|Since 2017||Postdoctoral Associate, Archaeology of Premodern Economies (Research Training Group 1878), University of Bonn and University of Cologne|
|2016-2017||Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations, Koç University|
|2014-2016||Visiting Assistant Professor, Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York University|
|2014-2016||Visiting Research Scholar, Department of Anthropology, New York University|
|2008-2014||Ph.D., Archaeology, Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World, Brown University
Dissertation: Roman Workplaces, Work Practices, and Working Lives. A Socio-Economic Study of Ceramic Production in the Eastern Mediterranean
|2006-2007||M.A., Eastern Mediterranean Archaeology, University of Leuven, Belgium
First in Class, Summa cum laude
|1999-2004||B.A., Anthropology, Barrett Honors College, Arizona State University
Concentration in Classical Studies, Minor in Italian Language and Literature
Summa cum laude
- Roman Work and Labour
- Material Culture Studies
- Ancient Technology
- Craft Production and Workshop Studies
- Military Archaeology
- Social Theory
Current Research Projects
|Since 2017||Roman Manufacturing and Trade in the Eastern Provinces: A Comparative Spatial Analysis
Evaluating Models of ‘Periurban Industrial Quarters’ and ‘Urban Neighborhood Stores’;
Postdoctoral Research Associate, RTG 1878
|Since 2016||Landscape Archaeology of Southwest Sardinia Project (Italy)
Co-Director: LASS Project
Area Specialist: Roman and Medieval Periods
|Since 2007||Sagalassos Archaeological Research Project (SW Turkey)
Coroplast Workshop Complex
For complete bibliography, see https://uni-bonn.academia.edu/ElizabethMurphy
- Murphy, Elizabeth A. and Jeroen Poblome 2017. From Formal to Technical Styles: Production challenges and economic implications of changing tableware styles in Roman Imperial to Late Antique manufacturing waste. American Journal of Archaeology 121(1) 61-84.
- Murphy, Elizabeth A and Jeroen Poblome 2016. A Late Antique Ceramic Workshop Complex: Evidence for workshop organisation at Sagalassos (southwest Turkey). Anatolian Studies 66: 185-99.
- Murphy, Elizabeth A. 2015. Socially Embedded Work Practices and Production Organization: Beyond industry lines. Journal of Mediterranean Archaeology 28(2): 221-39.
- Murphy, Elizabeth A. and Jeroen Poblome 2012. Technical and Social Considerations of Tools from Roman-Period Ceramic Workshops at Sagalassos (Southwest Turkey): Not just tools of the trade? Journal of Mediterranean Archaeology 25(2): 197-217.
Book Chapters and Conference Proceedings
- Murphy, Elizabeth A. and Jeroen Poblome. Forthcoming. Intramuros: Cross-industry practices and networks in 6th-century Sagalassos, Social and Spatial Urban Networks. R. Raja and S. Sindbæk, eds. New York: Oxford University Press.
- Thomas P. Leppard and Elizabeth A. Murphy. Forthcoming. Beyond “New Materialism versus Determinism”: The archipelagic turn from an archaeological perspective. In: Archipelagic Thinking: Towards New Comparative Methodologies and Disciplinary Formations. M. Stephens and Y. Martínez San-Miguel (eds.)
- Murphy, Elizabeth A. and Jeroen Poblome. In Press, 2017. Defining Production: Opportunities and challenges of comparative workshop studies. Roman Ceramic and Glass Manufactures. Production and Trade in the Adriatic Region, Proceeding of the 3rd International Archaeological Colloquy, Crikvenica, 4-5 November 2014. G. Lipovac-Vrkljan and A. Konestra (eds.). Zagreb: Zagreb Institute of Archaeology.
- Murphy, Elizabeth A. In Press, 2017. Chapter 6: Rethinking Standardization and Skill in Late Antique Sagalassos Ceramic Production: Improvisation and fluidity. Rethinking Artefacts in Roman Archaeology: Beyond Representation. M. Pitts and A. Van Oyen (eds.). Oxford: Oxbow.
- Murphy, Elizabeth A. 2016. Roman Workers and Their Workplaces: Some archaeological thoughts on the organization of workshop labor. Work, Labor, and Professions in the Roman World. K. Verboven and C. Laes (eds.). Leiden: Brill, 133-47.
- Murphy, Elizabeth A. and Jeroen Poblome 2011. Producing pottery vs. producing models: interpreting workshop organization at the Potters’ Quarter of Sagalassos. Conference Proceedings of Pottery in the Archaeological Record: A View from the Greek World. Danish School at Athens. 20-21, June, 2008, M. Lawall and J. Lund (eds.), 29-36.