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Eric Poehler

Associate Professor | Director, Five Colleges Blended Learning and Digital Humanities programs

Eric E Poehler

527 Herter Hall


Research Areas

  • Greek and Roman Archaeology
  • Roman urbanism and architectural history
  • Ancient infrastructure
  • Archaeological theory and method
  • Digital technology in archaeological research



2017. The Traffic Systems of Pompeii. (New York: Oxford University Press).

2011. with M. Flohr, and K. Cole (eds.). Pompeii: Art, Industry and Infrastructure. (Oxford: Oxbow Books).


Recent Articles and Book Chapters:

2016a. “Digital Pompeii: Dissolving the Fieldwork-Library Research Divide.” In: Averett, A., J. Gordon, and D. Counts (eds.), Mobilizing the Past, (Fargo: University of North Dakota Digital Press).

2016b. “Modeling Pedestrian Movement. A Network Analysis of Pompeii.” In: Wilson, A. and M. Flohr (eds.), Structure and scale of Roman urban economies. The case of Pompeii (London: Oxford University Press).

2015a. with S. Ellis. “The Roman Buildings East of the Temple of Poseidon on the Isthmus.” In: Gregory, T. and E. Gebhard (eds.), “The Bridge of the Untiring Sea”: The Corinthian Isthmus from Prehistory to late Antiquity, Hesperia Suppl. 47, 271-288.

2015b. “Photogrammetry on the Pompeii Quadriporticus Project.” In: Olson, B. and  Caraher, W. (eds.), Visions of Substance. 3D Imaging in Mediterranean Archaeology (The Digital Press @ The University of North Dakota).

2014a. with S. Ellis. “The 2013 Season of the Pompeii Quadriporticus Project: Final Fieldwork and Preliminary Conclusions.” Fasti Online Documents & Research 321, 1-10.

2011. "Where to Park? Carts, Stables and the Economics of Transport in Pompeii." In: R. Laurence and D. Newsome (eds.), Rome, Ostia and Pompeii: Movement and Space (London: Routledge).

2011. "Practical Matters: Infrastructure and the design of the Post-Earthquake Forum at Pompeii." In: E. Poehler, M. Flohr, and K. Cole (eds.), Pompeii: Art, Industry and Infrastructure (Oxford: Oxbow Books).