Elizabeth Robinson, Ph.D.

Education

Ph.D. Classical Archaeology (2013). University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dissertation: "The Impact of Roman Expansion in Central-Southern Italy: The Case of Larinum" (Director: N. Terrenato).

M.A. Classical Archaeology (2007). UNC-Chapel Hill. Thesis: "Rural Settlement Patterns and Sanctuaries in the Middle Volturno Valley" (Director: N. Terrenato).

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Classics (2004). UNC-Chapel Hill.

B.A. Physics (Archaeology minor) cum laude (2003). Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME. Independent Study: "Phonon Propagation in Crystals" (Director: M. Msall).

 

Academic Appointments

Affiliate Assistant Professor of Art History (2015-Present). Rome Program (Due Santi Rome Campus), University of Dallas, Marino, Italy.

Lecturer in Art History (Fall 2016). John Cabot University, Rome, Italy.

Assistant Professor of Classics (2014-2015). Department of Classical and Near Eastern Studies, Binghamton University, Binghamton, New York.

Assistant Professor (2013-2014). Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies, Rome, Italy.

Assistant Director (2011, 2012). Summer Program in Archaeology, American Academy in Rome, Rome, Italy.

On-site assistant (Spring 2012). Harvard Sophomore Excursion Seminar to Rome, Department of History of Art and Architecture, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA. (Professors Joseph Connors and Ioli Kalavrezou).

Adjunct Professor (Fall 2011). Department of Archaeology and Classics, Department of Art History, The American University of Rome, Rome, Italy.

Acting Director (2007-2009). Ancient World Mapping Center, UNC-Chapel Hill. (awmc.unc.edu).

Research Assistant (2006-2009). Department of Classics, UNC-Chapel Hill.

Instructor (Summer 2008). Department of Classics, UNC-Chapel Hill.

Instructional Assistant (2005-2007). Department of Classics, UNC-Chapel Hill.

Intern (2005). Department of Archaeology (GIS spatial analysis of Tiber Valley Project data, Supervisor: R. Witcher), Durham University, Durham, England.

Tutor (2000-2003). Department of Physics, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME.

Research Assistant (2002). Department of Physics, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME.

Research Assistant (2000). Department of Philosophy, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME.

Selected Publications

Books

[Urban Transformation in Ancient Molise: The integration of Larinum into the Roman state. Approved for contract by Oxford University Press (in progress).]

E.C. Robinson, ed. Supplement 97: Papers on Italian Urbanism in the First Millennium B.C. Portsmouth, R.I. (Journal of Roman Archaeology). "Introduction" and chapter "Non-Greek Urbanism in Southern Italy in the 4th and 3rd c. B.C." in the same volume. 2014.
Reviews: S. Roselaar, Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2015.02.09
M. A. Anderson, American Journal of Archaeology 120.3

Articles and Book Chapters

["The Shrinking of Gabii in the Imperial Period: The integration of survey and excavation data" (in progress).]

["A New Identification for the Statuettes of Attis found in Larinum (Molise)" (in progress).]

["Empress Livia (58 BCE - 29 CE) on the Palatine Hill." In People and Places of the Roman Past: The Educated Traveler's Guide, ed. P. Hatlie. To be published with Arc Humanities Press in its Collection Development, Cultural Heritage and Digital Humanities series, submitted January 19, 2017.]

["Prosopography of the Leading Families of Larinum in the Roman period." In Social interactions and status markers in the Roman world, ed. R. Varga and G. Cupcea, to be published with Archaeopress, submitted November 30, 2016.]

["Origins and Development of the Appia Antica from Rome to Bovillae." In Ancient Bovillae: History, Art, and Archaeology of A Lost city in the Roman Hinterland, ed. P. Hatlie, proposed volume for University of Michigan Press, submitted October 27, 2016.]

[T. Sironen and E. C. Robinson, "Recente evidenza epigrafica osca sul culto di Mamers nella res publica Larinatium," submitted June 20, 2016, as part of the conference proceedings of "The State of the Samnites," to be published by BABESCH Annual Papers on Mediterranean Archaeology, Supplements series, edited by T. Stek and J. Pelgrom.]

"Larinum" in the digital edition of the Oxford Classical Dictionary, ed. S. Goldberg. 2017. http://classics.oxfordre.com/view/10.1093/acrefore/9780199381135.001.0001/acrefore-9780199381135-e-3592.

"Local Power Networks at Larinum Before and After its Integration into the Roman State." (SOMA 2012 Identity and Connectivity: Proceedings of the 16th Symposium on Mediterranean Archaeology, Florence, Italy, 1-3 March 2012, L. Bombardieri, A. D'Agostino, G. Guarducci, V. Orsi and S. Valentini, edd. Oxford (Archaeopress): 887-894). 2013.

E.C. Robinson and T. Sironen. "A New Inscription in Oscan from Larinum: Decisive Evidence in Favor of a Local Cult of Mars and Mater (Deum?)." (Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik 185: 251-261). 2013.

