Career details and Education
Associate Professor, Department of Classical & Modern Languages & Literatures, Texas Tech University 2011-
Assistant Professor, Department of Classical & Modern Languages & Literatures, Texas Tech University 2009-2011
Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World at Brown University 2006-2009
Postdoctoral Fellow with the Stanford Humanities Laboratory Winter/Spring 2006
Lecturer in Greek Archaeology for the Department of Classics at Stanford University Fall 2005
PhD in Classical Archaeology at Stanford University awarded September 2005
M.A. in Landscape Archaeology at the University of Sheffield 1998
- Thesis: “Peak in the Past and the Present: Interpreting Minoan Peak Sanctuaries” Reader: Mark Edmonds 1998
B.A. (summa cum laude) in Archaeology, Classical Studies, and Geography at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro 1996
- Classical and Prehistoric Archaeology with focus in the Argolid, Crete, and Sicily.
- Landscape archaeology, material culture, and archaeological thinking.
- Emergent media in archaeology, genealogies and materialities of media (media archaeology), and media theory.
Books (in preparation)
- From Isthmus to Gulf: A Chorography of the Eastern Morea(Co-author with M. Shanks) forthcoming 2009
- Conversations through Archaeology, (Co-editor with B. Rathje and M. Shanks) forthcoming 2009
- Archaeology: The discipline of things (Co-author with B. Olsen, M. Shanks and T. Webmoor) University of California Press. forthcoming 2009
Journal Articles and Chapters in Books
- Archaeology in a Risk Society. (with M. Shanks) In I. Russell and S. Koerner (eds) Unquiet Pasts: Theoretical Perspectives on Archaeology and Cultural Heritage. forthcoming 2009
- (Dis)continuous Domains: A Case of ‘Multi-sited Archaeology’ from the Peloponnesus, Greece. In O. Harmansah (ed.) Drawing on Rocks, Gathering by the Water. forthcoming 2009
- "A politics of the past present: 4 quandaries for archaeology." In J. Dixon (ed.) Fragmenting Archaeology, or Taking a Leaf Out of Shanks and Tilley’s Book.British Archaeological Reports. forthcoming 2009
- "The world on a flat surface: Maps from the archaeology of Greece and beyond" In S. Bonde annd S. Houston (eds) Representing the Past. forthcoming 2010.
- "Archaeology: the states of affairs?" In W. Rathje, M. Shanks, and C. Witmore (eds.) Conversations through Archaeologyforthcoming 2010
- “AHR Conversation: History and Material Culture” (with L. Austander, A. Bentley, L. Halevi, and O. Sibum) American Historical Review, 114(5). 2009
- "Prolegomena to Open Pasts: On archaeological memory practices." In K. Ryzewski (ed.) Archaeology, Experience, Modes of Engagement, Archaeology, a special issue of Archaeologies5(3), 511-545. 2009
- "Things are Us! A Commentary on Human/Things Relations under the Banner of a ‘Social’ Archaeology." (Co-author with Timothy Webmoor) Norwegian Archaeology Review41(1), 53-70. 2008
- "Archaeology on the ground: The memory practices of David Webb." European Journal of Archaeology. 10(1), 85-89. 2008
- "William Martin Leake: a contemporary of P.O. Brøndsted in Greece and in London," (Co-author with T.V. Buttrey) in P.O. Brøndsted (1780-1842) - A Danish Classicist in his European context. Rasmussen, B.B., Jensen, J.S., Lund, J. and Märcher (eds) Historisk-filosofiske Skrifter 31, 15-34. 2008 Witmore&Buttrey2008.pdf
- "Symmetrical archaeology: Excerpts of a manifesto." World Archaeology. 546-562. 2007
- "Arqueología Simétrica. Un Manifiesto Breve". In González-Ruibal, A. (ed.) Arqueología Simétrica. Un Giro Teorico sin Revolucion Paradigmática. Complutum, 18, 305-313. 2007
- “Landscape, time, topology: An archaeological account of the southern Argolid Greece” in Envisioning Landscape: Situations and Standpoints in Archaeology and Heritage, Hicks, D., Fairclough, G. and McAtackney, L. (eds) One World Archaeology. 194-225. 2007
