Associate Professor of Classics
Paul Christesen, Associate Professor of Classics at Dartmouth College, specializes in the history of ancient Greece, with a particular focus on athletics and economic value systems in the Archaic and Classical Periods (700-323 BCE). He received his B.A. in History and Classical Studies from Dartmouth College in 1988 and his Ph.D. in Ancient History from Columbia University in 2001. He is presently writing a book that situates ancient Greek athletics in its sociopolitical context.
Professor of Art History
Ada Cohen teaches a variety of courses on ancient Mediterranean art. She also teaches the introduction to art history and senior seminars on theory and method. Periodically she directs her department’s Foreign Study Program in Rome. Her research has focused on the late Classical and Hellenistic period in the Greek world, the era of Alexander the Great, with special emphasis on matters of gender, but she has also worked on other periods of Greek art, as well as on Dartmouth’s collection of Assyrian reliefs.
Associate Professor of Art History
Kathleen Corrigan teaches ancient Roman, early Christian and Byzantine art history. She also teaches the department’s senior seminar on Theory & Method in Art History, and the Art History Foreign Study Program in Rome. Professor Corrigan’s research has been primarily in the area of Byzantine manuscript illumination, icons, and image theory. She is presently working on a project on early Byzantine icons. She has also worked on spas and water cures, and the relationship between landscape, health, and spirituality.
Senior lecturer in Art History
Steven Kangas teaches courses on ancient art and archaeology in the Department of Art History and the Program in Jewish Studies. His research has focused on the archaeology of Israel, especially in prehistory. Burial customs and ritual activities in prehistory are of special interest. He has also worked on the Assyrian reliefs in the Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth.
Lecturer in Classics
Timothy Perry is a lecturer in the Department of Classics. He holds a B.A. in French and a B.A. (Hons) and M.A. in Classics from the University of Canterbury (New Zealand) and received his Ph.D. in Classics from the University of Toronto. He specializes in early Greek epic poetry and is currently working on the theme of exile in Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey.
Sherman Fairchild Professor of the Humanities
Professor of Classics
Jeremy Rutter teaches courses in Greek archaeology and periodically directs the Classics Department’s off-campus program in Greece. His research focus is the Aegean Bronze Age, especially the many ways in which the pottery produced by the Minoan civilization on Crete and the Helladic or Mycenaean cultures of the Greek mainland can be used to piece together the chronology, economy, political relations, and identities of the various distinct cultures that flourished in the Aegean world between 3000 and 1000 BCE. In the summer of 2011, in celebration of his 65th birthday, he was presented with a volume of essays written in his honor by over 40 international scholars that was appropriately entitled “Our Cups Are Full”.
Associate Professor of Classics
Roberta Stewart teaches Roman history, including the survey courses on Republican and Imperial history, as well as specialty courses on Roman women, Roman law, and comparative slavery. She also teaches Latin and Greek. Her research interests are broad: Latin lexicography, Roman history and religion, Roman slavery. She is now at work on a project on Roman religion and Roman coinage. She has worked extensively with the Hood museum’s coin collection, directing the coin interns and creating an exhibit of the Hood’s Roman coins (“From Art to Artifact: Making Sense of Roman Coins“).
Leon E. Williams Professor of Art History
Associate Dean of the Arts & Humanities
Adrian Randolph’s research and teaching center on Italian fourteenth- and fifteenth-century art and architecture, with a special focus on Florence. His approach to the interpretation of visual culture tends to embrace gender, politics, theories of the image and of space, and historiography. He is currently working on a series of essays addressing hybridity in Renaissance art.
Ralph Butterfield Professorship
Professor of Classics
Roger Ulrich teaches Roman Archaeology and Latin at Dartmouth and he directs the Classics Department’s Rome Foreign Study Program in Italy. His research interests have focused on Roman architecture and the technologies of ancient Greece and Rome. His most recent book, Roman Woodworking (Yale 2007) examines the tools, materials, techniques, and artifacts of Roman woodworkers, with a special emphasis on the role of wood in Roman architecture. Currently he is working on a book that examines ancient depictions of machines and technological processes and is the editor and contributor of a new book on Roman architecture that will be published in the Blackwell Companion series. He has consulted for the Department of Defense on devising training strategies and materials for troops in the Middle East to a help avoid damage to archaeological sites and is developing online image databases of Roman portraiture and Roman building techniques.
Barbara C. & Harvey P. Hood 1918 Curator of Academic Programming
Katherine Hart has been at the Hood Museum of Art since 1990. She serves as head of the museum’s curatorial and collection management departments, and is the museum’s liaison to faculty and students. She was the curatorial coordinator for the museum’s recent major exhibition Coming of Age in Ancient Greece: Images of Childhood from the Classical Past (2003), which traveled to several institutions.
Assistant Curator for Special Projects
Essi Rönkkö received her M.A. in History from the University of Tampere, Finland. She has worked for the Hood since 2009. Her research interests have focused on gender and concepts of masculinity in the early Roman Empire. During her time at the Hood she has worked on curatorial projects and academic programming.