Dr Tom Rasmussen - personal details
Role: Senior Lecturer In Art History And Visual Studies
Mansfield Cooper Building-
School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
The University of Manchester
Tom Rasmussen is a Senior Lecturer in Art History. He took his first degree in Classics, specialising in Classical Archaeology, at Cambridge University, where he later completed his PhD under Robert Cook which was published as Bucchero Pottery from Southern Etruria, 1979, and in 2006 re-issued as a CUP paperback. Later, in tribute to Cook, he contributed to and co-edited with Nigel Spivey the book Looking at Greek Vases (CUP 1991, Greek transl. 1997). He has travelled widely in Turkey and the Levant, with a focus on the Phrygian, Hittite and Urartian highlands; and before coming to Manchester was a Fellow at the Institute of Archaeology at Ankara. He has taught courses on Greek, Roman, Etruscan, and Near Eastern art and archaeology at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and he is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries. He has in recent years been Programme Director for the Art History and for the Art and Archaeology of the Ancient World degree programmes and has been Director of Studies for Art History. Currently he is Head of Art History and Visual Studies.