Michael HoffProfessor of Art History (Greek & Roman Archaeology)
MA 1982 Florida State University
BA 1977 University of Missouri-Columbia
Professor Michael Hoff has been teaching art history at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln since 1989. Hoff specializes in Greek and Roman archaeology in which his research focuses on the history of Roman Athens and on archaeology of Asia Minor. He has excavated in North Wales (Caernarvon) and Greece (Athenian Agora, Corinth, Kavousi, the Sanctuary of Zeus at Nemea). Currently Hoff conducts research in Turkey where from 1997 to 2004 he co-directed the architectural survey team of the Rough Cilicia Archaeological Survey Project and since 2005 serves as Project Director of the Antiochia ad Cragum Excavations on the south coast of Turkey. Hoff has authored many articles in international journals and has co-edited several books: The Romanization of Athens (1998) and Rough Cilicia: New Historical and Archaeological Approaches (2013). A third book is currently under production, He has lectured on his research at over 60 colleges and universities throughout North America, Europe, and Australia.
Professional Areas of Specialty
Ancient Mediterranean Art and Archaeology
Project Director, Antiochia ad Cragum Archaeological Research Project
Selected Publications and Presentations
- M. Hoff, B. Can, R. Townsend, E. Erdogmus, eds. From Pirate Base to Roman City: The Excavations of Antiochia ad Cragum in Rough Cilicia. An Interim Report (Oxbow Press 2024) in preparation.
- M. Hoff and R. Townsend, eds. Rough Cilicia. New Historical and Archaeological Approaches. An International Symposium held at the University of Nebraska, October 2007 (Oxford 2011) forthcoming.
- M.C. Hoff and S.I. Rotroff, eds. The Romanization of Athens. Proceedings of an International Conference held at Lincoln, Nebraska (April 1996) (Oxford 1997).
- “Antiochia ad Cragum in Rough Cilicia: A Story of Bathing, Mosaics, Coin Hoards and Bodies” (with D. Murphy), in Bathing Culture in Budapest. Proceedings of the International Conference of the Frontinus Society on the History of Water Management and Hydraulic Engineering. 8–15 September 2022. Historical Museum, Budapest, BABESCH 2024, forthcoming.
- “Previous Research at Antiochia ad Cragum,” M. Hoff, B. Can, R. Townsend, and E. Erdogmus, eds. From Pirate Base to Roman City: The Excavations of Antiochia ad Cragum in Rough Cilicia. An Interim Report (Oxbow Press 2024) in preparation.
- “The History of Antiochia ad Cragum,” in M. Hoff, B. Can, R. Townsend and E. Erdogmus, eds. From Pirate Base to Roman City: The Excavations of Antiochia ad Cragum in Rough Cilicia. An Interim Report (Oxbow Press 2024) in preparation.
- “The Coastal Road of Western Rough Cilicia During the Roman Empire,” in S. Durugönül, D. Kaplan, U. Tepebaş, eds. Proceedings of the Vth International Cilician Archaeology Symposium. Research Center for Cilician Archaeology, Mersin University (Mersin 2023) forthcoming.
- “The Temple of Deified Trajan at Selinus (Cilicia),” in Mustafa Sayar, ed. Colloquium on the Roman Emperor Marcus Ulpius Traianus, August 2017. Suna and Inan Kiraç Research Center for Mediterranean Civilizations (Antalya 2023) forthcoming.
- “Antiochia ad Cragum in Western Rough Cilicia: From Pirate Base to Hadrian,” in Emanuela Borgia, ed. South-Eastern Anatolia at a Crossroads: A Multicultural Mediterranean Area from the Hellenistic to the Early Byzantine Period. Archaeopress Roman Archaeology (2023) forthcoming.
- “New Old Stones at Antiochia in Rough Cilicia: A Novel City Name and a Proposed Visit by Hadrian and Sabina” (with R. Townsend and T. Howe), Journal of Roman Archaeology 34 (2021) 130–50.
