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FACULTY & STAFF: Nathan T. Elkins, PhD


Nathan T. Elkins, PhD, Assistant Professor of Art History
Area: Greek and Roman Art History
o: FAC155, Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center
p: 254.710.6382
e: Nathan_Elkins@baylor.edu


Dr. Nathan T. Elkins is Assistant Professor of Art History and a specialist in Greek and Roman Art and Archaeology. Before arriving at Baylor he held teaching and research posts at the Goethe Universitšt Frankfurt, Germany and at Yale University.

Elkins_BlantonDr. Elkins with students from Greek Painted Pottery (ART/CLA 3360) at the Blanton Museum, Austin, Texas, Spring 2013.

Dr. Elkins' research areas and expertise include Roman coinage, iconography, topography and architecture, and sport and spectacle. He has published several peer-reviewed articles on Roman coins and coin iconography that bear on Roman imperial communication, topography, and imperial history. He is currently interested in the social, cultural, and political significance of architectural imagery on Roman coins and is preparing articles and a book on the subject. Dr. Elkins has excavated at archaeological sites in Texas, Italy, and Israel. He is presently the staff numismatist (coin specialist) at the excavations of the Roman/Byzantine synagogue at Huqoq in Israel's Galilee region.

The only thing that rivals his passion for the Roman world is his love for sharing his knowledge and enthusiasm for the subject with Baylor's students. He teaches History of Art I and II (ART 2302 and 2303) and upper-level courses in Greek and Roman Art. Those specialized courses include Greek Art (ART 3352), Roman Art (ART 3353), Greek and Roman Sport and Spectacle (ART/CLA 4369), and Greek Painted Pottery (ART/CLA 3360). Additional courses will be offered in the future.

PhD, University of Missouri
MA, University of Reading, England
BA, University of Evansville

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