People

The Gardens of the Roman Empire Project has engaged a wonderful community of scholars, archaeologists, and students over the years. We have a group of editors, who are coordinating the project, a digital humanities team that is shaping this website and bringing the data to life, area editorial teams for the provinces and major cities, who are seeking out new gardens and reviewing entries; and our contributing authors.

We gratefully acknowledge our past editors and the many volunteer and student assistants who have helped us build this project over the years. Join us!

  • Italics original editors
  • * Deceased
  • Corresponding editors are noted in bold.

Editors

Website publication designers & technical advisors

Website and Data Structure Design

  • Christian Casey, ISAW/NYU
  • David M. Ratzan, ISAW/NYU
  • Sebastian Heath, ISAW/NYU

Mapping

Editorial teams for geographic areas and thematic content

Thematic areas

Tomb gardens

Geographic and political areas

Achaea

Aegyptus

Africa Proconsularis

  • Amina Aicha Malek, AOROC, CNRS ENS PSL: aicha.malek@ens.fr
  • Xue Xia, Cornell University
  • Jamel Hajji, INP, Tunisia
  • Wilhelmina Jashemski*
  • Michèle Blanchard Lemée*
  • Abdelfattah Ichkhakh*

Arabia Petraea

  • Leigh Ann Bedal, Pennsylvania State University/Behrend: lxb41@psu.edu

Armenia

  • Catherine Kearns, University of Chicago: cmkearns@uchicago.edu
  • Divya Kumar-Dumas, University of Pennsylvania

Asia

  • Maureen Carroll, University of York: maureen.carroll@york.ac.uk
  • Divya Kumar-Dumas, University of Pennsylvania
  • Isil Isiklikaya-Laubscher, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt
  • Kathryn Gleason

Bithynia and Pontus

  • Catherine Kearns, University of Chicago: cmkearns@uchicago.edu
  • Divya Kumar-Dumas, University of Pennsylvania
  • Isil Isiklikaya-Laubscher, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt
  • Maureen Carroll
  • Kathryn Gleason

Britannia

Cappadocia

  • Catherine Kearns, University of Chicago: cmkearns@uchicago.edu
  • Divya Kumar-Dumas, University of Pennsylvania
  • Isil Isiklikaya-Laubscher, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt

Cilicia

  • Catherine Kearns, University of Chicago: cmkearns@uchicago.edu
  • Isil Isiklikaya-Laubscher, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt

Cyprus

Cyrene & Creta

  • Amina Aicha Malek, AOROC, CNRS ENS PSL: aicha.malek@ens.fr
  • Xue Xia, Cornell University
  • Wilhelmina Jashemski*
  • Eugenia Salza Prina Ricotti*

Galatia

  • Catherine Kearns, University of Chicago: cmkearns@uchicago.edu
  • Divya Kumar-Dumas, University of Pennsylvania
  • Isil Isiklikaya-Laubscher, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt
  • Maureen Carroll
  • Kathryn Gleason

Gallia Aquitania

  • Amina Aicha Malek, AOROC, CNRS ENS PSL: aicha.malek@ens.fr
  • Séverine Blin, Archéologie et philologie d’Orient et d’Occident AOROC UMR 8546 CNRS-ENS-PSL
  • Eric Morvillez
  • Jean-Marie Pallier
  • Emilie Chassillan
  • Clopper Almon

Gallia Belgica

  • Amina Aicha Malek, AOROC, CNRS ENS PSL: aicha.malek@ens.fr
  • Séverine Blin, Archéologie et philologie d’Orient et d’Occident AOROC UMR 8546 CNRS-ENS-PSL
  • Eric Morvillez
  • Jean-Marie Pallier
  • Emilie Chassillan
  • Clopper Almon

Gallia Lugdunensis

  • Amina Aicha Malek, AOROC, CNRS ENS PSL: aicha.malek@ens.fr
  • Séverine Blin, Archéologie et philologie d’Orient et d’Occident AOROC UMR 8546 CNRS-ENS-PSL
  • Eric Morvillez
  • Jean-Marie Pallier
  • Emilie Chassillan
  • Clopper Almon

Gallia Narbonensis

  • Amina Aicha Malek, AOROC, CNRS ENS PSL: aicha.malek@ens.fr
  • Séverine Blin, Archéologie et philologie d’Orient et d’Occident AOROC UMR 8546 CNRS-ENS-PSL
  • Eric Morvillez
  • Jean-Marie Pallier
  • Emilie Chassillan
  • Clopper Almon

Germania Inferior

Germania Superior

Hispania Tarraconensis

  • Trinidad Nogales Basarreta
  • José María Álvarez Martínez
  • Marguerita Orfila
  • Clopper Almon

