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Research Interests for Sheila Dillon

Research Interests: Greek sculpture; portraiture; funerary monuments

Sheila Dillon received a Ph.D. in Classical Art and Archaeology from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. Her fields of research and teaching are Greek and Roman art. Her most recent book is entitled The Female Portrait Statue in the Greek World (Cambridge University Press 2010), a project for which she received an NEH faculty fellowship in 2005 and which has just been released in paperback (2011). Her book Ancient Greek Portrait Sculpture: Contexts, Subjects, and Styles (2006; paperback edition 2012) was awarded the James R. Wiseman Book Award from the Archaeological Institute of America in January 2008. Professor Dillon was a member of the Aphrodisias Excavations in Turkey from 1992-2004, and collaborated on the study and publication of Roman Portrait Statuary from Aphrodisias (2006), the second volume in the Aphrodisias Monograph series. She co-edited A Companion to Women in the Ancient World with her colleague Sharon James of UNC-Chapel Hill (Wiley-Blackwell, 2012), and is developing a project on death and the art of sculptural commemoration in Athens from the 5th century BCE to the 19th century CE, which will leverage digital visualization for recreating standing monument cemeteries. Prof. Dillon is the current Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Archaeology (2013-2016).

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Current projects:
Death and the Art of Sculpture in Athens: Classical to Neoclassical

Roman Portrait Statuary in Athens

Representative Publications
  1. Dillon, S, The Female Portrait Statue in the Greek World (March, 2010), Cambridge University Press [available here]
  2. Dillon, S, Ancient Greek Portrait Sculpture: Contexts, Subjects, and Styles (April, 2006), Cambridge University Press (Winner of the 2008 James R. Wiseman Book Award from the Archaeological Institute of America..) [Ancient]
  3. with Dillon, S; Smith, RRR; Hallett, CH; Lenaghan, J; Voorhis, JV, Roman Portrait Statuary from Aphrodisias (June, 2006), Philipp von Zabern, Mainz Germany (Reviews: J. Tanner, BMCR 2007.04.07.)
  4. Dillon, S; Welch, K, Representations of War in Ancient Rome (paperback) (2009), Cambridge University Press [of%20War%20in%20Ancient%20Rome/?site_locale=en_US]
  5. S. Dillon and S. James, co-editors, The Blackwell Companion to Women in the Ancient World (January, 2012)
  6. Dillon, S, Portraits of Women in the early Hellenistic Period, in Early Hellenistic Portraiture: Image, Style, Context, edited by Hoff, RVD; Schultz, P (October, 2007), pp. 63-83, Cambridge University Press [available here]
  7. Dillon, S, Women on the Columns of Trajan and Marcus and the Visual Language of Roman Victory, in Representations of War in Ancient Rome, edited by Dillon, S; Welch, K (April, 2006), pp. 244-271, Cambridge University Press
  8. Sheila Dillon,, Subject selection and viewer reception of Greek portraits from Herculaneum and Tivoli, Journal of Roman Archaeology, vol. 13 (Fall, 2000), pp. 21-40
  9. Sheila Dillon, , Figured Pilaster Capitals from Aphrodisias in Caria, American Journal of Archaeology, vol. 1997 no. 101 (October, 1997), pp. 731-769 [html]
  10. Sheila Dillon,, The portraits of a civic benefactor of 2nd-c. Ephesos, Journal of Roman Archaeology, vol. 9 no. 9 (Fall, 1996), pp. 261-274

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