- "Vision, Media, Noise and the Percolation of Time: Symmetrical approaches to the mediation of the material world" Journal of Material Culture11(3), 267-292. 2006
- “On multiple fields. Between the material world and media: Two cases from the Peloponnesus, Greece” Archaeological Dialogues11(2), 133-164. 2004
- “Four archaeological engagements with place: mediating bodily experience through peripatetic video” The Visual Anthropology Review20(2), 57-72. 2004
- “Minerals and rocks” in Mochlos IC: Period III. Neopalatial settlements on the coast: The Artisans’ Quarter and the farmhouse at Chalinomoui. Soles, J.S. and Davaras, C. (eds) INSTAP Academic Press, 109-115 (with T. Carter). 2004
- “Editorial: the narrative act and archaeology” The Stanford Journal of Archaeology. 1 (with T. Jackman). [link]2002
- “The globalisation of archaeology and heritage: a discussion with Arjun Appadurai” Journal of Social Archaeology1(1), 35-49 (with A. Chadha, I. Hodder, and T. Jackman). 2001
- “Sacred Sun Centers” in Art and Archaeology of Ancient West Mexico. Townsend, R.F. (ed) London: Thames and Hudson, 137-149. 1998
- “Sea-level change associated with a Minoan harbor, Mochlos Crete,” Mochlos III. (To be published in the Mochlos Excavations Series with M. Lewis and J. Patton). forthcoming
Op-Ed, Commentaries, Book Reviews
- “Archaeology and the Media.” Cambridge Archaeological Journal, 19(2), 277-9. 2009
- ‘Popular culture’ and the archaeological imagination: A commentary on Cornelius Holtorf’s Archaeology is a Brand! (2007), Archaeolog. 2008
- The Endangered Future of the Past (with O. Harmansah), International Herald Tribune, December 21, 2007.
- "Archaeology and modernity or archaeology and a modernist amnesia?" Norwegian Archaeology Review, 39(1). 49-52. 2006
- Id quod facimus sumus! (We are what we do!) A commentary on Ethnographies of Archaeological Practice: Cultural Encounters, Material Transformations, Archaeolog2006
- Review of the Laconia Rural Sites Project, Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2006.02.42 2006
Conference Papers and Invited Lectures
- “Redesigning heritage? Some notes on open pasts in Greece.” Archaeological Institute of America Meetings, Anaheim, CA. January 2010
- “Acrocorinth: Designing Collectives, Collective Design.” Classics Research Forum, Texas Tech University. November 2009
- “From Pragmatology to Archaeology . . . with a few examples from Greece.”Archaeology: The discipline of things, Theoretical Archaeology Group, Stanford, CA, USA. May 2009
- “Landscape, spaces of coexistence and the media factor: An archaeological case study in polis maintenance.” The Department of Classics & Modern Languages and Literatures, Texas Tech University. February 2009
- “A Tale of Two Castles: An archaeological consideration of design.” Making Material Culture: Technologies of Production. Concepts of Design, and Properties of Materials, Brown University. January 2009
- “Located media and the question of manifestation in archaeology.” Experience, modes of engagement, archaeology, World Archaeological Congress, Dublin, Ireland. June 2008
- “The locus of ‘the past’? The case of Argos, Greece” Breaking boundaries: Archaeology at the edge, Theoretical Archaeology Group, New York, NY, USA. May 2008
- “Located media and the question of manifestation in archaeology.” Theatre and Performance Graduate Colloquium Series, Department of Theatre, Speech and Dance, Brown University. March 2008
- "Located media and the question of manifestation in archaeology," Theatre and Performance Graduate Colloquium Series, Department of Theatre, Speech and Dance, Brown University. March 2008.
