Matthew D. Schueller

Email: mdschueller@uncg.edu
Office: 1112 MHRA
At UNCG Since: 2020


Ph.D. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill – 2020
M.A.  University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill – 2012
B.A.  University of Evansville – 2010

Research Interests

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.

Selected Conference Presentations

“The Theater at Philippopolis: A Prominent Network Actor in a Leading City of Roman Thrace,” Getty Scholars Program Lecture Series, Los Angeles, CA

“Everything Old is New Again: The Reuse of Theater Ruins in Late Antique Macedonia,” Archaeological Institute of America Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA

Selected Awards and Honors

2019-20 Getty Pre-/Post-doctoral Fellowship, the Getty Villa
2017-18  Bulgaria-Greece Research Grant, Fulbright Student Program
2016-17  Pre-doctoral Fellowship, American Research Center in Sofia


Doclea Excavations (https://www.bhfieldschool.org/program/roman-dig-doclea-montenegro)


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