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John Hopkins
Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor of Art History & Classical Studies
 
e-mail:John.Hopkins@rice.edu
 
  • B.S. Theater (2001) Northwestern
  • M.A. Art History (2004) The University of Texas, Austin
  • Ph.D. Art History (2010) The University of Texas, Austin
 
Primary Department
   Department of Art History
   Department of Classical and European Studies
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Department Affiliations
 
  • Department of Art History
  • Department of Classical and European Studies
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    Research Areas
     Ancient Mediterranean Art and Architecture; Ancient Mediterranean Cultural Studies; Ancient Engineering; Humanistic Research Application of 3D Virtual Reconstruction Technology; Cultural Heritage Studies; Macro-historical Theory
     
    Teaching Areas
     Ancient Mediterranean Art and Architecture; Ancient Mediterranean Cultural Studies; Ancient Engineering; Humanistic Research Application of 3D Virtual Reconstruction Technology; Cultural Heritage Studies; Art Historical Theory and Methodology
     
    Selected Publications
     Refereed articles
     

    “The Cloaca Maxima and the Monumental Manipulation of Water in Archaic Rome” in K. W. Rinne, ed. The Waters of Rome. Charlottesville: Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities, University of Virginia. (2007)

     
     

    “The Creation of the Forum and the Making of Monumental Rome” in Elizabeth C. Robinson, ed. Papers on Italian Urbanism in the First Millennium B.C. Journal of Roman Archaeology Supplementary Series Number 97. Portsmouth, RI. 29-61. (2014)

     
     

    “The Getty Acheloös Waterspout and Triton Mutulus Plaque” in The Getty Research Journal. (5). 165-172. (2013)

     
     Books
     

    The Genesis of Roman Architecture. Yale University Press. In Press

     
     Book chapters
     

    “Civic Performance and the Reflexive Creation of a Roman Social Cityscape” in Omur Harmansah, ed. Place and Performance: Theorizing Architectural Spaces in the Ancient World. Routledge. (2015)

     
     

    “The Capitoline Temple and the Effects of Monumentality on Roman Temple Design” in Michael Thomas and Gretchen Meyers, eds. Monumentality in Etruscan and Early Roman Architecture: Ideology and Innovation. University of Texas Press. 111-127. (2012)

     
     

    “The Colossal Temple of Jupiter Optimus Maximus in Archaic Rome” in S. Camporeale et al., eds. I cantieri edili dell’Italia e delle province romane, 2: Italia e province occidentali. Merida: Instituto de Arqueología de Mérida, 15-33. (2010)

     
     

    “The Sacred Sewer: Tradition and Religion in Rome’s Cloaca Maxima” in Bradley, Mark, ed. Pollution and propriety: dirt, disease and hygiene in Rome from antiquity to modernity. Cambridge University Press. 81-102. (2012)

     
     Other
     

    Visualizing the Genesis of Roman Architecture

    3-D virtual model of archaic Rome in collaboration with UCLA Digital Humanities Program, with imbedded citations and images. Under Contract with ACLS Humanities E-book series 

     
     

    “Comitium” in Roger Bagnall, et al., eds. The Encyclopedia of Ancient History. Wiley-Blackwell. (2012) (encyclopedia entry)

     
     

    “Curia” in Roger Bagnall, et al., eds. The Encyclopedia of Ancient History. Wiley-Blackwell. (2012) (encyclopedia entry)

     
     

    “Forum Boarium” in Roger Bagnall, et al., eds. The Encyclopedia of Ancient History. Wiley- Blackwell. (2012) (encyclopedia entry) 

     
     

    “Forum Romanum” in Roger Bagnall, et al., eds. The Encyclopedia of Ancient History. Wiley-Blackwell. (2012) (encyclopedia entry)

     
     

    “The Theater of Pompey in 2009: A New Excavation” with James Packer and Cristina Gagliardo. In Bullettino della Commissione archeologica comunale di Roma. (111). 71-96. (2010) (excavation report)

     
    Presentations
     Invited Papers
     

    “The Temples of the Capitoline Hill in the Archaic and Early Classical Era” Colloquium: The Capitoline Hill: Space Over Time. The Archaeological Institute of America, Annual Meeting, New Orleans 

     
     

    “The Great Rome of the Romans: Architecture at the Threshold of Republic.” Tarquinius Superbus: A Paradigm Shift? Conference held at the Royal Netherlands Institute and British School at Rome, Nov. 7-9 2013 

