Affiliation: The University at Buffalo, State University of New York
Stephen L. Dyson earned his B.A. degree from Brown University, a diploma in classical archaeology from University of Oxford, and a Ph.D. degree from Yale University. His past research has centered on the archaeology of Roman Italy and the development of the Roman frontier (the last was the theme of a National Endowment for the Humanities summer seminar for college teachers, held at the University at Buffalo). He has conducted archaeological field projects in France, mainland Italy, and Sardinia. Publications in those areas include The Roman Villas of Buccino (1983), The Creation of the Roman Frontier (1985), and Community and Society in Roman Italy (1992). Current research interests include the Roman Countryside (subject of his book The Roman Countryside (2003) Romanization of Sardinia, urban development and social history of ancient Rome, and the history of classical archaeology. The last is the focus of two recent books, Ancient Marbles to American Shores (1998)and Portrait of an Archeologist: The Life of Eugenie Sellers Strong (2003) and a National Endowment for the Humanities seminar for college and university teachers to be held at the American Academy in Rome during the summer of 2003. He has held fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies and the National Endowment for the Humanities. He has been the president of the Archaeological Institute of America; in 1993-94, he held the prestigious Charles Eliot Norton Lectureship of that organization. He has twice been Andrew W. Mellon Professor at the Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome and was director of the classical summer school of the American Academy in Rome (1998-2000).