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About me

I teach various courses in the field of antiquity at UCR. I hold a Ph.D. in archaeology from the University of Amsterdam, and I am the author of Networks of Stone (Peter Lang, 2015), in which I explore the networks of patrons, craftsmen and traders that were involved in the production of sculpture in Athens in the sixth and fifth centuries BC. Since then my research has developed further into network theory, labour specialisation in ancient sculpture, craft as an ‘owned’ skill, and the embodied power of objects both in historical settings and in modern classrooms. I am co-founder of the Ancient Sculpture Association. In 2019, I organized, in cooperation with a team of Theran Press, the conference Speaking the Past, where international scholars and students from UCR explored the ways in which heritage is presented to wider audiences by academics, but also by institutions and governments.


  • H. Hochscheid and M. Burke (2018). Spartaanse Rede, in J. de Jong, O. van Marion, A. Rademaker (eds.) Vertrouw mij! Manipulaties van imago, Amsterdam: AUP.
  • H. Hochscheid (2018). Kijken in Marmer: Asymmetrie in de Griekse Beeldhouwkunst, Allard Pierson Mededelingen 118, 26-27.
  • H. Hochscheid (2017). Not quite Pheidias. Status and labour specialization in Athenian sculpture. In: Greek art in context. Archaeologial and art historical perspectives. Oxford: Routledge, 142-155.
  • H. Hochscheid (2015). Networks of Stone. Sculpture and Society in Archaic and Classical Athens, 2015, Oxford: Peter Lang (here) with databases available here.
  • Hochscheid, H. and R. Hamel (2015). ‘Shaping space: facial asymmetries in fifth-century Greek sculpture’, in W. Wootton, B. Russell and E. Libonati (eds.), Art in the Making: Approaches to the Carving of Stone (open access) with databases available here.


  • Review of Tonio Hölscher, Die Geschöpfe des Daidalos: Vom sozialen Leben der griechischen Bildwerke. Heidelberg: Verlag Antike,2018. Pp. 215. ISBN 9783946317166.  €40,00 (pb). BMCR 08-01-2019,
  • Review of M.D. Fullerton, Greek Sculpture. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell, 2016. JHS 138 (2018) 293-294
  • Review of F. Gherchanoc, Concours de beauté et beautés du corps en Grèce ancienne. Discours et pratiques. Bordeaux: Ausonius éditions. Scripta antiqua, 81, 2016. ClR 67 (2017) 436-438
  • Review of C. Lawton, Marbleworkers in the Athenian Agora, Marbleworkers in the Athenian Agora. Athens: American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Excavations of the Athenian Agora. Picture books, 27, 2006. BABesch 84 (2009) 232

Other publications

  • Owning the stones: materiality, ownership and classical Greek sculpture. Paper at AIAC 2018 (Bonn/Cologne) panel 6.4, Making Value and the Value of Making (proceedings forthcoming in 2019:
  • When in Athens, do as the Athenians. The Network of Late Archaic Sculpture. Paper at Tradition/Transition/Revolution in the Late Archaic Period: Contexts, Artists, Styles, Congress Pisa, Scuola Normale Superiore: 12-14 November 2018,
  • Working the Makers or Making the Workers? Podcast of a paper at the CARC conference The Maker’s Share in Ancient Greek Art 26th September 2016 here.
  • H. Hochscheid and M. Burke (2015). Retorisch Lijden: Het Geval Laocoön, in Jong, Chr. Pieper and A. Rademaker (eds.), Beïnvloeden met emoties. Pathos en retorica,  Amsterdam: AUP.
  • Carving at the Margins. Making low-end sculpture in fifth-century Athens. Netherlands Institute at Athens (9 January 2015).
  • Bearded or Busted. Gender, medicine and ancient Greek sculpture. Department of History, Groningen University (10 December 2014).
  • Assembling Art. Production and the Meaning of Sculpture in Classical Athens. Department of Archaeology, Utrecht University (12 November, 2014).