Robert K. Pitt
MA (U of London)
Classical Languages (CLAG)
Robert K. Pitt is a Greek historian specialising in epigraphy, topographic studies, and early travelers. His teaching at CYA is centred around a rigorous engagement with primary material across a broad range (archaeology, epigraphy, numismatics, literary sources) and takes a holistic approach to the ancient world, with a critical appraisal of the modern formations of archaeology and classics that continue to shape perceptions in and of our field.
Prior to working at CYA, he was the Assistant Director of the British School at Athens, where he ran the teaching program and helped to compile the digest of archaeological reports Archaeology in Greece Online. His research is currently focused on a new corpus of the inscribed Athenian funerary monuments in the British Museum, part of the AHRC-funded project Attic inscriptions in UK collections (AIUK), as well as a monograph on the unpublished papers of the mid-18th century English traveler, Dr. Anthony Askew.