American University of Beirut

Nicola Barham

​​​Dr Nicola Barham is Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Center for Arts and Humanities.  Her research considers conceptual models of aesthetic value that are native to the ancient Greek and Roman worlds and interrogates the implications of these conceptual models for our histories of classical art. Dr Barham previously held the post of Research Associate in the Department of Ancient and Byzantine Art at the Art Institute of Chicago. She was awarded the Andrew W. Mellon Chicago Object Study Initiative Research Fellowship at the Art Institute in 2014-15, and was also Chester Dale Fellow at the Center for Advanced Studies in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery in Washington DC from 2013-14. Dr Barham received her PhD from the Department of Art History at the University of Chicago. She holds an MA and BA in Literae Humaniores (classics) from the University of Oxford.​

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