Dr. Robinson is a specialist in Roman archaeology, focusing on the cultural and physical landscapes of Italy in the first millennium BCE, Italian urbanism, and the nature of Roman interactions with the other inhabitants of the Italian peninsula in this period. She received her B.A. in Physics with a minor in Classical Archaeology from Bowdoin College before going on to receive her M.A. and Ph.D. in Classics (Roman Archaeology) from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has received research awards from the Fulbright Commission, the Archaeological Institute of America, the American Academy in Rome, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She currently serves as a GIS specialist for the Gabii Project.
Dr. Robinson's first book, Urban Transformation in Ancient Molise: The Integration of Larinum into the Roman State, was published by Oxford University Press in 2021. Her other recent publications include the article on "Larinum" in the digital edition of the Oxford Classical Dictionary (2017), a chapter on the Empress Livia for a general interest volume on the city of Rome (2019), and a contribution on the "Prosopography of the Leading Families of Larinum in the Roman period" in the conference proceedings of the "People of the Ancient World" conference (2018). In 2014, she published an edited volume for the Journal of Roman Archaeology (Supplement 97: Papers on Italian Urbanism in the First Millennium B.C.), for which she was also a contributor.
Ph.D., Classical Archaeology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2013).
Dissertation: "The Impact of Roman Expansion in Central-Southern Italy: The Case of
Larinum" (Director: N. Terrenato).
M.A., Classical Archaeology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2007).
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Classics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, (2004).
B.A., Physics, with a minor in Archaeology cum laude, Bowdoin College, (2003).
Assistant Dean for Academics, University of Dallas Rome Program, 2017-2020
Associate editor for the Pleiades Project (http://pleiades.stoa.org/home), 2015-Present.
Pleiades won the Archaeological Institute of America Award for Outstanding work in Digital Archaeology in 2017.
On-site assistant, Harvard Sophomore Excursion Seminar to Rome, Department of History of Art and Architecture, Harvard University, Spring 2012.
Acting Director, Ancient World Mapping Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel
The Gabii Project (Director: N. Terrenato): GIS Specialist (2018-present); Regional Topography and Digital Data Coordinator (2016-2017); Part-time chief topographer (2010); Staff member on Topography Team (2009-2013)
The "Gabii Goes Digital: 21st c. Data, 21st c. Publications. Rich Digital Data and 3D Model Publication" project (Directors: R. Opitz, N. Terrenato, F. Limp): Team member (2013-2016)
Re-Survey of Biferno Valley Survey and Forma Italiae Sites around Larinum: Director (2010-2011)
The Gabii Core-Sampling Project (Director: M. Mogetta): Staff member (2008)
The Upper Simeto Valley Project (Directors: A. Leone and R. Witcher): Staff member
in charge of GIS (2006-2007)
Bowdoin College/University of Michigan excavations at Santa Venera in Paestum (Director: J. Higginbotham): Volunteer (2003)
Current Professional Memberships:
Classical Association of the Middle West and South
College Art Association
Archaeological Institute of America
Women's Classical Caucus
The Society of Fellows of the American Academy in Rome
ART 2311: Art and Architecture in Rome
CLL3V50: Latin Readings
Ancient Rome and its Monuments (taught at John Cabot University)
Roman art and archaeology, specifically the cultural and physical landscapes of Italy in the first millennium BCE; Italian urbanism; Roman interactions with the other inhabitants of the Italian peninsula, particularly in central-southern Italy; GIS and digital mapping; integration of digital technologies in the field of Classics.
Reviews: S. Roselaar, Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2015.02.09; M. A. Anderson, American Journal of Archaeology 120.3
Articles and Book Chapters:
T. Sironen and E. C. Robinson, “L’iscrizione osca in alfabeto latino rinvenuta a Larino (CB): il culto di Mamers documentato." (The State of the Samnites, Papers of the Royal Netherlands Institute in Rome 69, T. Stek, ed. Rome (Edizioni Quasar): 213-215). 2021.
"Empress Livia (58 BCE-29 CE) on the Palatino." (People and Places of the Roman Past: The Educated Traveller's Guide, P. Hatlie, ed. Leeds (Arc Humanities Press): 57-67). 2019.
"Prosopography of the Leading Families of Larinum in the Roman period." (Social Interactions and Status Markers in the Roman World, G. Cupcea and R. Varga, ed. Oxford (Archaeopress): 57-78). 2018.
"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.
"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.
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.
Selected Fellowships and Academic Honors:
2016, 2018 Milligan Rome Faculty Development Fellowship, University of Dallas
2012-2013 Werner P. Friederich Off-Campus Dissertation Research Fellowship, UNC-Chapel Hill
2010-2012 Irene Rosenzweig / Samuel H. Kress Foundation Pre-Doctoral Rome Prize, American Academy in Rome
2009-2010 Olivia James Traveling Fellowship, Archaeological Institute of America
2009-2010 U.S. Fulbright Graduate Student Full Grant to Italy
2008 Elected to Frank Porter Graham Honor Society, UNC-Chapel Hill
2004-2013 William R. Kenan, Junior Fellowship, UNC-Chapel Hill
2003 Elected Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha Chapter of Maine, Bowdoin College