Brad Hostetler

Resources for students of Greek, Roman, Late Antique, Byzantine, and Islamic art.

I am an art historian, specializing in the art and material culture of Late Antiquity and Byzantium. At Kenyon College, I teach courses on the art and architecture of the ancient and medieval Mediterranean, including ancient Greece, Rome, Byzantium and the Islamicate world. My research focuses on the relationships between texts and images, including ekphraseis about, and words inscribed on, works of art. I am currently writing a book that examines the nature and meaning of relics and reliquaries in Byzantium through the lens of inscriptions, including the ways in which inscribed texts mediate and guide the faithful’s engagement with, and understanding of, sacred relics. My research has been supported by grants and fellowships from the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Click here for my CV, and here for copies of my published works. My faculty page includes my contact information.

This website gathers links to museums, videos, databases, and other resources that I use in my teaching and research. It is a rather idiosyncratic collection; new links are added as needed.