Anastasia Dakouri-Hild
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Anastasia Dakouri-Hild

Associate Professor
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of Art
Office location and address
179 Culbreth Rd
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Education
PhD University of Cambridge, 2004
Biography

Anastasia Dakouri-Hild teaches cultural history of Aegean and Near Eastern art and architecture from a theoretical and contextual perspective, showing a particular interest in the role of visual culture in shaping belief and the politics of identity, the dynamic interaction of materiality and cognition, and the relevance of the past in present society.

An active field archaeologist in Greece, and a former employee of the Archaeological Service (heritage management and rescue excavations), she has collaborated with the Service on various projects, including the re-excavation and final publication of the House of Kadmos in Late Bronze Age Thebes and, more recently, the republication of the prehistoric chamber tomb cemeteries in the vicinity of the Theban citadel.

Dakouri-Hild has published extensively on Thebes and Boeotia in the Late Bronze Age. Her work on the House of Kadmos has earned her the prestigious Michael Ventris Award (Institute of Classical Studies, University of London; 2001), a three-year grant from Harvard University (Semitic Museum, 2001-2003) and a year-long faculty fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies (2008-2009).

ARTH 2052: Ancient Egypt
Credits: 3–4
Survey of Egyptian art and architecture (Predynastic-New Kingdom, 4000-1100 BC). The course introduces students to the great monuments and works of art, and to the beliefs that engendered them. While the focus is on pharaonic 'visual' culture, neglected 'others' (women, cross-gendered persons, foreigners, commoners) and their material/visual cultures are brought to attention to provide a nuanced understanding of Egyptian society and culture.
ARTH 2056: Aegean Art and Archaeology
Credits: 3–4
Introduction to the art and archaeology of the prehistoric Aegean, from the Early Bronze Age to the end of the Late Bronze Age (ca. 3000-1200 BCE). Notable sites examined include Troy, Knossos, Mycenae, Thebes, Pylos. The course also examines cultural and artistic connections with New Kingdom Egypt and the Late Bronze Age Levant.
ARTH 3559: New Course in History of Art
Credits: 3–4
This course provides the opportunity to offer new topics in the subject History in Art.
ARTH 3595: Art History Practicum
Credits: 3
The Art History Practicum course places added emphasis on immersive experience and the active construction of knowledge, involving hands-on projects, experiments, lab work, and field trips of varying lengths, including on-site studies at archaeological sites, laboratories, or museums.
ARCY 3993: Independent Study
Credits: 3
An Independent Study in Archaeology. Subject to be determined by student and instructor.
ARTH 3993: Independent Study
Credits: 1–3
Independent study in the history of art
ARTH 4591: Undergraduate Seminar in the History of Art
Credits: 3
Subject varies with the instructor, who may decide to focus attention either on a particular period, artist, or theme, or on the broader question of the aims and methods of art history. Subject is announced prior to each registration period. Representative subjects include the life and art of Pompeii, Roman painting and mosaics, history and connoisseurship of baroque prints, art and politics in revolutionary Europe, Picasso and painting, and problems in American art and culture. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
ARCY 4998: Undergraduate Thesis Research
Credits: 3
Research for a thesis of approximately 50 written pages undertaken in the fall semester of the fourth year by archaeology majors who have been accepted into the Interdisciplinary Archaeology Distinguished Majors Program. Prerequisite: acceptance into Archaeology DMP
ARCY 4999: Undergraduate Thesis Writing
Credits: 3
Writing of a thesis of approximately 50 written pages undertaken in the spring semester of the fourth year by archaeology majors who have been accepted into the Interdisciplinary Archaeology Distinguished Majors Program. Prerequisite: acceptence into DMP program
ARAH 5559: New Course in History of Art
Credits: 3–4
This course provides the opportunity to offer new topics in the subject of History of Art.
ARAH 8695: Special Reading Problems
Credits: 3–12
Special Reading Problems
ARAH 8998: Non-Topical Rsch, Masters Prep
Credits: 1–12
For master's research, taken before a thesis director has been selected.
ARAH 8999: Non-Topical Research, Masters
Credits: 1–12
For master's research, taken under the supervision of a thesis director.
ARAH 9995: Supervised Research
Credits: 3–12
Supervised Research
ARAH 9998: Non-Topical Rsch,Doctoral Prep
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral research, taken before a dissertation director has been selected.
ARAH 9999: Non-Topical Research, Doctoral
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral research taken under the supervision of a dissertation director.