Christopher Motz

Christopher Motz

Professional Summary

Christopher Motz is a Ph.D. candidate specializing in Roman Archaeology. He received a B.A. from Oberlin College and Master's degrees from Tufts University and the University of Cincinnati. His dissertation explores how knowledge networks shaped the construction of Roman industrial buildings in the western Mediterranean. His broader research interests include sub-elite material culture and spaces, the ancient economy, urbanism, provinces and frontiers, ethnicity and identity, material culture theory and object agency, archaeological methodology, and applications of technology in data acquisition, recording, and analysis. He has participated in fieldwork with the Sangro Valley Project (Tornareccio, Italy), the Pompeii Archaeological Research Project: Porta Stabia (Pompeii, Italy), and the Say Kah Archaeological Project (Rio Bravo Conservation Area, Belize). He has developed digital field recording systems for archaeological projects in Italy, Libya, and Belize, and has consulted on systems for projects in Italy, Greece, Egypt, Ireland, Jordan, and the UK.

https://uc.academia.edu/ChristopherMotz

Education

B.A., Oberlin College Oberlin, OH, 2009 (Archaeological Studies and Latin)

M.A., Tufts University Medford, MA, 2012 (Classical Archaeology)

American School of Classical Studies at Athens 2014 (Summer Session 1)

M.A., University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH, 2015 (Classics)

Abbreviated Publications

Peer Reviewed Conference/Workshop Proceedings

2013. Motz, Christopher F. and Sam Carrier. “Paperless Recording at the Sangro Valley Project,” in Archaeology in the Digital Era. Papers from the 40th Annual Conference of Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA), Southampton, 26–29 March 2012, ed. Graeme Earl, et al. Amsterdam University Press, Amsterdam, pp. 25–30.

Peer Reviewed Publications

2012. Susan Kane, Alexis Christensen, Hillary Conley, James Countryman, Beatrice Fidelibus, Christopher F. Motz, and Rafael Scopacasa. “Sangro Valley Project: report on the 2011 excavation and survey work,” Papers of the British School at Rome 80.1, pp. 371-374. 

2016. Sarah E. Jackson, Christopher F. Motz, and Linda A. Brown. “Pushing the Paperless Envelope: Interpretive Transformations through Digital Recording at a Classic Maya Site,” Advances in Archaeological Practice 4.2, pp. 176–191.

Other Publication

2013. Luke Aspland, Alexis Christensen, Hilary Conley, Susan Kane, Christopher F. Motz, and Miriam Rothenberg. “Sangro Valley Project: Report on 2013 Excavations at San Giovanni,” www.sangro.org

2012. Alexis Christensen, Hilary Conley, Susan Kane, Michael MacKinnon, Christopher F. Motz, Beth Munro, and Vicky Singleton. “Sangro Valley Project: Report on 2012 Excavations at San Giovanni,” www.sangro.org

2012. Susan Kane, Edward Bispham, Alexis Christensen, Beatrice Fidelibus, Hillary Conley, Rafael Scopacasa, James Countryman, and Christopher F. Motz. “Sangro Valley Project: Report on 2011 Excavation and Survey Work,” www.sangro.org

Book Chapter

2016. Motz, Christopher F. “Sangro Valley and the Five (Paperless) Seasons: Lessons on Building Effective Digital Recording Workflows for Archaeological Fieldwork,” in Mobilizing the Past for a Digital Future: The Potential of Digital Archaeology, eds. E.W. Averett, J.M. Gordon, and D.B. Counts. The Digital Press at the University of North Dakota: Grand Forks, ND, pp. 77–109.

Presentations

Invited Presentations

(04-03-2014. )The Etruscans .“Andiamo in Italia - Florence” summer study abroad program, University of Cincinnati. UC. .