- "Multi-sited archaeology? Or, how to account for heterogeneous elements distributed in space and time: A case of boundary arbitration between two Greek poleis," on Rocks: Gathering by Water: Archaeological fieldwork at rock reliefs, sacred springs and other places, Brown University. March 2008.
- "7 Scenarios for the Digital Humanities at Brown," Digital Humanities Initiative Meeting, Brown University. February 2008.
- (Shanks and Tilley 1992, 263-64), Or a politics of the past present, Theoretical Archaeology Group, York, UK. December 2007.
- "Visualizing the Material Past: Where Archaeology and Engineering Meet" (with David Cooper), Archaeological Institute of America lecture, Rhode Island local chapter, Providence, RI. May 2007.
- “The burdens of public proofs and the question of manifestation in archaeology: On the powers of located and participatory media,” Open Source History: Making History Public, American Association for History and Computing 2007 Annual Meeting, Providence, RI, USA. April 2007.
- “Located media and the question of manifestation in archaeology,” HumLab, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden. April 2007.
- “Media, time, archaeology,” Department of Archaeology and Sami Studies, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden. April 2007.
- "An Optimal Vantage Point on the Material World? On the Properties, Powers, and Pitfalls of Maps," Representing the Past: Archaeology through Image & Text Conference, Brown University. March 2007.
- “Site-specific media, archaeology and collective (im)mortality,” Society for Social Studies of Science Conference, Vancouver, BC, Canada. November 2006
- "'A past no longer past.' Some implications for archaeology at large," paper presented at the Joukowsky Institute Brown Bag, Brown University. October 2006
- "‘A past no longer past.’ Some implications for a symmetrical archaeology," paper presented in A symmetrical archaeology, a session at the Society for American Archaeologymeetings, San Juan, Puerto Rico. April 2006.
- “Photography and the making of Classical Archaeology in the 19th Century” Archaeological Institute of America lecture, Stanford local chapter. January 2006
- “The French Expédition Scientifique de Morée and a map of the Greek Peloponnesus” Ancient and Moderns Workshop, Stanford Humanities Center, Stanford University. January 2006
- “A brief manifesto for a symmetrical archaeology,” paper presented in A symmetrical archaeology, a session at the Theoretical Archaeology Group, The University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK. December 2005.
- "The Liquid Document: between paperwork and the digital in a symmetrical archaeology," paper presented in The Past: What an Unruly Thing!, a session at the Society for Social Studies of Science conference, Pasadena. October 2005 [link]
- "Sociotechnical genealogies of archaeological practice and the legacy of nineteenth century military innovation, skill, and knowledge in the archaeology of Greece" Anthropology of the state: The state of anthtopology, Cultural and Social Antropology Conference, Stanford University. April 2005 [link]
- "Seeing the past and hearing the fold: Symmetrical approaches to mediation" Seeing the past, Stanford Archaeology Center conference, Stanford University. February 2005 [link]
- “Media | Archaeology: Nine paths to posthuman mediation” Critical Studies in New Media Workshop, Stanford Humanities Center, Stanford University (with M. Shanks). January 2005
- “Media | Archaeology and the post-interpretive turn: To the life of things” Theoretical Archaeology Group Conference, University of Glasgow, Scotland (with M. Shanks). December 2004 [link]
- “Multiple-field approaches in the Mediterranean: Revisiting the Argolid Exploration Project” Archaeology Workshop, Archaeology Center, Stanford University. Spring 2004
