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Faculty of Classics

 

Research

Etruscan art & archaeology, Greco-Roman art, the anthropology of art

Publications

Key publications: 

The Micali Painter and his Followers (1987)

Understanding Greek Sculpture (1996)

Greek Art (1997)

Etruscan Art (1997)

Enduring Creation (2001)

How Art Made The World (2005) 

The Ancient Olympics (2nd ed. 2012)

Greek Sculpture (2013)

'We must do better...' Corrigenda to a review of Greek Sculpture (2014)

Teaching and Supervisions

Research supervision: 

Recent topics include: Etruscan iconography, polychromy in Greek sculpture

Senior Lecturer in Classics (Classical Art & Archaeology)
Fellow, Emmanuel College
Dr Nigel  Spivey

Contact Details

Emmanuel College
Cambridge
CB2 3AP
01223 335192 (Faculty), 743014 (College)
Not available for consultancy

Latest news

New gift to further support Joyce Reynolds Awards

15 June 2021

The Faculty is enormously grateful to Karen and Peter Ventress for their generous gift to further support our efforts to encourage more diversity among students studying Classics at Cambridge. Karen and Peter have made a gift of £40k to fund a further studentship under the banner of the Joyce Reynolds Awards . The Awards...

Laurence Professorship of Classical Archaeology

14 June 2021

The Board of Electors to the Laurence Professorship of Classical Archaeology invite applications from those whose work falls within the general field of the Professorship to take up appointment on 1 October 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter. Further information is available at: http://www.hr.admin.cam.ac.uk/...

It is with immense sadness that the Faculty reports that Elizabeth (Lisa) French passed away yesterday in Cambridge, 10 June 2021. She was 90.

11 June 2021

Lisa read Classics at Newnham College, Cambridge (1949-1952). In 1961 she was awarded her doctorate from University College London on The Development of Mycenaean Terracotta Figurines . She became a leading expert of Mycenaean pottery and figurines, forging a distinguished career in the archaeology of the Bronze Age Aegean...

Student led teaching awards 2021

24 May 2021

The Faculty is proud to announce that Torsten Meissner and Mark Darling have been recognised for the excellence of their teaching by the Student Union in this year's Student-Led Teaching Awards. Dr Meissner has won the second prize (Highly Commended) in the category "Lecturer". Dr Darling has won the second prize (Highly...