First name: Lynne
Affiliation: Ohio University (Classics and World Religions department)
Country: United States
CV: Lynne Lancaster focuses on Roman construction and its associated material technologies. She has a B.Arch. degree from Virginia Tech (1987) and a D.Phil. in Classical Archaeology from Oxford University (1996). Her first book entitled Concrete Vaulted Construction in Imperial Rome: Innovations in Context (2005), which won the Wiseman Book Award 2007 from the Archaeological Institute of America, deals with the innovations in concrete vaulting. She has published articles on major structures in Rome such as the Colosseum, Trajan's Markets, and the Pantheon. In 2001-2002 she was a Rome Prize Fellow at the American Academy in Rome. Her second book, Innovative Vaulting in the Architecture of the Roman Empire, 1st to 4th Centuries AD (2015), explores the innovations in vaulting made outside of Italy. For this project, she received a grant from the National Science Foundation, which allowed her to travel and study vaulted structures throughout the Roman Empire. She has served as Academic Trustee for Archaeological Institute of America (2010-2016) and is on the Editorial Board of the American Journal of Archaeology. She is currently Professor and Chair of the Department of Classics and World Religions (2017-) at Ohio University, where she has taught since 1997.