This page contains information about books that I've written or co-edited. My current research project is a history of the Shrine of the Madonna of Pompeii, which focuses on the themes of classical reception, cultural memory and material religion.
Out soon with Equinox: Sensual Religion: Religion and the Five Senses edited by Graham Harvey and Jessica Hughes.
Published in May 2017, this book brings together anatomical votives from four ancient contexts: Classical Greece, Hellenistic Italy, Roman Gaul and Roman Asia Minor.
'Remembering Parthenope: Receptions of Classical Naples from Antiquity to the Present', co-edited by Jessica Hughes and Claudio Buongiovanni. A 2015 edited volume in the Oxford University Press Classical Presences series.
This 2010 volume (edited with Katharina Rebay-Salisbury and Marie Louise Stig Sorensen) grew out of an interdisciplinary Leverhulme-funded project 'Changing Beliefs in the Human Body', through which the image of the body in pieces soon emerged as a potent site of attitudes about the body and associated practices in many periods.