Dr. Evan Jewell is a scholar of ancient Rome and the Mediterranean more generally. Originally from Sydney, Australia, he made his way to New York City, where he gained his PhD in Classical Studies at Columbia University, including a research year in Rome, Italy. Most recently, Dr. Jewell taught at Georgetown University, before coming to Rutgers University – Camden in the Fall of 2020. He is currently at work on a monograph tentatively entitled, Youth and Power: Acting Your Age in the Roman Empire, 149 BCE – 68 CE. He has also excavated at the Villa Adriana, Italy, as a member of the Columbia University APAHA excavations, and maintains a strong interest in Roman art and archaeology, as well as Latin literature and epigraphy.
Spring 2021 Semester
Office Phone: 856-225-2813
Office: Room 102, Department of History, 429 Cooper Street
Email: evan.jewell AT rutgers.edu
Preferred Pronouns: He/his/him
Zoom Office Hours (Spring 2021)
Tuesday 2:00-4:00 PM or by appointment (email me). Zoom link available on Canvas.
Ph.D. Classical Studies, Columbia University, 2019.
M.Phil. Classical Studies, Columbia University, 2015.
M.A. Classical Studies, Columbia University, 2014.
Bachelor of Ancient History (Honours), Macquarie University (Australia), 2011.
Visiting Student, Sapienza – Università di Roma, Dipartimento di Scienze dell’Antichità, 2018-19.
Certificate in Latin Epigraphy, British School at Rome, 2014.
with Isayev, E. (2017-present), Displacement and the Humanities: Manifestos from the Ancient to the Present, Special Issue of Humanities 6 (3). Open Access. Published on a rolling basis. Full print edition expected in 2021.
Book Chapters (Peer-Reviewed)
(2018), “Like father, like son? The dynamics of family exemplarity and ideology in (fragmentary) Republican oratory.” in van der Blom, H., Gray, C., & Steel, C. (eds), Institutions and Ideology in Republican Rome: speech, audience, and decision. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, 267-282.
(2019), “(Re)moving the Masses: Colonisation as Domestic Displacement in the Roman Republic.” in Isayev, E. and Jewell, E. (eds), Displacement and the Humanities: Manifestos from the Ancient to the Present, Special Issue of Humanities 6 (3): 1-41. Open Access: Download here.
(2020), “Fashioning an imperial aetas: Nero’s portrait, the depositio barbae, and the Iuvenalia.” in de Angelis, F. (ed.), Emperors in Images, Architecture, and Ritual: Augustus to Fausta. Selected Papers on Ancient Art and Architecture (SPAAA), vol.5, Archaeological Institute of America (AIA): Boston, M.A: 17-40.
Forthcoming, “Remembering Differently: The exemplarity of populares as a site of ideological contest in late Republican oratory.” in Dinter, M. & Guérin, C. (eds), Cultural Memory in Republican and Augustan Rome. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge.
Forthcoming, “Concepts of Youth, 500 BC – 500 CE.” in Laes, C. & Vuolanto, V. (eds), The Cultural History of Youth in Antiquity. Bloomsbury Press: London.
(2016), [Review Article] “Another social history of Roman “youth”, with questions about its restlessness”, Journal of Roman Archaeology, 29: 642-650. Review of: Laes, C. & Strubbe, J. (2014), Youth in the Roman Empire. The Young and the Restless Years? Cambridge University Press.
Response from C. Laes in Saelesianum 79 (2017) 717-732.
Forthcoming, review in Bryn Mawr Classical Review of: Loar, Matthew, Sarah Murray and Stefano Rebeggiani (ed.), (2019), The cultural history of Augustan Rome: texts, monuments, and topography. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press.
Forthcoming, review in Classical World of: Jones, Nathaniel B. (2019), Painting, Ethics, and Aesthetics in Rome. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Forthcoming, review in Acta Classica of: Hölkeskamp, Karl-Joachim, Sema Karataş and Roman Roth (eds) (2019) Empire, Hegemony or Anarchy? Rome and Italy, 201–31 BCE. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag.