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Dr Anja Slawisch

Dr Anja Slawisch

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow

Postdoctoral Research Associate (PDRA) at Queens' College

Sidgwick Avenue

Office Phone: 01223 335160

Research Interests

Greek art and archaeology in the eastern Mediterranean (esp. Ionia, Caria, Thrace, the Aegean and Black Seas); synthetic analysis of archaeological material (ceramics, sculpture, terracotta, metals, coins) with textual data (literary sources, epigraphic); trade and economy (esp. collaps and rehabilitation); displacing Atheno-centrism; changing Greek/Hellenistic/Roman funerary practices.

Current projects

Mass-production, landscape transformation and the birth of science in the land of Thales (8th–6th c. BCE)

Project Panormos – life and death on the Milesian peninsula. A collaborative field project aimed to analyze the landscape around the gateway port of Panormos, using excavation, survey and modern scientific techniques.

Key Publications


(in preparation) A. Slawisch, Ionia in the 5th c. BC

 A. Slawisch (ed.), Handels- und Finanzgebaren in der Ägäis im 5. Jh. V. Chr. — Trade and Finance in the 5th century BC Aegean World, BYZAS: Veröffentlichungen des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts Istanbul 18 (Istanbul 2013).

 A. Slawisch, Die Grabsteine der römischen Provinz Thracia. Aufnahme, Verarbeitung und Weitergabe überregionaler Ausdruckmittel am Beispiel der Grabsteine einer Binnenprovinz zwischen Ost und West, Schriften des Zentrums für Archäologie und Kulturgeschichte des Schwarzmeerraumes / ZAKS 9. Beier & Beran, Langenweißbach (2007).

Book chapters / Articles

A. Slawisch, Chapter 17: Reading the image? Ambiguities in the Interpretation of Banquet Scenes on Grave Stelai from Roman Thrace, in: C. Draycott – M. Stamatopoulou (eds.), Dining and Dead: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the ‘Funerary Banquet’ in ancient Art, Burial and Belief, Colloquia Antiqua 16 (Leuven 2016) 591–625

 T. Wilkinson – A. Slawisch, Route inertia and route dynamism: myths, materials and landscapes, in L. Vandeput et al. (eds.) Pathways of communication: roads and routes in Ancient Anatolia. London: British Institute at Ankara (submitted, in press).

 A. Slawisch, Didyma. Untersuchungen zur sakralen Topographie und baulichen Entwicklung des Kernheiligtums vom 8.–4. Jh. v. Chr., in: I. Gerlach – D. Raue (eds.), Heiligtümer und Rituale. Berichte aus den Forschungen 2006–2009, Publikation des Clusters 4 (Berlin 2013) 53–60.

 A. Slawisch, Epigraphy versus archaeology: conflicting evidence for cult continuity in Ionia during the 5th century BC, in: Ch. Gates - J. Morin - Th. Zimmermann (eds.) Sacred Landscapes in Anatolia and its Neighboring Regions, BAR International Series 2034. Archaeopress (Oxford 2009) 29–34.

A complete listing can be found here

Upcoming events

Aesop's Forest: The Owl and the Grasshopper

Apr 04, 2018

Cast Gallery, Museum of Classical Archaeology

Art Blast

Apr 05, 2018

Cast Gallery, Museum of Classical Archaeology

J.H Gray Lectures 2018

May 08, 2018

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