Assistant Professor, Visual and Performing Arts
Naomi Pitamber is an art and architectural historian of the Byzantine and Crusader periods and her research in Greece, Italy, and Turkey has been supported by the Council for Library and Information Resources, the Council for American Overseas Research Centers, the Archaeological Institute of America, the Fulbright Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Getty Research Institute and ACLS. Her first book, Byzantium and Landscapes of Loss: The Recreation of Constantinople in the Laskarid and Palaiologan Eras, will be published by Cambridge University Press in 2024. Her on-going co-directed digital humanities project, Salvaging Crete: Preserving the Legacy of the Artist Ioannis Pagomenos, assembles an interdisciplinary team of scholars and practitioners from several fields to study and document the current architectural conditions of eight late Byzantine / early modern churches in Crete. Dr. Pitamber's areas of research include the role of memory in the production of material culture, architecture, and the landscape by populations on the move in the Byzantine and Crusader periods.
- Ph.D. in Art History, University of California, 2015
- M.A. in Art and Art History, University of Texas, 2005
- B.A. in History of Art, University of Pennsylvania, 2000