|Laetitia Amelia La Follette
Art History Program
University of Massachusetts
Amherst MA 01003
(413) 545-0634 (545-3595)
18 Dana Street
Amherst MA 01002
- 1994-present Associate Professor, Art History, University of
Massachusetts at Amherst (Promotion and tenure awarded January
- 1987-1993 Assistant Professor (Greek & Roman Art),
Art History Program, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
- 1989, 1990 (spring) Visiting Asst. Professor of Greek
Art, Mount Holyoke College
- 1986-1987 Lecturer in Roman Art and Archaeology, Princeton
- 1986 PhD, Princeton University, Dept. of Art and Archaeology
Dissertation: Palladio and the Baths of Trajan Decius:
The Recovery of a Third-Century Bath Complex in Rome
(advisor P.E. Mottahedeh) Specialization: Roman
Art and Architecture, Greek Art and Architecture, Byzantine
Art and Architecture
- 1981 MA, Princeton University, Dept. of Art and Archaeology
- 1977 BA magna cum laude, Harvard-Radcliffe, Classics
- Art and architecture editor of some 40 articles in Greece
and Rome: An Encyclopedia for Students (4 volumes, Charles
Scribner's Sons, New York 1998).
- "Aurelian Wall, Rome"; "Belvedere Pigna, Vatican"; "Palladio,
Andrea" published in An Encyclopedia of the History of Classical
Archaeology, ed. N. De Grummond (Greenwood Press, Westport
CT 1996) 110, 146 and 842-3.
- The Baths of Trajan Decius on the Aventine, published
as Part I in Rome Papers ed. J. Humphrey (Journal of
Roman Archaeology, Supplementary Series number 11) (1994)
- "The Costume of the Roman Bride," ch. 3 in The World of
Roman Costume, eds. L. Bonfante and J. Sebesta (Univ. of Wisconsin
Press 1994), 54-64.
- "A Contribution of Andrea Palladio to the Study of Roman thermae,"
JSAH (Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians)
52 (1993) 189-198.
- "Latin seni crines and The Hair Style of Roman Brides,"
Syllecta Classica 4 (1992) 43-48 (with Rex Wallace, Dept.
of Classics, Univ. of Massachusetts).
- Edited two Latin inscriptions in Tituli 6, La collezione
epigrafica dei musei capitolini, ed. Silvio Panciera, (Rome
1987) 84-86, 329-330.
- "The Chalkotheke on the Athenian Acropolis," Hesperia
55 (1986) 75-87.
- "Le terme Deciane sull'Aventino," Archeologia Laziale
7 (1985) 139-144
- Thermae Decianae" article in the Lexicon Urbis Romae,
an international encyclopedia on the most important archaeological
monuments of ancient Rome, ed. E.M. Steinby (Edizioni Quasar,
Rome, Italy; 1st volume [A-C] 1993; 2nd vol. [D-G] 1994;
3rd vol. [H-O] 1996; 4th vol. [P-S] 1998; 5th vol.
Work In Progress
- Of E. Kunzl, Der romische Triumph. Siegesfeiern im antiken
Rom, Munich 1988, in The American Journal of Archeology
(95) 1991, 353-354.
- "The Arch of Gallienus and the Origins of Spolia" (article)
- Imperial Architecture in Rome, A.D. 217-312: Reuse and Innovation,
book under contract with Princeton University Press
- Served as panelist for the National Endowment for the Humanities'
(NEH) special initiative "Teaching with Technology"(reviewing
20 proposals in Art History, Cultural Studies, General Humanities
and Music and Dance) December 1997
- Reviewed book prospectus, An Introduction to Roman Architecture
by D. Favro and F.K. Yegul, for Cambridge University Press (1993).
- Read and commented on 3 new book chapters on Greek, Etruscan
and Roman Art for the Tenth edition of H., Gardner's Art Through
the Ages (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich 1995).
- Read and commented on 4 chapters (Aegean, Hellenistic, Greek
and 2 Roman) for A Global History of Art (author: Prof.
M. E. Kampen) under contract with West Educational Publishing
of Atlanta GA (1994).
- "Teaching Art History in the 21st Century," Multimedia Session
I, First Annual University of Massachusetts Instructional Technology
Conference, Boxborough, MA, 17 April 1997.
- "A Case Study: An Electronic Resource for a History of Art
for the Year 2000". Digital Learning: Glossy Gadgets or
21st Century Chalk?, Annual Conference of the College Art Association,
New York, NY, 14 February 1997.