- “What’s in a Name? New Inscriptions from Antiochia ad Cragum in Western Rough Cilicia” (with T. Howe), Epigraphica Anatolica. Zeitschrift für Epigraphik und historische Geographie Anatoliens 53 (2020) 163–67.
- “Reverse Engineering a Fully Collapsed Ancient Roman Temple through Geoarchaeology and DEM” (with E. Erdogmus, B. Pulatsu, A. Gaggioli), International Journal of Architectural Heritage (IJAH) (London 2020) vol. 15.12: 1–21 https://doi.org/10.1080/15583058.2020.1728593.
- “Tuvalet Mizah” (with B. Can), Aktuel Arkeoloji 67 (2019; appeared 2020) 4–7.
- “Preventative Conservation Efforts and Monument Management Plan Development for the Roman Temple at Antioch ad Cragum” (with E. Erdogmus, J. Freedland, M. Schuller, M. Turan, R. Townsend), 13th North American Masonry Conference, Proceedings (Salt Lake City 2019) 553-563.
- “Antiochia ad Cragum,” Actual Archaeology Magazine 17 (Autumn 2018) 14–15.
- “Ancient Water Management Systems at Antiochia ad Cragum in Rough Cilicia” (with B. Can and D. Murphy), in G. Wiplinger, ed. De Aquaeductu Atque Aqua Urbium Lyciae Pamphyliae Pisidiae. The Legacy of Sextus Julius Frontinus. International Congress on the History of Water Management and Hydraulic Engineering in the Mediterranean Region. Austrian Archaeological Institute, Antalya, Turkey, October 2014. BABESCH. Annual Papers on Mediterranean Archaeology, Supplement 27 (Leuven: Peters Publishers, 2016) 79–83.
- “Interdisciplinary Investigations on a Roman-Era Colonnaded Street” (with E. Erdogmus, A. Kousgaard, and B. Can), Proceedings of the 12th North American Masonry Conference (12NAMC), The Masonry Society, May 2015, Denver, Colorado. 1–12.
- “Antiochia ad Cragum in Western Rough Cilicia” (with R. Townsend, E. Erdogmus, B. Can, and T. Howe), in S.R. Steadman and G. McMahon, eds. The Archaeology of Anatolia: Current Work (2011-2014) (Cambridge 2015) 201–26.
- “Antiochia ad Cragum: Excavation of a Roman-era City in Western Rough Cilicia” (with R. Townsend, B. Can, and E. Erdogmus), Arkeoloji ve Sanat (Journal of Archaeology & Art) 145: Ocak–Nisan (2014) 65–74.
- “Antiocheia Korsanların Kenti (Antiocheia City of Pirates)” (with Birol Can), Antalya. Kültür ve Turizm Dergisi 3.17 (2013) 46–52.
- “Bath Architecture of Western Rough Cilicia,” in Hoff and Townsend, eds. Rough Cilicia, New Historical and Archaeological Approaches. An International Symposium held at the University of Nebraska, October 2007 (Oxford 2013) 144-56.
- “Greece and the Roman Republic: Athens and Corinth from the Late Third Century to the Augustan Era,” in Jane DeRose Evans, ed., A Companion to the Archaeology of the Roman Republic (London 2013) 559–77.
- “Großes Mosaik in Antiochia ad Cragum im Rauen Kilikien Entdecket” (with Birol Can), Antike Welt. Zeitschrift für Archäologie und Kultur-Geschichte 6 (2012) 7.
- “Life in the Truck Lane: Urban Development in Western Rough Cilicia,” (with N. Rauh, R. Townsend, M. Dillon, M. Doyle, C. Ward, R. Rothaus, H. Caner, U. Akkemik, L. Wandsnider, S. Ozaner, and C. Dore) Jahreshefte des Österreichischen Archäologischen Institutes in Wien (JÖAI) 78 (2009) 253-312.
CoursesIntroduction to Art History I (from prehistoric times through the medieval period)
Classical Art and Archaeology Greek Art and Archaeology
Classical Architecture Greek Sculpture Roman Art and Archaeology and Roman Painting.