Michelle L. Berenfeld

John A. McCarthy Associate Professor of Classics

With Pitzer Since: 2010
Field Group: Classics
Campus Address: Scott Hall 207
Phone: 909.607.3390
Campus email: michelle_berenfeld@pitzer.edu

Educational Background

MA, PhD, New York University

Research Interests

Classical archaeology, urbanism in antiquity, the eastern Roman empire, domestic space and social life, late antiquity, cultural heritage

Recent Courses

Greek Art and Archaeology (CLAS161)

Roman Art and Archaeology (CLAS162)

Classical Mythology (CLAS 121)

The Roman Empire in the East (CLAS 150 BE)

Fantastic Archaeology: Modern Myths, Pseudo-Science, and the Study of the Past (CLAS20)

International Cultural Heritage (CLAS 175)

Ancient Spectacle (CLAS125)

Selected Publications

“The Sacred Table: Transforming the Triple-Apsed Hall in Late Antiquity.” In Materiality and Visibility of Rituals in the Ancient Mediterranean, edited by I. Mylonopoulos. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter. Forthcoming.

“Green Petra: archaeological explorations in the city’s northern wadis,” with A. Dufton and F. Rojas. Levant. The Journal of the Council for British Research in the Levant 48 (2016): 79-107.

“Planning for Permanent Emergency: ‘Triage’ as a Strategy for Managing Cultural Resources threatened by Climate Change,” National Park Service Centennial Essay Series, The George Wright Forum 32 (2015): 5-12.

“The Triconch House and the Predecessors of the Bishop’s Palace at Aphrodisias,” American Journal of Archaeology, vol. 113, no. 2 (April 2009).

Selected Conference Papers and Invited Talks

“Urban Neighborhoods in North Africa,” paper presented at the Archaeological Institute of America Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA (January 2016).

“Building Communities: Neighborhoods and Social Space in Late Roman Cities,” invited lecture for the Taking Place Lecture Series, Department of the History of Art and Architecture, University of California, Santa Barbara (November, 2015).

“Getting Out of the House: Late Roman Domestic Space and Urban Experience,” paper presented at the International Network for the Study of Late Antiquity Conference (Property and Power in Late Antiquity) at  Institute for the Study of the Ancient World at New York University, New York, NY (June 2014).

“A World Beneath Our Feet: Images of Cities in Byzantine Churches,” paper presented at the Society of Architectural Historians Annual Conference, Austin, TX (April 2014).

“Nights at Round Tables: The Dining Room and Religious Community in Late Antiquity,” invited lecture for the Religious Studies Ideas Series, University of Regina, Saskatchewan (March 2011).

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