Diane A. Conlin (Ph.D. Michigan 1993) specializes in the art, architecture and archaeology of ancient Rome. An expert on Roman marble carving techniques, styles and restorations, Prof. Conlin has published an award winning book, The Artists of the Ara Pacis. Her second monograph, Political Art in Flavian Rome, explores the intersections and multivalent symbolism of style, imperial iconography and Silver Age literature during the reign of Domitian (under contract with CUP).
In addition her art historical research, Prof. Conlin is co-director of the archaeological excavations at the Villa of Maxentius on the Via Appia in Rome. Prof. Conlin's archaeological project is currently exploring a series of structures and occupation layers that date from the Republican era to the fourth century imperial residence begun by Maxentius (306-312 CE).
Prof. Conlin teaches survey courses on Roman art and archaeology and advanced classes on Ancient Italian Painting, Roman Sculpture, Roman Architecture, Augustan Rome and the Topography of Rome. She has been awarded the Boulder Faculty Assembly Excellence in Teaching Award and was named a President's Teaching Scholar in 2008.