Björn C. Ewald

Associate Professor


Fields of Study

Areas of Interest

  • Art and archaeology (Roman)
  • Art and subjectivity
  • Funerary art
  • Myth in art
  • Sculpture and painting, Roman Greece
  • City of Rome
  • Cultural translation
  • Embodied experience
  • Neuroarthistory
  • Ancient spatialities
  • Critical approaches in art history


Selected Publications

  • “Cornelia Gaskins Harcum (1878-1927)", in: Biographical Dictionary of Women Classicists, ed. J. Hallett and G. Whittaker (Brill, in preparation)
  • “Culture’s Visual Culture. The Iconography of Education, Intellectual and Literary Pursuits in Roman Art”, in P. Gemeinhardt (ed.), Was ist Bildung in der Vormoderne? (Mohr/Siebeck, September 2019, in print)
  • “Kult und Körper: Götterbilder der Griechischen Klassik”, in: S. Koja, O. Westheider, M. Philipp (eds.), Götter des Olymp. Aus der Dresdner Skulpturensammlung, Barberini Studien 2 (Prestel Verlag/Random House 2018) 8–27.
  • “Minding the Gap: Issues of Cultural Translation in Graeco-Roman Art”, in: D. Draycott, R. Raja, K. Welch, W. Wootton (eds.), Visual Histories of the Classical World. Essays in Honor of R.R.R. Smith (Brepols, 2018) 233–54.
  • “Attic Sarcophagi: Myth Selection and the Heroizing Tradition”, in: B. Dignas and L. Audley-Miller (eds.), Wandering Myths. Transcultural Uses of Myth in the Ancient World (De Gruyter: Berlin/Boston 2018) 209–64.



Ewald Living with Myths; Mit Mythen Ieben; The Emperor and Rome; Der Philosoph Als Leitbild


PhD, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, 1999

Administrative Service

Associate Chair, Graduate Studies, July-December 2015