(07-2011. )Paperless Project and Post-excavation Activities: Materials Recording and Analysis .Sangro Valley Project Field School,

(07-2012. )Paperless Project and Post-excavation Activities: Materials Recording and Analysis .Sangro Valley Project Field School,

(07-2009. )An Introduction to Site-level GIS .Sangro Valley Project Field School,

Poster Presentations

Christopher F. Motz (09-2017. )Knowledge Networks and Fish Salting Workshop Construction in the Western Roman Empire .Oxford University, Oxford, England. .Conference. .Level:International

Paper Presentations

Christopher F. Motz and Sam Carrier (03-28-2012. )Paperless Recording at the Sangro Valley Project .Southampton, UK. Conference. Level:International

Christopher F. Motz (10-27-2012. )Next Steps in Paperless Recording: An Update from the Sangro Valley Project .University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA. Conference. Level:International

Christopher F. Motz (02-28-2015. )Integrating Digital and Physical Workflows in Archaeological Fieldwork: Lessons from Three Paperless Projects .Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston, MA. Workshop. Level:International

Joshua Wright, Sarah E. Jackson, Christopher F. Motz, and Linda A. Brown (04-07-2016. )Categories, Space, and New Perspectives in A Late Classic Maya Community .Orlando, FL. Conference. Level:International

Catherine Baker, Leigh A. Lieberman, and Christopher F. Motz (03-19-2016. )Contextualizing Small Finds at Pompeii: A New Take on Old Things .Rome, Italy. Conference. Level:International

Christopher F. Motz, Catherine K. Baker, and Leigh Anne Lieberman (01-06-2017. )Artifacts in Contexts: Beyond Time and Space .Toronto, Canada. Conference. Level:International

Honors and Awards

2014 Open Scholarship American School of Classical Studies at Athens Status:Recipient Type:Fellowship

2007 The Matthew Benton Smith Memorial Prize Oberlin College, Department of Classics

2011 Concordia Foundation Travel Fellowship Tufts University, Department of Classics

2012 Concordia Foundation Travel Fellowship Tufts University, Department of Classics

2010 -2012 Classics Scholarship Tufts University, Department of Classics

2016 University Research Council (URC) Graduate Student Research Fellowship University of Cincinnati Status:Recipient Level:University Type:Fellowship

2016 Marion and Dorothy Rawson Research Fellowship University of Cincinnati, Department of Classics Status:Recipient Level:Department Type:Fellowship

2017 Graduate Student Governance Association Research Fellowship University of Cincinnati Status:Recipient Level:University Type:Fellowship

2017 Archaeology of Portugal Fellowship Archaeological Institute of America Status:Recipient Level:International Type:Fellowship

2017 Getzel M. Cohen Memorial Travel Grant University of Cincinnati Status:Recipient Level:Department Type:Grant

Service

UC Graduate Student Governance Association Representative Type:Departmental Service Level:University 2012 -2013

Volunteer, International Day of Archaeology Type:Service to Professional Associations Level:International 2014 -2017

Department of Classics Graduate Student Association Treasurer Type:Departmental Service Level:Department 2014 -2015

Speaker, “What Do Archaeologists Do, Anyway?,” Department of Classics Outreach Program Type:Departmental Service Level:Department 2015 -2018

Department of Classics Graduate Student Association President Type:Departmental Service Level:Department 2015 -2017

Speaker, “Pompeii: Life from the Ashes,” Department of Classics Outreach Program Type:Departmental Service Level:Department 2016 -2018

Positions and Work Experience

2009 -2011 Specialist, Apple Retail Store, Apple Inc, Dedham, MA

2009 -2010 Information Technology Consultant, International Society for Infectious Diseases, Brookline, MA

2005 -2009 Technology Consultant, Oberlin College, Center for Information Technology, Oberlin, OH

2012 -2016 Research Assistant for Dr. Steven Ellis, Department of Classics, University of Cincinnati,

2011 - Research Assistant for the Perseus Project, Tufts University,

2008 - Research Assistant for Dr. Drew Wilburn, Department of Classics, Oberlin College,

2006 - Research Assistant for Dr. Linda Grimm, Department of Anthropology, Oberlin College,

Professional Affiliation

2008 -To Present: Member, Archaeological Institute of America,

Courses Taught

-CLAS-1001 GREEK CIVILIZATION Level:Undergraduate

-CLAS-1002 ROMAN CIVILIZATION Level:Undergraduate

Level:Undergraduate

-CLAS-3013 ROMAN CITIES Level:Undergraduate