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Annual Lawrence Room Talk - Cyprus in Context: Researching and re-assessing the Cambridge Cypriot Collections

All alumni and friends are warmly invited to the 2017 Girton College Lawrence Room event at 2pm in the Old Kitchens on Saturday September 23rd. 


This year's guest speaker will be Dr Anastasia Christophilopoulou, Assistant Keeper in the Department of Antiquities at the Fitzwilliam Museum. During her talk entitled 'Cyprus in Context': Researching and re-assessing the Cambridge Cypriot Collections, she will focus on the efforts of a current research project titled 'Cyprus in Context' aiming to recontextualise the Cypriot collections within the University of Cambridge with their original archaeological sites in the island of Cyprus. The talk will focus on the history of the Cambridge Cypriot collections, highlighting the most prominent finds including a selection of Cypriot objects from the Lawrence Room collection at Girton College.


Dr Anastasia Christofilopoulou is the Assistant Keeper and Cyprus Curator for the Department of Antiquities of the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge. Anastasia focused on the Archaeology of the Greek EIA and Archaic periods, particularly the architecture and material cultures of the Greek domestic environment as part of the doctoral thesis is Cambridge. She is currently leading a 3-year research project building a body of research into the archaeological context, material and technology of the Fitzwilliam Cypriot Collections. Through this Anastasia is also addressing questions in relation to Cyprus’s wider identity as a ‘big island’ and more generally questions of insularity as a factor shaping the unique cultural identities of the Mediterranean islands. Anastasia has also been engaged with a research project titled ‘Material Cultures in public engagement’, essentially a cross-over between material culture studies and public archaeology since 2014 and she is curating (together with Dr. I. Galanakis) an interdisciplinary exhibition on the history of codebreaking, coming to the Fitzwilliam Museum in October 2017. 



To book a place at this talk please email JLIB_HTML_CLOAKING or call 01223 764935.

Location : Girton College