Lisa Nevett

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Professor of Classical Archaeology

Professor of Classical Archaeology
IPCAA Director

435 S State St, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1003

Office Location(s): 2176 Angell Hall
Office Hours: T 11-12:30pm; Th 2:30-3:30pm; or by appointment
Phone: 734.764.8581
Fax: 734.763.4959
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  • Fields of Study
    • Classical art and archaeology.
  • About

    Lisa Nevett is a classical archaeologist whose particular interest is in using the material culture of the Greek and Roman worlds as a source for social history. To date, her research has focused on domestic architecture, and she has used the construction, decoration and articulation of space within houses to shed light on broader social questions. These include the development of the Greek city, relationships between men and women within Greek and Roman households, and patterns of interaction between indigenous and non-indigenous peoples at the fringes of the Greek and Roman worlds. Most recently she has become interested in how the civic and religious spaces of classical Greek cities can be used to explore social relationships and issues of identity.  She is co-director of the Olynthos Project, a multi-disciplinary archaeological field project focused on the Classical city of Olynthos in northern Greece, and she has been involved in other survey and excavation projects in Greece, Turkey, Libya and Britain.  

    Selected Publications:
    Domestic Space in Classical Antiquity (Cambridge, 2010)
    Ancient Greek Houses and Households (co-editor, Philadelphia, 2005)
    Greek Romans and Roman Greeks (assistant editor, Aarhus, 2002)
    House and Society in the Ancient Greek World (Cambridge, 1999)

  • Education
    • PhD University of Cambridge (U.K.)
  • Selected Publications:
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