» Dr. Justin Walsh
Associate Professor

Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; Department of Art
Dr. Justin Walsh
Office Location:
Moulton Hall 217A
Office Hours:
Mon./Wed. 8-9am & 10:30 a.m. -11 p.m. (by appointment only)
(714) 628-7376
Vanderbilt University, Bachelor of Arts
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, Master of Arts
The University of Virginia, Ph.D.
Justin Walsh teaches Greek and Roman art and archaeology.  He is listed in the Register of Professional Archaeologists and has worked on excavations in the United States, Spain, Jordan, and Italy (particularly at the site of Morgantina, in east-central Sicily), since 1999. His current research concerns imported pottery found at Morgantina, and the implications of that material for a new consumer-oriented perspective on the ancient economy. The final results of this study will be published in a volume of Morgantina Studies, to be co-authored with Carla Antonaccio (Duke University) and Jenifer Neils (Case Western Reserve University). A general monograph on the relationship between economic consumption and identity in the western Mediterranean, titled Consumerism in the Ancient Mediterranean: Imports and Identity Construction has recently been placed under contract to Routledge Press.

Justin's other work includes problems related to cultural heritage management and ethics, especially including the emerging field of space archaeology.  He has written articles on architectural sculpture from Thasos and on the relationship between metal and ceramic vessels in the ancient world. He has received several awards, including a Fulbright Grant to Greece in 2002-2003, a Rome Prize in 2003-2004, the inaugural Arthur Ross Advanced Research Fellowship from the Institute for Classical Architecture and Classical America in 2008, and a Tytus Summer Residency Fellowship from the Burnam Classics Library at the University of Cincinnati in 2010.
Recent Creative, Scholarly Work and Publications
“Purposeful Ephemera: The Implications of Self-Destructing Space Technology for the Future Practice of Archaeology.” In Archaeology and Heritage of the Human Movement into Space. B.L. O’Leary and P.J. Capelotti, eds. Space and Society series. Springer Verlag. 75-90.
Review of "The Construction of Value in the Ancient World" (Cotsen Advanced Seminar Series Vol. 5). J.K. Papadopoulos and G. Urton, eds. UCLA Cotsen Institute of Archaeology Press. In the American Journal of Archaeology 119 (4).
“Marion True Does Not Deserve Our Sympathy.” Blog post for Hyperallergic, 2 October 2015.
“Skeuomorphic Pottery and Consumer Feedback Processes in the Ancient Mediterra-nean.” In Knowledge Networks and Craft Traditions in the Ancient World: Materi-al Crossovers. Katharina Rebay-Salisbury, Ann Brysbaert, and Lin Foxhall, eds. Routledge Press. 147-159.
Review of The Imagery of the Athenian Symposium, by Kathryn Topper. In the Journal of Hellenic Studies 134.
Review of "Vessels and Variety: New Aspects of Ancient Pottery" (Acta Hyperborea 13), Hanne Thomasen, Annette Rathje, and Kristine Bøggild Johannsen, eds. In the American Journal of Archaeology 118 (2).
"Consumerism in the Ancient World: Imports and Identity Construction." Routledge Monographs in Classical Studies 17. Routledge Press: New York.
"Athenian Black Gloss Pottery: A View from the West." In the Oxford Journal of Archaeology 33 (1): 47-67. Co-author with Carla M. Antonaccio.
“Consumption and Choice in Ancient Sicily.” In Regionalism and Globalism in Antiquity: Exploring Their Limits. Franco De Angelis, ed. Ancient West and East, Colloquia Antiqua 7. Peeters. 229-246.
“Archaeology of Sicily and Magna Graecia.” Entry in the Springer Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology. Springer Verlag.
Review of "Beyond Planet Earth: The Future of Space Exploration," American Museum of Natural History, New York, 19 November 2011-12 August 2012. In Museum and Society 10 (1): 66-68.
“Protection of Humanity’s Cultural and Historic Heritage in Space.” 2012. Space Policy 28 (4): 234-243.
“The Final Environmental Frontier: Space Development and Its Consequences.” Guest blog for Scientific American, 2 March 2012.
“Urbanism and Identity at Classical Morgantina.” In Memoirs of the American Academy in Rome 56/57: 115-136.