Daniel Healey is a Ph.D. candidate in Roman art and archaeology. His research focuses on the history and meanings of style in the Roman world. His dissertation, Retrospection and Revival in Roman Visual Culture, examines the impact of these two distinctive stylistic phenomena on Roman visual culture and on the Romans' experience of the past. The project considers stylistic developments in wall painting, relief sculpture, and freestanding statuary, in both the public and the private spheres, from the first century B.C.E. to the second century C.E.
Healey received his M.A. from Princeton University and his B.A. from the Commonwealth Honors College at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where he studied art history and English. His honors thesis on the Temple of Isis at Pompeii investigated the relationship between the precinct's painted and sculptural décor and the ritual activities that took place there. He has participated in archaeological work in Pompeii, and has broad interests in Pompeian gardens, wall painting, and architecture.
Healey has been awarded research grants from the Sir John Soane’s Museum Foundation and the American Friends of Herculaneum. He has presented his research at Oxford University, Columbia University, Boston University, the annual meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America, and the Barnes Foundation Graduate Symposium on the History of Art.