University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Andrews, Margaret, Ph.D.

Margaret M. Andrews, Ph.D.
Visiting Assistant Professor of Classical Archaeology, Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World, Brown University
Art and Archaeology of the Mediterranean World Graduate Group
Elected: 2011

Meg received an A.B. in Classics from Princeton University in 2005. She received her Ph.D. from the Art and Archaeology of the Mediterranean World graduate group in 2015. Her research focuses on both archaeological and theoretical aspects of urbanism and urban morphology in Roman cities, particularly Rome itself, during the first millennium A.D. Her dissertation, entitled "Down in the Valley: A Topographical Study of the Subura in Rome from Caesar through Charlemagne" was supervised by Prof. Lothar Haselberger. It addresses the physical and social evolution of the ancient Subura in Rome from the period of Caesar through that of Charlemagne and examines how the topographical development of the region both shaped and was shaped by the various social, political, and economic dynamics throughout the period. She is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor of Classical Archaeology at the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World of Brown University.

Meg has been working on the Villa Magna Project since 2007, based near Anagni, Italy. Here, in addition to excavating, she studies the late antique and medieval occupation history of the site and the various building techniques of its structures. She received a Lemmermann Foundation fellowship for study in Rome in May-July of 2010. Meg also contributes to Penn's Mapping Augustan Alexandria project, and spent part of March 2010 on a research trip to that city. This spring she received the 2011-2012 Paul Mellon/Samuel H. Kress Foundation/Helen M. Woodruff Fellowship of the Archaeological Institute of America Pre-Doctoral Rome Prize. In 2012 she received the AIA Graduate Student Paper Award. She was awarded co-first prize for her paper "Monuments and Morality: The Forum Transitorium and Domitian’s Urban Program in the Subura."


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