Employment__________________________________________________________
  • Associate Professor in Classics | San Francisco State University. Fall Term 2006-Present.
  • Visiting Lecturer in History | University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Winter Term 2006.
  • Head of Field School | Anglo-American Project in Pompeii. 2005-6.
  • Visiting Lecturer in Classics | University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Spring Term 2005.
  • Course Instructor | University of Cambridge: Institute of Continuing Education. Lent Term 2004.
Education_____________________________________________________________
  • PhD in Archaeology | Corpus Christi College, University of Cambridge. 2001-2004.
  • MA in Archaeology | University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). 1998-2001.
  • Certification in Field Excavation Sciences | University of Bradford Pompeii Field School (AAPP). 1996, 1997.
  • BA in History, magna cum laude | University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). 1993-1997.
Interests_______________________________________________________________
  • Roman material culture, art, architecture, and primary fieldwork, specialising in Pompeii, Herculaneum, Rome, and Ostia.
  • Ancient daily life, analysis of domestic space, the city, commerce and the arts in Classical literature and the material record.
  • Italian archaeology from the Iron Age to the late Antique with particular emphasis on urban life of the early imperial period.
  • The art and archaeology of ancient Egypt under the Pharaohs, Ptolemies, and Roman Emperors.
  • Digital and computing technology and its application to archaeology and Classical scholarship, especially 3D reconstruction, data-capture, and geological information systems (GIS) analysis.
Publications____________________________________________________________
Chapters in Edited Books and Peer-Reviewed Journals
  • Anderson, M., C. Weiss, et al. 2012. 'Via Consolare Project - 2007-2011 Field Seasons in Insula VII 6.' FOLD&R. www.fastionline.org/docs/FOLDER-it-2012-247.pdf.
  • Anderson, M. 2011. 'Disruption or Continuity? The Spatio-Visual Evidence of Post Earthquake Pompeii.' in Pompeii: Art, Industry and Infrastructure. Flohr, M. K. Cole, and E. Poehler. (eds.). Oxbow. pp. 74-87.
  • Anderson, M. and S. Stoddart. 2007. 'Mapping Cult in Context: GIS Application in Maltese Temples.' in Barrowclough, D. and C. Malone. Cult in Context. Oxford: Oxbow Books. pp. 41-44.
  • Anderson, M. (Submitted for Review - Pending) 'Topographies of Disaster,' in Foss, P. and J. Dobbins. 2007. The World of Pompeii: Online Companion and 2nd edition.
  • Anderson, M. (Accepted for publication in 2012) 'Pompeii and Computer Technology in Archaeology.' Chapter in J. Evans (ed.), Companion to Republican Roman Archaeology. Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.
  • Anderson, M. (Accepted for publication in 2012) 'Herculaneum and Pompeii.' section for N. A. Silberman (ed.), The Oxford Companion to Archaeology. Oxford University Press.
Editor-Reviewed Journal Articles
  • Baxter, M. J, H. E. M. Cool, and M. Anderson. 2010. 'Statistical Analysis of Some Loomweights from Pompeii: A Postscript' Archeologia e Calcolatori 21: 185-200.
  • Anderson, M. 2005. 'Digital Spaces: Pompeii, the Internet, and Beyond.' Archeologia e Calcolatori 15: 449-464.
  • Anderson, M. 2002. 'Visibility.' Antiquity 76 (2002): 627-8.
  • Redhouse, D. I., M. Anderson, T. Cockerell, S. Gilmour, R. Housley, C. Malone and S. Stoddart. 2002. 'Power in context: the Lismore landscape project.' Antiquity 76 (2002): 945-6.
Published Papers in Peer Reviewed Conference Proceedings
  • Anderson, M. 2010. 'Mapping the Domestic Landscape: GIS, Visibility and the Pompeian house.' in Niccolucci, F. and S. Hermon (eds.), Beyond the artefact - Digital Interpretation of the Past - Proceedings of CAA2004 - Prato 13-17 April 2004. Archaeolingua, Budapest: 183-189.
  • Anderson, M. 2009. 'Precision Recording of Pompeian Standing Remains via Stitched Rectified Photography.' in Making History Interactive. Proceedings of the 37th International Conference on Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA). Williamsburg, Virginia, March 22-26, 2009.
  • Anderson, M. 2008. 'Putting the Reality in Virtual Reality: New Advances through Game Engine Technology.' in Posluschny, A., K. Lambers and I. Herzog (eds.) Layers of Perception. Proceedings of the 35th International Conference on Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA). Berlin. April 2-6, 2007. Kolloquien zur Vor- und Frühgeschichte, Vol. 10: Bonn. pp. 144ff.
