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Dr. Stephen Chappell

Cleveland Hall, Room 314
Office phone: 540-568-4708
MSC 2001
58 Bluestone Drive
Harrisonburg, VA 22807

Associate professor of history

Coordinator, Classical Studies minor


Ph.D. (Ancient History), University of California at Los Angeles

Fields and specialties

Roman history, Greek history, cultural change, regional history

Teaching areas

Roman history, Greek history, classics, history of late antiquity, Byzantine history

Research interests

Cultural change in the ancient Mediterranean, periphery and core in the ancient Mediterranean, Roman provinces, epigraphy, Greco-Roman historiography

Selected publications and presentations

Book manuscript under contract with Lexington Books: Cultural Change in Imperial Dacia.

“Auxiliary Regiments and New Cultural Formation in Imperial Dacia, 106-274 CE, Classical World 104.1 (2010) 89-106.

In revision: “Nationalist Historiography and the “Romanisation” of Dacia,”

In preparation: “The Cult of Deus Aeternus in Dacia.”

Dr Chappell was born and bred in Great Britain and is a devout Yorkshireman. He is currently developing the JMU North of England programme based in Chester, York, Durham and Lindisfarne. The first trip will begin in Summer 2014.