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Fellow Christophilopoulou, Dr. Anastasia

Dr. Anastasia Christophilopoulou


The Fitzwilliam Museum
Trumpington street,


Public engagement in Classical archaeology is the practice of presenting archaeological and art‐historical and historical evidence and its interpretations to the public. It seeks to engage the interest of the public, passing on either academic knowledge in an accessible form or glimpses of the experience and challenges faced by curators, archaeologists and art historians in their own work. The 'Material Cultures in public engagement' project investigates the range of strategies and ideas currently employed by European Museums with Ancient World collections to engage their public with aspects of ancient material culture. The project follows the completion of an international Symposium in Cambridge during March 2015, which discussed the influence the different pattern of evolution of curatorial and academic disciplines has on contemporary public engagement initiatives and will be accomplished by the publication of an edited volume within 2016.

Curriculum Vitae

2014 – present Assistant Curator, The Fitzwilliam Museum, Department of Antiquities.
2014 – present Associate Lecturer, Institute for Continuing Education, University of Cambridge
2010 – 214 Research associate, The Fitzwilliam Museum, Department of Antiquities for the AHRC funded project: Rediscovering Greece and Rome'
2007 – 2008 Temporary Lecturer in Classical Archaeology, School of Classics, History and Archaeology, Birkbeck, University of London
2004 – 2007 Supervisor for Part IA, Part IB and Part II Art and Archaeology students, Faculty of Classics, University of Cambridge
2003 – 2008 Ph.D. in Classical Archaeology, University of Cambridge, UK


2013 "Domestic Space and Community identity in the Aegean islands and Crete", in: MOSAIK journal, Raumdimensionen im Altertum, Online edition (2010), (, paper edition.
2012 "Home is Where the Heart(h) is': investigating social dynamics through social theories in ancient Greek households", Conference Proceedings at: Theory in (Ancient) Greek Archaeology Conference, 4th-5th May 2012, Ann Arbor, MI.
2007 "Domestic space in the Geometric Cyclades: A study of spatial arrangements, function and household activities in Zagora on Andros and Kastro on Siphnos", in: E. Hallager, J. Jensen (Eds.), The Proceedings of the Danish Institute at Athens V, Athens.
2005 "The Topography of the North coastal area of Thesprotia and the new archaeological evidence in the region", in: P. Cabanes, J. Lamboley (Hrsg.), Proceedings of: IVe Colloque international sur l’Illyrie méridionale et l’ Epire dans I’Antiquité, Grenoble, October 2002, Paris.