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  • Ivo van der Graaff is Assistant Professor of Art History at the University of New Hampshire, Durham. He earned his combined BA and MA in Mediterranean Archaeology from the University of Amsterdam, and his PhD in Art History from the University of Texas at Austin, with a focus on Greek and Roman art and architecture. He held a two-year postdoctoral position at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts housed at the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC. Dr. van der Graaff has participated in archaeological research projects in the Netherlands, Belgium, Greece, and Italy. He co-directs and collaborates on projects examining the ancient Bay of Naples and Etruria. Among his main interests are urbanism and the development of group identities in the ancient world with a focus on Pompeii and the Italian peninsula.
  • Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title
    2019 First Results of Three Seasons of Excavation at Oplontis B (2016-18)FOLD&R.  430:1-25. 2019
    2018 Le fortificazioni arcaiche del Latium vetus e dell’Etruria meridionale in Journal of Roman ArchaeologyJournal of Roman Archaeology.  30:552-556. 2018
    2017 Historical Journals as Digital Sources: Mapping Architecture in Germany, 1914-24Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians.  76:483-505. 2017
    2017 Use and reuse of amphorae. Wine residues in Dressel 2-4 amphorae from Oplontis Villa B (Torre Annunziata, Italy)Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports.  12:515-521. 2017
    2017 Minerva, urban defenses, and the continuity of cult at PompeiiJournal of Roman Archaeology.  30:281-298. 2017
    2016 Preliminary Notes on Two Research Campaigns at Oplontis B (2014-2015)Fasti Online Documents & Research : Italia.  1-9. 2016
    2013 The Excavations at Oplontis Villa B: Preliminary Results of the 2012 and 2013 SeasonsFasti Online Documents & Research : Italia.  295:1-9. 2013
    2010 The Advantages and Limitations of Coring Survey: An Initial Assessment of the Poggio Colla Coring Project Theoretical Roman Archaeology Journal.  0:53-53. 2010


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    2018 The Fortifications of Pompeii and Ancient Italy 2018


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    2019 A new enceinte for a new city.  44-81. 2019
    2019 City walls and the gods.  205-237. 2019
    2019 Contemporary fortifications in Italy and the Mediterranean.  174-204. 2019
    2019 Defense and the genesis of the community.  27-43. 2019
    2019 Establishing an image for Samnite Pompeii.  82-111. 2019
    2019 Prolegomena to the city walls of Pompeii.  9-26. 2019
    2019 The Fortifications of Pompeii and Ancient Italy Introduction.  1-+. 2019
    2019 The fortifications and Roman Pompeii.  144-173. 2019
    2019 The fortifications and the Roman colony.  112-+. 2019
    2018 Dal Casale Minervini alla Villa Imperiale.  201-222. 2018
    2016 Ten Seasons of Excavations at Oplontis.  22-27. 2016
    2015 The Recovered Tympanum of Cubiculum 11 at Villa A (‘of Poppaea’) at Oplontis (Torre Annunziata, Italy): A New Document for the Study of City Walls.  559-564. 2015

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    Teaching Activities

  • Greek Art and Architecture Taught course 2019
  • Intro to Architectural History Taught course 2019
  • Honors/From Digging to Digital Taught course 2018
  • Roman Art and Architecture Taught course 2018
  • Greek Art and Architecture Taught course 2017
  • Introduction to Art History Taught course 2017
  • Introduction to Art History Taught course 2017
  • Ancient World Taught course 2016
  • Introduction to Art History Taught course 2016
  • Education And Training

    Full Name

  • Ivo Van der Graaff
  • Mailing Address

  • University of New Hampshire

    Art and Art History

    30 Academic Way

    Durham, New Hampshire  03824