Fellowships News | Meet the 2020-21 Early Career Fellows in Hellenic Studies in Greece and Cyprus

The CHS is pleased to announce the 2020-21 Early Career Fellows in Hellenic Studies in Greece and Cyprus. The program supports two postdoctoral researchers whose work requires continued access to material on site (e.g. archives, artifacts, archaeological sites), and encourages research of the highest quality on topics related to ancient Greece.
Ioanna Moutafi, current Wiener Laboratory for Archaeological Science Post-Doctoral Fellow at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens and former Marie Sklodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellow in the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research at the University of Cambridge, is a bioarchaeologist specializing in the excavation and contextual analysis of human remains from the prehistoric Aegean. Her research interests lie primarily in social bioarchaeology and funerary taphonomy, investigating the social dimensions of prehistoric mortuary practices. Working mostly on collective skeletal assemblages, she employs a multi-dimensional biosocial approach that brings together traditional archaeology, mortuary theory and current advances in biological anthropology, field practice, and funerary taphonomy.
During her many years of professional experience, she has worked as leading bioarchaeologist in several international archaeological projects around Greece, from various places and times. Key sites and publications cover the entire Bronze Age, including Early Bronze Age Keros (Cyclades), Middle Bronze Age Kirrha (Phokis), Late Bronze Age Ayios Vasilios (Laconia), Voudeni (Achaea), Prosilio (Boeotia), and Glyka Nera (Attica).
Nikos Tsivikis is an archaeologist of the Late Antique and Byzantine world, educated at the University of Crete. He is a senior member of both the Ancient Messene Project in Greece and also the Amorium Project in Asia Minor, Turkey. He is currently leading as principal investigator two distinct research projects on Late Antique urbanism and production facilities the first at the Academy of Athens and the second at the Institute of Mediterranean Studies/FORTH (Rethymno, Crete). He has held fellowships, worked and taught in institutions both in Europe and the USA (Dumbarton Oaks, Harvard University; Princeton University; Medieval Academy of America; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; California State University at Sacramento), Germany (Römisch-Germanisches Zentralmuseum, Mainz), Greece (University of the Peloponnese; National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Institute of Mediterranean Studies/FORTH) and Turkey (Koç University). He is specialized in the evolution of Late Antique and Byzantine cities and their hinterland, focusing on social relationships as expressed in the built and unbuilt environment. He has published papers on architecture, sculpture, epigraphy and metalwork in English, Greek and Turkish.