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Indiana Jones: Myth, Reality and 21st Century Archaeology

Indiana Jones: Myth, Reality and 21st Century Archaeology

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December 05th 2012:Beyond Aesthetics: Classical Archaeology and the Art of Ancient Greece and Rome

Classical archaeology is often integrated with art history in university and college departments across the world. Dr. Rachel Kousser, professor of Greek and Roman Art and Archaeology at the CUNY Graduate Center and Brooklyn College, explains to Dr. Schuldenrein and listeners how and why archaeology and art go hand in hand when studying the classical world of Greece and Rome. Instead of solely focusing on the creation and aesthetic of a piece of art, archaeology allows the materiality and biography of an object to be considered in its interpretation. In other words, the anthropological concept

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Dr. Rachel Kousser

Dr. Rachel Kousser is a professor of Greek and Roman Art and Archaeology at the CUNY Graduate Center and Brooklyn College. She holds a PhD from the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University and a BA in classics and art history from Yale University. Dr. Kousser has published extensively on topics ranging from the Parthenon to Roman Germany. She has been a Mellon Post-doctoral fellow at Columbia University, an American Numismatic Society summer fellow, and a summer fellow at the Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Berlin.
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