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Dr Alan Greaves BA MA PhD PFHEA

Senior Lecturer Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology

Biography

Personal Statement

I am passionate about teaching and researching the archaeology of Turkey. My research focuses on the Bronze Age-Iron Age Anatolia (modern Turkey) and its role as a bridge between the cultures of East and West, both ancient and modern. I also work on Archaic Greek archaeology, especially colonisation, economy and religion. I am currently the Chair of Mediterranean Archaeology Research Group.


Key research interests:

Archaic Greece, Ionia, Miletos, migration, cult, Anatolia.
Heritage conservation, heritage education, digital conservation, digital imaging.

Current research students:

J. Brendan Knight
Dan Socaciu

Past research students:

Kostas Georgopoulos -Mycenaeans and Hittites in Western Anatolia (graduated 2009)
Françoise Rutland - John Garstang & Turkey: A Postcolonial Reading (graduated 2013)
Ali Çifçi - Between East and West: A Socio-Economic History of Urartu (graduated 2013)
Megan Thomas - Geomagnetism Secular variation curve for Turkey (graduated 2014)
Helen Murphy-Smith - Population of vicus communities in Roman Britain (graduated 2017)
Kanokporn Nasomtrug - (Self-)Documentation of Thai Communities (graduated 2017)


Postdoctoral staff supervised:

Dr Françoise Rutland
Dr Sarah Duffy

I am the director of the Caltilar Archaeology Project. This is a large-scale multi-disciplinary survey project of two prehistoric settlement mounds (hoyuks) in the mountainous region of SW Turkey known as Lycia in antiquity.

Personal Distinctions

  • Lecture (in Turkish) (Invitation to Speak, Gaziantep University 2018)
  • Lecture (in Turkish) (Invitation to Speak, Istanbul University 2018)
  • Lecture (in Turkish) (Invitation to Speak, Mimar Sinan University, Istanbul 2018)
  • Lecture (Invitation to Speak, Koç University, Istanbul 2018)
  • Lecture (Invitation to Speak, Reading University 2018)
  • Lecture (Invitation to Speak, Roehampton University 2017)
  • Lecture (Invitation to Speak, Middle East Technical University 2017)
  • Lecture (Invitation to Speak, British Institute in Ankara 2017)
  • Lecture (Invitation to Speak, York University 2016)
  • Lecture (Invitation to Speak, Chartered Institute for Archaeology (CIfA) 2016)
  • Lecture (Invitation to Speak, Istanbul Technical University 2014)
  • Lecture (Invitation to Speak, Positive Care Partnership (Mersey Care NHS Trust) 2014)
  • Lecture (in Turkish) (Invitation to Speak, Akdeniz University 2014)
  • Lecture (in Turkish) (Invitation to Speak, Zeugma Mosaic Museum, Gaziantep 2014)
  • Lecture (Invitation to Speak, British Institute at Ankara 2014)
  • Lecture (Invitation to Speak, Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey 2013)
  • Lecture (in Turkish) (Invitation to Speak, Mugla University, Mugla, Turkey 2013)
  • Lecture (Invitation to Speak, Cambridge University 2013)
  • Lecture (Invitation to Speak, Netherlands Institute in Turkey 2013)
  • Photographic Exhibition (Fethiye Museum 2012)
  • Lecture (in Turkish) (Invitation to Speak, Ölüdeniz Town Council 2012)
  • Lecture (Invitation to Speak, Istanbul Technical University 2012)
  • Lecture (Invitation to Speak, German Archaeological Institute, Istanbul 2012)
  • Lecture (in Turkish) (Invitation to Speak, Istanbul University 2012)
  • Senior Visiting Fellowship (Research Centre for Anatolia Civilisations, Koç University, Istanbul 2012)
  • Lecture (Invitation to Speak, Research Centre for Anatolian Civilisations 2012)
  • Lecture (Invitation to Speak, Cambridge University 2012)
  • Lecture (Invitation to Speak, Oxford Brookes University 2011)
  • Staff Development Workshop (Invitation to Speak, University of Liverpool 2011)
  • Lecture (Invitation to Speak, West Lancashire Archaeological Society 2011)
  • Photographic Exhibition (Invitation to Perform, FETAV 2011)
  • Lecture (Invitation to Speak, NCHP 2011)
  • Lecture (Invitation to Speak, University of Reading 2011)
  • Museum Exhibition (Invitation to Perform, Victoria Gallery & Museum 2011)
  • Lecture (Invitation to Speak, University of Reading 2011)
  • Lecture (Invitation to Speak, West Lancashire Archaeology Society 2010)
  • Lecture (Invitation to Speak, Cambridge University 2010)
  • Staff Development Workshop (Invitation to Speak, Manchester Metropolitan University 2010)
  • Staff Development Workshop (Invitation to Speak, Wabash College 2009)
  • Staff Development Workshop (Invitation to Speak, Manchester Metropolitan University 2009)
  • Staff Development Workshop (Invitation to Speak, DePauw University 2009)
  • Lecture (Invitation to Speak, Sheffield University 2008)
  • Workshop (Invitation to Speak, Prindle Ethics Institute 2008)
  • Lecture (Invitation to Speak, Oriental Institute, Chicago 2008)
  • Lecture (Invitation to Speak, Oxford University 2008)
  • Staff Development Workshop (Keynote Speech, DePauw University 2008)
  • Lecture (Invitation to Speak, Purdue University 2008)
  • Lecture (Invitation to Speak, DePauw University 2008)
  • Lecture (Invitation to Speak, University of Chicago, Institute of Education 2008)
  • Lecture (Invitation to Speak, Cambridge University 2007)
  • Lecture (Invitation to Speak, Newcastle University, New South Wales 2006)
  • Lecture (Invitation to Speak, Melbourne University 2006)
  • Lecture (Invitation to Speak, Melbourne University 2006)
  • Lecture (Invitation to Speak, Archaeological Institute of Australia 2006)
  • Lecture (Invitation to Speak, Sydney University 2006)
  • Staff Development Workshop (Sydney University, Institute of Education 2006)
  • Lecture (Invitation to Speak, Macquarie University 2006)
  • Sir Alastair Pilkington Award (University of Liverpool 2005)
  • Lecture (Invitation to Speak, Durham University 2005)
  • National Teaching Fellowship Award (Higher Education Academy 2005)
  • Holgate Visiting Fellowship (Competitive Fellowship, University of Durham 2005)
  • Lecture (Invitation to Speak, School of Oriental and African Studies, London 2004)
  • Lecture (Invitation to Speak, Århus University, Denmark 2004)
  • Lecture (Invitation to Speak, Volos University, Greece 2004)
  • Lecture (Invitation to Speak, Bilkent University 2001)
  • Lecture (Invitation to Speak, Manchester University 2000)

Administrative Roles

  • Chair of Mediterranean Archaeology Research Group

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