Deborah Brown Stewart
Deb oversees all aspects of the Penn Museum Library and the Daniel G. Brinton Collection, as well as collection development, subject reference, and liaison duties for the Department of Anthropology and the Penn Museum. She came to the Penn Libraries from the Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, where she served as the Librarian for Byzantine Studies and was responsible for maintaining and developing the world's most comprehensive collection for Byzantine studies while handling the full range of patron services. Currently, she participates on the Penn Libraries' Research Data and Digital Scholarship Team and the Access Services Steering Committee.
Deb holds an M.A. and Ph.D. in Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology from Bryn Mawr College, an M.A. in Classical Studies from Florida State University, and a B.A. in Classical Studies and Mathematics from the College of William and Mary in Virginia. She has worked on several archaeological projects in Tunisia, Greece, Britain, and the eastern U.S., including CRM work. Currently, she serves as the Chair of the Digital Archaeology Interest Group of the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA), the Art Libraries Society of North America-AIA Liaison, and a representative on the Managing Committee of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens. As former chair of the AIA's Medieval and Post-Medieval Archaeology Interest Group, she co-edited an open-access collection of papers on Deserted Villages: Perspectives from the Eastern Mediterranean (2021). She is closely affiliated with the Consortium for Hellenic Studies Librarians and the Forum for Classics, Libraries and Scholarly Communications, under whose sponsorship she has organized conference panels such as "Managing Archaeological Data in the Digital Age" and "Humanities Publishing in Transition."