Dr. Taylor Lauritsen (ERC)

Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter im ERC Grant DECOR

Johanna-Mestorf-Str. 5, R. 5b
Telefon: +49 431 880-1045
Telefax: +49 431 880-7309


Jahr Tätigkeit


Bachelor-Studiengang der Geschichte an der North Carolina State University


Masterstudium der Klassischen Archäologie an der University of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne


Promotionsstipendium, Promotion om Fach Klassische Archäologie an der State University of New York at Buffalo


Promotionsstudium der Archäologie an der University of Edinburgh


Promotion an der University of Edinburgh zum Thema ‘Ante Ostium: Contextualising Boundaries in the Houses of Pompeii and Herculaneum.’


Post-doc-Stipendium der Klassische Philologie an der University of Edinburgh


Dozent der Römische Archäologie und Kursleiter an Cardiff University

seit 2017

Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter im ERC Consolidator Grant DECOR an der CAU Kiel.




  •  M. T. Lauritsen, Doors in Domestic Space at Pompeii and Herculaneum: A Preliminary Study, in: D. Mladenović – B. Russell (Hrsg.), TRAC 2010: Proceedings of the Twentieth Annual Theoretical Roman Archaeology Conference (Oxford 2011) 59–75
  •  M. T. Lauritsen, The Form and Function of Boundaries in the Campanian House, in: A. Anguissola (Hrsg.), Privata Luxuria: Towards an Archaeology of Intimacy (München 2013) 95–114
  •  M. T. Lauritsen, Ter Limen Tetigi. Exploring the Role of Thresholds in the Houses of Pompeii and Beyond, in: B. E. Parr – A. A. di Castro – C. Hope (Hrsg.), Housing and Habitat in the Ancient Mediterranean: Cultural and Environmental Responses (Leuven 2015) 299–312
  •  M. T. Lauritsen – I. Jacobs, The British Archaeological Project at Grumentum: Report on the 2014 and 2015 Seasons, The Journal of the Fasti Online 2017. (accepted)
  • M. T. Lauritsen, Ornamental Painting on Campanian House Façades, in: A. Haug – M. T. Lauritsen (Hrsg.), Principles of Decoration in the Roman World (Berlin 2021), 123–140 https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110732139-008



  •  M. T. Lauritsen, Rez. zu E. Poehler – M. Flohr – K. Cole (Hrsg.), Pompeii: Art, Industry and Infrastructure, European Journal of Archaeology 15.3, 2012, 555–559
  •  M. T. Lauritsen, Rez. zu J. Berry, The Complete Pompeii (London 2007), Classical Review 66.1, 2016, 299f.



Main Streets as Decoratively Designed Functional Spaces

Pompeii Street_LauritsenUtilising a range of art-historical and archaeological techniques, WP-5 seeks to analyse the design of Roman streets from an aesthetic perspective. Rather than focusing on particular structural aspects of the ancient streetscape, such as the positioning of fountains or locations of crossroads shrines, this research explores the roadbed, sidewalks, and flanking buildings in their totality, linking decorative and iconographic themes identified on streetside facades with the actions and activities of the street.

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Excavation at Grumentum

Zwei Studenten und eine Tasse KaffeeThe British Archaeological Project at Grumentum (BAPG) is an excavation and survey project examining the economic character of a Lucano-Roman town in western Basilicata.


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