Lea Stirling

PhD in Classical Archaeology University of Michigan
MA in Latin University of Michigan
MA in Classical Archaeology University of Michigan
BA (Hons) Alberta



Roman Archaeology, Roman Art, North Africa, Late Antiquity

Room 349 University College
220 Dysart Road
Winnipeg, MB  R3T 2M8
Tel 204-474-7357    Fax 204-474-7684
Email:  lea.stirling@umanitoba.ca


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2021. Ben Lazreg, N., L. M. Stirling, and J. P. Moore, eds. Leptiminus (Lamta). Report No. 4 The East Cemetery: Stratigraphy, Ceramics, Non-ceraminc Finds and Bio-archaeological Studies, 2 vols. (Journal of Roman Archaeology supplement 110 = Leptiminus 4). Portsmouth RI.

2016. Kristensen, T.M. and L. Stirling, eds. The Afterlife of Greek and Roman Sculpture: Late Antique Responses and Practices. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.

2007. Stone, D. L. and L. M. Stirling, eds. Mortuary Landscapes of North Africa. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

2005. Stirling, L. M. The Learned Collector: Mythological Statuettes and Classical Taste in Late Antique Gaul. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.

2001. Stirling, L. M., D. J. Mattingly and N. Ben Lazreg (eds).  Leptiminus (Lamta): A Roman Port City in Tunisia.  Report 2: The East Baths, Cemeteries, Kilns, Venus Mosaic, Site Museum, and Other Studies (Journal of Roman Archaeology supplement 41; = Leptiminus 2) Portsmouth RI.


Articles and Chapters

2018. Stirling, L. M. "From Mystery Masterpiece to Roman Artwork: The Journey of the Aspasia Statue Type in the Roman Empire." In Roman Artists, Patrons, and Public Consumption: Familiar Works Reconsidered, edited by B. Longfellow and E. Perry, 88-116. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.

2017. I. Jacobs and L.M. Stirling. "Re-using the Gods: A 6th-c. Statuary Display at Sagalassos and a Re-evaluation of Pagan-Mythological Statuary in Early Byzantine Civic Space." Journal of Roman Studies 30: 100-130.

2015. Stirling, L.M. "The Opportunistic Collector: Sources of Artwork for Collections in Late Antique Villas and Houses." In Museum Archetypes and Collecting in the Ancient World, ed. M. Wellington Gahtan and D. Pagazzano, 137-145. Leiden, Boston: Brill.

2014. Stirling, L.M. "Collections, Canon, and Context in Late Antiquity: The Afterlife of Greek Masterpieces in Late Antiquity." In Using Images in Late Antiquity, edited by S. Birk, T.M. Kristensen and B. Poulsen, 96-114. Oxford: Oxford Books.

2014. Stirling, L.M. "Prolegomena to the Study of Portable Luxury Goods and Shared Aristocratic Culture in the Theodosian Age." In Production and Prosperity in the Theodosian Age (Interdisciplinary Studies in Ancient Culture and Religion 14), edited by I. Jacobs, 191-213. Leuven: Peeters.

2012. Stirling, L.M. "A New Portrait of Livia from Thysdrus (Lamta, Tunisia)." American Journal of Archaeology 116: 625-647.

2009. Keenleyside, A., H. Schwarcz, L. Stirling, and N. Ben Lazreg. “Stable Isotopic Evidence for Diet in a Roman and Late Roman Population from Leptiminus, Tunisia.” Journal of Archaeological Science 56: 51-63.

2008. Stirling, L. M. “Pagan Statuettes in Late Antique Corinth: Sculpture from the Panayia Domus.” Hesperia 77: 89-161.

2008. Stirling, L. M. “One Foot in the Grave: Evidence for Footwear in the Graves of Roman North Africa.” Africa Romana 17, vol. 4 (Rome: Carocci Editore): 2265-2274.

2007. Stirling, L. M. “Statuary Collecting and Display in the Late Antique Villas of Gaul and Spain: A Comparative Study.” In Statuen und Statuensammlungen in der Spätantike (Spätantike – Frühes Christentum – Byzanz. Kunst im ersten Jahrtausend, Reihe B: Studien und Perspektiven 23), C. Witschel and F. Alto Bauer, eds. Weisbaden: Dr. Ludwig Reichert Press: 307-321.

2006. Ben Lazreg, N., S. Stevens, L. Stirling, and J. P. Moore. “Roman and Early Christian Burial Complex at Leptiminus (Lamta): second notice.”  Journal of Roman Archaeology 19: 347-368.

2006. Stirling, L. M. “Aspects of Punic and Roman Kiln Design in North Africa.” In Africa Romana 16: Mobilità delle persone e dei popoli, dinamiche migratorie, emigrazioni ed immigrazione nelle province occidentali dell’impero romano, vol. 4 (Rome: Carocci Editore): 1045-55.

2002. Sherriff, B. L., C. McCammon, and L. Stirling. “A Mössbauer Study of the Colour of Roman Pottery from the Leptiminus Archaeological Site, Tunisia.” Geoarchaeology 17.8: 863-74.

2002. Sherriff, B. L., P. Court, S. Johnston, and L. Stirling. “The Source of Raw Materials for Roman Pottery from Leptiminus, Tunisia.” Geoarchaeology 17.8: 835-61.

2001. Stirling, L. M. “A Classical Sculpture in the Winnipeg Art Gallery.” Antike Kunst 44: 13-17.

2000. Stirling, L. M., D. L. Stone, N. Ben Lazreg, A. Burke, K. Carr, R.J. Cook, J. Dore, A. Giambrone, S. Jezik, S. Johnston, B. Longfellow, B. Meiklejohn, C. Meiklejohn, J. Moore, A. Opait, H. Park, I. Schrüfer-Kolb, B. L. Sherriff, D. Welle. “Interim Report on the Leptiminus Archaeological Project (LAP): Results of the 1999 Season.” Echos du Monde Classique 64, n.s. 19: 179-224.

2000. Mattingly, D. J., D. L. Stone, L. M. Stirling, N. Ben Lazreg. “Leptiminus (Tunisia): A ‘Producer’ City?” In Economies Beyond Agriculture in the Classical World. Ed. D. J. Mattingly and J. Salmon. London: 66-89.

1998. Stone, D. L., L. M. Stirling, and N. Ben Lazreg.  “Suburban Land-Use and Ceramic Production around Leptiminus: Interim Report.”  Journal of Roman Archaeology 11: 304-17.

1997. Stirling, L. M. “Late-Antique Goddesses and Other Statuary at the Villa of La-Garenne-de-Nérac.” Echos du Monde Classique 41: 149-76.

1996. Stirling, L. M. “Gods, Heroes, and Ancestors: Sculptural Decoration in Late-Antique Aquitania.” Aquitania 14: 209-30.

1996. Stirling, L. M. “Divinities and Heroes in the Age of Ausonius: A Late-Antique Villa and Sculptural Collection at Saint-Georges-de-Montagne (Gironde).” Revue Archéologique: 103-43.

1992. Contributions to N. Ben Lazreg and D.J. Mattingly (eds.). Leptiminus (Lamta): A Roman Port City in Tunisia, Report no. 1 (Journal of Roman Archaeology supplement 4). Ann Arbor.


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