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Kristina Neumann
Assistant Professor

Kristina Neumann

Phone: (713) 743-0480
Email: kmneuma2@central.uh.edu
Office: 527 Agnes Arnold Hall

Kristina Neumann is a Roman/digital historian, focusing on the evolution of local and regional identities and communities of the east under the Roman empire. Her current book project – The Cost of Change: Antioch-on-the-Orontes in its Regional and Imperial Contexts, 330 BCE-423 CE – analyzes the long-term development of one understudied city in northern Syria through a combination of digital technologies, exploratory data analysis, and coin evidence. Neumann is also a director of Finding Connection in Ancient Syria, a collaborative digital humanities project with UH history graduate students, the UH Center for Advanced Computing and Data Systems, and the M.D. Anderson Library. Neumann has also worked extensively with material culture at the American Academy of Rome, Pompeii (Pompeii Archaeological Research Project: Porta Stabia), and within Israel (Hippos-Sussita Excavation Project: Northeast Insula).

Education

  • Ph. D. Department of Classics, University of Cincinnati (2015)
  • MA Department of Classics, University of Cincinnati (2012)
  • BA Concordia University Wisconsin (2007, summa cum laude)

Teaching

Dr. Neumann teaches courses in early civilization, ancient history (esp. Roman and provincial studies), and classical reception (emphasis on film).

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Research Interests

Ancient foreign policy and theory; urban networks of the eastern Mediterranean; Roman archaeology (esp. pottery and coins); digital humanities (esp. mapping); ancient concepts of the past; classical reception in contemporary culture

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Selected Publications

  • “Virtuous Taxation in Cicero’s De Officiis,” Syllecta Classica 26 (2015): 21-49. Refereed.
  • "The Dipinti of the Northeast Church," in Arthur Segal et al., Hippos Sussita: Tenth Season of Excavations (Haifa: University of Haifa, 2009), 80-83.

  • "The Lion Pendant from the Northeast Church," in Arthur Segal et al., Hippos Sussita: Ninth Season of Excavations (Haifa: University of Haifa, 2008), 50-53.

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