Jane DeRose Evans
Ph.D., M.A., Classical Archaeology, University of Pennsylvania
Jane DeRose Evans is a field archaeologist who has worked on sites in Philadelphia, Greece, England, Italy, Israel, France, and, currently, in Turkey. Her broad interests lie in the archaeology of the Roman world, with a specialization in ancient Roman and Byzantine coinage. Currently she is the Numismatic Specialist for the Harvard Expeditions to Sardis, Turkey, for which she is preparing a monograph for Harvard University Press. She has published books and articles on the propaganda on coins, sculpture, and painting of the Roman Republic; a study of the economy of Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine Palestine as revealed by the excavated coins of Caesarea Maritima in Israel; a study of the female statues in the Theater of Pompey in Rome; a study of the iconography of the sanctuary of Zeus on coins of Neapolis (Samaria); the iconography of the Columna Minucia on coins of the Minucii; and a co-written an article on the process of acculturation in Javols, France. Future projects include the publication of the excavated remains in Field C in Caesarea Maritima from the JECM project and an edited volume, “The Companion to Roman Republican Archaeology” from Wiley-Blackwell.
Evans teaches a wide range of undergraduate courses, from “The Art of Sacred Space: Romans, Christians and Jews in the 1st-6th centuries”; “Ancient Counterfeits, Looting and the Ethics of Collecting”; “Greek and Roman Sculpture” to graduate seminars on Republican Rome, The Age of Augustus and Hellenistic and Roman Painting. She is on MFA review committees, MA and PhD (Art History) committees, and is affiliated with the Department of Greek and Latin