- "On peripatetic video: Experiments in the corporeality of place" Critical Studies in New Media Workshop, Stanford Humanities Center, Stanford University. Winter 2004 [link]
- “From Antiquarians to Archaeologists: Between the material world and text, plans, maps, illustrations, etc.” Words and Things Workshop, Department of Classics, Stanford University. Winter 2004
- “Innocence regained? or, Is there a new consensus in archaeology? An alternative case for bold thinking.” Archaeology Center Workshop, Stanford University (with B. Olsen and M. Shanks). Fall 2003 [link]
- “Where does archaeology fit in relation to the realist | anti-realist debate?” Archaeology Center “Brown Bag”, Stanford University (with T. Webmoor). Fall 2003
- “Mediating embodiment through peripatetic video: an experiment in the corporeality of place.” World Archaeology Conference meetings, Washington, DC, USA. June 2003
- “Neglected Sicily: tracing the factors behind the peripheral status of a Greek island.” Annual Meetings of the Archaeological Institute of America, New Orleans, USA. January 2003
- “Collapsing boundaries through alternative mediations.” Annual Meetings of the American Association of Anthropology, New Orleans, USA. November 2002
- “Four engagements with place: mediating embodiment.” Annual Meetings of the European Association of Archaeologists, Thessoloniki, Greece. September 2002
- “Mediating embodiment: media experiment in archaeology.” Archaeology Center “Brown Bag”, Stanford University. Spring 2002
- “A critique of phenomenological approaches in archaeology: looking to new media.” Archaeology Center “Brown Bag”, Stanford University. Fall 2001
- “Rethinking our heritage management philosophy in Crete: the preservation of the archaeological resource at Mochlos.” Annual meetings of the Archaeological Institute of America, Dallas, USA. December 1999
- “Rethinking our heritage management philosophy in Crete: its implementation at Mochlos.” Department of Classics Graduate Student Colloquium, Stanford University. Fall 1999
- “Landscape, iconography, and cosmology: the Sacred Sun Centers of the Teuchitlan Tradition.” Public lecture series for the Los Angeles County Museum, Los Angeles, USA. Winter and Spring 1999
- “Sacred landscapes of Crete.” Public lecture series for the Anchor Club of North Carolina, Laurinburg, USA (August), the Commonwealth Club of California, San Francisco, USA (January), and the Baptist Senior Citizens of North Carolina, Laurinburg, USA (October).1998—1999
- “Mochlos site maps and database: interactive linkage.” Annual Meetings of the Archaeological Institute of America, New York, USA. Abstract in AJA 101 (1997). December 1996
- Scholarly Technology Group Faculty Grant, Brown University 2008-2009
- Brown University Office of the Provost Internationalization Initiative Seed Fundingfor Anglo-American Antiquarians and Early Modern Science. 2007
- Wallenberg Global Learning Network planning grant for Co-Creating Cultural Heritage (member, grant writing committee). 2006.
- Graduate Research Opportunity grant from the School of Humanities and Sciences, Stanford University for dissertation research in the Argolid, Greece. 2004
- Research Grant from the Department of Classics, Stanford University for dissertation research and archaeological studies in the Greek Argolid and Romania. 2003
- Research Grant from the Department of Classics, Stanford University for dissertation research and the Epic Memory Project. 2002
- Research Grant from Stanford Archaeology Center and the Hoskins Fund of the Department of Classics, Stanford University for experimental field practice in media. 2001
Fellowships, Honors, and Awards
- Postdoctoral Fellowship, Stanford Humanities Lab, Stanford University. 2005—2006
- Mellon Foundation Dissertation Fellowship, Stanford University. 2004—2005
- Academic Fellowship, Stanford University. 1999—2004
- Dorot Foundation Travel Award from the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) for the 2003 meetings in New Orleans. 2003
