I received my PhD in Art History from Indiana University, Bloomington. My research focuses on the Roman monumental arch — one of the most popular and enduring monumental forms from antiquity. I am primarily interested in understanding how these monuments were reflections of identity and locality broadly speaking–not just symbols of imperial authority inherently tied to the city of Rome. My PhD research has taken me all over Italy, France, Croatia, as well as shorter trips to Germany, Denmark, Greece, and England in 2015, 2017, and 2018. In 2019, I returned to Italy to teach “Art and Culture in Southern Italy” for Indiana University’s College Abroad program in Salerno, Italy.
© Charlotte Forstall, 2019