"Research Report on 'Larinum: A Case Study for the Romanization of Southern Italy.'" (Memoirs of the American Academy in Rome 58: 215-216). 2013.

"Research Report on 'Larinum: A Case Study for the Romanization of Southern Italy.'" (Memoirs of the American Academy in Rome 57: 397). 2012.

"A Localized Approach to the Study of Integration and Identity in Southern Italy." (Processes of Integration and Identity Formation in the Roman Republic, S.T. Roselaar, ed. Leiden (Brill): 247-271). 2012.

"Rural Settlement Patterns and Sanctuaries in the Middle Volturno Valley." (Ostraka 18.1: 221-235). 2009.

Cartographic Publications

"Egypt and the Near East 3000 – 1200 BCE," ed. R. Talbert, E. Robinson and R. Twele, with assistance from C. Barber. (Routledge Wall Maps for the Ancient World series). 2010.

"Egypt and the Near East 1200 – 500 BCE," ed. R. Talbert, E. Robinson and R. Twele, with assistance from C. Barber. (Routledge Wall Maps for the Ancient World series). 2010.

"Greece and Persia in the Time of Alexander the Great," ed. R. Talbert, E. Robinson and R. Twele, with assistance from C. Barber and J. Becker. (Routledge Wall Maps for the Ancient World series). 2010.

"Greece and the Aegean in the 5th Century BCE," ed. R. Talbert, E. Robinson and R. Twele, with assistance from J. Becker. (Routledge Wall Maps for the Ancient World series). 2010.

"Italy in the Mid First Century CE," R. Talbert, E. Robinson and R. Twele, with assistance from T. Elliott. (Routledge Wall Maps for the Ancient World series). 2010.

"The Roman Empire around 200 CE," ed. R. Talbert, E. Robinson and R. Twele, with assistance from C. Barber. (Routledge Wall Maps for the Ancient World series). 2010.

"The World of the New Testament and the Journeys of Paul," ed. R. Talbert, E. Robinson and R. Twele, with assistance from C. Barber. (Routledge Wall Maps for the Ancient World series). 2010.

 

Presentations

PAPERS AND PANELS

"Urban Transformation in Ancient Molise: Larinum from 400 BCE to 100 CE," presented as an invited lecture for the Institut für Klassische Archäologie at the Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany, December 2016.

"Digital Data Recording, Interpretation, and Publication: The Gabii Project Excavations," presented as an invited graduate student seminar for the Institut für Klassische Archäologie at the Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany, December 2016.

"Prosopography of the Leading Families of Larinum, circa 100 BCE to 250 CE," presented at the 'People of the Ancient World' conference, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, October 2016.

"Archaeological and Epigraphic Evidence for the Cult of Mater Deum (Cybele) at the Site of Larinum (Molise)," presented at the 'Symposium Peregrinum 2016: The Mysteries of Mithras and other Mystic Cults in the Roman World,' Tarquinia, Italy, June 2016.

"From Independent Town to Roman Municipium: The Integration of Larinum into the Roman State," invited lecture for the Cornell Institute of Archaeology and Materials Science, Ithaca, New York, February 2015.

"Epigraphic Evidence of the Erection of Monuments by and for Important Local Women in Larinum," presented at the 116th Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America, New Orleans, LA, January 2015.

"Developments in Larinum and its surrounding territory in the aftermath of the Roman conquest of Italy," presented at the 11th Roman Archaeology Conference, Reading, England, April 2014.

"The Impact of Roman Expansion in Central-Southern Italy: The Case of Larinum," presented at the 'Processes of Integration in the Roman world (300 BC – AD 200)' conference, Nottingham, England, July 2013.

"Larinum Before the Roman Conquest: A Discussion of the Evidence," presented at 'L'Italie "à parts égales": écrire l'histoire de l'Italie avant la conquête romaine' atelier doctoral, Naples, Italy, July 2013.

"The Gabii Project Volunteer Field Program," presented to students of the Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies, Rome, Italy, December 2013, February 2013, February 2012, February 2011.

"A New Oscan Inscription from Molise: The First Epigraphic Evidence for the Worship of Mars in Larinum," presented at the 114th Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America, Seattle, WA, January 2013.

"Prosopography and Epigraphy: A Case Study from Larinum," invited lecture for the British School at Rome Postgraduate Course in Epigraphy, Rome, Italy, July 2012.

"Roman North Africa," session chair at the 16th Symposium on Mediterranean Archaeology with the theme 'Identity and Connectivity,' Florence, Italy, March 2012.

"Local Identity at Larinum Before and After Its Integration into the Roman State," presented at the 16th Symposium on Mediterranean Archaeology with the theme 'Identity and Connectivity,' Florence, Italy, March 2012.

"Bloodlines Written in Stone: A contextualized look at the epigraphic record of the town of Larinum," presented at the American Academy in Rome as part of their series of shop talks, Rome, Italy, February 2012.

"Epigraphic Evidence of the Integration of Larinum into the Roman State," presented at the 113th Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America, Philadelphia, PA, January 2012.

