Philip T. Stinson , PhD

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences - Classics
Associate Professor
Primary office:
785-846-3065
Wescoe Hall
Room 1036
University of Kansas
1445 Jayhawk Blvd.
Lawrence, KS 66045-7590


Phil Stinson joined KU's Classics faculty in 2007. He earned degrees in Architecture and architectural history/theory from Ball State University, Harvard University, and UCLA (B.Arch. 1991, M. Des. St. 1995, MA 2001, respectively), and in History of Art and Classical Archaeology from New York University (Ph.D. 2007).

Teaching

At KU, Phil teaches courses in Greek and Roman archaeology and art history, and in the history, theory, and methods of classical archaeology. His research interests include the architecture and urbanism of Classical cities, ancient wall-painting, and the digital humanities.

Research

His research interests include the architecture and urbanism of Classical cities, ancient wall-painting, and the digital humanities. His book on the Civil Basilica of Aphrodisias is published by Reichert, Wiesbaden (Aphrodisias VII, 2016). Other publications include an article on Roman incised architectural drawings, in Aphrodisias Papers 5 (JRA, Suppl. Series 103, 2016), an article on the perspective systems used in Roman Second Style wall-painting (AJA 115, 2011), a chapter on the Civil Basilica of Aphrodisias in Aphrodisias Papers 4 (JRA Suppl. 70, 2008), and a chapter on an early Classical painted tomb at Sardis in Love for Lydia, Sardis Report 4 (Harvard Univ. Press, 2008). His archaeological reconstructions appeared in K. Welch's The Roman Amphitheatre from its Origins to the Colosseum (Cambridge, 2007), and have appeared in other articles and exhibitions. In 2010 Phil received a large collaborative grant to study the karez water systems of southern Afghanistan using remotely gathered data and GIS.

Research Interests

  • Archaeology
  • History
  • Art history
  • Digital humanities
  • Greece
  • Rome
  • Turkey
  • Italy
  • Architectural history
  • Urbanism

Selected Publications

Philip, Stinson, Naglak M., Mandel R., and Hoopes J. "The Remote-sensing Assessment of a Threatened Ancient Water Technology in Afghanistan." Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports 10.December 2016 (Dec. 2016): 441-53.

Stinson, Philip T. "New Incised Drawings from the Basilica." Ed. Roland R. R. Smith, Ed. J. Lenaghan, Ed. A. Sokolicek, Ed. K. Welch. Aphrodisias Papers 5: Excavation and Research at Aphrodisias, 2006-2012. Journal of Roman Archaeology, Supplementary Series (Portsmouth, RI) Journal of Roman Archaeology Supplementary Series No. 103 103 (1 May 2016): 225-42.

Stinson, Philip T. Aphrodisias VII: Results of the Excavations at Aphrodisias in Caria Conducted by New York University. The Civil Basilica. Wiesbaden: Reichert Verlag, 1 April 2016. 300 p.


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