Dr. Charles M. Adelman
Professor of Art History

Charles Adelman teaches a wide range of art history courses in the UNI Department of Art. An archaeologist as well as an art historian, he has worked on archaeological digs in Cyprus, Iran, Israel, and even New York City. In his experience, the fictional escapades of Indiana Jones are rather tame in comparison to the adventures of real excavations. He enjoys sharing his archaeological tales with students in all of his courses. His areas of specialization include ancient art and culture from Egypt, the Ancient Near East, Greece and Rome. His current interests are concerned with the investigation of storytelling and narrative art.

Professor Adelman has earned two doctoral degrees, one from the University of Chicago and the other from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. In addition to teaching at the University of Northern Iowa, he has been a Guest Scholar at Uppsala University, Sweden, and he has taught at Brooklyn College of CUNY.

He has received a number of major awards, among them two Fulbright Fellowships to Sweden, and fellowships from the American Philosophical Society, the Swedish Council for Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences, the Kress Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. He was awarded a Carver Fellow for the 2006-2007 academic year. Currently, he is a member of the UNI Humanities Programs Advisory Committee.

Among his publications are numerous articles and reviews on Cypriote topics, two monographs dealing with Cypriote materials: Swedish Excavations at Sinda, Cyprus:  Excavations conducted by Arne Furumark 1947-1948 with Arne Furumark, and Cypro-Geometric Pottery:  Refinements in Classification, Studies in Mediterranean Archaeology. Most recently, he edited the catalogue Selections from the UNI Permanent Art Collection, resulting from the research of the Art History Seminar students.

contact <Charles.Adelman@uni.edu>

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Charles Adelman—"I believe that not until students can fully understand the relationship between words and images can they begin to understand the design process and create new concepts." left Exhibition catalog for Selections from the Permanent Collection, curated by Charles Adelman.

far left Covers of two of his  published monographs.