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Curriculum vitae of Katerina Kopaka

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Name: Katerina
Surname: Kopaka
Title: Professor
Department: History & Archaeology

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E-mail: kopaka@uoc.gr

Address: University Campus at Gallos, Rethymno, Crete, Greece Postal Code 74100  

Tel.: (0030) 28310 77346 (office), (0030) 2810 346317 (home), mobile 6944 224158  

Fax: 0030 28310 77338   

Brief Biography

Academic career – Administration

 1985 – . Lecturing Prehistoric Archaeology, Department of History & Archaeology

 2003-07. Director of the Section of Archaeology & History of Art

 2010 ­–.    Dean of the School of Philosophy

Education

Undergraduate and post-graduate studies at the University of Paris I (Sorbonne).

Doctoral thesis in Aegean Prehistory and Protohistory (‘Inner House Arrangements and Domestic Activities in Bronze Age Crete and Thera’)

Foreign languages 

English, French, German, Italian

Grants ­– Awards

1990 – British School at Athens Award, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

1991 – Alexander von Humboldt Award, University of Marburg, Germany

2011 –‘Nιkos Kazantzakis’ prize for Human Sciences, Municipality of Irakleio

Archaeological Fieldwork in France, Cyprus, Anatolia, and Greece/Crete

Research interests

    – Organisation and function of domestic space

    – Ancient technology

    – People and gender studies, everyday life, ritual

    – Island archaeology – Research on Gavdos and Dia

    – History of the archaeological research in Crete (19th-early 20th c.)

 Member of Scientific Institutions

  Society of Cretan Historical Studies (E.K.I.M. 1997– )

   Historical-Folklore Society of Crete (I.L.A.E.K., 1998– )

   European Association of Archaeologists (2003-05)

   Advisory Committee of Vikelaia Municipal Library of Irakleio (2003–)

   Regional Archaeological Council of Cretan Monuments (2004– )

  Organisation of Scientific Meetings

     Main organising

   – "Female and Male Activities in the Prehistoric Aegean. Evidence from the Material and Symbolic Production, Scientific Meeting organised in the frame of the Postgraduate Programme "Ancient Mediterranean World" (Section of Prehistory), University of Crete (Rethymno, Μay 1999)

  – "Modern Applied Approaches of Artefacts and Ecofacts/P.E.ST.O." Scientific Meeting on the Results of an Undergraduate Education Project EPEAEK, University of Crete (Rethymno, May 2001)

   –“The war in Iraq and the Monuments. The ‘unforeseen’ destructions of a ‘preventive’ warfare, Scientific Meeting organised by the Department of History & Archaeology and Hellenic Section of ICOMOS (Rethymno, 23/4/2003

  – “Aegean Prehistoric Research at the Beginnings of the 21st Century" International Scientific Workshop organised by the Department of History & Archaeology of the University of Crete (Rethymno, 5–7/12 2003)

  – “Engendering Prehistoric ‘Stratigraphies’ in the Aegean and the Mediterranean” International Symposium in the frame of an Interdisciplinary Project EPEAK on Social Gender, University of Crete (Rethymno, 3-5/6 2005)

 – “Parallel Lives. Ancient Insular Societies in Crete and Cyprus", International Conference organised by the Universities of Crete and Cyprus, and the British School at Athens (Nicosia, 30-11/2-12 2006)

   –“Archaeological Research and Education in the University of Crete. Methods, data, evaluations, perspectives”, Scientific Meeting organised by the School of Philosophy and the Section of Archaeology and History of Art (Rethymno, 22/5/2013) 

   Participation in Organising Committees

   – “Old wine sweet to drink’. Cretan Wine from Prehistoric to Modern Times”, International Congress organised by the ‘Nikos Kazantzakis’ Municipality, the University of Crete, 13d Ephorate of Byzantine Antiquities et al. (Peza, Crete, Μay 1998)

   – “Engenderd Transformations”, International Symposium in the frame of the Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Programme ‘Gender in Social Sciences’, University of Crete (Rethymno, 12-15/5 2005)

