Julia C. Fischer

Assistant Professor of Art History
Phone: 409-880-7784
Email: julia.fischer@lamar.edu

Education

  • Ph.D., History of Art, The Ohio State University, 2014
  • M.A., Art History and Archaeology, University of Missouri-Columbia, 2004
  • B.A. Classics, Art History, Loyola University Chicago, 2001

Teaching and Research

Dr. Fischer specializes in Greek and Roman art, in particular the iconography of large imperial cameos of the Early Roman Empire. She has presented her research at numerous national conferences, including the Archaeological Institute of America, Southeastern Art College Annual Conference, the Midwest Art History Society, and the American Association for Italian Studies. Other areas of research interest include Roman topography, the minor arts of antiquity, issues of cultural heritage, and travel photography in 19th-century Asia.

At Lamar University, Dr. Fischer teaches Art Appreciation, Art History I, and Art History II as well as upper-level courses in ancient art, Asian art, Renaissance art, and art crime. 

In 2016, Dr. Fischer was named Lamar University's Distinguished Faculty Lecturer, one of the highest honors that can be bestowed upon an LU faculty member and one that is reserved for outstanding teachers/scholars.  She presented her talk, "Raiders of the Lost Art: The Monuments Men and Their Legacy" on October 18, 2016. 

Selected Publications

 Books

  • Art in Rome Antiquity to the Present, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2019
  •  How to Speak Art:Understanding Its Language, Issues, and Themes, Cognella Academic Publishing, 2015

Edited Books

  • Breaking With Convention in Italian Art, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2017
  • More Than Mere Playthings:The Minor Arts of Italy, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2016

Chapters in Edited Books

  • Chapter Eight. Through the Lens of History: Art in Ancient Greece and Rome, in Art as Living Practice edited by Donna M. Meeks and Stephanie Chadwick, pp. 121-137
  • Chapter Three. Establishing a Roman Date and Interpretation for the Tazza Farnese, in Breaking With Convention in Italian Art edited by Julia C. Fischer, pp. 26-47
  • Chapter Seven. Felice Beato, Pioneering Travel Photographer, in Breaking With Convention in Italian Art edited by Julia C. Fischer, pp. 119-136
  • Chapter One. Introduction: The Minor Arts of Italy, in More Than Mere Playthings: The Minor Arts of Italy edited by Julia C. Fischer, pp. 1-8
  • Chapter Three. A Woman’s Weapon: Private Propaganda in the Large Imperial Cameos of the Early Empire, in More Than Mere Playthings: The Minor Arts of Italy edited by Julia C. Fischer, pp. 39-57

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

  • “The Monuments Men in Japan,” Fall 2016, The Journal of Art Crime, pp. 3-12

Published Papers

  • “Raiders of the Lost Art: The Monuments Men and Their Legacy,” Distinguished Faculty Lecturer Award paper, forthcoming in 2016