Eric R. Varner


Associate Professor

Office: M28 Carlos Hall
Phone: 404-727-2578

Mailing Address:

Art History Department
Emory University
M28 Carlos Hall
Atlanta, GA 30322

Curriculum Vitae


Eric R. Varner (Ph.D., Yale University, 1993).

Research Interests

Roman portrait sculpture; Imperial iconography; Roman women; monuments and topography of ancient Rome.

Selected Publications

  • Mutilation and Transformation: Damnatio Memoriae and Roman Imperial
    Portraiture (Leiden 2004).
  • From Caligula to Constantine: Tyranny and Transformation in Roman Portraiture, Michael C. Carlos Museum, 2000.
  • Articles on Roman portraiture, iconography of Roman empresses, and portraiture and religion in Roman North Africa

Work in Progress

Grotesque Aesthetics. Transgression and Transcendence in the Age of Nero
(in progress)

Selected Seminars

Roman Portraiture; Imperial Iconography; Images of Women in Roman Art.