Gabriel Pizzorno is Lecturer on History at Harvard University. His research and teaching focus on the history and archaeology of the ancient Mediterranean and the Near East, as well as digital scholarship and methods.
In the Department of History, Pizzorno teaches courses on digital history and ancient history. He also coordinates departmental initiatives in digital research and pedagogy. In this capacity he oversees the Digital Teaching Fellows Program, co–chairs the department’s Digital Working Group, and serves as a member of the Digital Arts and Humanities Committee.
Pizzorno’s extensive archaeological fieldwork experience includes excavation, regional survey, and mapping projects across South America, Europe, and the Middle East. He is currently working on a monograph on Dinkha Tepe, an archaeological site in northwestern Iran. The monograph challenges key aspects of our understanding of the history of the region by weaving together different strands of evidence—stratigraphic, artefactual, textual, landscape, and scientific—to reconstruct the long–term history of the site from the second millennium BCE to the present.
Before joining the History Department at Harvard in 2014, Pizzorno was a Research Associate at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, where he led efforts to digitise, and make available online, the extensive archives of a number of long-running archaeological projects. He received his PhD in Art and Archaeology of the Mediterranean World from the University of Pennsylvania in 2011.