Dr Caroline Vout

College Lecturer in Classics
University Reader in Classics

Caroline Vout is a cultural historian and art historian with a particular interest in the Roman imperial period and its reception (see e.g. her monographs, Power and Eroticism in Imperial Rome, Cambridge University Press, 2007, The Hills of Rome: Signature of an Eternal City, Cambridge University Press, 2012, Sex on Show: Seeing the Erotic in Greece and Rome, London and Berkeley, 2013, Classical Art: a Life History from Antiquity to the Present, Princeton, 2018, her exhibition catalogue, Antinous: Face of the Antique, Leeds (The Henry Moore Institute), 2006 and the co-edited volume with Helen Lovatt, Epic Visions: Visuality in Greek and Latin Epic and its Reception, Cambridge University Press, 2013). She has published academic articles in, among others, the Journal of Roman Studies, Arion, Ramus, Art History, Journal of the History of Collections, Proceedings of the Cambridge Philological Society and contributed chapters and reviews to numerous collections of essays and companions. Forthcoming publications include ‘Lucan, Statius and the piercing eroticism of war’, in Lee Fratantuono (ed.), Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Latin Epic, 14-96 CE; ’Sexuality’, in Carlos Norena, A Cultural History of Western Empires in Antiquity (Bloomsbury), and ‘Bodily objects’, in Robin Osborne (ed.) A Cultural History of Objects in Antiquity (c. 500 BCE-500 CE) (Bloomsbury). She is an editor of Omnibus and a ‘correspondant' of Perspective (the journal of the National Institute of Art in Paris). In 2008, she won a Philip Leverhulme Prize for her work in art history and, in 2015, a British Academy Mid-Career Fellowship.