Max Peers
Doctoral Student in Archaeology and the Ancient World (Ph.D. expected, May 2024)

Max received his B.A. in Classics and Archaeology, with distinction, from the University of Toronto in 2016. He earned his M.A. in Classical Archaeology from Humboldt-Universität in 2018. His Master's thesis was entitled “The Social Logic of Pompeiian Space: Testing the Potential of Space Syntax Analyses in Roman Houses.” From 2015 to 2018, Max worked at American Excavations at Morgantina in central Sicily and most recently has worked at Tharros on Sardinia and with the BUPTAP project near Petra. He has also excavated at the Stabian Baths in Pompeii and at the site of Gournia on Crete and worked at the W.F. Albright Institute in Jerusalem on archival and conservation projects. Max’s research focuses architectural developments in Italy from the Hellenistic period to the Roman Empire, both at the domestic level, looking at perception and movement in houses, and at the scale of cities, such as the environmental impact of infrastructure projects.

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