  • Anderson, M. 2005. 'Houses, GIS and the Micro-Topology of Pompeian Domestic Space.' in Bruhn, J. et. al. TRAC 2004: proceedings of the Fourteenth Annual Theoretical Roman Archaeology Conference. Oxbow Books: 144-156.
  • Anderson, M. 2004. 'Computer Games and Archaeological Reconstruction: The Low Cost VR.' in Magistrat der Stadt Wien. Enter the Past: The E-way into the Four Dimensions of Cultural Heritage. BAR International Series 1227: 521-524.
  • Anderson, M. 2003. 'QTVR and the Preservation of Pompeii Regio VI: Using Digital Technologies to Document and Preserve Archaeological Sites.' in Doerr, M. and A. Sarris, The Digital Heritage of Archaeology. Heraklion: Hellenic Ministry of Culture: 21-27.
Book Reviews
  • Anderson, M. 2011. Review of Meneghini, R. and R. Santangeli Valenzani. I Fori imperiali: gli scavi del comune di Roma (1991-2007). Journal of Roman Studies 100: 327-328.
  • Anderson, M. 2010. Review of Beard (M.), Pompeii. The Life of a Roman Town. The Classical Review 60 (2010): 247-249.
  • Anderson, M. 2006. Review of The Seven Hills of Rome: A geological introduction. Journal of Roman Studies 96 (2006): 214-5.
  • Anderson, M. 2005. Review of Pompeian Households: an analysis of the material culture. Antiquity 79 (2005): 475-476.
  • Anderson, M. 2005. Review of Geology and Settlement: Greco-Roman patterns. Journal of Roman Studies 95 (2005): 320.
Works in Progress
  • Jones, R., D. Robinson and M. Anderson. (In Prep.) The Casa del Chirurgo (VI.i.9-10.23). AAPP Final Reports Volume 1.
  • Jones, R., D. Robinson and M. Anderson. (In Prep.) The Casa del Triclinio and Inn (VI.i.1-4). AAPP Final Reports Volume 2.
  • Anderson, M., C. Weiss, et al. (In Prep.) 'Via Consolare Project - 2012 Field Season in Insula VII 6..' FastiOnline Publication.
  • Anderson, M., D. Lutes-Koths, C., Weiss, et al. (In Prep.) 'Urban Development, Commercial Enterprise and Municipal Intervention in the South-Eastern corner of Insula VII 6, Pompeii.' (Results of the Via Consolare Project)

Invited Papers and Workshops______________________________________________
  • ‘'But why are you digging there?!?' Recent Results of the Via Consolare Project.' | Berkeley Breakfast Club. 7th September 2012.
  • ‘'Ongoing Archaeological Research in Pompeii and Herculaneum: Perspectives from the Via Consolare Project' | Pompeii & Herculaneum: Rediscovering Roman Art and Culture: Humanities West. San Francisco 28th April 2012.
  • ‘'New Ways for Looking at Old Things: Digital Technologies in Pompeian Archaeology.' | San Francisco State Classics Faculty Colloquium, 6th April, 2012.
  • ‘'Visualization and Archaeology at Pompeii' and 'Using Google SketchUp for Archaeological Reconstruction and Visualization' | Digital Jumpstart Workshop. Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities. University of Kansas, 3-4th March 2011.
  • 'The Urban Development of a Forgotten Insula: Recent Results of the Via Consolare Project in Pompeii' | Berkeley Ancient Italy Roundtable (BAIR). University of California, Berkeley, 9th October, 2010.
  • 'Digital Archaeology at Pompeii: Perspectives from the Via Consolare Project' | Round-Table Discussion: 'Digital Archaeology at Pompeii: Our Contribution to the Historical Record' at the Computer Applications in Archaeology Conference (CAA), 6-9th April, 2010, Granada, Spain.
  • ‘The Casa di Trebius Valens: A Micro-Topological Analysis’ | California Classical Association Spring Conference, “There’s no place like ‘domus.’” Stanford University. 5th April, 2008.
  • 'Virtual Pompeii: The Academic Uses of Game Engine Technology.' | San Francisco State History Students Association Talk, 21st February 2008.
  • ‘Chasing an Ancient Road: Recent Results of the Via Consolare Project in Pompeii’ | American Institute of Archaeology San Francisco Chapter Talk. Berkeley. 2nd March 2008.