   – Tenth International Cretological Congress (Chania, Sept.-Oct. 2006)

   – First International Congress on Water Management and Water Waste Technologies in Ancient Civilisations (Irakleio, 28-30/10 2006)

   – Second Congress of Prehistoric Archaeology, organised by the University of Thessaly (Volos, December 2008)

– Eleventh International Cretological Congress (Rethymno, Sept. 2011)

   – “Institutions and Values in Greek Democracy. A Scientific Meeting in Memory of Anna      Missiou” organised by the School of Philosophy of the University of Crete (Rethymno, 4/4/2012)

    – Shanghai Inaugural Archaeology Forum organised by the Institute of Archaeology and Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (Shanghai, 22/8/2013) [Advisory Committee]

Research Projects

Scientific responsible

   Gavdos Archaeological Project

   – Survey on the island of Gavdos. Department of History § Archaeology, University of Crete and KE΄ Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities (1992-2000)

   ­ – Excavation at Siopata and Katalymata. Department of History § Archaeology, University of Crete (2003– )

   Gavdos Multidisciplinary Project

    –“Gavdos. An Island on the European Border. Natural Environment – Society – Culture”. University of Crete and Greek Ministry of Environment (1996-99)

     ­–“Gavdos. South European Station for the Environment and Culture”. University of Crete and Greek Ministry of Εconomy (1996-99)

   Dia Archaeological Project

  – “The Island of Dia. Research on the History and Culture of a Small-islandscape”, University of Crete and Municipality of Gouves/Chersonisos (2010– )

  – Survey on the Island of Dia (2010­– ), University of Crete (2011– )

   Other projects

                 – “Evidence on the History of Archaeological Research in Crete”, University of Crete (1992-96)

   – “Islands’ isles. Bibliographical and Toponymic Research on the Small Islands and Rock Isles of the Aegean”, University of Crete (1996-98)

   – “Modern Applied Approaches of Artefacts and Ecofacts", Undergraduate Programme EPEAEK, University of Crete (Department of History & Archaeology) and Greek Ministry of Education (1997-2000)

   – Postgraduate Programme EPEAEK HERAKLEITOS: PhD by Vassiliki LIPA, “Forms of Rural Installation in Bronze Age Crete. Archaeological and Ethnoarchaeological Research and Application of New Technologies”, University of Crete (Department of History & Archaeology) and Greek Ministry of Education (2004-09)

Member of Project Committees

 –“Advanced Methods and Information Systems in Archaeology. Research and Management of Material Remains of the Aegean Cultures”, European Postgraduate Programme EPEAEK, University of Crete (Depts of History & Archaeology and Computer Science) and Greek Ministry of Education (1997-2001)

    – Study for the Protection and Management of the Small Island of Koufonisi, South Crete”, University of Crete (Museum of Natural History and Department of History & Archaeology) and Region of Crete (1998)

    –“Gender in Social Sciences”, Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Programme EPEAEK. University of Crete (Depts of Sociology, History & Archaeology, and Philosophical & Social Sciences) and Greek Ministry of Education (2002-08)

    – Botanical Garden of the University of Crete. Interdisciplinary Planning, Organisation and Coordination, University of Crete (2007– )

 ­  –“Plants and Culture. An Electronic Platform and Service of Providing Ethnobotanical Data for Scientific, Educational and Economic Use”, University of Crete (Botanical Garden and Library) – Region of Crete (2010– )

Selected Publications

   Editings

K. KOPAKA, N. LIANERIS (eds), Jacques CAUVIN, Naissance des divinités, Naissance de l’agriculture. La révolution des symboles au Néolithique, Greek translation by Sofia Preve, Irakleio, 2004

Κ. KOPAKA (ed.), FYLO. Engendering Prehistoric ‘Stratigraphies’ in the Aegean and the Mediterranean, Proceedings of an International Conference, University of Crete, Rethymno 2-5 June 2005, Aegaeum 30, Liege, 2009

Κ. ΚΟPAKA (ed.), Aegean Prehistoric Research at the Beginnings of the 21st century, Proceedings of an International Scientific Workshop, Department of History and Archaeology, University of Crete, Rethymno 5-7 December 2003, Irakleio, 2009 (in Greek).

