Ivo Van der Graaff



Assistant Professor


Art and Art History


University of New Hampshire


Ivo van der Graaff is Assistant Professor of Art History at the University of New Hampshire, Durham. He received his combined BA and MA in Mediterranean Archaeology from the University of Amsterdam, and his PhD in Art History from the University of Texas at Austin with a focus on Greek and Roman Art and Architecture. His recent book The Fortifications of Pompeii and Ancient Italy examines the social and urban role of the defensive circuits that protected Pompeii during its 700-year history. For over two decades, Dr. van der Graaff has participated in archaeological research projects in Italy, Greece, the Netherlands, and Belgium. He currently focuses on the Italian peninsula, collaborating with projects in the Bay of Naples and ancient Etruria. He also serves as the Field Director of the Oplontis Project, which examines a luxury villa and trade emporium destroyed in the eruption of Vesuvius.