view from Aer Lingus

view of Naples

My name is Kimberly Cassibry, and I am the author of this website. I earned my PhD in Art History from the University of California at Berkeley in 2009. I am currently an Associate Professor of Art at Wellesley College, where I teach courses on the art and architecture of the ancient Mediterranean, with a special focus on how power has been negotiated through objects and archaeological sites over time.

I completed graduate school with three strong research interests: arch monuments (aka triumphal arches, the subject of my dissertation and of the book I am now writing), the impact of empire on Celtic Art (on which I have published several essays, and the intended topic of book number three), and souvenirs (or portable portrayals of place, as I call them, and the subject of my recently published book Destinations in Mind). Making progress on all three fronts simultaneously has been a challenge, but one with a lot of rewarding travel, as you can see from these thumbnail images.

The idea for this website came to me as I was reading page proofs for Destinations in Mind and wishing that books and online resources could be better integrated. This companion site is my solution and it also allows me to make over a thousand research photographs accessible to anyone interested in further exploration. I see research as a relay race, and with this site I am passing the batton. May you travel far and to beautiful places.

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