G. CADOGAN, M. IACOVOU, K. KOPAKA, J. WHITLEY (eds), Parallel Lives: Ancient Island Societies in Crete and Cyprus, International Symposium Organised by the Universities of Crete and Cyprus and the British School at Athens, Nicosia 30 November-2 December 2006, British School at Athens Studies 20, London, 2012

­­­­­­­­   Articles

C. KOPAKA, Une bague minoenne de Malia, Bulletin de Correspondance Hellénique 108, 1984, 3-12

K KOPAKA, Clay model of a couch from Phaistos, in EILAPINI, Volume in honour of professor Nikolaos Platon, Irakleio, 1988, 93-100 (in Greek)

C. KOPAKA, Une nouvelle inscription en linéaire A, Kadmos 28/1, 1989, 7-13

C. KOPAKA, Les foyers fixes en Crète du Bronze Moyen au Bronze Récent, in R. LAFFINEUR (éd.), Transition. Le monde égéen du Bronze Moyen au Bronze Récent, Actes de la deuxième rencontre égéenne internationale, Liège, 1988, Aegaeum 3, 1989, 21-8

 K. KOΠAKA, Minos Kalokairinos’ Excavations at Knossos, Palimpsiston 9-10,

 1989-1990, 5-69 (in Greek)

C. KOPAKA, Des pièces de repos dans l'habitat minoen? in P. DARCQUE, R. TREUIL (éd.), L'habitat égéen préhistorique, Actes de la table ronde de l'Ecole Française d'Athènes, Bulletin de Correspondance Hellènique Suppl. 19, 1990, 217-30

C. KOPAKA, Nouvelle évidence sur la fouille Kalokairinos à Knossos, in J.-P. OLIVIER (éd.), Mykénaïka, Actes du IXe Colloque international sur les textes mycéniens et égéens, Bulletin de Correspondance Hellènique Suppl. 25, 1990, 381-85

K. KOPAKA, L. PLATON, Ληνοί Mινωικοί. Installations minoennes de traitement des produits liquides, Bulletin de Correspondance Hellènique 117, 1993, 35-101

K. KOPAKA, Women's arts - Men's crafts? Towards an approach of gender skills in the prehistoric Aegean, in R. LAFFINEUR, P.P. BETANCOURT (eds), TEXNH, Craftsmen, Craftswomen and Craftmanship in the Aegean Bronze Age, Actes de la 6ème Rencontre Egéenne Internationale, Philadelphia 1996, Aegaeum 16, Liège, 1997, 521-31

K. KOPAKA, A. KOSSYVA, An island's isles: Crete and its insular components. A preliminary approach, in P. Betancourt, V. Karageorghis, R. Laffineur, W.-D. Niemeier (eds), MELETEMATA. Studies in Aegean Archaeology Presented to M.H. Wiener as He Enters his 60th Year, Aegaeum 20, Liège, 1999, 435-44

K. KOPAKA, La guerre des femmes en Egée de l'Age du Bronze. Lire entre "les lignes de combat", in R. LAFFINEUR (éd.), POLEMOS. Le contexte guerrier en Egée de l’Age du Bronze, Actes de la 7ème rencontre égéenne internationale, Liège 1998, Aegaeum 19, Liège, 1999, 479-91

K. KOPAKA, Survey on Gavdos. Approaches to an insular microcosm on the edge, Proceedings of the 8th International Cretological Congress, Irakleio 1996, Irakleio, 2001, 62-80 (in Greek)

K. KOPAKA, G. NIKOLAKAKIS, A. TSANTIROPOULOS, A. KOSSYVA, Place names of Gavdos and Gavdopoula: A supplement, in The Cretan Toponyms, Scientific Congress of the Historical and Folklore Society in Rethymnon, Rethymno 1998, Rehymno, 2001, 283-333 (in Greek)

