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Dr Anastasia Christophilopoulou

Cyprus Curator - Assistant Keeper

Dr Anastasia Christophilopoulou is the Assistant Keeper and Cyprus Curator for the Department of Antiquities of the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge. She conducted postdoctoral research in Berlin for two years before moving to the Department of Antiquities. Anastasia focused on the Archaeology of the Greek EIA and Archaic periods, particularly the architecture and material cultures of the Greek domestic environment as part of the doctoral thesis is Cambridge. Her recent research topics also include the Archaeology of the Aegean Bronze Age, Island Archaeology and the Archaeology of Cyprus, as well as Public Archaeology and Public engagement with Museums. She is currently leading the 3-year research project ‘Being an Islander’: Art and Identity of the large Mediterranean Islands, (2019-2022) aiming to critically re-examine the concept of island life through material culture. The project will culminate in a large exhibition at the Fitzwilliam Museum planned for September 2021 – February 2022 (exact dates to be confirmed), which will showcase archaeological finds and artworks from the islands of Cyprus, Sardinia and Crete. She has recently curated together with Dr I. Galanakis, an interdisciplinary exhibition on the history of codebreaking (Fitzwilliam Museum, October 2017-February 2018). 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 currently advises doctoral students in Mediterranean Archaeology (University of Cambridge) and she is 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, (http://www.mosaikjournal.com/mosaik1/christophilopoulou.pdf ), 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.

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