- "What Plaster Casts Can Tell Us", Springfield Museum of Fine
Arts, Springfield, MA, 13 January 1997.
- "The Princess and the Baths: An Archaeological Adventure on
the Aventine," Archaeology Panel in Honor of the Centennial of
the American Academy in Rome, New York, NY, 23 April 1995.
- "The Glory of Greece: The Greek Temple," Springfield Museum
of Fine Arts, Springfield MA, January 11, 1995 (Lecture in the
Series, From Stone to Steel: Architectural Triumphs Throughout
- "The Roman Empire and the Sculpting of Space," Springfield
Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield MA, January 18, 1995 (Lecture
in the Series, From Stone to Steel: Architectural Triumphs Throughout
- "The Arch of Gallienus: Reuse and Innovation in Third Century
Roman Architecture," Five College Faculty Seminar in Late Antiquity,
Smith College, February 10, 1993.
- "A Contribution of Andrea Palladio to the Study of Roman thermae,"
First International Conference on Roman Baths, Bath, England,
31 March 1992.
- "Spolia before Constantine", Friday Noon Seminar Series, Department
of Classics, Princeton University, 27 March 1992.
- "Rustication in Rome: Antiquarian Revival or Ancient Deconstruction?",
invited lecture, Department of Art and Archaeology, Princeton
University, 26 March 1992.
- "Claudian Rustication: Antiquarian Revival or Anti-classical
Innovation?" Cosmic Vault and Kaisersaal: Panel on Architectural
Symbolism in the Roman World, 1st-2nd centuries, Annual
Conference of the College Art Association, Washington, D.C., 21-February
- "Costume and Ritual Initiation: The Headdress and Hair Style
of the Roman Bride," Colloquium on the Role of Costume in Roman
Art, Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America,
Boston MA, 30 December 1989.
- "Reuse and Renewal in Late Antique Rome," Five College Seminar
on Late Roman and Byzantine Studies, organized for the Fifteenth
Annual Byzantine Studies Conference, University of Massachusetts,
Amherst, 27 October 1989.
- "The Brides in the Villa of the Mysteries at Pompeii," Fifth
Colloquium of the Association internationale pour l'etude de la
mosaique antique (AIEMA), North American Branch, Baltimore MD,
28 April 1989.
- "The Arch of Gallienus : Evidence for Changing Architectural
Standards in Third-Century Rome," Colloquium on Imperial Roman
Architecture, Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of
America, San Antonio TX, 29 December 1986.
- "The Double Life of An Augustan Gate," Annual Meeting of the
Pennsylvania Classical Association, Pittsburgh PA, 11 October
- "Behind Glass and Under Wraps: A Look at Current Restoration
in Rome," Annual Meeting of the Classical Association of the Middle
West and South, Tampa FL, 17 April 1986.
- "The Baths of Trajan Decius on the Aventine: A Correction to
the Forma Urbis Romae," Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute
of America, Washington DC, 29 December 1985.
AWARDS AND FELLOWSHIPS
Athenian Agora Excavations, American School of Classical Studies
at Athens, director T.L. Shear, Jr., Athens, Greece
- 1978 and 1979 Tel Akko Excavations, Hebrew
University/University of Haifa Project under the direction of
M. Dothan, Akko, Israel
Halieis Excavations, Indiana University team under the direction
of W. Rudolf, Halieis, Greece
- 1997-8 Faculty Grant for Teaching, awarded by the Council
on Teaching, Learning and Instructional Technology
[CTLIT] and the Center for Teaching [CfT], University of Massachusetts-Amherst
for the development of a website for Art History 100 ("Introduction
to the History of Art: Ancient through Renaissance"), the Fall
1997 General Education survey class (enrollment: 200 students)
- 1996-7 Professional Development Grant in Instructional
Technology for Academic Development, awarded by the President's
Office, Univ. of Massachusetts for the Art History CD-ROM project
- 1996-7 Faculty Grant for Teaching (CTLIT and CfT, Univ.
of Mass.) for the Art History CD-ROM project
- 1996-7 Five Colleges, Inc./Pew Charitable Trusts grant
for the development of a pilot CD-ROM for use in introductory
art history surveys
- 1996-7 Teaching Development Grant for participation in
"The Faculty and Teaching Assistant Partnership Project Teaching
and Learning in the Diverse Classroom", Center for Teaching, Univ.
