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Hallie Franks

Hallie Franks

Assistant Professor
B.A. Art History, Boston University, 2001
Ph.D. History of Art and Architecture, Harvard University, 2008

Hallie Franks’s teaching and research interests are in the art and archaeology of Greece, Rome and the ancient Near East, and she is particularly interested in the points of cultural overlap and exchange between the Mediterranean and the East. Her research has taken her to Greece, Italy, Turkey, Egypt and Bulgaria, where she is currently involved in the American Research Center in Sofia's excavations at the ancient Macedonian city of Heraclea Sintica. At Gallatin, her teaching interests focus on the intersection of ancient texts and material culture, and include classes on ancient portraiture, visual narrative, concepts of the outsider and cultural memory. Her first book, titled Hunters, Heroes, Kings, investigates the ways that the ancient kingdom of Macedonia drew from various cultural traditions in the visual expression of its self-identity.


Professor Franks was awarded a 2015 National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship at the American School of Classical Studies in Athens, Greece where she will conduct research on her upcoming book project, The Space of the Symposium: Mosaics and Movement in the Greek Andron.

Professor Franks convened the Gallatin Global Faculty Symposium "The Material Archive," in Florence, Italy March 19-21, 2015, at NYU Florence.

Professor Franks was a guest lecturer and leader of a 2013 field trip to Greece through the Archaeological Field School at Heraclea Sintica, a school which she also co-directs.  She and Matt Stanley were awarded a Curriculum Development Grant for “Achilles’ Shield: Mapping the Ancient Cosmos,” a new course that they will co-teach in the spring of 2015.


Contact Information

Hallie Franks

Assistant Professor
1 Wash Pl, Room 603
(212) 998-7333
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Office Hours
Monday 1-2:30
Tuesday 9:30-12


2014 Spring

First-Year Research Seminar: The Place of the Past in Cultural Identity
Mon,Wed 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Myths as Images from the Ancient World to Shakespeare
Mon,Wed 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM

2014 Fall

Reading the Faces of Ancient Cultures
Mon,Wed 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM

2013 Fall

Reading the Faces of Ancient Cultures
Mon,Wed 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Barbarians: Ancient Conceptions of the Outsider
Mon,Wed 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM

Research and Teaching Interests

material cultures (art and archaeology) of ancient Greece, Rome, and the Near East; cultural definition through art; and cultural exchange and interaction

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