Hispania Lusitania

  • Jorge de Alarcão
  • Trinidad Nogales Basarreta
  • José María Álvarez Martínez
  • Marguerita Orfila
  • Clopper Almon

Hispania Baetica

  • Trinidad Nogales Basarreta
  • José María Álvarez Martínez
  • Marguerita Orfila
  • Clopper Almon

Italia

  • Kathryn Gleason, Cornell University: klg16@cornell.edu
  • Kim Hartswick, CUNY Graduate Center
  • Joshua Rosenheim, Cornell University
  • Wilhelmina Jashemski*
  • Eugenia Salza Prina Ricotti*

Rome:

  • Vincent Jolivet, AOROC, CNRS ENS
  • Elizabeth Macaulay, CUNY Graduate Center: emacaulay_lewis@gc.cuny.edu
  • Rhiannon Pare, Princeton University

Vesuvian Sites:

  • Riccardo Olivito, IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca
  • Jessica Venner, University of Birmingham: jlv871@student.bham.ac.uk
  • Clare Campbell, University of Arkansas
  • Yukiko Kawamoto, Nagoya University
  • Kaja Tally Schumacher, Cornell University
  • Yifan Li, Cornell University
  • Wilhelmina Jashemski*

Judaea

  • Kathryn Gleason, Cornell University: klg16@cornell.edu
  • Yaniv Korman, Cornell University
  • Ehud Netzer*

Lycia and Pamphylia

  • Catherine Kearns, University of Chicago: cmkearns@uchicago.edu
  • Divya Kumar-Dumas, University of Pennsylvania
  • Isil Isiklikaya-Laubscher, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt
  • Maureen Carroll
  • Kathryn Gleason

Macedonia

Mauretania

  • Amina Aicha Malek, AOROC, CNRS ENS PSL: aicha.malek@ens.fr
  • Xue Xia, Cornell University
  • Mohamed Kbiri Allaoui, INSAP
  • Wilhelmina Jashemski*
  • Michèle Blanchard Lemée*

Mesopotamia

  • Catherine Kearns, University of Chicago: cmkearns@uchicago.edu
  • Divya Kumar-Dumas, University of Pennsylvania

Moesia (Superior and Inferior)

Noricum

Numidia

  • Amina Aicha Malek, AOROC, CNRS ENS PSL: aicha.malek@ens.fr
  • Xue Xia, Cornell University
  • Michèle Blanchard Lemée*

Pannonia

Raetia

Syria

  • Leigh Ann Bedal, Pennsylvania State University/Behrend: lxb41@psu.edu
  • Divya Kumar-Dumas, University of Pennsylvania
  • Houmam Saad, Directorate-General for Antiquities and Museums, Damascus
  • Abdallah Komait, AOROC, CNRS ENS PSL
  • Isil Isiklikaya-Laubscher, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt
  • Christine Kondoleon

Thracia

Authors

  • Benedetta Adembri
  • Jorge de Alarcão
  • Linda Anderson
  • Valerie Aymer
  • Trinidad Nogales Basarreta
  • Leigh-Ann Bedal
  • Pia Guldager Bilde*
  • Bettina Birkenhagen
  • Véronique Blanc-Bijon
  • Michele Blanchard-Leme*
  • John Bodel
  • Henri Broise
  • Tommasino Budetta
  • Francesca Carbonia
  • Maureen Carroll
  • Inmaculada Moreno Casillas*
  • Graeme Clark
  • Amanda Claridge
  • Stefano DeCaro
  • Janet DeLain
  • N. Doenges
  • Christa Ebnöther
  • Stella Falzone
  • Marc Feller
  • Elizabeth Fentress
  • Michel Fuchs
  • Christophe Gaston
  • Maria Grazia Fiore
  • Giuseppina Ghini
  • Kathryn L. Gleason
  • Kim J. Hartswick
  • Yzhar Hirschfeld*
  • Maria Antonietta Ianiello
  • Wilhelmina Jashemski*
  • Vincent Jolivet
  • Jordi Juan-Tresserras
  • Allan Klynne
  • Christine Kondoleon
  • Catherine Mary Kearns
  • Jean-Denis Laffite
  • Peter Liljenstolpe
  • Paolo Liverani
  • Elizabeth Macaulay
  • Amina-Aicha Malek
  • Maria Isabel Mancilla Cabello
  • Zaccari Mari
  • José María Álvarez Martínez
  • Annalisa Marzano
  • Francesca Mermati
  • Paola Miniero
  • Jacques Monnier
  • Pier Giorgio Monti
  • Thomas Morard
  • M. Eric Morvillez
  • Eugenio Moscetti
  • Claudine Munier
  • Luisa Musso
  • K. Sara Myers
  • Ehud Netzer*
  • Paola Olivanti, Paola
  • Margarita Orfila, Margarita
  • Emanuele Papi
  • Joseph Patrich
  • Esther Puertas
  • Adam Rabinowitz
  • Christopher Ratte
  • M. Barbara Reeves
  • Anna Maria Reggiani
  • Eugenia Salza Prina Ricotti*
  • Elisabetta Roffia
  • Julio Miguel Román Punzón
  • David Gilman Romano
  • Irene Bald Romano
  • David Rudkin
  • Beth Ryan
  • Houmam Saad
  • Valeria Sampaolo
  • Daniela Scagliarini
  • Elizabeth Shepherd
  • Stephen Sidebottom
  • Holly Spoth-Torres
  • Maria Anntonietta Tomei
  • Monika Truemper
  • D. Vaquerizo
  • Françoise Villedieu
  • Győző Vörös
  • Walter Widrig*
  • Julian Wiethold
  • David Wilkinson
  • Roger Wilson
  • Konstantinos L. Zachos

