• St.Clair Harvey, Archer
  • Department: Department of Art History
  • Position: Professor Emerita
  • Research Interests: Cultural and Preservation Studies, Late Antique & Byzantine Art
  • Ph.D., Princeton University

Biographical Information:

Professor Harvey's research centers on late antiquity. She is also active as an archaeologist and served as Associate Director of the American Academy in Rome/Soprintendenza Archeologica di Roma Palatine East Excavation, which is now in the final publication stage. Professor Harvey was the 1996 recipient of the Graduate Teaching Excellence Award in the Humanities. Her interest in Cultural Heritage issues is longstanding. In 1998, she organized the international conference, “Art, Antiquity, and the Law: Preserving Our Global Cultural Heritage,” at Rutgers, and she spearheaded the creation of the M.A. program in Cultural Heritage and Preservation Studies (CHAPS), inaugurated in 2009. In 2013 she headed the CHAPS team that organized the international conference “Cultural landscapes: Preservation Challenges in the 21st Century” bringing over 300 people from 29 countries to Rutgers, and under her direction CHAPS finalized a 5 year renewable Memorandum of Understanding with UNESCO’s World Heritage Centre, a collaborative agreement that expands opportunities for CHAPS students and faculty at the global level. She is currently finalizing the new CHAPS Ph.D. concentration to be offered within the Department of Art History beginning in Fall 2014.

Current Interests & Research:

Late Antique and Early Christian Art
Global Issues in Cultural Heritage Preservation
Rome in late Antiquity
Liturgical and topographical influence on Early Christian and Medieval art.

Undergraduate Classes Taught:

Early Christian and Byzantine Art
Early Medieval Art
Global Cultural Heritage Preservation
Ethical Approaches to Cultural Heritage Preservation
Art of Late Antiquity

Graduate Classes Taught:

Late Antiquity
Problems in Late Antique and Byzantine Art
Issues of Global Heritage Preservation

Recent Publications:


Conserving Cultural Landscapes: Challenges and New Directions, ed. K. Taylor, A. St. Clair, N. Mitchell, Routledge (Key Issues in Cultural Heritage Series), 2014.

Palatine East Excavations II: The Finds, ed., A. St. Clair, DeLuca Editori, 2014.

Carving as Craft: The Palatine East Discoveries and the Greco-Roman Carving Tradition, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, 2003.  

Selected Publications:

“Room S20: The Decorative Program,” Palatine East Excavations I: Architecture and Stratigraphy, ed. E. Hostetter and R. Brandt, De Luca Editori, 2009, 213-228.

“Bone and Ivory Carving in Rome: Patterns of Consumption, 1st c. BC-5th c. AD” Spätantike und byzantinische Elfenbeinwerke in Discurs, Berlin, 2008, 249-270.

“Carving in the Center: Evidence for an Urban Workshop on the Palatine Hill in Rome,” Spatantike und byzantinische Elfenbeinbildwerke in Discurs, Wiesbaden 2008, 251-270.

"Late Antique Transitions: A Decorated Room on the Palatine in its Late Roman Context," Memoirs of The American Academy in Rome, 47, 2002, 229-258.

"Imperial Virtue: Questions of Form and Function in the Case of Four Late Antique Statuettes," Dumbarton Oaks Papers, 50, 1996, 147-162.

Longer list of publications