K. KOPAKA, A day in potnia’s life. Aspects of ‘potnia’ and reflected ‘mistress’ activities in the Aegean Bronze Age, in R. LAFFINEUR, R. Hägg (eds), PΟΤΝΙΑ, Deities and Religion in the Aegean Bronze Age, Actes de la 8ème rencontre internationale égéenne, Göteborg 2000, Aegaeum 22, Liège, 2001, 15-31

 K. KOPAKA, N. CHANIOTAKIS, Just taste additive? Minoan salt from the cave ‘tis Ouranias to Froudi’, Zakros, Crete, Oxford Journal of Archaeology 22/1, 2003, 53-66

 Κ. KOPAKA, Knossos before Kalokairinos: A forgotten metropolis of the sources, in G. CADOGAN, E. HATZAKI, A. VASILAKIS (eds), Knossos: Palace, City, State, Proceedings of the Conference in Ηerakleion organised by the BSA and the 23rd EPKA, in November 2000, for the Centenary of Sir Arthur Evans’s Excavations at Knossos, BSA Studies 12, 2004, 497-512 (in Greek)

M. DOERR, D. PLEXOUSAKIS, K. KOPAKA, C. BEKIARI, Supporting Chronological Reasoning in Archaeology, στο Beyond the Artifact. Digital Interpretation of the Past, Computer Archaeological Applications (CAA), Proceedings of the 32d International Conference on Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology, Prato, Italy 13-17 April 2004

http://www.cidoc-crm.org/docs/caa2004_supporting_chronological_reasoning.pdf

Κ. ΚΟPAKA, “Seals of meaning: Imprints of past Aegean worlds”, American Journal of Archaeology 108, 2004, 107-10, Book review of W. MÜLLER (ed.), Μinoisch-Mykenische Glyptik. Stil, Ikonographie, Funktion. V. Internationales Siegel-Symposium, Marburg 23-25/91999 (CMS Beiheft 6)

Κ. KOPAKA, Emporoi on the Mediterranean fringe: trading for a living on the small islands of Crete, in R. LAFFINEUR, E. GRECO (eds), EΜPΟRΙΑ. Aegeans in the Central and Eastern Mediterranean, Proceedings of the 10th International Aegean Conference/, Athens, Italian School of Archaeology, 14-18 April 2004, Aegaeum 25, Liège, 2005, 91-102

Κ. KOPAKA, G. NIKOLAKAKIS, Diet, ritual and table manners in the mountainous Mylopotamos, in E. GAVRILAKI, G.Z. TZIFOPOULOS (eds), Mylopotamos from Antiquity to the Present. Environment - Archaeology – History – Folklore - Sociology, Proceedings of an International Congress, Panormo 24-30 October 2003, V.ΙΙ, Rethymno, 2006, 227-39 (in Greek)

K. KOPAKA, C. PAPADAKI, Prehistoric pottery from Gavdos. The case-study of a small island’s industrial production, Proceedings of the 9th International Cretological Congress, Elounta 2001, Irakleio, 2006, 63-78 (in Greek)

K. KOPAKA, D. GONTICA, G. MOSCHOVI, Chartographic identification of the island of Gavdos. Trajectories within a small-island’s geocultural environment, Proceedings of the 9th International Cretological Congress, Elounta 2001, Irakleio, 2006, 271-87 (in Greek)

K. KΟPAKA, Mothers in Aegean stratigraphies? The dawn of ever-continuing engendered life cycles, in K. KOPAKA (ed.), FYLO. Engendering Prehistoric ‘Stratigraphies’ in the Aegean and the Mediterranean, Proceedings of an International Conference at the University of Crete, Rethymno 2-5 June 2005, Aegaeum 30, Liège, 2009, 183-96

Κ. KOPAKA, Aegean prehistoric research at the dawn of the 21st century: ‘from the native’s point of view’? in Κ. KOPAKA (ed.), Aegean Prehistoric Research at the Beginning of the 21st Century, Proceedings of a Scientific Workshop, Department of History and Archaeology, University of Crete, Rethymno 5-7 December 2003, Irakleio, 2009, 67-81 (in Greek)

