I am the Geospatial Information Librarian at the University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries, and I have a background in anthropological archaeology. My current role is to help folks at UMass learn about GIS and use different geospatial resources in their research and teaching. My research focuses on the interaction between marginal, rural regions and expanding empires in the medieval and post-medieval Mani peninsula, Greece, using a combination of archaeological data, archival sources, and remotely-sensed imagery analysis.


Edited Books

  • Seifried, R.M. and D.E. Brown Stewart (editors). 2021. Deserted Villages: Perspectives from the Eastern Mediterranean. Grand Forks: The Digital Press at the University of North Dakota. https://doi.org/10.31356/dpb019

Journal Articles

Chapters in Edited Volumes

  • Seifried, R.M. 2021. The Legacy of Byzantine Christianity in the Southern Mani Peninsula, Greece, after Imperial Collapse. In Rituals, Collapse, and Radical Transformation in Archaic States, edited by J. Murphy, pp. 56–76. New York: Routledge. (post-print here)

  • Pullen, D.J., M.L. Galaty, W.A. Parkinson, W.E. Lee, and R.M. Seifried. 2018. The Diros Project, 2011–2013: Surface Survey and Site Collection in Diros Bay. In Neolithic Alepotrypa Cave in the Mani, Greece, edited by A. Papathanasiou, edited by W.A. Parkinson, D.J. Pullen, M.L. Galaty, and P. Karkanas, pp. 407–425. Oxford: Oxbow Books.

  • Seifried, R.M. 2017. Situating the Paximadi Towers in the Classical and Roman Landscapes. In An Island Between Two Worlds: The Archaeology of Euboea from Prehistoric to Byzantine Times, edited by Ž. Tankosić, F. Mavridis, and M. Kosma, pp. 431-440. Papers and Monographs from the Norwegian Institute at Athens, Volume 6. Athens: Norwegian Institute at Athens. (published version here)

  • Galaty, M.L, W.A. Parkinson, D.J. Pullen, and R.M. Seifried. 2014. Mycenaean -scapes: Geography, Political Economy, and the Eastern Mediterranean World-System. In Physis: L’environnement naturel et la relation homme-milieu dans le monde égéen protohistorique, edited by G. Touchais, R. Laffineur, and F. Rougemont, pp. 449–454, plates 137–141. Aegaeum 37. Leuven: Peeters. (published version here)

Book Reviews

  • Seifried, R.M. 2023. Review of Eastern Mediterranean Economic Networks in the Age of the Crusades: The Case of the Peloponnese by Katerina Ragkou. American Journal of Archaeology 127(2). https://doi.org/10.1086/724486

  • Seifried, R.M. 2021. Review of Digital Historical Research on Southeast Europe and the Ottoman Space by Dino Mujadžević (ed.). Rhea Classical Reviews. https://doi.org/10.7275/89ew-0z88

  • Seifried, R.M. 2018. Medieval Rural Settlements in the Syrian Coastal Region (12th and 13th Centuries) by Balázs Major (review). Journal of Eastern Mediterranean Archaeology and Heritage Studies 6(3):252-255. https://doi.org/10.5325/jeasmedarcherstu.6.3.0252 (post-print here)


  • Seifried, R.M. and C.A.M. Gardner. GIS data for mapping the Leigh Fermors’ journey through the southern Mani Peninsula, Greece, in 1951. ScholarWorks at UMass Amherst. https://doi.org/10.7275/jjx2-en08

  • Seifried, R.M. 2020. Measurements of 406 medieval and post-medieval houses in the southern Mani Peninsula, Greece. Zenodo. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4307903

  • Seifried, R.M. and C.A.M. Gardner. 2018. Data package for modeling the journey of Colonel William Leake in the southern Mani Peninsula, Greece, using least-cost analysis. Zenodo. http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.2233046

  • Seifried, R.M. 2018. Measurements of abandoned cisterns and potential roof catchments in the southern Mani Peninsula, Greece. Zenodo. http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1208620

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