"Larinum: An archaeological case study for the expansion of Rome in central-southern Italy (400 BCE – 100 CE)," invited ICCS/AAR Charles L. Babcock Lecture, given at the Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies, Rome, Italy, November 2011.

"La Cultura della Terra Molisana, e la sua Importanza per Capire il Passato," invited presentation at the D'Estate Faifoli 2011 festival "Terra di Cultura, Cultura di Terra," Montagano, Italy, June 2011.

"How Larinum Became Roman: Archaeology and history of the people and the place from 400 BCE to 100 CE," presented at the American Academy in Rome as part of their series of shop talks, Rome, Italy, May 2011.

"Continuity and Transformation in Larinum and its Surroundings from 400 BCE to 100 CE," presented at the Associazione Internazionale di Archeologia Classica incontro entitled, "Vivere in città. Urbanistica, servizi, continuità e transformazioni," Rome, Italy, February 2011.

"La Romanizzazione di Larino," presented during the Fiera di ottobre in Larino as part of a panel on Cultural Tourism and its importance to the city (published locally by the comune di Larino), Larino, Italy, October 2010.

"A Localized Approach to the Study of Integration and Identity in Southern Italy," presented at the Integration and Identity in the Roman Republic conference, Manchester, England, July 2010.

"Gabii: The Theater-Temple Complex and the Recent Excavations of the Gabii Project," presented to students of the Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies, Gabii, Italy, September 2009.

"Topography and Survey at Gabii," presented to the Gabii Project field school, Gabii, Italy, July 2009, July 2010, July 2011.

"Non-Greek Urbanism in Southern Italy," presented at the 8th Roman Archaeology Conference, Ann Arbor, MI, April 2009.

"Current Approaches to the Archaeology of first millennium BC Italian Urbanism," co-organizer of panel for the 8th Roman Archaeology Conference, Ann Arbor, MI, April 2009.

"Roman Archaeology: Not A Typical Physics Career," poster presented at the Elroy O. LaCasce Symposium at Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME, October 2008.

"Capital Punishment in the Capital: Archaeological Evidence of the Death Penalty in Early Rome," presented at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Graduate Colloquium, Madison, WI, May 2008.

"Rural Settlement Patterns and Sanctuaries in the Middle Volturno Valley (Campania)," presented at the 109th Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America, Chicago, IL, January 2008.

"Results from the 2007 Season of the Upper Simeto Valley Survey," brown bag presentation in the Classics Department at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, October 2007.

"What an archaeologist REALLY does: A look at the Upper Simeto Valley Survey," presented as part of the Graduate Student Ambassadors and Speakers Bureau, Chapel Hill, NC, October 2007.

"The Collection and Display of the Polyphemus Sculptural Groups at Sperlonga, Baia, and Tivoli," presented at The University of North Carolina/Duke University Graduate Student Colloquium, Durham, NC, April 2007.

"Campanian Boundary Sanctuaries," presented as part of the Graduate Student Ambassadors and Speakers Bureau, Chapel Hill, NC, October 2006.

Reviews

Book Reviews

Yntema, D. The Archaeology of South-East Italy in the First millennium BC: Greek and Native Societies of Apulia and Lucania Between the 10th and the 1st Century BC. Amsterdam: University of Amsterdam Press, 2013, American Journal of Archaeology 120.1, 2016.01.01. www.ajaonline.org/book-review/2562.

Awards & Honors

FELLOWSHIPS AND ACADEMIC HONORS

John Cabot University Faculty Development Committee Grant 2016
Milligan Rome Faculty Development Fellowship, University of Dallas 2016
Werner P. Friederich Off-Campus Dissertation Research Fellowship, UNC- 2012-2013
Chapel Hill
Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa Exchange Fellowship (declined) 2012-2013
Irene Rosenzweig / Samuel H. Kress Foundation Pre-Doctoral Rome Prize, 2010-2012
American Academy in Rome
Graduate Tuition Incentive Scholarship, UNC-Chapel Hill 2011-2012
2010-2011
2009-2010
Olivia James Traveling Fellowship, Archaeological Institute of America 2009-2010
U.S. Fulbright Graduate Student Full Grant to Italy 2009-2010
Elected to Frank Porter Graham Honor Society, UNC-Chapel Hill 2008
William R. Kenan, Junior Fellowship, UNC-Chapel Hill 2004-2013
Elected Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha Chapter of Maine, Bowdoin College 2003
Surdna Undergraduate Research Fellow, Bowdoin College 2002
Edwin Herbert Hall Prize in Physics, Bowdoin College 2001
Sarah and James Bowdoin Book Award, Bowdoin College 2001
Sarah and James Bowdoin Scholar (Dean's List), Bowdoin College 2000-2002

NATIONAL GRANTS

NEH Collaborative Research Grant (Co-Principal Investigator), 2017-2019. Gabii Project. $250,000.
NEH Collaborative Research Grant (Participant), 2012-2014. Gabii Project. $250,000.