Elizabeth Palmer Baltes

Elizabeth Palmer Baltes is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Art, Art History & Visual Studies at Duke University. Her dissertation, “Dedication and Display of Portrait Statues in Ancient Greece: Spatial Practices and Identity Politics,” recontextualizes individual portrait monuments by visualizing entire statue landscapes. Elizabeth’s work leverages digital visualization technologies not only as a means of representation but also as a method of inquiry. In addition to her primary research interests in the ancient world, Elizabeth is exploring issues of politics, memory, and change over time in contemporary statue landscapes, such as Monument Avenue in Richmond, Virginia.