* Join our latest webinar series and discover the fascinating world of Ancient Greek Painting, from the famous frescoes at Knossos, to Macedonian tomb painting.

Below you can see the complete schedule of this program and also register to attend.

All webinars take place on Thursdays at 7:00pm (Greece EEST) 12:00pm (EDT - U.S.)



Jenifer Neils, American School of Classical Studies
Dimitris Plantzos, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

About our Webinars: This new series of webinars considers rare surviving examples of Greek painting in its archaeological setting, namely palaces, houses, temples, and tombs. It will explore the extent to which the works’ original locations informed their pictorial programs, and demonstrate how ancient painters adapted their subjects to new contexts. Recent discoveries and new scientific advances have led to reevaluations of older material and exciting breakthroughs. In these seven webinars, expert scholars will discuss how paintings on walls and vases relate to their physical contexts as well as to their patrons. This series will be moderated by Prof. Dimitris Plantzos, author of The Art of Painting in Ancient Greece (Kapon 2018), and Prof. Jenifer Neils, Director of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens.


Thursday, February 18, 7:00pm (Greece) / 12:00pm (EST)

Beyond Iconography: The Frescoes from the House of the Frescoes at Knossos

Speaker: Emilia Oddo, Tulane University




Thursday, February 25, 7:00pm (Greece) / 12:00pm (EST)

In Search of Contexts: The Wall Paintings of the Mycenaean Palace at Pylos Revisited

Speaker: Hariclia Brecoulaki, National Hellenic Research Foundation





Thursday, March 4, 7:00pm (Greece) / 12:00pm (EST)

Wall Paintings in Archaic Greek Temples: Kalapodi and Isthmia

Speaker: Wolf-Dietrich Niemeier, German Archaeological Institute





Thursday, March 11, 7:00pm (Greece) / 12:00pm (EST)

’Etruscanizing’ Athenian Painted Pottery

Speaker: Sheramy Bundrick, University of South Florida





Thursday, March 18, 7:00pm (Greece) / 1:00pm (EDT)

The Gigantomachy on the Athena Parthenos Shield

Speaker: Jenifer Neils, American School of Classical Studies





Thursday, April 1, 7:00pm (Greece - EEST) / 12:00pm (EDT)

Macedonian Painting and the Transformation of Familiar Images in a Funerary Context

Speaker: Olga Palagia, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (emerita)





Thursday, April 15, 7:00pm (Greece - EEST) / 12:00pm (EDT)

Roman Wall Paintings in and around the Theater of Ancient Corinth

Speakers: Charles K. Williams II, Director Emeritus, Corinth Excavations
Roberto Nardi, CCA, Centro di Conservazione Archeologica – Roma



About our Moderators: 

Jenifer Neils is the Director of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens. Formerly, she held two chaired Professorships at Case Western Reserve University in both Classics and Art History. As a field archaeologist, she has excavated in Greece and Italy, and as a curator she has organized two major international exhibitions of Greek art. She has produced over a dozen books on the painting and sculpture of Ancient Greece. One of her favorite activities as Director of the American School is leading students to numerous sites and museums throughout Greece.




Dimitris Plantzos is Professor of Classical Archaeology at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. His research interests include Greek art and archaeology, archaeological theory, and classical reception. He is the author of Hellenistic Engraved Gems (Oxford, 1999) and, more recently, Greek Art and Archaeology, 1200-30 BC (Athens and Atlanta, GA 2016) and The Art of Painting in Ancient Greece (Athens and Atlanta, GA, 2018), both by Kapon Editions.  He was co-editor of the Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Greek Art (Malden, MA, 2012; 2018). He is co-director of the Argos Orestikon Excavation Project and an associate editor for the Journal of Greek Media and Culture.