Matthew Naglak M.A.
424 S. State St.
The objective of my dissertation research is to analyze ancient Roman public spaces with respect to their physical reality as part of the ever-changing built environment both in terms of their location within the city and their functionality beyond ideological destination spaces. Through multiple approaches, piazza areas will be reintegrated into the urban landscape as spaces of dynamic as well as rhythmic action and activity of individuals over varying time scales. The goals of my project are fourfold: 1) to systematically analyze activity within piazzas from multiple perspectives while avoiding normative assumptions; 2) to engaging with numerous types of data including textual, epigraphical, archaeological, and ethnographic data when appropriate; 3) to create a model which may still be applicable sites where certain data sources are not available; 4) to place the study of Roman public spaces within the larger framework of anthropological studies of movement and activity.
2013 – present:
Doctoral Candidate, Classical Art and Archaeology, University of Michigan, Chair: Dr. Nicola Terrenato
|M.A. (expected fall 2017)||Anthropological Archaeology, University of Michigan|
|2012:||M.A. Classics (Greek and Latin), University of Kansas, Chair: Dr. Philip Stinson|
B.A. (Hons) Classical Studies, University of Arkansas, Chair: Dr. Alexandra Pappas
B.S. Physics and Mathematics, University of Arkansas
Current Research Projects
The Regia Digital Analytical Publication Project, American Academy in Rome and the University of Michigan, Database design, spatial and data analyst
Notion Archaeological Survey of Notion, Turkey, University of Michigan and Brown University, Architectural survey supervisor/GIS specialist
The Gabii Project Excavation of Gabii, Italy
|In Press||G. Tucker/M. Naglak, "Pinguntur enim portus: The Spatio-Temporal Context of Maritime Landscape Painting at Villa A", in, J. R. Clarke/N. K. Muntasser (Eds.), Oplontis: Villa A ("Of Poppaea") at Torre Annunziata, Italy, vol. 2: Decorative Ensembles: Painting, Stucco, Pavements, Sculptures (Humanities E-Book Series of the American Council of Learned Societies).|
|2016||E. Gazda/M. Naglak, "Multiple Meanings on Display: The Marble Sculpture Collection from Villa A", in: E. Gazda (Ed.), Leisure and Luxury in the Age of Nero: The Villas of Oplontis near Pompeii (Kelsey Museum Publication 14; Ann Arbor 2016).|
|In Press||M. Naglak, "Digitization, Interpretation, and 3D Publication of Brown’s Roman Regia Excavations", in: Nuove richerche sulla Regia di Brown (University della Calabria Press).|
|In Press||M. Naglak, "A Mid-Republican House from Gabii", in: R. Opitz/M. Mogetta/N. Terrenato (Eds.; University of Michigan Press).|
|In Press||P. Stinson/M. Naglak/R. Mandel/J. W. Hoopes, "The Remote-Sensing Assessment of a Threatened Ancient Water Technology in Afghanistan", in: Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports.|