- 1995-98 Faculty Research Grant, University of Massachusetts
(for research on Roman urbanism in Southern France)
- 1995 Five College, Inc./Pew Charitable Trusts Grant to
run a Five College Faculty Seminar on the revision of Introductory
Curriculum in Art History and to begin an ancillary CD-ROM project
focussing on a multicultural approach in introductory surveys
- 1994-95 Lilly Fellow, University of Massachusetts Center
- 1992 Fellowship from the Graham Foundation for Advanced
Studies in the Fine Arts
- 1991-92 American Council of Learned Societies Grant-in-Aid
- 1991 NEH Travel to Collections Grant
- 1991 American Philosophical Society Grant
- 1991 CAA Art History Travel Grant for Annual Conference
- 1988-90 Faculty Research Grant, University of Massachusetts
- 1988 NEH Grant to participate in the NEH Summer Seminar
on Roman costume held at the American Academy in Rome
- 1986,1985 Late Antique Studies Grants (Princeton)
- 1985-1986 Kress Fellowship/Princeton University Grant-in-Aid
- 1984-1985 Spears Grant for Mediterranean Travel
- 1982-1984 Kress Fellow in Classical Art & Archaeology,
American Academy in Rome, Rome, Italy
- 1978-1982 University Fellow, Princeton
- 1977-1978 ITT Fellow, American School of Classical Studies
- American Academy in Rome
- American School of Classical Studies at Athens
- Archaeological Institute of America
- College Art Association of America
- International Association for the Study of Roman Baths
- North American Branch, Association internationale pour l’etude
de la mosaique antique (AIEMA)
Undergraduate Lecture courses
- Introduction to the History of Art
- History of the Decorative Arts
- Greek Art
- Roman Art
- Roman Cities
- The Role of Cybertechnology in Art History
ADMINISTRATION AND SERVICE
- Topography and Monuments of Ancient Rome
- Problems in Ancient Greek and Roman Architecture
- Roman Painting
- Ancient Roman Painting and Relief Sculpture
- The Creative Reuse of the Past in Roman Art
- Rome and Nature: a love-hate relationship?
- Director-Coordinator and Principal Investigator, Art History
Electronic Project. 1996-present
- Chair, Nominating Committee, Western Massachusetts Society
of the Archaeological Institute of America, 1997
- Director, Five College Faculty Seminar on Introductory Curriculum
in Art History (Spring 1995) plus Ancillary CD-ROM Project
- President, Western Massachusetts Society, Archaeological Institute
of America, 1994-1996
- Member, Committee on the Future of Old World Archaeology in
Higher Education, Archaeological Institute of America, 1995-98
- Member, Teacher Search Committee, University Child Care, University
of Massachusetts at Amherst, Spring 1994
- Board member, Child Care Advisory Board, Univeristy Child Care,
University of Massachusetts at Amherst, September 1993-June 1994
- Vice-President, Western Massachusetts Society, Archaeological
Institute of America,1991-1993
- Director, Undergraduate Art History Program, University of
Massachusetts, Amherst, 1988-1991
- Vice-President, Executive Council, Society of Fellows of the
American Academy in Rome, 1990-1992.
- Editor, Newsletter, Society of Fellows of the American Academy
in Rome, 1986-1990
- Member, Local Arrangements Committee, Fifteenth Annual Byzantine
Studies Conference, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, October
- Organizer and Chair, Colloquiuim on the Role of Costume in
Roman Art, Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute
of America, Boston, Dec. 30, 1989
- Secretary, Executive Council, Society of Fellows of the American
Academy in Rome, 1988-1990
- Member, Executive Council, Western Massachusetts Society,
Archaeological Institute of America, 1987-1991
- Organizer, Colloquium on Imperial Roman Architecture, Annual
Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America, San
Antonio TX, Dec. 29, 1986
- Professor M.T. Boatwright, Department of Classical Studies,
Duke University, Durham NC 27706, tel. (919) 684-5076
- Professor Larissa Bonfante, Department of Classics, New York
University, Washington Square, New York NY 10003, tel. (212) 998-8590
- Professor E.J. Champlin, Department of Classics, Princeton
University, Princeton NJ 08544, tel. (609) 258-3959
- Professor Walter B. Denny, Art History Program, Bartlett 3l7B,
University of Massachusetts, Amherst MA 01003, tel. (413) 545-3595
- Professor David Grose, Department of Classics, University of
Massachusetts, Herter Hall, Amherst MA 01003, tel. (413) 545-4608
- Professor Fikret K. Yegul, Art History Department, University
of California, Santa Barbara CA 93106, tel. (805) 893-8060