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Dr Anastasia Christophilopoulou

Cyprus Curator - Assistant Keeper

Anastasia Christophilopoulou is a Classical Archaeologist educated in Greece, France and the United Kingdom where she completed her PhD in 2008 (Cambridge, Faculty of Classics). She specialises in the field of Household Archaeology, focusing on the architecture and material cultures of the Greek islands. Additionally, she has a strong interest in spatial analysis – specifically, the use of space in both the Greek and the Roman world. She conducted postdoctoral research in Berlin for two years before moving to the Department of Antiquities at the Fitzwilliam Museum where she currently works as an Cyprus Curator - Assistant Keeper. She has worked extensively as research associate on archaeological projects in Greece, Cyprus and Turkey for over 10 years. Anastasia has taught as a temporary lecturer in London (Birkbeck College) and has been a supervisor for Art and Archaeology in Cambridge since 2007. She is currently also a Tutor for Classical Art and Archaeology for the Institute of Continuing Education, Madingley Hall. 


Research Interests

Early Greek Archaeology, Aegean Bronze Age Archaeology, Classical Archaeology, Household Archaeology, Material Culture studies, Public Archaeology, Public engagement in Museums.


Recent/Major Publications

Domestic Space and Community identity in the Aegean islands and Crete, MOSAIK journal, Raumdimensionen im Altertum: Online edition 2010, ( ), paper edition (2013).

Domestic space in the Geometric Cyclades: A study of spatial arrangements, function and household activities in Zagora on Andros and Kastro on Siphnos, in E. Hallager and J. Jensen eds., The Proceedings of the Danish Institute at Athens V, Athens, 2007.

Home is Where the Heart(h) is’: investigating social dynamics through social theories in ancient Greek households, Theory in (Ancient) Greek Archaeology Conference, 4th-5th May 2012, Ann Arbor, MI.

The Topography of the North coastal area of Thesprotia and the new archaeological evidence in the region, Proceedings of IVe Colloque international sur l’Illyrie méridionale et l’ Epire dans I’Antiquité, Grenoble, October 2002, P. Cabanes and J. Lamboley, eds., Paris, 2005.