The Pompeii Quadriporticus Project (PQP) is an archaeological and architectural research project committed to conducting the definitive study of one of the largest and most important monumental buildings in the World Heritage site of Pompeii, Italy. Combining cutting edge technologies with an exhaustive examination of the Quadriporticus’ poorly-understood physical fabric as well as incorporating the results from the excavated remains of its easternmost borders (Pompeii Archaeological Research Project: Porta Stabia), the PQP is putting this long ignored monument back into its architectural and urban contexts.

The PQP is co-directed by Dr. Eric Poehler (University of Massachusetts Amherst) and Dr. Steven Ellis (University of Cincinnati), who is also the director of PQP’s sister project, the Pompeii Archaeological Research Project: Porta Stabia. Our work is generously funded by a Five Colleges, Inc. Mellon Foundation Digital Humanities Grant, a University of Massachusetts Amherst Faculty Research Grant / Healey Endowment Grant, the UMass Department of Classics, by the Louise Taft Semple Fund of the Department of Classics at the University of Cincinnati and by on-going support from Cardinal Intellectual Property.


Below: A lightning talk by Eric Poehler on PQP from the 5CollDH 2014 Kick-Off Event.


Project Leader:

Eric Poehler
Classics, UMass—Amherst