- Carthage College
Daniel Schowalter’s research interests revolve around archaeology and the religions of the ancient Roman world. He is co-director of the excavation of a Roman theater site at Mandeure in eastern France and leads Carthage students at the excavation site every summer.
Dr. Schowalter served as administrative director for the 2013 excavations at Omrit in Northern Israel. Twelve Carthage students and alumni were part of the 40-person team that focused on domestic and agricultural production areas near the Roman temple complex. Work this season concentrated on the Late Antique period at Omrit (4th-6th century CE), but one trench uncovered a paved surface and building that was pre-Roman.
After the Omrit season ended, Dr. Schowalter presented a paper on an inscription from Omrit at St. Andrews University in Scotland, and then was one of the organizers for the Colloquium on Material Culture and Ancient Religion in northern Greece and Turkey.
He serves on the steering committee for the “Colloquium on Material Culture and Ancient Religion,” the “Archaeology of Religion in the Roman World” section of the Society of Biblical Literature, and is a member of the Editorial Board for Oxford Biblical Studies Online. He is co-editor of Religion in Ephesos Reconsidered: Archaeology of Spaces, Structures, and Objects, forthcoming from Brill.
Professor Daniel Schowalter is co-director of the excavation of a Roman temple at Omrit, Israel, and leads Carthage students to the site every summer. He serves on the editorial board for the Oxford Biblical Studies Online, and on the steering committee for the Archaeology of Religion in the Roman World Section of the Society of Biblical Literature.
Chair, Classics Department; Professor of Religion and Classics
- Th.D., M.Div. — Harvard Divinity School
- B.A. — St. Olaf College
- CLS 1400 Classical Archaeology
- CLS 3250 Field Archaeology
- CLS 3260 Ancient Egypt
- CLS 3310 Greek Religions
- CLS 3320 Roman Religions
- REL 1000 Understandings of Religion
- REL 2010 Jewish Bible/Old Testament
- REL 2020 The Gospels
- REL 2030 The Letters of the New Testament
- REL 3020 Women and the Bible
- REL 3030 Creation and Apocalypse: Explorations in Religion and Science