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Richard Seager Fellowship

Named for the American archaeologist Richard Seager, generous donations since 2009 have enabled us to offer a yearly fellowship in the amount of $3,000. The fellowship is intended for scholars in the field of the Aegean Bronze Age/Early Iron Age who are working to complete their doctoral dissertations. Since its founding, seven of the 13 recipients have completed their dissertations, and we expect the remaining six to finish in the next few years. For more information and the application, click here.

Thérèse Claeys, Université Catholique de Louvain. Dissertation title: The reconstructed past and its future conjugation. Towards the elaboration of sustainable strategies for the preservation of Minoan sites.

Carly Henkel, Science and Technology in Archaeology Research Center at The Cyprus Institute. Dissertation title: Beyond Food: An Archaeobotanical Investigation into the Role of Plants within the Ritual Landscape of Bronze Age Crete.

Charles Sturge, University of Cincinnati. Dissertation title: From Pots to People: Commensal Behaviors of the Early LBA in Comparative Perspective.

Christine Spencer, University College London. Dissertation title: Picking Up the Pieces: Assessing the Role of Legacy Survey Data in the Interpretation of Social Change in Bronze Age Crete.

Luke Kaiser, University of Arizona. Dissertation title: Prepalatial Ceramic Analysis within the Mirabello Region, East Crete, and the Socioeconomic Implications of Materiality.

Aikaterina Boukala-Karkagiani, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. Dissertation title: The Prepalatial Period at Petras, Siteia, through the Study of Undisturbed Ceramic Contexts.

Paraskevi Stamatakis, University of Athens. Dissertation title: The Study of Ceramic Technological Traditions at the LM I Building Complex at Vathypetro (Archanes Area) as a Means of Investigating the Society and Economy of Neopalatial North-Central Crete.

Georgios Doudalis, University of Heidelberg. Dissertation title: Mochlos in the Middle Bronze Age: A Socio-Cultural Approach to the Settlement During the Middle Minoan Period.

Emilia Oddo, University of Cincinnati. Dissertation title: From Pots to Politics? Analysis of the Neopalatial Ceramic Assemblage from Cistern 2 at Myrtos-Pyrgos, Crete.

Florence Liard, Université Catholique de Louvain. Dissertation title: Pottery Production and Consumption Practices in the Plain of Malia during the Final Palatial and Postpalatial Periods of the Late Bronze Age (14501200 BC).

Mihalis Zoitopoulos, University of Athens. Dissertation title: The “Postpalatial” Period in Far Eastern Crete: The Case of Zakros.

Konstantinos Chalikias, Ruprecht-Karls Universität. Dissertation title: Settlement Patterns and Socio-economic Change in the Ierapetra Region from the Bronze Age to the Roman Period: Chryssi Island, a Case Study.

Jerolyn Morrison, University of Leicester. Dissertation title: The Art and Archaeology of Cooking: The Case of Mochlos.

Harriet Boyd Hawes Fellowship

The Hawes Fellowship for Gender Studies was introduced in 2015 with the goal of incorporating gender studies in Aegean Bronze Age archaeology to highlight aspects of ancient life that have not yet received sufficient attention. This $3,000 fellowship was established with the generous support of the Ms. Foundation for Women, and we are able to continue to offer the fellowship through donations to the Friends of the INSTAP Study Center. The Hawes Fellowship is open to both doctoral and post-doctoral candidates in the fields of Anthropology, Art History, Ancient History, or Classics, and the recipients will use the Study Center’s resources in their research. For more information and the application, click here.

Dr. Céline Murphy, “Adorants, Elites, or Mythical Characters? Investigating Depictions of Women at Minoan Peak Sanctuaries: The Case of the Pantotinou-Koryphi and Stavromenos Figurines.”

Dr. Maria Anastasiadou, “Intergenderism in Minoan Seal Imagery.”

Dr. Florence Gaignerot-Driessen, “Ladies of Anavlochos: Six Centuries of Female Devotion on a Cretan Mountain.”

Prof. Julie Hruby, “Associating Fingerprint Patterns with Age and Sex: A Quantifiable Approach.”

Dr. Caroline Tremaud, “Ten Centuries of Women in History: Archaeological and Iconographical Approaches of Minoan Civilization.”

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