Katerina Ragkou

E-Mail: kragkou(at)uni-koeln.de

 

Post address: Universität zu Köln, Archäologisches Institut, Graduiertenkolleg 1878, Albertus-Magnus-Platz, D-50923 Köln

 

 

Curriculum Vitae

Education

since 2014 PhD Student at the  DFG Research Training Group “Archaeology of Pre-Modern Economies”
2011 – 2013 Master of Arts in Byzantine Studies at the University of Cyprus under the supervision of Dr Athanasios Vionis. Masters’ Thesis: “A Byzantine House at Corinth: Use of Space and Daily Life” (in Greek) (Distinction).
2004 – 2009 BA in History and Archaeology at the University of Athens, department of History and Archaeology. Major in Archaeology and Art History (Upper Second-Class Honours).

Awards

2012 – 2013 Student Associate Member of the American School of Classical Studies aτ Athens for the completion of my Masters’ thesis (Harry Bikakis Fellowship).
2013 Fellow of the Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation to participate in the ‘Cappadocia in Context Workshop (2013)’ of Koç University OIP &RCAC (Dr R. Ousterhout and Dr T. Uyar).

Museum Experience

2014 Intern in the Leventis Municipal Museum of Nicosia (Supervisor: D. Papanikola-Bakirtzi).
2013 Practice in the Coin Collection of the American School at Classical Studies at Athens, Corinth Excavations (Supervisor: G. D. R. Sanders).

Professional Experience

since 2014 Research Assistant at the Archaeology of Pre-Modern Economies Programme at the University of Cologne
2013 Research Assistant at the University of Cyprus within the framework of the “Byzantine and Post Byzantine Boetioa Digitisation Project”, (A. Vionis).

Fieldwork Experience

2009 – 2014 Field Assistant in the excavation sessions at the Heraion of Samos, German Archaeological Institute of Athens (W.-D. Niemeier) and University of Cyprus (O. Kouka).
2009 – 2014 Participation in the excavation sessions in Ancient Corinth, American School of Classical Studies at Athens (G. D. R. Sanders).
2013 Trench Supervisor in the excavation sessions of the “Kourion Urban Space Project”, Tandy Institute for Archaeology at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth Texas, USA (Th. W. Davis).
2009, 2011 Lab Assistant in the excavation sessions at the excavation of the Bronze Age settlement in Kirrha Fokis, the French School of Athens, (Z. Zurbac).
2009 – 2010 Supervisor for the 14th Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities of the excavation sessions of the German Archaeological Institute of Athens at the Prehistoric-Roman Sanctuary at Kalapodi (W.-D. Niemeier).
2009 – 2010 Lab Assistant in the excavation sessions of a Late Antiquity Port at Portus in Fumicino, Italy, British School of Rome, the University of Southampton (S. Keay) and the University of Cambridge (M. Millet).
2009 Supervisor in rescue excavations in Central Greece, 14th Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities of Greece.
2008 Participation in the Pilion Cave Project in Thessaly, Danish Institute of Athens (N. H. Andreasen).
2008 Lab Assistant in the excavation session of the Neolithic settlement at Avgi in Kastoria (Northern Greece), 17th  Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities (G Stratouli).

Research interests

• Byzantine/Medieval Archaeology and History
• Byzantine/Medieval Material Culture
• Economic Geography
• Economic Sociology
• Trade and Exchange Network
• Settlement patterns/Settlement Archaeology
• Historical Anthropology
• Landscape Archaeology
• Archaeological Method and Theory
• Computer-assigned archaeological research (GIS, Statistics, etc.)

Publications

  • «A Cityscape of Change: from Byzantine to Frankish Corinth», in Lau Maximilian, Franchi Caterina , Di Rodi Morgan (eds), Landscapes of Power Selected Papers from the XV Oxford University Byzantine Society International Graduate Conference, Oxford, Peter Lang Publications, 2014, pp. 231-252.

Dissertation project

Eastern Mediterranean Economic Networks in the Age of the Crusades: The case of the Peloponnese, 11th-15th Centuries

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Claudia Sode, Prof. Dr. Sabine Schrenk, Dr. Athanasios Vionis