Edward M. Schoolman

Assistant Professor

Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles 2010

Mack Social Sciences, MSS 212
Phone: (775) 682-8964
Email:  eschoolman@unr.edu


Dr. Schoolman joined the department as Visiting Assistant Professor in the fall of 2010 and as Assistant Professor in the fall of 2011.   He completed a Ph.D. in History at UCLA (2010) and holds a MA in Archaeology from University College London (2003).  His research interests include the transformation of the Roman world in the eastern and western Mediterranean, the history and culture of the Byzantine Empire, and early Medieval Italy. In his dissertation, “Civic Transformation of the Mediterranean City: Antioch and Ravenna, 300-800,” he examines the elements of continuity, innovation, and evolution in the social hierarchies and material culture of two of the major capitals of Late Antiquity and the early Middle Ages.  In addition, Dr. Schoolman has worked as an archaeologist for a decade in Turkey, Greece, and Israel, as well as at other excavations in the eastern Mediterranean, and is currently planning new archaeological fieldwork in Greece.

For course descriptions and information about Dr. Schoolman’s current research, please visit his UNR webpage



  • HIST 105: European Civilizations

  • HIST 372: Roman History

  • HIST 373: Medieval History

  • HIST 374: History of the Byzantine Empire

  • HIST 454/654: Topics in Medieval History - Conflict and Contact in the Medieval Mediterranean

  • HIST 710: Seminar in Medieval History - Medieval Historiography