Morris Russell and Josephine Chidsey Williams Assistant Professor in Roman Architecture
Mantha Zarmakoupi is the Morris Russell and Josephine Chidsey Williams Assistant Professor in Roman Architecture. Zarmakoupi is a scholar of ancient architecture in the Hellenistic and Roman periods whose research addresses the broader social, economic, and cultural conditions underpinning the production of architecture and urbanism. She is the author of Designing for Luxury on the Bay of Naples (c. 100 BCE-79 CE).
Before coming to Penn, Zarmakoupi served as Birmingham Fellow and Lecturer in Classical Archaeology at the University of Birmingham and held a lectureship at University College London; a postdoctoral teaching fellowship at Bard College in Berlin; research fellowships at NYU Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, Getty, and Harvard Center for Hellenic Studies; and a Humboldt fellowship, as well as a Marie Curie Fellowship. She has done work employing digital humanities tools, including construction of a virtual reality model of the Villa of the Papyri. Zarmakoupi co-directs an underwater archeological field project around the island of Delos, co-leads a research project on the appropriation of classical urbanism in the 20th century, and collaborates with colleagues from Europe to create a digital learning environment and MOOC on Ancient Cities.
About the Donor
The Morris Russell and Josephine Chidsey Williams Professorship in Roman Architecture was established in 1988 by Charles K. Williams, GR’78, HON’97, in honor of his parents.