Lorentz Dietrichson (1834-1917) and the Beginnings of Systematic Studies on Iconography


CLARA is honoured to present Professor emeritus Per Jonas Nordhagen's article on 'Lorentz Dietrichson (1834-1917) and the Beginnings of Systematic Studies on Iconography'. Dietrichson's work has been of large significance to classical archaeologists and art historians far beyond the borders of Norway. We are grateful to Nordhagen for enlightening us and sharing with us of his great knowledge on this illustrious scholar. Read and enjoy!


Posted: 2018-11-28 More...

Who Are You, Beautiful Woman? The 'Mona Lisa' from Sepphoris in Light of Epicureanism and Neo-Platonism


In CLARA's most recent article, 'Who Are You, Beautiful Woman? The 'Mona Lisa' from Sepphoris in the Light of Epicureanism and Neo-Platonism', Nava Sevilla-Sadeh presents a new hypothesis regarding the intriguing and enigmatic female figure in the floor mosaic from the Roman Dionysian villa at Sepphoris in present-day Israel. We hope you will enjoy this latest publication from CLARA!

Posted: 2018-11-27

Help us saving the Norwegian Institute at Athens!


One of our dear colleagues, Linn Trude Lieng Andreadakis, has written a petition on behalf of the friends of the Norwegian Institute at Athens. Please sign and share

Posted: 2018-10-30 More...

CLARA, Autumn 2018

Dear all,
We are happy to inform that CLARA has many interesting and exiting articles waiting to be published. The journal has been without editorial assistance most of 2018, but now Astri Karine Lundgren has returned and will make sure that the editing and publishing moves on. The CLARA editorial board would like to thank everyone for their patience and looks forward to continuing the collaboration. We have great ambitions for CLARA!
Posted: 2018-10-01

Cuneiform tablets, cylinder seals, stamp seals and scaraboids in the Museum of Cultural History, University of Oslo


Dr. Zoltán Niederreiter presents "Cuneiform tablets, cylinder seals, stamp seals and scaraboids in the Museum of Cultural History, University of Oslo"

The present paper deals with a heterogeneous group: four cuneiform tablets, two cylinder seals, three stamp seals and two scaraboids. This previously unpublished material is held at the Museum of Cultural History, Oslo.


Posted: 2018-07-12 More...

Exploring Biographies. Ancient Egyptian Funerary Statuettes at the Museum of Cultural History (MCH), University of Oslo


CLARA is delighted to publish Professor emerita Saphinaz-Amal Naquib's new article 'Exploring Biographies. Ancient Egyptian Funerary Statuettes at the Museum of Cultural History (MCH), University of Oslo'

Small funerary statuettes shaped as mummiform figurines are among the most common ancient Egyptian artefacts to be found in museums of cultural history worldwide. The MCH is no exception. The present article explores the biographies of material culture, materiality, objectification and shifts in meaning. It probes the many ways small artefacts, often categorized as ‘minor art objects’ of no importance, provide us with valuable insights into ancient Egyptian beliefs, society and culture. Selecting a few pieces from different periods, it delves into the multi-layered narratives and intersecting storylines where the objects’ biographies are tied to a web of relations across time and space as well as to the history of the ancient Egyptian collection at the MCH. The article discusses questions related to museological and heritage management, and addresses ethical issues concerning the provenance and ownership of archaeological artefacts in museums.


Posted: 2018-03-15

CLARA approved Level 1



CLARA has been approved Level 1 by the Norwegian Register for Scientific Journals, Series and Publishers! The approval guarantees academic quality and high standard dissemination of new research results. The approval also guarantees that the presentation of the articles is in a form that allows the research findings to be verified and/or used in new research.

Posted: 2018-03-15

Launching CLARA Chronicle 2018: Morgantina Revisited: An Architect’s Recollections


CLARA Vol 3 is pleased to share with you this new essay where the authors Professor emeritus Røyne Kyllingstad from the Oslo School of Architecture and Design and Professor emerita Ingrid Edlund-Berry from the University of Austin, Texas, revisit the archaeological excavations at Morgantina, Sicily 1961. 


Posted: 2018-03-06 More...

Launching CLARA 2018, Vol 3

Follow this link to CLARA Vol 3  
Posted: 2018-03-05

Coming soon: CLARA 2018, Vol 3

This year CLARA will have a lot to offer. Articles, chronicles and reviews are waiting to be published. Stay alert!  
Posted: 2018-03-05

Launching CLARA 2017, Vol 2


CLARA, Vol 2 is now lanuched! 

Posted: 2017-07-12 More...

Coming soon: CLARA 2017, Vol 2

CLARA Classical Art and Archaeology is soon launching Vol 2.  
Posted: 2017-03-31 More...

Merry christmas and happy new year

The CLARA editorial board wishes everybody a merry Christmas and a happy new year. We will start publishing again in January 2017. Please note that new submissions are most welcome also under the holidays!  
Posted: 2016-12-21

Launching CLARA Review: A Companion to Roman Art, ed. B. Borg, 2016


CLARA Vol.1 is proud too present CLARA REVIEW, an important part of the journal which carry book reviews.

Introducing this part of CLARA is a review of Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Roman Art edited by Professor Barbra E. Borg from the University of Exeter. Throughout thirty chapters, divided into seven parts the Companion deliberate on both the definition and utility of visual art available in the Roman Empire. This author of this solid review is Professor Bente Kiilerich from the University of Bergen.

CLARA editors
Posted: 2016-08-16

Summer holidays for CLARA


CLARA is now out for the summer holidays, but will continue the editorial and publishing process from the first of September. Please note that new submissions are most welcome also under the holidays!

CLARA wishes everybody a pleasant summer!  

Posted: 2016-06-20

Launching CLARA Chronicles: Arvid Andrén (1902-1999) Scholar, Teacher, Humanist and Poet


CLARA Vol. 1 is happy to introduce CLARA Chronicle, a part of the periodical which publishes essays and - hence the name - chronicles.

First out is a biographical and collection historical essay about the great, Swedish scholar, Professor Arvid Andrén, the man behind the Etruscan Collection at the Museum of Cultural History in Oslo. The author of the essay is Professor emeritus Ingrid Edlund-Berry from the University of Austin, Texas, his student and friend.  

We wish you all a lovely weekend!

CLARA editors

Posted: 2016-06-03

CLARA is launched!



We are happy to announce that CLARA is finally up and running! The first article has been published today: Hugo Lundhaug's '‘The Power of Michael Protected Him’: A New Fragment of the Coptic Martyrdom of Apa Nahroou': Please click on the cover image to enter. A full pdf of the article can be downloaded.


More articles will be published over the next weeks and we expect the first volume to include ten, at a minimum. The majority of the articles in this first issue will deal with the Egypt and Antiquity Collections of the Museum of Cultural History, but not all. All texts published in CLARA are peer reviewed and holds a high academic standard.

We welcome all relevant proposals!

Posted: 2016-05-26

First articles out soon!

CLARA is happy to announce that the first papers will be published this summer!  
Posted: 2016-05-23

Call for papers

Scholars of Greek and Roman art and archaeology at all levels are invited to submittheir texts to CLARA for peer review evaluation.  
Posted: 2014-09-12 More...
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