Edmondson was recognized by DAI for his exhaustive research on the literature, economy and culture of ancient Rome. He was nominated by the Commission for Ancient History & Epigraphy last December and presented with the diploma by the director of the foundation, Professor Christof Schuler, in Munich on May 23.
DAI is committed to documenting ancient monuments and preserving them. They have provided expert advice to governments, agencies and organizations such as UNESCO. They boast a worldwide network of departments and branches, including its long-established departments in Athens, Rome, Cairo, Istanbul and Madrid, as well as departments for the Near East. It has sponsored numerous important excavations around the world and publishes many primary archaeological journals.
Edmondson was the 2017 recipient of the Distinguished Research Professorship in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society (U.K.) and the corresponding member of the Real Academia de la Historia.