  • ‘The Via Consolare Project in Pompeii: the 2007 Season’ | Classics Faculty Colloquium Series. San Francisco State University. 26th October 2007.
  • ‘Mapping Cult Context: GIS applications in Maltese Temples’ | Presented at ‘Cult in Context: Conference: 7-9th December 2006, Magdalene College, University of Cambridge.
  • ‘Urban Changes in Sub-Urban Pompeii: Preliminary Results of the Via Consolare Project.’ | Noon Colloquium. University of California, Berkeley. 24th October 2006.
  • ‘Excavations in the Casa del Chirurgo (VI, i, 9-10.23)’ | AAPP-Soprintendenza Archeologica di Pompei Specialist Conference. Pompeii. 28th June 2006.
  • ‘The Micro-Topology of the Pompeian House: GIS, Visibility and Movement’ | Garrod Seminar. University of Cambridge. 18th November 2004.
  • ‘Pompeii: the Houses of the Rich’ | Pompeii: Bringing the Ancient City to Life (University of Bradford Pompeii Seminar Series.) Department of Archaeological Sciences, Bradford. 13th November 2004.
  • ‘'Playing Games: Reconstructing Pompeii with Low-End VR Technology’ | Leckhampton Society Talk. Cambridge. 20th March 2003.
  • ‘Pompeii: The Life and Death of a Roman Town’ | Student Day, Magdalene College, Cambridge. 12th April 2002.
  • ‘Digitizing Pompeii: The Use of QTVR panoramas in Archaeology’ Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, University of California, Los Angeles. Lunchtime Seminar. 8th June 2000.
Conference Papers______________________________________________________
  • ‘'The Spatial and Visual Context of Pompeian Wall Painting' | Presented at the American Institute of Archaeology Annual Meeting: 7th January 2011, San Antonio. 'Precision Recording of Pompeian Standing Remains via Stitched Rectified Photography' | Presented at the Computer Applications in Archaeology Conference (CAA) cf. Publications supra.
  • ‘'Putting the 'Reality' in Virtual Reality: New Advances through Game Engine Technology' | Presented at the Computer Applications in Archaeology Conference (CAA) cf. Publications supra.
  • ‘The Spatio-Visual Analysis of Post-earthquake Trauma: the Pompeian Evidence’ | Presented at the Computer Applications in Archaeology Conference (CAA) 2-6 April 2006, Berlin.
  • ‘Pompeii Via Consolare Project Field Report’ | Presented with B. R. Edwards at the American Institute of Archaeology Annual Meeting: 6 January 2007, San Diego.
  • ‘Disruption or Continuity? The Spatio-Visual Evidence of Post Earthquake Pompeii’ | Presented at the American Institute of Archaeology Annual Meeting: 6 January 2007, San Diego.
  • ‘Access, Visibility and the Control of Power in the Maltese Temple’ | Presented at the “Defining Social Complexity Conference: 11-13 March 2005, the McDonald Institute, University of Cambridge.
  • ‘Houses, GIS, and the Micro-Topology of Pompeian Domestic Space’ | Presented at the 14th Annual Theoretical Roman Archaeology Conference (TRAC) cf. Publications supra.
  • ‘Mapping the Domestic Landscape: GIS, Visibility and the Pompeian house’ | Presented at the 32nd Annual CAA Conference cf. Publications supra.
  • ‘Computer Games and Archaeological Reconstruction: The Low Cost VR’ | Presented at the 31st Annual CAA Conference cf. Publications supra.
  • ‘QTVR and the Preservation of Pompeii Regio VI: Using Digital Technologies to Document and Preserve Archaeological Sites’ | Presented at the 30th Annual CAA Conference cf. Publications supra.
Honours and Awards______________________________________________________
  • Office of Research and Sponsored Programs: Small grant Award 2012.
  • Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities: Mini-grant Award 2011.
  • Presidential Award for Professional Development of Probationary Faculty 2009.
  • Summer Stipend 2009: Research Scholarship and Creative Activity Awards (RCSA).
  • Andante Travels Archaeology Award 2009.
  • International Development Grant 2007.
  • Office of International Programs SF State.
  • Summer Stipend 2007: Research Scholarship and Creative Activity Awards (RCSA).
  • Vice President’s Assigned Time: Fall Semester 2007 (RCSA).
  • Bill and Melinda Gates Cambridge Trust Fellowship, 2001-2004.
  • Corpus Christi College, Cambridge Bursary, 2002, 2004.
  • Department of Archaeology Bursary, 2002, 2003, 2004.
  • Computer Applications in Archaeology Bursary, 2003 and 2004.