University of Oregon

Department of the History of Art and Architecture

Kristen Seaman

Kristen SeamanKristen Seaman

Assistant Professor
MA and PhD, University of California at Berkeley
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Kristen Seaman was educated at Yale University and the University of California at Berkeley, concentrating on Classics, Archaeology, and the History of Art.  She also was a Regular Member at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Greece, and she carried out additional archaeological training at the American Academy in Rome, Italy. She has done archaeological fieldwork in Greece, Israel, Italy, and the United States, and she has studied the practice of stone-carving.  Before joining the faculty at the University of Oregon, she taught at Kennesaw State University, where she served as Program Coordinator of Art History and of Classical Studies as well.  Her research deals with Greek art and architecture and its interaction with the Roman, Near Eastern, and Islamic worlds.  It is interdisciplinary and object-oriented, and she is especially interested in exploring issues that involve the relationship of art and text; sculpture; and gender, ethnicity, social status, and cross-cultural exchange.  Currently, she is completing a book about rhetoric and innovation in the art of the Hellenistic courts; co-editing Artists and Artistic Production in Ancient Greece for Cambridge University Press; and examining excavated sculpture from the Athenian Agora.  She has received several fellowships, including funding from the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, the American Academy in Rome, the Fulbright Foundation, the Loeb Classical Library Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the State Scholarships Foundation of Greece (IKY).

Publications

Artists and Artistic Production in Ancient Greece
 
Cambridge University Press, 2017

Selected Courses Taught


ARH 322

ARH 323

ARH 399

ARH 399

ARH 4|507

ARH 4|507

ARH 4|510

ARH 611

The Art and Architecture of Ancient Greece

The Art and Architecture of Ancient Rome

Sports in Greek Art, Architecture, and Archaeology

Islamic Art and Architecture

Cultural Interaction in Greek and Roman Art and Architecture

Hellenistic Art and Architecture

Gender, Ethnicity, and Status in Greek and Roman Art and Architecture

Art Historical Theories and Methodologies