History of Art Graduate Department of Art

Jacquelyn Clements

Email: jacquelyn.clements@utoronto.ca | Website: http://www.jacquelynclements.com

My research focuses on the topography and material culture of Classical Greece and the ancient Mediterranean, and I spent several years studying and researching at The American School of Classical Studies at Athens (ASCSA). I have excavated and done archaeological photography and artifact illustration in Italy (Cetamura del Chianti) and in Greece (Corinth, Kenchreai, Mitrou, and Malthi), worked in the Archives of the ASCSA and the Agora Museum, taught courses on ancient religion and mythology, and worked in the curatorial departments of several museums, including the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore and the J. Paul Getty Villa in Los Angeles. As the CLIR/Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Data Curation for Visual Studies, I help graduate students and faculty in the Department of Art make use of the research structure of the University and the UofT Library, particularly through the means of innovative digital humanities technologies and data visualization techniques.

  • PhD, History of Art Johns Hopkins University
  • MA, Classics and Classical Archaeology Florida State University
  • BFA, Painting and Art History Maryland Institute College of Art
Selected Publications
  • expected 2016

    “Weaving the Chalkeia: Reconstruction and Ritual of an Athenian Festival,” in Textiles and Cult in the Mediterranean Area in the First Millenium B.C., edited by Cecilie Brøns and Marie-Louise Nosch, Oxbow Books

  • 2015

    “The Terrain of Autochthony: Shaping the Athenian Landscape in the Late Fifth Century B.C.E.” In The Routledge Handbook to Identity and the Environment in the Classical and Medieval Worlds, edited by R.F. Kennedy and M. Jones-Lewis, Routledge

  • Catalogue entries in Pergamon and the Art of the Hellenistic Kingdoms (The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2016) and Heroes: Mortals and Myths in Ancient Greece (The Walters Art Museum (2009)



  • Selected Lectures:

    “From Athens to Toronto: Sylvia Hahn at the Royal Ontario Museum.” Archaeological Institute of America 118th Annual Meeting, Toronto (2017)

    “New Directions for Digital Research at the University of Toronto,” New Perspectives in Art Librarianship, ArLiSNAP and VREPS Virtual Conference (2016)

    “The Lame God Rises: Reflections on Hephaistos in 5th century B.C.E. Athens,” ASCSA Tea Talk, Athens (2013)

    “Fashioning Autochthony: Recontextualizing the Erechtheion in the Late Fifth Century B.C.E.” Archaeological Institute of America 114th Annual Meeting, Seattle (2013)

    “Perpetuating the Past: Introspection and Retrospection in Archaistic Art in the Walters Art Museum,” The Walters Art Museum, Friends of the Ancient Collection (2012)

    “Athena Ergane, Hephaistos, and the Chalkeia Festival,” Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Klassiche Archäologie und Archäologische Sammlung (2010)

Recent Awards
  • 2016-2017 Principal Investigator, “The Digital Canvas: Resources for Art Historical Collections,” Council for Library and Information Resources and the Mellon Foundation Microgrant
  • 2016 Postgraduate Research Scholarship, Onassis Foreigners’ Fellowship Programme, Athens, Greece
  • 2016 Bursary Recipient, Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School, University of Oxford
  • 2014 Summer Research Grant, Program for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality, Johns Hopkins University
  • 2012-13 Gorham Phillips Stevens Fellowship, The American School of Classical Studies at Athens
  • 2007 Rankin Prize for Outstanding Postgraduate, Florida State University

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