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Eric Poehler

Eric Poehler

Eric Poehler is an associate professor of classics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. As an archaeologist, Poehler specializes in the architecture, infrastructure, and urbanism of the Roman world, most specifically at Pompeii, Italy. With over 20 years of fieldwork experience, Poehler has served in a number of roles on archaeological projects, including as codirector (with Steven Ellis) of the Pompeii Quadriporticus Project. His publication record also reflects a long communion with the site of Pompeii, including 19 articles and book chapters, an edited volume, and a recent book, The Traffic Systems of Pompeii (Oxford University Press, 2017). Poehler’s research also focuses on the digital humanities and how technologies can be used to improve our understanding of the classical past. Currently, he is the Director of the Blended Learning and Digital Humanities program for the Five Colleges, Inc. His major digital project, The Pompeii Bibliography and Mapping Project, was awarded the Archeological Institute of America’s 2018 Award for Outstanding Work in Digital Archaeology.