Matthew Notarian

Visiting Assistant Professor in Classical Studies

Office: Jones Hall 308 D

Matthew Notarian

Department of Classical Studies
Jones Hall 210
Tulane University
New Orleans, LA 70118

Office phone: 504-247-1356


Ph.D. 2011 University at Buffalo, Department of Classics, Buffalo, NY
M.A. 2006 University at Buffalo, Department of Classics, Buffalo, NY
B.A. 2002 University of Delaware, Departments of History and Anthropology, Newark, DE


American Numismatic Society (New York, NY): Eric P. Newman Seminar, Summer 2005

Università per Stranieri di Siena (Italy): Italian Language and Culture, Winter 2000


Roman art and archaeology, social history, epigraphy, ancient Mediterranean urbanism, and numismatics



2009-2010 Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa / American Academy in Rome Exchange Fellowship
2008-2009 Arthur Ross Pre-Doctoral Rome Prize Fellowship, American Academy in Rome
2002-2006 University of Buffalo Presidential Fellowship


2011-12 Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Classical Studies, Tulane University
2008 Lecturer, Department of Classics, Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD)
2004-2007 Instructor, Department of Classics, University at Buffalo (Buffalo, NY)



“Tusculum.” In R. Bagnall, K. Brodersen, C. Champion, A. Erskine, S. Hübner, eds. Wiley-Blackwell
Encyclopedia of Ancient History. (Forthcoming November 2011).



 “Rethinking Ancient Suburbia: Hill Towns, Fancy Villas, and One Really Long Commute.” Paper presented at the American Academy in Rome. Rome, Italy. April 16, 2009.

“Civic Transformation in Early Imperial Latium: An Archaeological and Social History of Praeneste, Tibur and Tusculum.” Paper presented at the meeting of the Associazione Internazionale di Archeologia Classica. Istituto Svedese di Studi Classici a Roma. Rome, Italy. February 16, 2009.

“The Forum of Sufetula.” Presentation to members of the American Academy in Rome. On site in Sbeitla, Tunisia. October 15, 2008.

“The Function of Numismatic Iconography: Authority or Message?” Colloquium organizer, 108th annual meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America. San Diego, CA. January 5, 2007.

“Symbolic Rivalry on the Imperial Coinage of the Island of Lesbos.” Paper presented at the 108th annual meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America. San Diego, CA. January 5, 2007.


• Villa of the Antonines. Genzano di Roma, Italy. Directors: Timothy Renner and Deborah Chatr Aryamontri (Montclair State University)
Staff, June 2011 – July 2011
• Kent-Berlin Ostia Excavations. Ostia Antica, Italy. Directors: Axel Gering (Humboldt University of Berlin), Luke Lavan (University of Kent)
Volunteer, September 2008
• Seneca Creek State Park. Montgomery County, MD. Phase 1 Archaeological Survey. RK&K Engineers, LLP.
Field Technician, October 2007 – December 2007
• Dissertation Research. Rome; Palestrina; Tivoli; Frascati, Italy. Funded by Mark Diamond Research Fund, University at Buffalo
Independent Study, July 2007 – August 2007
• Torre di Donoratico. Donoratico, Italy. Director: Nicola Terrenato (UNC Chapel Hill)
Excavator, June 2004 – July 2004
• Pitsidia. Crete, Greece. (Ethnographic architectural study), Director: L. Vance Watrous (University at Buffalo)
Volunteer, July 2003
• Filakopí. Milos, Greece. Directors: Rebecca Sweetman, Michael Boyd (British School at Athens), Neil Brodie (Cambridge)
Field Technician, May 2003 – June 2003
• Eastern Korinthia Archaeological Survey. Corinth, Greece. Directors: Tim Gregory (Ohio State University) and Daniel Pullen (Florida State University). Field Walker, June 2001 – July 2001
• Joseph Brewster House (Field School). East Setauket, NY. Director: David Bernstein (SUNY Stony Brook)
Excavator, June 2000 – July 2000


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