Affiliation: Southwestern University
Professor Howe has performed field work in Turkey, the United Kingdom and Italy. He has taught at Southwestern since 1985 where he is chair of art history, and introduced Southwestern’s program in Architectural studies, the first such in the U.S. to include historical design as a regular part of the curriculum. Since 2001 he has been the chief archaeologist and master planner an innovative foundation in Italy (The Restoring Ancient Stabiae Foundation) which has as its mission the creation of one of the largest archaeological parks in Europe at the seaside elite villas at Stabiae near Pompeii. Since 2007 the Foundation has conducted extensive excavations and opened the first major foreign research institute in Italy south of Rome. The Foundation is establishing a new paradigm for the intertnational management of cultural properties in which a private Italo-American foundation aids the national government in the coordination of complex international teams and the long term management of an archaeological site.
See Thomas Howe's work in the American Journal of Archaeology.