Marta E. Ameri

Assistant Professor of Art

Office: Bixler 163 [ campus map ]
Box 5645

Phone: 207-859-5645
Fax: 207-859-5635
Mailing Address:
5645 Mayflower Hill
Waterville, Maine 04901-8856
Office Hours:
T: 11am-12pm, W: 3-4pm
Ameri, Marta E.

Education

Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. New York, NY
Ph.D. in Art History and Archaeology, 2010

Areas of Expertise

  • Ancient and Medieval Art
  • Islamic Art
  • South Asian Archaeology
  • Near Eastern Archaeology
  • Seals and Sealing Technology in the Ancient World

Courses Currently Teaching

CourseCourse Title
AR101W AReading Images
AR126 AArt and Architecture of the Islamic World, 1258-1914
AR215 AArt and Archaeology of the Ancient Near East and Egypt
AR323 ADestroying Culture: Iconoclasm from Antiquity to Today

Other Courses Taught

CourseCourse Title
AR125Art and Architecture of the Islamic World 650-1250
AR126Art and Architecture of the Islamic World 1258-1914
AR127History of Architecture 1: Pyramids to Cathedrals
AR215Art and Archaeology of the Ancient Near East and Egypt
AR452The Art of the Book in the Islamic World
AR498Ancient Art in Miniature: Theory and Practice in Seal Studies

Publications


Publications:
Edited Volume
M. Ameri, S. K. Costello, S. J. Scott and G. Jamison, eds. Seals and Sealing in the Ancient World: Case Studies from the Ancient Near East, Egypt, the Aegean, and South Asia. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 2018
Articles
M. Ameri, “Variations on a Theme: Iconographic Variability in the Horned Anthropomorphic Figures of the Harappan World,” accepted for publication in Artibus Asiae.
M. Ameri, “Reconstructing an Administrative System: Storage and Sealing at Gilund.” In P. Shirvalkar and E. Prasad eds., Pratnamaṇi: Felicitation volume of Prof. Vasant Shinde. New Delhi: B R Publishing House. (forthcoming).
M. Ameri, “The Sincerest Form of Flattery? Terracotta Seals as Evidence of Imitation and Agency in Bronze Age Middle Asia', in Frenez, D., Jamison, G., Law, R., Vidale, M. & Meadow, R. (eds.) Walking with the Unicorn: Social Organization and Material Culture in Ancient South Asia. Oxford: Archaeopress, 2018 pp. 19-25.
M. Ameri, “Letting the Pictures Speak: An Image-based Approach to the Mythological and Narrative Imagery of the Harappan World.” In M. Ameri, S. K. Costello, S. J. Scott and G. Jamison, eds. Seals and Sealing in the Ancient World: Case Studies from the Ancient Near East, Egypt, the Aegean and South Asia. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018, p. 144-166.
M. Ameri, S. K. Costello, S. J. Scott and G. Jamison, “Introduction: Small Windows, Wide Views.” In M. Ameri, S. K. Costello, S. J. Scott and G. Jamison, eds. Seals and Sealing in the Ancient World: Case Studies from the Ancient Near East, Egypt, the Aegean, and South Asia. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018, p. 1-10.
M. Ameri, “Changing Patterns of Indo-Iranian Interaction in the Third and Second Millennia BCE as seen from the Ahar-Banas Culture.” In U. Franke and V. Widorn, eds. Contextualizing Material Culture in South and Central Asia in Pre-Modern Times. Brepols, 2016, p. 37-49.
M. Ameri, 2014, “Report on the Seal Impressions and Related Small Finds” in T. Raczek, V.S. Shinde and G. Possehl eds. Gilund Excavations 1999-2005.
M. Ameri, “Regional Diversity in the Indus: The Evidence of the Seals” in Abraham, S, Gullapali, P., Raczek, T. and Rizvi, U. eds. Connections and Complexity: New Approaches to the Archaeology of South and Central Asia, Studies in Honor of Gregory L. Possehl. Left Cost Press, 2013, p. 355-74
M. Ameri, “Middle Asian Interconnections at the turn of the Second Millennium BC:
Locating the Foreign Elements in the Gilund Seals and Seal Impressions.” In T.P. Raczek and V. Shinde
Eds. The Gilund Project: Excavations in Regional Context, South Asian Archaeology 2007, Special
Sessions 2, BAR International Series, Archaeopress, Oxford,
2010, p. 41-50
G.L. Possehl, V. Shinde and M. Ameri, “The Ahar-Banas Complex and the BMAC”, Man and Environment
XXIX(2): 2004, p. 18-29.
V. Shinde, G.L. Possehl and M Ameri, “Excavations at Gilund 2001-2003: The Seal Impressions and Other Finds”, in U. Franke-Vogt and H. Weisshaar eds., South Asian Archaeology 2003, Aachen, 2005, p. 159-169.
Book Reviews
M. Ameri, “Book Review of Defining the Sacred: Approaches to the Archaeology of Religion in the Near East, edited by Nicola Laneri.” American Journal of Archaeology, 121(1) (January 2017)
Published online at www.ajaonline.org/book-review/3360
M. Ameri, “Book Review of The Origins of Monsters: Image and Cognition in the First Age of Mechanical Reproduction by David Wengrow.” American Journal of Archaeology, 120(1) (January 2016)
Published online at www.ajaonline.org/book-review/2549

 


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