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Dr Anja Slawisch

Dr Anja Slawisch

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow

Postdoctoral Research Associate (PDRA) at Queens' College

Sidgwick Avenue
Cambridge
CB3 9DA

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

Books

(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

Classical Archaeology Seminar

Oct 17, 2017

Room 1.04

Nudity and Adornment in Greek and Indian Art

Oct 17, 2017

Cast Gallery, Museum of Classical Archaeology

Literature Seminar

Oct 18, 2017

Room 1.04

Philosophy Seminar

Oct 19, 2017

Room 1.11

Recitativo: Fragments - after Lucretius and Negri

Oct 20, 2017

Cast Gallery, Museum of Classical Archaeology

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Faculty Archivist (part-time)

Oct 10, 2017

The Faculty wishes to recruit a part-time Archivist who will be responsible for the management and care of its archive collections

Kenyon Medal awarded to Joyce Reynolds

Sep 28, 2017

The Kenyon Medal in 2017 has been awarded to Joyce Reynolds FBA for her lifetime's contribution to the research and study of Roman epigraphy.

Postgraduate Open Day Saturday 18 November 2017

Sep 22, 2017

Details of the 2017 Faculty of Classics Postgraduate Open Day are now available online:

Major archaeological discovery near Orchomenos in Boeotia, central Greece

Sep 12, 2017

The Times newspaper reports on excavations this summer at Prosilio near Orchomenos in Boeotia, central Greece, conducted by the Ministry of Culture & Sports of Greece/Ephorate of Antiquities of Boeotia and of the British School at Athens/University of Cambridge

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