Brian Martens

Brian Martens

Dr

  • KY16 9AL

    United Kingdom

Personal profile

Biography

I received my MPhil (2012) and DPhil (2018) in Classical Archaeology at Lincoln College, Oxford, with the support of a Clarendon Scholarship. Before coming to St. Andrews, I was a postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Greek and Roman Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (2018-2019) and a Getty-American Council of Learned Societies Postdoctoral Fellow in the History of Art (2021-2022). I conduct fieldwork in the Athenian Agora (2008-present), where I supervise excavations in the neighborhood behind the Stoa Poikile. My research has been supported by the Archaeological Institute of America, the American Philosophical Society, the Samuel Kress Foundation, and the Onassis Foundation. I am an alumnus and Senior Associate Member of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens.

Teaching activity

My teaching focuses on the archaeology and art of the Mediterranean basin, particularly in the region of the Greek East, from the Bronze Age to Late Antiquity. My honours modules include ‘Sanctuaries and the Sacred in the Greek World’, 'Greek Sculpture', ‘In the Footsteps of the Greeks’ (study in Greece), and 'The Colours of Ancient Art'.

Research interests

Greek and Roman archaeology; monuments and topography of Athens and Attica; social, religious, and economic dimensions of ancient art; artistic production; marble sculpture

Profile Keywords

Greek archaeology and art; monuments and topography of Athens and Attica; Greek and Roman sculpture; making art in antiquity

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Oxford

Award Date: 1 Jul 2018

Master of Philosophy, University of Oxford

Award Date: 1 Jun 2012

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