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The Department of Art History and Archaeology teaches, and interprets through research and publication, the visual and material culture of the classical world, Europe, and the Americas. This mission is supported by nine full-time faculty members, and by a combination of departmentally-managed visual and archival resources rare in American universities.
The department considers the M.A. a broad training program characterized by a diversity of courses.
The Ph.D. qualifies the holder for teaching positions in colleges
and universities and for curatorial positions in museums.
Introducing a Fellowship Opportunity for New Graduate Students
The Department of Art History and Archaeology at the University of Missouri announces the establishment of the Jeanne L. Trabold Fellowship. Trabold Fellowships may be awarded by the department to entering graduate students who show exceptional promise for the study of either classical archaeology or art history. Awards include the waiver of tuition and academic fees, a competitive stipend, and a health insurance subsidy, and are renewable up to three years. For more information, click here.
AHAGSA, the Art History & Archaeology Graduate Student Association web page for news and information to/from
students in the department.
In addition to providing elements of a liberal education, the
program prepares students who wish to specialize in art
history or classical archaeology for graduate work.
Study Abroad (English Architecture and Literary Landscapes)
Visual Resources Center
Other Departmental Resources
Faculty standards documents
Criteria for Doctoral Faculty Membership (pdf)
Performance Standards for Post-Tenure Review (pdf)
Guidelines for Promotion and Tenure (pdf)
Upcoming Local Events
It's a Small World After All
This symposium would like to turn the tables and focus on what makes small items interesting and significant. The material under consideration should deal with issues of smallness and may be literally, conceptually, or in name only “small.”
March 7 and 8, 2014
Call for Papers
Spring 2014 News
The University of Missouri was well represented at the annual meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America in Chicago, Illinois this January.
Professor Marcus Rautman presented a lecture entitled "Management and Manipulation of Water in Roman Sardis," co-authored with Brianna Bricker, and "The Visual Poetics of Paradise: Ornament and the Synagogue at Sardis," co-authored with Vanessa Rousseau.
Tristan Barnes, PhD candidate, delivered a lecture entitled "Ancestors and Territory in the Funerary Landscape of the Late Bronze Age Southeast Aegean."
Elizabeth DeRidder Raubolt, PhD candidate, presented a lecture titled "The Earthquake of 17 and its Implications in the Strata of Sardis" with Jane DeRose Evans, from Temple University. She also was interviewed for recent news articles about the ritual use of eggs at Sardis.
Dr. Benton Kidd (Museum of Art & Archaeology) delivered a lecture entitled "Masonry Style in Phoenicia: Reconstructing Sumptuous Mural Decoration from the Late Hellenistic Stuccoed Building at Tel Anafa."
The Departments of Art History & Archaeology and Classical Studies jointly sponsored what we hope will become an annual reception at the meeting. We had some 70-80 attendees!
Graduate student publication
Lauren DiSalvo, doctoral student in archaeology, published an article in the journal Material Culture Review titled "Plaster Cast Collections from the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition
in Context: Examining Culturally Determined Significance through
Environment and Time"
News Archive click here