Acknowledgements

We gratefully acknowledge the work of past editorial staff and students who have contributed to the success of this project. We offer special thanks to Dr. Henry Ferry, Executor for the Estate of Wilhelmina Jashemski for his ongoing support of the Gardens of the Roman Empire project, and Beatrice Rehl of Cambridge University Press. We also acknowledge with the gratitude the support of the directors of Garden & Landscape Studies at Dumbarton Oaks: Elisabeth Blair MacDougall, Michel Conan, and Thaïsa Way.

We have worked with a terrific team of students who studied ancient gardens and the digital humanities by serving as the “micro-editors” of these entries: Chen Chen, June Dorsch, Tiffany Fong, Shamika Ghate, Nicholas Gill, Annette Lei Guan, Yuming Huang, Yuhan Li, Yaniv Korman, Yifan Li, Yichen Liu, Yuyao Liu, Zhenrui Mei, Jane Ellen Millar, Yvette Pollack, Joshua Rosenheim, Dustin Smith, Amartya Shri, Yunyan Sun, Lai Ching Tsui, Xingjian Wang, Brandon Wilson, Xue Xia, Lingyi Xu, Jinyi Yang, and Jianing Zhou.

Another team has worked with Keith Jenkins on the GIS mapping projects since 2017: David L. Ffrench III, Ned Fischer, Catherine Kearns, Charly Parker Kring, Jie Li, Sibel Li, Yixuan Li, Zejun Li, Huan Liu, Erin Wright, and Juliana Van Roggen.

Special thanks to the 2020 ISAW digital scholarly communications summer interns, who helped us to develop the basic templates and workflows: June Dorsch and Amartya Sen.

The current version of Gardens of the Roman Empire is built on the hard work of many professionals and students who prepared the original manuscript and illustrations since the 1990s.

Manuscript and graphics editors
Michele Palmer, Templeton Associates (2006-2021), Catherine Kearns, University of Chicago (2009-2012), Maureen Bolton, Independent Researcher (2008-2010), Clopper Almon, University of Maryland (2000-2011), Jacqueline Clinton, Cambridge University Press (2008-2010), and Irene Romano, University of Arizona (2001-2005), Victoria I (1988-2010), Kim Wilczak (2012-2015), Pamela Brown (2000-2005)

Editorial assistants
Linda Anderson,Valerie Aymer, Nicole Bevans, Natalie Bower, Ning Cai, Catherine Callahan, Melissa Carter, Michael Chang, Ellen Chase, Alexandra Creola, Melissa Currie; Stacy Day, Sahar Farmand, Karilea Gallow, Annette Guan, Adriana Hidalgo, Yuhan Ji, Catherine Kearns, Yaniv Korman, Xianzi Lai, Heather Lambert, Xiang Li, Xiang Li, Shan Ling, Yuting Liu, Elizabeth Macaulay, Sage Magee, Rambod Mirbaha, Eilis Monahan, Emil Nankov, Anne Plowden, Beth Ryan, Olivia Shea, Ned Shalansky, Ming Tao, Chris Tuccio, Holly Spoth-Torres, Fangge Wang, Yimen Wang, Ryan Weber, Yifei Yan, Tianjun Xu, Rebecca Zellner

This project has been carried out with funding from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, Cornell Department of Landscape Architecture, Programme International de Coopération Scientifique (PICS) of the Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CRNS), Cornell Institute for Archaeology and Material Studies, (CIAMS), the University of Pennsylvania Museum, and the Departments of the History of Art and Landscape Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania.

Finally, we are also indebted to our home institutions for their support over the years: Archéologie & Philologie d’Orient et d’Occident, Centre national de la recherche scientifique, Paris Sciences et Lettres; Department of Landscape Architecture, Albert R. Mann Library & CIAMS, Cornell University; and the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York University.