Forskning ved Københavns Universitet - Københavns Universitet

Jane Fejfer
Jane Fejfer


Primære forskningsområder

My research is centered on the visual culture in the Roman world, on Roman portraiture set in dialogue with portraits of the Danish neo-classical sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen. I also work on the role and function of mythological sculpture in the Roman East and I am looking into the challenges and potentials of introducing collecting as a phenomenon which may be useful for investigating assemblages of art works in the Roman world.


Powerful presences: the sculptural portrait between absence and presence, group and individual. With outset in Bertel Thorvaldsen’s portraits this project which is supported by the Velux Foundation and under the auspices of the Thorvaldsens Museum and the Saxo Institute, University of Copenhagen, investigates the potentials of the material agency of the three-dimensional portraits medium through time. It is structured around a number of conferences and seminars, an exhibition and a number of curatorial experiments, which aim at integrating research and curating in a dynamic reciprocal exchange


Primære forskningsområder

  • Romersk skulptur i kontekst
  • Antik reception
  • Samlinger i antikken

Aktuel forskning

  • From collecting to canon formation: the formation of sculpture collections in the Hellenistic and Roman periods
  • Powerful presences: the sculptural portrait between presence and absence individual and mass
  • Just facade? the relationship between sculpture and architecture in the Roman East

Undervisnings- og vejledningsområder

  • Klassisk-hellenistisk græsk arkæologi
  • Romersk arkæologi
  • Antikreception
  • Fagets metode og teori


  • Materiel kultur som identitetsskabende fænomen
  • Kontinuitet og tradition som nyskabende processer
  • Akkulturationsprocesser
  • Det romerske Cypern


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