and the others in Pompeian wall paintings. In: GHEDINI, F. and COLPO, I., eds., Il gran poema delle passioni e delle meraviglie. Ovidio e il repertorio letterario e figurativo fra antico e riscoperta dell'antico Padua. 223-234
  • D'ANGELO, T., 2011. Un “Symposion in 4D”: spazio e memoria nel fregio della facciata della Tomba di Agios Athanasios’. In: LA TORRE, G.F. and TORELLI, M., eds., Pittura ellenistica in Italia e in Sicilia. Linguaggi e tradizioni Giorgio Bretschneider. 49-62
  • D'ANGELO, T., Greek power and Italic identity in 4th-century painted tombs at Poseidonia. In: FALASCHI, E. and POGGIO, A., eds., Περὶ γραφικῆς. Pittori, tecniche, trattati, contesti tra testimonianze e ricezione Milan LED. (In Press.)

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