Ambra Spinelli

Ambra Spinelli

2023 Lecturer in Art History

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Laurea Triennale, University of Bologna, 2005
Laurea Specialistica, University of Bologna, 2008
Ph.D., University of Southern California, 2019

Professor Spinelli's scholarship integrates the analysis of artifacts, architecture, decorative and textual evidence to explore ancient Roman domestic and everyday life, with a particular focus on the room known as the tablinum. Her interests also encompass the influence of Eastern and Italic rituals on Roman soil, and Roman perceptions and adaptations of earlier traditions.

Professor Spinelli participated in various archaeological excavation project in Italy and, from 2011 to 2020, she served as Head of Archival Research and Assistant to the Director for the University of Cincinnati’s “Pompeii Archaeological Research Project: Porta Stabia.” She also has several years of museum and archaeological research experience in Etruscan, Roman, and medieval sites, including Marzabotto, Bologna, Pompeii, Herculaneum, Naples, Rome, Acquaviva Picena, and Albinia (Grosseto).

See Professor Spinelli's list of publications