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Betsy Bevis

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Contact Information

4052 LCLB
707 S Mathews Ave
Urbana, IL 61801

Office Hours

Fall 2021: Tuesday and Thursday 3:30 -- 5:00 PM


Betsy Bevis is Lecturer of Classical Civilization and Archaeology. Her research focuses on the archaeology and art of late Roman Gaul and Hispania (modern France and Iberia), Roman villas and their early medieval reception, Roman non-elite and rural communities, and textiles and dress across antiquity. She also researches the history and philosophy of classical archaeology, focusing on the political and social context of 19th century excavation.

Betsy has participated in excavations in Italy and Portugal, and at present is field director for the Santa Susana Archaeological Project, an ongoing field school and excavation of a Roman villa based in the Alentejo region of eastern Portugal.

Before coming to Illinois, Betsy taught at Johns Hopkins University and the Catholic University of America, and completed a PhD in Art History at Johns Hopkins University in 2021.

Research Interests

Roman Art and Archaeology

Late Antiquity

Roman Villas

History of Archaeology

Early Medieval Archaeology

Postcolonial Approaches to Classical Archaeology


Johns Hopkins University (PhD, History of Art)

University of Missouri - Columbia (MA, Classical Archaeology)

Gustavus Adolphus College (BA, Classics)