Nathaniel Jones received his Ph.D. in the History of Art from Yale University in 2013. His primary research focuses on the intersections of artistic production, art theory, and social practice in the Roman Republic and Empire. His current book project explores the representation of panel painting within Roman mural paintings of the first century BCE as part of a complex set of social and artistic responses to Rome’s political dominance in the Mediterranean and to the transition from Republic to Empire. Further areas of research interest include ancient collecting practices, ancient perspective, repetition and replication in Roman art, and the development of Greek and Roman art-historical thought.
*Dr. Jones will be on leave for the academic year of 2016-2017.
"Ancient Painted Panels: Terminology and Appearance." Mnemosyne: A Journal of Classical Studies 67 (2014): 295-304.
"Temple inventory and fictive picture gallery: ancient painting between votive offering and artwork." in Museum Archetypes and Collecting in the Ancient World. Monumenta Graeca et Romana, 21. ed.M. Gahtan and D. Pegazzano. (Leiden: Brill, 2014), 118-128.
"Phantasms and Metonyms: The Limits of Representation in Fifth-Century Athens." Art History: The Journal of the Association of Art Historians 38 (2015): 814-837.
"Truth from Fiction: Connoisseurship in Greco-Roman Antiquity." Forthcoming in RES: Anthropology and Aesthetics 71/72 Spring/Autumn 2019
"Starting from Places: Continuous Narration and Discontinuous Perspectives in Roman Art." Forthcoming in The Art Bulletin