AboutI 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.
Chapters in Edited Volumes
- Seifried, R.M. 2019. Seascapes and Fresh Water Management in Rural Greece: The Case of the Mani Peninsula, AD 1261–1821. Levant 51(2):131–150. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/00758914.2020.1789316 (post-print here)
- Seifried, R.M. and T. Kalayci. 2019. An Exploratory Spatial Analysis of the Churches in the Southern Mani Peninsula, Greece. Open Archaeology 5:519–539. https://doi.org/10.1515/opar-2019-0032
- Seifried, R.M. and C.A.M. Gardner. 2019. Reconstructing Historical Journeys with Least-Cost Analysis: Colonel William Leake in the Mani Peninsula, Greece.” Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports 24:391–411. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jasrep.2019.01.014 (post-print here)
- Hammer, E., R. Seifried, K. Franklin, and A. Lauricella. 2018. Remote Assessments of the Archaeological Heritage Situation in Afghanistan.” Journal of Cultural Heritage 33:125-144. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.culher.2017.12.008 (post-print here)
- Gardner, C.A.M. and R.M. Seifried. 2016. Euboean Towers and Aegean Powers: Insights into the Karystia’s Role in the Ancient World. Journal of Greek Archaeology 1:149–176. (published version here)
- Seifried, R.M. 2015. The Shifting Tides of Empires: Using GIS to Contextualize Population Change within the Landscape of Seventeenth to Nineteenth-Century Mani, Greece.” International Journal of Historical Archaeology 19(1):46–75. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10761-014-0281-2 (post-print here)
- Seifried, R.M. and W.A. Parkinson. 2014. The Ancient Towers of the Paximadi Peninsula, Southern Euboia. Hesperia 83(2):277–313. https://doi.org/10.2972/hesperia.83.2.0277 (published version here)
Book Reviews Datasets
- 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)