Early Career Fellow Talks

Tina Kalantzopoulou, Dimitrios Kanellakis, and Aikaterini-Iliana Rassia

Date: Tuesday, December 6, 2022
Time: 11:00am EDT

On Tuesday, December 6, 2022 at 11:00am, three Early Career Fellows in Hellenic Studies from CHS Greece will be visiting us in Washington, DC and giving a presentation on their research. We hope you can join us in person in House A, or on Zoom.

Speakers and Talk Summaries

Tina Kalantzopoulou
Surveying High Elevation Eco-zones for Prehistoric Remains: An on-going project on the mountains of East Crete.

The presentation will summarize the new evidence from two separate research projects on the uplands of East Crete. The new data-set will be integrated in the traditional historical narrative about Minoan Crete and the relationship between the palatial institutions and the marginal upland communities will be examined. 

About Tina

Tina Kalantzopoulou is an Early Career Fellow in Hellenic Studies 2022-2023. Her research consistently focuses on the economy, subsistence, social and political organization of rural prehistoric communities and, in particular, of those located in marginal and/or mountainous areas. The principal aim of her research is the understanding of the nature of occupation of mountainous landscapes and the reconstruction of their importance for and their relationship with state-level economies of the lowlands. Apart from her academic work, she is a field archaeologist with a strong interest in the methodology of excavation, site formation, and the documentation of cultural remains. See Tina Kalantzopoulou’s bio.

Dimitrios Kanellakis
Lost in Reception: Mimnermus’ distorted fame. 

A love elegist, a pessimist suffering from aging anxiety, a nostalgic hedonist: these fragmentary aspects of Mimnermus’ fragmentary poetry have monopolized critics’ attention and harmed his reputation. Deconstructing such narratives, this presentation will propose some radical, playful readings.

About Dimitrios

Dimitrios Kanellakis is an Early Career Fellow in Hellenic Studies 2022-2023. His research revolves around Greek drama, archaic lyric poetry, and classical reception in Modern Greek contexts. He is currently completing a commentary on Mimnermus, the first full-scale commentary in thirty years, especially oriented towards revising the long-established view on this ‘pessimist’ poet. See Dimitrios Kanellakis’s bio.

Aikaterini-Iliana Rassia
Stephanos A. Koumanoudes: The Altmeister of Greek epigraphy.

Stephanos A. Koumanoudes was a philologist, archaeologist, and leading Greek epigraphist who served for forty years (1846-1886) as a professor of Latin Philology at the University of Athens. This presentation will focus on his ideology and decisive actions in the rescue and recording of Greek inscriptions, as these can be identified in his notebook and archival papers.

About Aikaterini-Iliana

Aikaterini-Iliana Rassia is an Early Career Fellow in Hellenic Studies 2022-2023. Her research interests include the study of Greek inscriptions and their reception through the study of archives and the history of classical scholarship. She is also interested in the religious festivals and mystery cults of the ancient Greek world with a focus on their synchronic as well as diachronic development in the Classical, Hellenistic, and Roman Imperial periods. See Aikaterini-Iliana Rassia’s bio.