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For the Pages: Chris Witmore


Chris Witmore, a professor in archaeology and classics at Texas Tech, is our guest on this podcast of For the Pages, which showcases writers from Lubbock and those who visit the city.

Witmore’s research focuses on things, land, and human ecology in southern Greece, in Northern Britain, and on archaeological memories of a POW camp in Norway.


He has authored three books, the most recent “Old Lands: A chorography of the Eastern Pelopennese, Greece. Three other books are in progress, including one on the archaeology of a POW camp in Artic Norway. 


Witmore earned his doctorate at Stanford University in 2005. From 2006 to 2009, he was a postdoctoral research fellow with the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World at Brown University. He came to Texas Tech in 2009.


From 2016-2017, he was a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Advanced Study in Oslo, Norway.

Two years earlier - from 2014 to 2015 - Witmore was a Donnelley Family Fellow at the National Humanities Center in North Carolina.