Paula Gheorghiade (MA 2011) was one of four PhD candidates from around the world to be accepted to the international research program, Material Entanglements in the Ancient Mediterranean and Beyond, funded by the Getty Foundation as part of its Connecting Art Histories initiative. Paula’s project titled “Entangled Objects and Regional Interaction: A Network Approach to Mycenaeanization on Crete” expands on material covered in her PhD dissertation, to focus on local, socio-material entanglements within the larger process of Mycenaeanization during the Late Bronze Age.
The project is directed by Dr. Marian Feldman (Johns Hopkins University) and Dr. Antigoni Zournatzi (National Hellenic Research Foundation), and pivots around two, eight-day workshops, which include a series of presentations, round-table discussions and site visits. This year’s workshop took place at the National Hellenic Research Foundation in Athens, and was enriched by visits to National Archaeological Museum in Athens, as well as museum and site visits in Thessaloniki, Pella, Dion, and Veria.
More information on this project is available on their website.