MeredithWebsitePhotoHALLIE G. MEREDITH, D.PHIL.



Hallie Meredith was awarded her DPhil in Classical Archaeology from Lincoln College, University of Oxford, an MA from the University of Durham, England and her BA from the University of Chicago. Dr Meredith trained as a studio artist, concentrating in hot glass and incorporates a continued interest in materiality in her classes. She has taught courses on viewing and the ancient world in the UK and US, at Washington State University, the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, the University of Colorado at Boulder, the University of Oxford, the University of Warwick and the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Meredith was a Research Fellow at the Bard Graduate Center, NY, NY and the British School at Rome, in short-term residency at Dumbarton Oaks, Washington, DC, and has received grants and awards from the Archaeological Institute of America, University of Colorado at Boulder, the University of Oxford, and Oxford’s Institute of Archaeology.

In 2015, Dr Meredith completed a monograph, consisting of commentary and an illustrated catalogue, on openwork vessels as part of the Archaeopress Archaeology series. Entitled Word becomes Image: Openwork Vessels as a Reflection of Late Antique Transformation, this book contextualizes a type of vessel characterised by the use of a shared carving technique, the majority of which are made of glass with a minority carved from precious stone or crafted in metal. In it she argues that in antiquity – as today – the process of making art is fundamental to approaching and understanding ancient art. The digital images in the heavily illustrated catalogue were funded by a 2014 Samuel H. Kress Grant, administered by the Archaeological Institute of America, for Research and Publication in Classical Art and Architecture. Dr Meredith edited a volume entitled Objects in Motion: The Circulation of Religion and Sacred Objects in the Late Antique and Medieval World. She has published and given papers on gold-glass vessel medallions as a means of engaging viewers, cultural differences in Roman and Sasanian Late Antique glassware, trade in open-work vessels, and most recently, on Byzantine art and text inherited from the Graeco-Roman world.

Dr Meredith is fascinated by the cultural choices inherent in the production of an object as a way of identifying and focusing on period-specific concerns and meaning, how inscriptions, and texts more broadly, inform ancient visual art, and how inscribed visual culture was viewed and interpreted.