Kevin R. Cole                                                              curriculum vitae

 

McIntire Department of Art

434-466-1875

University of Virginia

(Italy) 011–39-3341598809

Fayerweather Hall

(Fax) 434-924-3647

Charlottesville, VA 22903

krcole@virginia.edu

 

Areas of Interest

Archaeology of Pompeii, Roman Italy, Sicily and the Peloponnese; Ancient Urbanism, Architecture, Technology and Painting; Masonry Analysis; Archaeological Theory and Method; Using Technology in Archaeology and Teaching.

 

Education

2000 - Present

University of Virginia: Ph.D. in Classical Art and Archaeology

1998 - 2000

SUNY Buffalo: MA in Art History

1995-1998

Boise State University: MA in Ancient History

1991-1995

Boise State University: BA in History; Minors Latin and Computer Information Systems

 

Major Projects

Aug 2008  (expected)

Dissertation: Reading the Walls of Pompeii: An Analysis of the Forum’s Built Environment, Urban Development and the Changing Use of Space (Advisors, John Dobbins, Malcolm Bell, Bernie Frischer)

In Progress

Visualizing the Forum Romanum, database and website on the history of the perception of the Roman Forum – Institute of Advanced Technology in the Humanities, University of Virginia (Advisor, Bernard Frischer) http://www.classicalarchaeology.org/Roman_Forum/Intro.htm

May 2005

Online search catalogue for the Teaching Resource Center Library, University of Virginia a searchable catalogue of the TRC’s Library holdings.  http://www.trc.virginia.edu/Library/Library.htm

2000

Master’s Thesis:  Image and Text in the Odyssey Landscape Frescoes (Advisor, L. Vance Watrous)

 

1998

Master’s Thesis: Ritual and Belief in the Mysteries of Mithras: Evidence from the Ancient Texts and Monuments (Advisor, Charles Odahl)

 

Publications

Cole, K., M. Flohr, and E. Poehler (eds.), 2008 (forthcoming). Pompeii: Cultural Standards, Practical Needs. Oxbow Books, UK.

Poehler, Eric E. and K. Cole, 2008 (forthcoming). “Practical Matters: Infrastructure and the design of the Post-Earthquake Forum at Pompeii.” In Cole, K., M. Flohr, and E. Poehler (edd.), Pompeii: Cultural Standards, Practical Needs. Oxbow Books, UK.

Ellis, S., T. Gregory, E. Poehler and K. Cole, 2008 “A New Method for Studying Architecture and Integrating Legacy Data: A case study from Isthmia, Greece.” In Allison, P. (ed.). GIS and 'Legacy Data' in Archaeology, Internet Archaeology (http://intarch.ac.uk/journal/issue24/ellisetal_index.html).

 

Invited Lectures and Presentations

“The Forum’s Footprint: The Effects of Monumentalization in Pompeii’s Urban Core”

Institute of Archaeology, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK, May 2007.

“Practical Matters: Infrastructure, Ornamentation, and Connective Architecture around the Forum at Pompeii” Kevin R. Cole and Eric E. Poehler. Archaeological Institute of America, 108th Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, Jan. 2007.

“Investigating Urban Change: Examining Insula VII.9 at Pompeii” Archaeological Institute of America’s 107th Annual Meeting, Montreal, ON, Jan. 2006.

“Negotiating Roman Space: the Northwest Corner of Pompeii’s Forum” Archaeological Institute of America’s 106th Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, Jan. 2005.

The Interaction of Public and Private Space: The Forum and Insula VIII.2 at Pompeii” Archaeological Institute of America’s 105th Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, Jan. 2004.

“Where’s the Hero?  Narrative Differences in the Odyssey Landscape Frescoes and Homer” University of Virginia Graduate Student Symposium, Charlottesville, VA, Nov. 2001.

“Mithraism and Christianity, Symbolic Similarities?”

 Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society Conference, Boise, ID, April 1997.

“The Polis as Idea in Homer and Thucydides”

Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society Conference, Bozeman, MT, April 1996.

 

Fellowships and Awards

2007

Linder Center for Art History Dissertation writing award

2005-2006

Linder Center for Art History Dissertation research award

2006

First Place: “Reading the Walls of Pompeii: the Forum Surroundings, Urban Development and the Meaning of Space,” Poster Presentation, UVa, Graduate School of Arts and Science Research Exhibition

2004, 2005, 2007

Dorot Travel Award, Archaeological Institute of America

2001-2003

Husky Travel Award, UVa

2000-2003

Presidential Fellow, UVa

 

Teaching Experience

2008-2009

Longwood University, Adjunct Professor

History of Western Art and Pompeii

Spring 2007

University of Virginia McIntire Department of Art, Lecturer

Etruscan and Roman Art and Archaeology (Arth 214)

Fall 2006

University of Virginia McIntire Department of Art, Lecturer

Image and Text in the Ancient World (Arth 491)

2001-2003

University of Virginia McIntire Department of Art, Teaching Assistant

History of Western Art I (Paleolithic to Gothic); Roman Art and Archaeology

Summer 2000

SUNY Buffalo, Department of Art History, Lecturer

History of World Art I

1998-2000

SUNY Buffalo, Department of Art History, Teaching Assistant

Western Civilization I, II; History of World Art I, II

1997

Foothills School of Arts and Science, Boise, ID. Instructor

Classes taught:  Latin I; and Greek and Latin Roots

1996-1997

Meridian School District, Meridian, ID, Substitute Instructor

Latin, American Government, and History

 

Archaeological Experience

 2006 - 2008

Isthmia, Greece: (East Isthmia Archaeological Project), Site Supervisor and Database Manager.

Galatas Plain, Crete (Galatas Plain Survey Project, SUNY Buffalo), Surveyor

Pompeii, Italy: Dissertation research

2005

Pompeii, Italy: Dissertation research

2003-2004

Morgantina, Sicily, Italy: (University of Virginia), Excavation Supervisor – Summer

Morgantina, Sicily, Italy (University of Virginia) American Supervisor for site preservation (E.U. Grant – through the Soprintendenza di Enna, Sicily) - Fall

Pompeii, Italy: Dissertation research.

2002

Pompeii Forum Project (University of Virginia)

Pompeii, Italy: Dissertation research

2001

Pompeii Forum Project, Pompeii (University of Virginia) Excavation Staff

Morgantina, Sicily, Italy: (University of Virginia) Excavation staff

 

Professional Responsibilities

2006 -2007

Delegate, Executive Council meeting, Archaeological Institute of America

2002-2004

Proxy Delegate, Executive Council meeting, Archaeological Institute of America

2003-2005

Student Vice President, Archaeological Institute of America, Charlottesville Chapter

 

Work Experience

2004-2006

Teaching and Technology Support Partner, Teaching Resource Center

2005

Topic Specialist – Ubiquity International Cultural Exploration

2002-Present

American Liaison, Art and Archaeology section of Digressus (online journal dedicated to the classical world (www.digressus.org)

1998

Archival Assistant - Idaho State Historical Society, Library, Museum and Archives

1996

Research Assistant for Professor Charles Odahl

1996

Researcher/Contributing Editor for John Anderson Travel Journalist

 

References

Professor John J. Dobbins

McIntire Department of Art
University
of Virginia
P.O. Box 400130
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4130

Professor Bernard Frischer

Institute of Advanced Technology in the Humanities

University of Virginia

100 10th Street, NE, Suite 103

Charlottesville, VA 22902

 

Professor Malcolm Bell, III

McIntire Department of Art
University
of Virginia
P.O. Box 400130
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4130