Stephen L. Dyson

PhD

Stephen Dyson

Stephen L. Dyson

PhD

Stephen L. Dyson

PhD

Park Professor of Classics
SUNY Distinguished Professor

Research Interests

History and archaeology of the City of Rome; archaeology of Roman Italy and the western empire; history and theory of archaeology; Roman social history; the Roman countryside

Contact Information

338 Millard Fillmore Academic Complex, North Campus

Buffalo NY, 14261-0026

Phone: (716) 645-0457

cldyson@acsu.buffao.edu

Education

  • PhD, Yale University, 1963
  • MA, Yale University, 1962
  • Diploma in Classical Archaeology, Oxford University, 1961

Selected Publications

Cover of "Community and Society in Roman Italy"
Cover of "Shepherds, Sailors, & Conquerors"
Cover of "Eugenie Sellers Strong"
  • The Creation of the Roman Frontier (Princeton University Press, 1985).
  • Community and Society in Roman Italy (Johns Hopkins Press, 1992).
  • Ancient Marbles to American Shores (University of Pennsylvania Press, 1998).
  • The Roman Countryside (Duckworth, 2003).
  • Eugenie Sellers Strong: Portrait of an Archaeologist (Duckworth, 2004).
  • In Pursuit of Ancient Pasts: A History of Classical Archaeology in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries (Yale University Press, 2006).
  • Shepheds, Sailors, and Conquerors (Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania Museum, 2007).
  • Rome: A Living Portrait of an Ancient City (Baltimore, Johns Hopkins University Press. 2010).

Offices in Professional Organizations

  • President, Archaeological Institute of America
  • Book Review Editor, American Journal of Archaeology
  • President, Classical Association of the American Academy in Rome

Honors and Awards

  • National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship
  • American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship
  • Director, Classical Summer School of the American Academy in Rome
  • Director, National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminars for College and University Teachers-Buffalo, Rome
  • Mellon Professor-Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies, Rome

Research Projects

  • A Diachronic Study of the History and Archaeology of Sardinia
  • The Archaeological Development of the Medieval Site of Capalbiaccio, Italy
  • An Archaeological and Social Historical Profile of Ancient Rome
  • Archaeology and Ideology in 19th and 20th century Rome
  • A Biography of the Nineteenth Century Journalist, Archaeologist, and Photographer, William J. Stillman

Grants

  • National Endowment for the Humanities Grants for Archaeological research

Undergraduate Courses

Archaeology and Rediscovery of the Classical World; The History of the Roman Republic; Roman Imperialism; Roman Archaeology 1

Graduate Courses

Livy; Tacitus; The Roman Countryside; The Western Roman Empire; Roman Numismatics; The Topography and Social History of Ancient Rome; The History of Classical Archaeology; The Greater Roman Historians: Roman Historiography from Gibbon to Moses Finley,From Constantine to Charlemagne