Shelia Dillon

Sheila Dillon

Anne Murnick Cogan Distinguished Professor of Art & Art History

Sheila Dillon has been involved in archaeological fieldwork in the Mediterranean since 1989 at a variety of sites, including the Sanctuary of the Great Gods on the island of Samothrace, Greece and at the site of Aphrodisiasin Turkey. Her first book won the James R. Wiseman Book Award in 2008 from the Archaeological Institute of America. She was Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Archaeology from 2013-2016. She is a founding member of Duke’s Digital Art History & Visual Culture Research Lab (formerly Wired), which just celebrated its 10th anniversary. Her current research projects include the publication of portrait statuary from the Athenian Agora, a collaborative endeavor with current and former students; a monograph that aims to recover and reimagine women’s lived experiences in Hellenistic and Roman Greece through the analysis of the visual and archaeological evidence; and a digital visualization project that reconstructs the history, culture, and population of the Vrysaki neighborhood in early 20th-century Athens, which was destroyed to make way for the American excavations in the Athenian Agora.