Staff Profile:Professor Amy Smith

Professor Amy Smith
Job Title:

Professor and Curator, Ure Museum of Greek Archaeology.

Office Hours: Mondays 12-1 or by appointment, Room G37 Edith Morley Building

Professor Smith is a classical archaeologist, with a primary interest in iconography and its many manifestations, especially in politics and religion. She is also a curator with research interests in the history of collections, digital museology and pedagogy.

Areas of Interest:
Greek and Roman art and archaeology, especially iconography and vase painting; gender, religion, and politics in ancient Greece; antiquities museums, online or offline.
Research groups / Centres:

As a member of the Winckelmann-Gesellschaft's International Committee, Professor Smith is collaborating with Dr. Katherine Harloe, Dr. Sadie Pickup, and others to celebrate the work of J.J. Winckelmann through a series of lectures, workshops and other activities in 2017-2018. She is also a founding member of the Pottery in Context Research Network (ICS, London), the International Network of Classical Archaeology University Collections, a research associate of the Beazley Archive, University of Oxford (see more.
She created (with Brian Fuchs) VLMA (Virtual Lightbox for Museums and Archives) (sponsored by JISC in 2004-2005).

Professor Smith is also a member of the following research groups:

Key Facts:

Professor Smith has just returned from a term as Visiting Fellow at the Humanities Research Centre at Australian National University (Canberra).
In 2016 She served as Gertrude Smith Visiting Professor at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, where she led ASCSA's Summer Session. She has also taken UoR students on study tours of Athens (2017 and 2014) and Rome (2009).
Before her appointment at Reading she lectured at Tufts University, Boston College, and the Massachusetts College of Art. She has also worked as an editor (Perseus Project; American Journal of Archaeology) and as curatorial assistant at the Yale University Art Gallery. She has excavated at the American School of Classical Studies' excavations in Greece (Athens' Agora and Corinth) and Spain (Pollentia, Alcudia, Majorca). Professor Smith received her degrees from Yale (PhD, MPhil, MA) and Dartmouth (BA), and was also educated at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, the American Academy in Rome, and the American Numismatic Society.

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  • Smith, A. C. (2016) Looking inside on the outside of a pot. In: Glazebrook, A. and Tsakirgis, B. (eds.) Houses of Ill-Repute: The Archaeology of Houses, Taverns and Brothels. University of Pennsylvania Press, Pennsylvania, USA, pp. 143-168. ISBN 9780812247565


  • Smith, A. (2015) Introduction. In: Pickup, S., Bergeron, M. and Webb, J. (eds.) Cypriote Antiquities in Reading. The Ure Museum at the University of Reading and the Reading Museum (Reading Borough Council). Corpus of Cypriote Antiquities, 30. Astrom, Uppsala, vii. ISBN 9789170812019











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Amy Smith

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+44 (0) 118 378 6990 or +44 (0) 118 378 6087

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