Professor Irene Bald Romano is the co-editor and co-author of a recently released peer-reviewed book, Restaging Greek Artworks in Roman Times (2018, LED Edizioni Universitarie, Milan). She is also the lead co-author of a chapter of another book, in press at the University of Aarhus, on the excavations of a Roman villa along the shores of Lake Nemi in central Italy; the chapter presents the archaeological, archaeobotanical, and other evidence for the gardens of the villa.
In 2018 she was also the lead author with German, Italian, and Greek co-authors of an article titled, “Two Imperial Monuments in Puteoli: Use of Proconnesian Marble in the Domitianic and Trajanic Periods in Campania,” in the Proceedings of the Eleventh International Conference of ASMOSIA, Split, 18-22 May 2015, published by the University of Split, Croatia. In addition, she was the first author with W. John Tait, Christina Bisulca, Pearce Paul Creasman (affiliated faculty member), Gregory Hodgins, and Tomasz Wazny of an article, “An Ancient Egyptian Senet Board in the Arizona State Museum,” published in the German Egyptology journal, Zeitschrift für Ägyptische Sprache und Altertumskunde (ZÄS).
Dr. Romano is on sabbatical this year in Greece and Germany and is conducting research on two projects: a portrait of Alexander the Great from the Roman East; and, as the leader of a German-American working group, the fate of antiquities in the Nazi era. On the latter subject she gave a presentation In October at the Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte in Munich. In October she also presented a poster with two Greek colleagues at a conference in Izmir on marble analysis of a portrait of Alexander the Great from Beth Shean. (Anthro News date: 1/25/2019)