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Susan Stevens receives grant to support book project

On sabbatical next year, she will begin writing a book about the excavation of a Vandal period Christian basilica in Africa  


Classics professor Susan Stevens was awarded a $35,000 Loeb Classical Library Foundation Grant from Harvard University to support her writing of a book documenting the archaeological excavation of an ancient Christian church in Africa.

Stevens worked on the excavation of the Christian basilica at Carthage, Tunisia, in the early 1990s and published one book about some of the excavation work when she began teaching at Randolph. During the 2013-2014 academic year, she will undertake a sabbatical project to author a book on the revelations of the excavation work completed since then. The new book, which she anticipates will be published in 2017, will cover an older, Vandal Period portion of the basilica.

Stevens was also delighted to accept an invitation from the Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome to be the Suzanne Deal Booth Scholar-in-Residence during part of her sabbatical.