- Dorot Foundation Travel Award from the AIA for the 1999 meetings in Dallas. 1999
- Alice Middleton Carrol Academic Scholarship from the English−Speaking Union of the United States for study in England. 1997
- Academic Bursary from the University of Sheffield. 1997
- Member, Eta Sigma Phi National Honor Fraternity. 1996
- Student Excellence Award, University of North Carolina at Greensboro. 1996
- H. Michael Weaver Travel Award for study in Greece, University of North Carolina at Greensboro. 1996
- Student Marshalship for academic excellence, University of North Carolina at Greensboro. 1995
- Landscape, ethnographical and archaeological research for From Isthmus to Gulf: A chorography of the Eastern Morea, Greece, the Argolid and Korinthia, Greece. 2007, 2008
- Landscape research oriented toward reworking the Argolid Exploration Projectfield survey in the Southern Argolid, Greece (for dissertation field research). 2004
- Landscape and ethnographic researcher for the Southern Romania Archaeological Projectin Alexandria, Romania. 2003
- Landscape research oriented toward reworking the Argolid Exploration Projectfield survey in the Southern Argolid, Greece (for dissertation field research). 2003
- Documentary filmmaking, landscape archaeology, and ethnoarchaeology concerning oral tradition and memory in the Hania region of Crete in collaboration with Professor Richard Martin (as part of the Epic Memory Project). 2002
- Zone supervisor, Stanford Excavations at Monte Polizzo, Sicily. 2002
- Trench supervisor, Stanford Excavations at Monte Polizzo, Sicily. 2001
- Director of Heritage Management, Mochlos Excavations(Crete) through University of North Carolina at Greensboro and the Greek Archaeological Service. 1997—2002
- Volunteer Excavator at Gardoms Edge (Yorkshire, England) through the University of Sheffield. 1998
- Landscape Survey of Carl Wark Hillfort (Yorkshire, England) through the University of Sheffield. 1998
- Co-director of Paleobotanical and Geological operations, Mochlos Excavations(Crete). 1996
- Survey and excavation preparation at the Guilford County Courthouse Revolutionary War Site (North Carolina) for the purpose of archaeological identification and recovery of a British mass burial. 1996
- Volunteer Excavator, Athenian Agora, the American School of Classical Studies, Athens, Greece. 1995
- Documentation, survey, and registration of two prehistoric Native American Sites (North Carolina). 1995
- The Archaeology of Democracy: Social transformations in ancient Greece, ca. 900-323 BCE, ARCH2160, Joukowsky Institute, Brown University. Spring 2009
- Supervisor for independent study (Al Lees) Digital Humanities and Collaborative History, Joukowsky Institute, Brown University. Spring 2009
- 13 Things: Archaeology, material culture, science studies and design. ARCH0300, Brown University. Fall 2008
- Supervisor for independent study (Reem Yusuf) Visual Archaeology: Documentaries and Film, Joukowsky Institute, Brown University. Fall 2008
- Supervisor for independent study (Mark Thatcher) in archaeology and history in Magna Graecia and Sicily, Joukowsky Institute, Brown University. Fall 2008
- Supervisor for independent study (George Warner) in material culture and design studies, Joukowsky Institute, Brown University. Spring 2008
- Supervisor for independent study (Elise Nuding) on an archaeology of Rhode Island Hall, Brown University, Spring 2008.
- Supervisor for independent study (George Warner) on design and material culture studies, Brown University, Spring 2008.
- Archaeologies of the Greek PastARCH0420, Brown University, Fall 2007.
- Things! The material worlds of humanityARCH2100, Brown University, Fall 2007.
- Archaeology in the ‘Information Age,’AE0201, Brown University, Spring 2007.
- Supervisor for independent study (Megan Goetsch) in film documentaries of archaeological practice, Brown University, Fall 2006.
