Office: Boswell 327 Phone: 757 221 2160 email: [[mdschueller]] Research interests: Roman archaeology, urbanism, and Balkan Studies
Dr. Schueller’s primary research interests are in urbanism, architecture, and cultural interaction in the eastern provinces of the Roman Empire, with a focus on the Balkan provinces of Macedonia and Thrace. His current research investigates how public entertainment venues in these provinces helped to shape the ideas, spaces, and artifacts of urban life by offering multifunctional opportunities for human interaction. Over the past decade Dr. Schueller has participated as a supervisor and instructor at excavations coordinated by the Balkan Heritage Foundation at Heraclea Lyncestis (Bitola, North Macedonia), Emporion Pistiros (Septemvri, Bulgaria), and St. Kirik Island (Sozopol, Bulgaria). He has also participated in excavations at Tel Dor and Omrit in Israel. In partnership with Dr. Robyn Le Blanc and Balkan Heritage, he is currently associated with the excavation project at the Roman town of Doclea in Montenegro.