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Petia Ilieva

Petia Velichkova Ilieva

Scientific degree and current position:
Doctor of Philosophy, Assistant Professor

Areas of academic interest:
Ancient Thrace during the Late Bronze and Early Iron Age, contacts between the Thracians and Hellenes along the Aegean coast of Thrace before and after the establishment of Greek colonies there, the production and use of ceramic vessels in sites from the Aegean coast of Thrace during the period between the Late Bronze and Archaic Era, local ceramic styles.

Education and fellowships:

Education
Master's degree and PhD in Archeology, Sofia University 'St. Kliment Ohridski' and second major in Modern Greek Philology
Master's degree in Ancient Greek Philology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Fellowships
20-30.09.2019 and 10-19.09.2018 Participation in a three-year traveling seminar 'The Long Life of Monuments in Antiquity', organised by Prof R.R.R.Smith (University of Oxford) and Prof Ch. Hallett (University of California, Berkley) and funded by the Getty Foundation.

1.10-31.12.2018 University of Geneva. Working on a research project: Before the Greeks. Introduction, adoption and consumption of Sub-Geometric painted wares by Northern Aegean native communities: a contextual approach and delivering lecture on Subgeometric Ceramics of the North-Eastern Aegean: Style, Production, Distribution Patterns and Consumption. Host: Prof. L. Baumer. Fellowship granted by the Konstantin et Zinovia Katzarovi Foundation

17-21.04.2016 Leipzig University, Teach the Teacher workshop in Digital Humanities under the Perseids project (joint project between Humboldt Chair of Digital Humanities, University of Leipzig and Department of Classics, Tufts University), funded by Tufts University under Perseids project.

2010-2011 Sofia University 'St. Kliment Ohridski'. Working on a post-doctoral research project on Archaic wheel-made ceramics from the Cave of Maroneia and Kremasto (Asar Tepe), Aegean Thrace, funded by Collegium Historicum Programme.

1.05-18. 07.2007, 1-15.11.2007 University of Oxford. Working on a post-doctoral research project on Subgeometric Pottery of the North-Eastern Aegean: Style, Production, Distribution Patterns and Consumption, funded by the Visiting Fellowship scheme of the British Academy. 

Participation in scholarly projects:

Since 2006 Subgeometric Pottery of the North-Eastern Aegean: Style, Production, Distribution Patterns and Consumption
2015-2018 Thracians and Greeks in the chora of Abdera in the 6th c. BC: the case-study of Paliochora (in cooperation with Dr. K. Kallintzi, Director of Abdera Archaeological Service and Museum)
2016-2020 Field survey project in Xanthi prefecture (Abdera, the chora of Abdera and the southern foothills of Rhodope). Member of an international team working on processing and preparing for publication handmade ceramic vessels by RZHE.
2018-2020 Aegean Thrace before the Greek settlement: study and publication of the ceramic material from the excavation at Kremasti (Ergani) Acropolis (in cooperation with Dr D. Matsas and Dr h.c. D. Tryantaphyllos)
2017-2021 - Céramique à Thasos: manuel, analyses et tessonnier en ligne. Publication of Thassos ceramic groups by invitation of the project managers: Jean-Sébastien GROS, Jacky KOZLOWSKI-FOURNIER, Martin PERRON.

2014 - Delivering paper during round table organised under the project, implemented by the IBSCT-BAS 'Ancient Thrace in the 1st millennium BC: economy, politics, society, culture'. Project Manager: Assoc. Prof. R. Georgieva, PhD.
2015 - Delivering paper during conference under the project, implemented by the IBSCT-BAS 'Sources about the history of Thrace and Thracians'. Project Managers: Prof. Svetlana Yanakieva, PhD and Prof. Vanya Lozanova, D.A.
2015 - Submitting paper to be included in the collective volume Thracia 21 under the project 'Ancient Thrace in the 1st millennium BC: economy, politics, society, culture'. Project Manager: Assoc. Prof. R. Georgieva, PhD.
2016 - Submitting paper to be included in the collective volume Thracia 22 under the project, implemented by the IBSCT-BAS 'Sources about the history of Thrace and Thracians'. Project Managers: Prof. Svetlana Yanakieva, PhD and Prof. Vanya Lozanova, D.A.
2017 - Participating in the 13th International Congress of Thracology as part of the project, implemented by the IBSCT-BAS 'Sources about the history of Thrace and Thracians'. Project Manager: Prof. Svetlana Yanakieva, PhD.
2018 - Delivering paper during the scholarly forum Seminarium Thracicum, under the project Interactiva of the Centre of Thracology, Sofia. Project Manager: Prof. Svetlana Yanakieva, PhD.
2018 - Delivering paper during the National Conference Thracian Readings Ancient Thrace and Thracians: Spaces and Communications, Centre of Thracology, Sofia.
2019 - Delivering paper during the National Conference Thracian Readings Ancient Thrace and Thracians: Sacred and Profane, Centre of Thracology, Sofia.

