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Anna Anguissola is Associate Professor of Classical Archaeology at the University of Pisa, where she serves as the Director of the Collection of Plaster Casts and Antiquities. She is a member of the Centro Interdisciplinare Linceo Giovani of the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei. She holds an Habilitation from the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich (2016) and an Italian Abilitazione Scientifica Nazionale “I Fascia” (session 2016-2018).

Prior to joining the University of Pisa, she served as a lecturing post-doctoral researcher at the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich and as an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Classical Archaeology at the Friedrich Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg.

Over the years, Anna Anguissola has been the recipient of numerous international fellowships, including awards from the Getty Research Institute, the Princeton Institute for Advanced Study, the Hardt Foundation for Classical Antiquity, the Center for Advanced Studies of the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, the American Research Institute at Istanbul, the American Academy in Rome, the University of Lausanne, Corpus Christi College Oxford, the École Normale Supérieure in Paris, the German Academic Exchange Service, the Fritz Thyssen Foundation, the Gerda Henkel Foundation, the Henry Moore Foundation, and the American Philosophical Society.

In 2018, she was the recipient of an “Antonio Feltrinelli Giovani” prize awarded by the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei and aimed at recognizing “the achievements of Italian scholars under the age of 40 who have achieved results of outstanding originality, independence and international significance, thus contributing to strengthening Italy’s scientific position”.

Her principal research on Graeco-Roman visual material and literary culture has focused on architectural technologies, urban development, the relationship between Greek and Roman art, the history and techniques of ancient sculpture, the imagery and contexts of Roman sarcophagi, the Greek and Latin literary sources on the figural arts, and the reception of classical art in later periods.

Anna Anguissola is the author of numerous publications on international journals, as well as of handbook articles and textbooks aimed at a broader audience. She has published books on Roman sculpture (Supports in Roman Marble Sculpture: Workshop Practice and Modes of Viewing, Cambridge University Press 2018, reviewed by, among others, The Times Literary Supplement), on the Greek and Latin literary sources on the figural arts (Difficillima imitatio. Immagine e lessico delle copie tra Grecia e Roma, L’Erma di Bretschneider 2012), and on Roman housing in Pompeii (Intimità a Pompei: Riservatezza, condivisione e prestigio negli ambienti ad alcova di Pompei, De Gruyter 2010). Her most recent book on Pliny the Elder’s treatment of artistic material has been published by Routledge in July 2021 (Pliny the Elder and the Matter of Memory. An Encyclopaedic Workshop, Routledge 2021).

As a field archaeologist, Anna Anguissola coordinates the survey and excavations projects of the University of Pisa at Hierapolis in Phrygia, Turkey (South-Western and Northern burial grounds, within the framework of MAIER – Missione Archeologica Italiana a Hierapolis di Frigia) and at Pompeii (Regio II), as co-director of the PRAEDIA project (Pompeian Residential Architecture: an Environmental, Digital, and Interdisciplinary Archive).