Art History Department

Paula Gheorghiade


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Supervisor: Carl Knappett

Paula Gheorghiade is a doctoral candidate in the Department of History of Art at the University of Toronto. Her doctoral thesis takes a relational and empirical approach, grounded in archaeological data, in exploring and contextualizing local and regional interaction on Crete & within the larger Mediterranean basin during the Late Bronze Age. Paula has excavated in Spain, Italy and Crete, including working at the Sissi Archaeological Project (2010 – 2011); a survey of the territory of Lato with the French School at Athens (AfA) (2010); the rescue excavations at Anavlochos (2012) and more recently the 2012 – 2015 excavation and 2016 – 2017 study campaigns of the Palace and Landscape at Palaikastro Project (PALAP).

Areas of Academic Interest
  • Minoan art and archaeology
  • Interaction networks in the prehistoric Aegean
  • Prehistoric economies
  • Computational archaeology
  • Network analysis in archaeology
  • Cultural heritage protection and public archaeology
Current Research
  • My research applies network science methods to explore interaction and trade between Crete and the east Mediterranean during the Late Bronze Age.
  • MA History of Art, University of Toronto, 2011
Recent Awards
  • 2018–19 Project Participant, "Material Entanglements in the Ancient Mediterranean and Beyond," Connecting Art Histories Getty Foundation Initiative
  • 2017–18 School of Graduate Studies (SGS) Travel Grant
  • 2017–18 The Associates Of The University Of Toronto Travel Award
  • 2016 Leonore V. Kinghorn Scholarship
  • 2015–16 Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS)
  • 2015 School of Graduate Studies (SGS) Travel Grant
  • 2015 Germany/Europe Research Fund (GEF)
  • 2013–14 Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS)
  • 2012 John Macrory Scholarship
  • 2011 Elisabeth Alfoldi-Rosenbaum Memorial Award
  • 2011 Stephen Vickers Memorial Award

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