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Lecture: The Archaeology of Roman Hairstyles

September 19, 2013
Fullerton Hall
Free with museum admission

Scholar Janet Stephens discusses the history of ancient hairdressing and, using live models, recreates authentic Roman hairstyles similar to those featured in works in the Mary and Michael Jaharis Galleries of Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Art.

Janet Stephens is a professional hairdresser and self-trained experimental archaeologist based in Baltimore, Maryland.  Her groundbreaking research on the recreation of ancient Roman hairstyles is published in the Journal of Roman Archaeology, EXARC (The Journal of Experimental Archaeology), and on YouTube.  Her work has been featured by the Wall Street Journal, the BBC, and NPR.

Presented by the Boshell Foundation Lecture Fund

Portrait Bust of a Woman, Antonine Period, A.D. 140/50. Roman. Restricted gifts of the Antiquarian Society in honor of Ian Wardropper, the Classical Art Society, Mr. and Mrs. Isak V. Gerson, James and Bonnie Pritchard, and Mrs. Hugo Sonnenschein; Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Bro Fund; Katherine K. Adler, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Alexander in honor of Ian Wardropper, David Earle III, William A. and Renda H. Lederer Family, Chester D. Tripp, and Jane B. Tripp endowments. Photo by Erika Dufour.