Erin Pitt

Erin PittAssistant Professor of Archaeology and Ancient Studies

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B.A., History | University of Arizona
B.A., Classics | University of Arizona
M.A., Classical Art and Archaeology | University of Colorado at Boulder
Ph.D., Ancient History and Mediterranean Archaeology | University of California at Berkeley

Professor Pitt’s dissertation explored the urban history of the Roman provinces of Pontus-Bithynia and Paphlagonia and analyzed the factors that contributed to the stability and growth of cities during the tumultuous third and fourth centuries CE. Her research focuses on the influence, dynamics and connectivity of ancient urban development, particularly the colonies of the Roman Empire. Her other research interests include strategies of and responses to Roman imperialism, Greek and Latin epigraphy, the role of women in the urban transformation of the provinces, archaeological methodology, cultural heritage management and public humanities. Pitt has participated as a supervisor in several archaeological field projects throughout the Mediterranean, including Chianciano, Italy (2006), the imperial villa of Maxentius in Rome (2007-2008) and the Roman Forum Excavations Project in Butrint (2012-2013). From 2008 to 2018 she was also a supervisor and the assistant director of the Via Consolare Project in Pompeii. She continues to work in Pompeii as the co-director of the Roman Colonial Urbanism Project. She also continues to work in Butrint, Albania, as the assistant director of the Roman Forum Excavations, sponsored by the University of Notre Dame.