Affiliations: Classics, History, History of Art, Archaeology
Award: Woodrow Wilson
Collecting the Past: The Legacy of 19th Century Antiquarianism in Cyprus
This project focuses on the ways in which antiquarian motivations shaped 19th century archaeological activity in Cyprus, how this is reflected in Western museum collections of Cypriot antiquities, and to what extent this legacy continues to impact current archaeological projects on the island. Looking specifically at the British Museum, the Cyprus Museum, and the Johns Hopkins Archaeological Museum, my research centers on how modern presentation and interpretation of these collections was shaped by the acquisition history and early display of these materials. Research for this project included travel to London and to Cyprus, where I had the opportunity to be a part of the Athienou Archaeological Project and learn more about the ways in which the history of archaeology on the island informs current cultural heritage issues.
Dr. Emily Anderson, Department of Classics and the Department of the History of Art