Κ. KOPAKA, C. MATZANAS, Palaeolithic industries from the island of Gavdos, near neighbour to Crete in Greece, Antiquity 83/321, September 2009

http://www.antiquity.ac.uk/antiquitynew/projgall/kopaka321/

Κ. ΚΟPAKA, What is an island? Concepts, meanings and polysemies of insular topoi in Greek sources, in C. Marangou, P. della Casa (eds), The Islands of the Mediterranean, European Journal of Archaeology, Special Issue 11.2-3, 2009, 179-97

K. KOPAKA, Οn caves and households in Bronze Age Crete: ‘tis Ouranias to Froudi’ cave at Zakros, in K. Glowacki, Ν. VOGEIKOFF-Brogan (eds), STEGA: The Archaeology of Houses and Households in Ancient Crete from the Neolithic Period Through the Roman Era, Hesperia Suppl. 13, Princeton, N.J., 2011, 273-84

K. KOPAKA, Gozo of Malta – ‘Gozo’ of Crete (Gavdos). Thoughts on a twinned Mediterranean micro-insular toponymy and epic tradition, Kritika Chronika LA’, 2011, 13-32

Κ. KOPAKA, C. MATZANAS, Early sea travelling in the Aegean and to Crete? A view from the chipped stone industries from the island of Gavdos, Proceedings of the 10th International Cretological Congress, Chania 2006, Α1, Chania, 2011, 43-82 (PDF, in Greek)

K. KΟPAKA, G. CADOGAN, Two Mediterranean island life modes, two island archaeologies. Crete and Cyprus: how near, how far? in G.CADOGAN, M. IACOVOU, K. KOPAKA, J. WHITLEY (eds), Parallel Lives: Ancient Island Societies in Crete and Cyprus. International Symposium Organised by the Universities of Crete and Cyprus and the British School at Athens, Nicosia 30 November-2 December 2006, British School at Athens Studies 20, London, 2012, 17-33

   Forthcoming/In print

   Monograph

K. KOPAKA, Zakros, ‘Tis Ouranias to Froudi’. The Cave and the Natural Cavities, in L. PLATON (ed.), Zakros I, Athens, Archaeological Society (in Greek)

   Articles

Κ. KOPAKA, A ‘lone’ prehistoric burial in Gavdos: a link with collective memory and identity, in G. NIKOLAKAKIS (ed.), The Uncertaity of Death: An Interdisciplinary Approach, International Symposium, Department of Philosophical and Social Sciences, University of Crete, Rethymno, 2/12 2004 (in Greek)

K. KOPAKA, Small places, important cultural issues. The archaeological example of Gavdos, Proceedings of the 11th International Cretological Congress, Rethymno, October 2006 (in Greek)

K. KOPAKA, Stylianos E. Alexiou. The archaeologist of knowledge, Proceedings of the 11th International Cretological Congress, Rethymno, October 2006 (in Greek)

P. DROSINOU, K. KOPAKA, Gavdopoula (Little Gavdos). A preliminary cultural fieldtrip, Proceedings of the 11th International Cretological Congress, Rethymno, October 2006 (in Greek)

M. ANDONOVA, A. SARPAKI, K. KOPAKA, Meaningful statistical data on quantitative analysis and distributional patterns of bioarchaeological remains in the Bronze Age building at Katalymata, Gavdos, 3d Symposium ARCH_RNT "Archaeological Research and New Technologies", Kalamata University School, 3/6-10/2012 (in Greek)

E. Chriazomenou, C. PAPOULIA, K. KOPAKA, Associating residues and wear traces as indicators of hafting methods: a view from the chipped stone industries from the island of Gavdos, Crete, Use-wear 2012, International Conference on Use-Wear Analysis, Universidade do Agave, Portugal, 10-12/10 2012

K. KOPAKA, E. THEOU, “Gavdos or living on the southernmost Aegean island in the Neolithic cultural horizons”, in Communities in Transition: The Circum-Aegean Later Neolithic Stages (ca. 5000/4800-3200/3000 BC), Danish Institute at Athens, June 7th to 9th 2013