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Welcome to Pompeiana.org!




The volume of online information about Pompeii is enormous. However, it is also scattered across cyberspace and difficult to access. Pompeiana is intended to bring together this information as well as the people who generate, publish, and use it. First, by organizing the disparate links to research projects and scholarship, Pompeiana serves as a nexus for information on the ancient city, including original research found no where else. Second, Pompeiana offers an ever expanding set of tools for academics and laypersons alike. These include a searchable, online bibliography, a topography section supplying spatial data for Pompeii and the region, information about visiting the ruins, and how Pompeii has impacted our modern cultural imagination. Finally, Pompeiana seeks to facilitate communication among scholars though electronic media such as email lists, a calendar for Pompeii and shared files.

Pompeiana is operated by Eric Poehler, Kevin Cole, Steven Ellis and advised by a board of interested scholars:



Eric E. Poehler is the founder and managing editor of Pompeiana.org. Eric has worked in Pompeii for nearly a decade, working with the Anglo-American Project in Pompeii, the Pompeii Forum Project, and, currently, with the Pompeii Archaeological Research Project: Porta Stabia. His research on the organization of the city's traffic can be found in the Journal of Roman Archaeology (vol.19:59-74), Athanor XX, Current Archaeology, and of course, right here on Pompeiana.org. Eric is a Lecturer in Archaeology at the University of Massachusetts.



Kevin R. Cole is webmaster, database manager, and content editor for Pompeiana.org. Kevin has worked in Morgantina, Sicily and most recently, in Isthmia, Greece in addition to Pompeii. His work in Pompeii began in 2001 and focuses on the effects of the monumentalizing of the forum on the surrounding neighborhoods and can be found here on Pompeiana.org.




Dr. Steven J. R. Ellis is the current chairman of the academic advisory board for Pompeiana.org. Steven is co-director of the Pompeii Archaeological Research Project: Porta Stabia and the East Isthmia Archaeology Project. Steven is presently Assistant Professor in the Department of Classics at the University of Cincinnati.



Academic Advisory Board:


Dr. John J. Dobbins - University of Virginia

John Dobbins is a Classical Archaeologist who specializes in ancient Roman art and archaeology. He has excavated in Spain, Italy, Greece, and Syria, but for many years his research focus has been on Italy where he is the Director of the Pompeii Forum Project. He has also collaborated with Malcolm Bell in preparing the final publication of the theater at Morgantina.



Dr. Bernard Frischer - University of Virginia

Bernard Frischer is the author of five books and many articles on virtual heritage and on the Classical world and its survival. He received his B.A. in Classics from Wesleyan University in 1971 and his Ph.D. in Classics from the University of Heidelberg in 1975. He taught Classics at UCLA from 1976 to 2004. Since then he has been Professor of Art History and Classics at the University of Virginia, where he also serves as Director of the Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities.


We are always looking to improve this site by adding content, easing navigation within it, and facilitating better communication in the online community. Criticisms and suggestions may be sent to Pompeiana@gmail.com






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