Michael Shanks is the Omar and Althea Dwyer Hoskins Professor of Classical Archaeology at Stanford, and co-director of the Stanford Humanities Lab. He received his Ph.d. from Peterhouse Cambridge in 1992. His research interests include the history of archaeological engagements with the past, and design in Graeco-Roman antiquity. His many books include Theatre/Archaeology (2001, with Mike Pearson), Art and the Early Greek State (1999) and Classical Archaeology of Greece (1996). Web site: michaelshanks.org. Lab: metamedia.stanford.edu.