     
     

    “Civic Performance and the Genesis of a Roman Social Cityscape.” College Art Association, Annual Meeting, New York 

     
     

    “Urbanism and Art in Early Rome: Shift and Continuity” The Getty Villa

     
     

    “Excavations in the Theater of Pompey, 2009” with James Packer. The Archaeological Institute of America, Annual Meeting, Anaheim 

     
     

    “Not Quite Etruscan, Not Quite Greek: the Roman Roots of Roman Temple Design.” The American Academy in Rome 

     
     

    “The Colossal Archaic Temple of Jupiter Optimus Maximus and Roman Temple Architecture.” The Archaeological Institute of America, Annual Meeting, Philadelphia 

     
     

    “Building a Culturally Diverse City: Identity and Architecture in Archaic Rome.” Society of Architectural Historians, Annual Meeting, Cincinnati 

     
     

    “The Creation of the Forum in Archaic Rome.” Associazione Internazionale di Archeologia Classica (AIAC), Incontri a Roma 

     
     

    “The Topography of Early Rome: New Ideas and Interpretations.” British School at Rome, “The City of Rome” 

     
     

    “Canalis Maximus: A Reexamination of the Monumental Design of the Cloaca Maxima in Sixth c. B.C. Rome.” The Archaeological Institute of America, Annual Meeting, Montréal 

     
     

    “Adaptation or Innovation?: The Distinct Hydraulic Architecture of Rome’s Cloaca Maxima.” International Water History Association/UNESCO, Annual Conference, Paris 

     
     Invited Talks
     

    “Evolution and Revolution in the Use of Roman Concrete.” American Academy in Rome, fellows talks and day-long walks of the city 

     
     Lectures
     

    “Archaic Connectivity and the Image of Rome in an Early Classical World” Invited lecture, Tulane University, Department of Classics 

     
     

    Stilwandel in Archaic Rome: looking back from the Late Empire” Invited lecture, The University of Houston, Department of Art and Art History 

     
     

    “On the Genesis of Roman Architecture” Invited lecture, Harvard University, Department of Art History 

     
     

    “Classical Anachronism: Antiquity Meets Modernity in the Collection at Rienzi.” Invited lecture, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston - Rienzi 

     
     

    “An Art Historian and an Archaeologist: working on both sides of the gap in ancient scholarship.” Invited lecture, Emerging Themes and Methods of Humanities Research, ACLS Annual Meeting, Philadelphia 

     
     

    "The Colossal Temple of Jupiter Optimus Maximus in Archaic Rome.” Invited lecture, I cantieri edili dell’Italia e delle province romane, 2: Italia e province occidentali. Conference held at the Università di Sienna. 

     
     

    “The Sacred Sewer: Tradition and Religion in the Cloaca Maxima.” Invited lecture, Pollution and propriety: dirt, disease and hygiene in Rome from antiquity to modernity. Conference held at the British School at Rome. 

     
     Panelist
     

    Imperial Urbanism. Discussant, Rebuilding the City: New Approaches to Urbanism in Roman Italy. The University of Texas at Austin, Department of Classics 

     
     Session Chair
     

    The Capitoline Hill: Space Over Time. Session co-chair with Ellen Perry, The Archaeological Institute of America, Annual Meeting, New Orleans 

     
     

    Exceeding the Limits of Ancient Rome: New Studies in Early and Late Roman Art. Session Co-Chair; College Art Association, Annual Meeting, Los Angeles 

     
     

    Urbanization in 6th c. BCE Italy. Session chair/discussant with Francesca Fulminate, Tarquinius Superbus: A Paradigm Shift? 

     
    Awards, Prizes, & Fellowships
     ACLS New Faculty Fellow, American Council of Learned Societies (2011-2013)

     Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship, American Council of Learned Societies (2009-2010)

     Mellon/ACLS Recent Doctoral Recipients Fellowship, American Council of Learned Societies

     Getty Postdoctoral Fellowship, Getty Research Institute (2010)

     Bothmer Fellowship, Metropolitan Museum of Art (2009-2010)

     Outstanding Dissertation Award , The University of Texas at Austin (2010)

     Rome Prize, American Academy in Rome (2007-2009)

     Cullen Trust Endowmen Fellowship, The University of Texas at Austin (2007-2008)