- Teaching Fellow for Ten things – science, technology and design, a course by Professor Michael Shanks, Science and Technology Studies 112 | CLASSART 113 and 213, Stanford University. Winter 2006
- Archaeologies of the Greek Past, Classics 61, Stanford University. Autumn 2005
- Teaching Assistant to Professor Maud Gleason in Gender, Violence, and the Body in Greek Religion, Classics 117. 2004
- Teaching Assistant to Professor Michael Shanks and Dr. Joseph Adler in Creative Computingin the Humanities, Classics | Art 280/380. 2004
- Excavation Instructor for Stanford field school at Monte Polizzo, Sicily. 2001 and 2002
- Teaching Assistant to Professor Ian Morris in The Logic of History, Classics 180 | History 205/305. 2002
- Teaching Assistant to Professor Joseph Manning in History and Culture of Ancient Egypt, Classics | History 105. 2001
- Teaching Assistant to Professor John Rick in Introduction to Prehistoric Archaeology, Anthropological Sciences 003. 2000
- Teaching Assistant to Professor Joseph Manning in History and Culture of Ancient Egypt, Classics | History 105. 2000
- Co-organizer of Archaeology: The discipline of things(with Michael Shanks and Timothy Webmoor) a session at Theoretical Archaeology Group (TAG US), Stanford, CA, USA. Spring 2009
- Discussant in 'The Politics of Presence' a colloquium at Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA, May 2007.
- Co-organizer of 'Silenced pasts: Archaeological practice and the politics of manifestation' (with Matt Ratto and Michael Shanks) a session at the 28th annual 4S, Society for Social Studies of Science Conference, Vancouver, BC, Canada, November 2006.
- Co-organizer of A Symmetrical Archaeology, (with Bjørnar Olsen, Michael Shanks and Timothy Webmoor) at The Society for American Archaeology meetings, San Juan, Puerto Rico, April 2006.
- Founding member and assistant director of MetaMedia Lab2005--to present.
- Project co-manager for The Futures of In-Car-Media and Entertainment in 2015, a collaborative initiative between Daimler Chrysler and the Stanford Humanities Labat Stanford University (with D. Platt). 2005
- Co-editor of Chiasmesoftbooks, an Internet publishing house (with Michael Shanks and Timothy Webmoor). 2005—present
- Co-organizer of A Symmetrical Archaeology, (with Bjørnar Olsen, Michael Shanks and Timothy Webmoor) at Theoretical Archaeology Group 2005, Sheffield, UK. December 2005
- Co-organizer of The Past: What and Unruly Thing!, (with Matt Ratto and Michael Shanks) at the 27th annual 4S, Society for Social Studies of Science, Conference, Pasadena, CA. Autumn 2005
- Founding member and ‘chief-blogger,’ Archaeolog.org, a collaborative blog dealing with all things archaeological, from October 2005.
- Founding member and ‘chief-blogger,’ Archaeography.com, a collaborative archaeological photoblog, from February 2005.
- Founding member, Senior Studio Practitioner and Project Manager for the MetaMedia Labat Stanford University 2003--2005.
- Graduate Student Coordinator for Critical Studies in New Media, a Mellon funded workshop at Stanford University. Spring 2004--to present
- Project manager for Traumwerk, a web-based collaborative authoring project. 2003—present.
- Collaboratory Director of Symmetrical Archaeology, a web-based forum exploring human relationships with the material world. 2004—present
- Editorial Assistant to Professor William Rathje and Professor Michael Shanks, Stanford University. Supervised transcriptions and preliminary editing for Conversations in Archaeology volume. 2003
- Organizer of and Participant in The Building 500 Project, a collaborative experiment in mediating architectural histories, Stanford University. 2003
- Co-Editor of the Stanford Journal of Archaeology(with T. Jackman). 2001
- Organizer of the Archaeology Center “Brown Bag”, a weekly Stanford archaeological discussion group. 2001
- Co-chair of the Stanford Program in Archaeology’s Annual Conference Narrative Pasts | Past Narratives, Stanford University (with T. Jackman). February 2001
- Research Assistant to Professor Michael Shanks, Stanford University. Assisted in archival research work with early travelers to Greece and fieldwork at Aegina, Olympia, and Knossos in Greece. Spring 2000
- Leader/Lecturer of educational expeditions to Crete for the Commonwealth Club of California and Betchart Expeditions, Inc. Spring 1999
- Leader/Lecturer of educational expeditions to Crete for the American Association for the Advancement of Science and Betchart Expeditions, Inc. Spring 1998