Josephine Shaya

Josephine Shaya

Associate Professor - Classical Studies [On Leave Spring 2019]

Office: Kauke 201
Phone: 330-263-2624


  • B.A., Michigan 1988
  • M.A., Michigan 1994
  • Ph.D., Michigan 2002

Courses Taught

  • Latin 101: Beginning Latin Level I
  • Latin 102: Beginning Latin Level II
  • Latin 201: Seminar in Latin Literature (Intermediate Latin Level I)
  • Latin 202: Seminar in Latin Literature (Intermediate Level II)
  • Latin 301: Seminar in Latin Literature (Advanced Level I)
  • Latin 302: Seminar in Latin Literature (Advanced Level II)
  • Latin 400: Tutorial
  • AMST 261: Studies in Ancient History
  • HIST 204: Ancient Greek History
  • HIST 205: Roman History
  • CLST 401: Junior Independent Study
  • CLST 451-451: Senior Independent Study


  • “Sanctuaries, the Ever-Accumulating Past, and the Arval Acta.” Jane Fejfer and Troels Kristensen, eds., Inscribing and Collecting Art in Greek and Roman Sanctuaries, Routledge (forthcoming).
  • “Communicating Context: Spain’s Newly Renovated Museo Arqueológico Nacional.” American Journal of Archaeology 121.2 (2017).
  • “Greek Temple Treasures and the Invention of Collecting.” Maia Wellington Gahtan and Donatella Pegazzano, eds., Museum Archetypes and Collecting in the Ancient World, Brill (2015), 24-32
  • “Ancient Analogs of Modern Museums.” Elise Friedland, Melanie Grunow Sobocinski, and Elaine Gazda, eds., The Oxford Handbook of Roman Sculpture, Oxford (2015), 622-637
  • “The Public Life of Monuments: The Summi Viri of the Forum of Augustus.” American Journal of Archaeology 117.1 (2013): 83-110
  • “The Greek Temple as Museum. The Case of the Legendary Treasures of Athena from Lindos.” American Journal of Archaeology 109:3 (2005): 423-442


Josephine Shaya (Ph.D. Classical Art and Archaeology from the University of Michigan) specializes in Latin, Roman history, and archaeology. She has published on monuments, memory, travel and the history of collecting in antiquity. Her research has brought the insights of recent theoretical studies of museums and monuments to bear upon the analysis of Hellenistic and Roman collections and collectors.  She is currently the Museum Review Editor for the American Journal of Archaeology.