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  • Allyson McDavid

    Assistant Professor of Ancient Material and Visual Culture

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    Allyson McDavid

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    Allyson McDavid is Assistant Professor of Ancient Material and Visual Culture at Parsons.

    Her research interests include architectural history and theory from antiquity to the present, with specialization in the archaeology of renovation in monuments and cities of the ancient world. With over a decade in contemporary architectural practice in the United States and archaeological fieldwork on sites of antiquity in Greece, Italy, Turkey, Egypt, Tunisia and Ukraine, Allyson integrates theory, practice, and social histories in her focus on sustainability of the built environment and the role of politics, the economy, and cultural ideologies in artistic patronage.

    Allyson received her PhD in architectural history and archaeology from New York University, and holds a MArch and a BA in architecture from the University of California, Berkeley. She has taught undergraduate courses in art, architecture and urbanism in New York University’s Department of Art History. Her publications include the forthcoming monograph, The Hadrianic Baths of Aphrodisias in Late Antiquity (Wiesbaden); chapters in Classical New York: Discovering Greece and Rome in Gotham (New York, 2018), Masons at Work: Architecture and Construction in the Pre-Modern World (Philadelphia, 2012), EGERIA: Mediterranean Medieval Places of Pilgrimage (Athens, 2009); and articles in the Journal of Roman Archaeology (2015) and the European Architectural Histories Network (2019).


    Current Courses

    Archaeology of New York City

    Archaeology of New York City (Spring 2020)

    Histories of Architecture

    Intro to Arch Theory: Lec

    Intro to Arch Theory: Lec (Spring 2020)

    Objects as History

    Theory of the Interior

    Theory of the Interior (Spring 2020)

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