Teaching:
Part-time teacher in Archeology at the Aprilov National High School

Selected publications:

Anonymously reviewed articles:
(2019) Ilieva, P. Phoenicians, Cypriots, Euboeans in the Northern Aegean: a reappraisal, AURA 2, 65-102.
(2018) Ilieva, P. Grey or painted, it is the shape that matters (Mobile potters and fashion trends in ceramics: a case study of the pottery koine of the north-eastern Aegean in the late 8th and 7th centuries BC). В: G. Gurtekin-Demir, H. Cevizoglu, Y. Polat, G. Polat (eds.), Archaic and Classical Western Anatolia: New Perspectives in Ceramic Studies. Colloquia Antiqua 19, 131-160.
(2015) Ilieva, P. G 2-3 Ware cosmetic vases reconsidered: between Mycenaean and Archaic Greece in the necropolis of Hephaistia on Lemnos, В: G. Gurtekin-Demir, H. Cevizoglu, Y. Polat, G. Polat (eds.), KERAMOS. Ceramics: a cultural approach. Ankara, 146-157.
(2014) Ilieva, P. Regional standardization and local variation: the case of the North Aegean G 2-3 Ware, В: A. Kotsonas (ed.), Understanding standardization and variation in Mediterranean ceramics. Mid 2nd to late 1st millennium BC, BABESCH Suppl. 25. Leuven, 85-96.
(2013) Ilieva, P. Archaic Wheelmade ceramics from the Cave of Maroneia and Kremasto (Asar Tepe), Aegean Thrace, ABSA 108. CUP, 137-185.

Conference Proceedings:
(2018) Ilieva, P. Between Thrace and the Aegean (notes on some aspects of the archaeology of Aegean Thrace in the late LBA and the EIA), В: Stephanos Archaeologicos. Ad 80 annum Professoris Ludmili Getov. Studia Archaeologica. Supplementum VI. Sofia, 59-77.
(2018) Ilieva, P. Thracians of Odonis, the first Parians on Thasos and the North Aegean neighbours: the case-study of a group of pre/para-colonial ceramics, В: D. Katsonopoulou (ed.) Paros and its Colonies. Athens, 231-251.
(2017) Ilieva, P. Thracians on the Northern Aegean islands: written testimonia and current archaeological evidence, Thracia 22. София, 253-275.
(2016) Ilieva, P. Becoming modern: North Aegean Thracian communities adopting wheel-made ceramics, Thracia 21.София, 207-221.
(2013) Ilieva, P. G 2-3 Ware: The Sub(proto)geometric Tradition of the Northeastern Aegean, В: P. Adam-Veleni, E. Kefalidou, D. Tsiafakis (eds.), Pottery Workshops in Northeastern Aegean (8th – early 5th c. BC). Thessaloniki, 123-131.
(2012) Ilieva, P. Altar or Perirrhanterion: were there water purification rites in the Sanctuary of the Great Gods on Samothrace?, In: Rabadjiev, K., T. Shalganova, V. Marazova, R. Stoychev (eds.) Art and Ideology. Sofia, Sofia University Press, 487-502.
(2011) Ilieva, P. The sessile kantharos of the Archaic Northeast Aegean Ceramic Assemblage: the Anatolian connection, Studia Troica 19. Philipp von Zabern, 179-205.
(2011) Ilieva, P. The ‘Warlike’ Thracians and the Greeks: the politics of the written logos versus the ‘silent discourse of things’ as evidence for mixed habitation in Aegean Thrace, In: Seminarium Thracicum 7. Thracians and Hellenes: Meetings of Cultures. София, 25-50.
(2009) Ilieva, P. Vogue and Utility: Terracotta products with Ionian kymation in relief from the Aegean shore of Thrace. In: G. Deligiannakis, Y. Galanakis (ed.) The Aegean and its Cultures. Proceedings of the first Oxford-Athens Student workshop organized by the Greek Society and the University of Oxford, Taylor Institutions, 22-23 April 2005. BAR International Series 1975, Oxford, 69-80.
(2009) Ilieva, P. “G 2-3 Ware” and the Non-Greek Populations on the North Aegean Coast (some preliminary notes on its distribution pattern and contextual characteristics). In: Bonias, Z., J. Perreault (eds.) Greeks and Thracians in coastal and inland Thrace during the years before and after the Great Colonisation. Thasos, 109-123.
(2008) Ilieva, P. Long-necked jugs from Samothrace and the Sub-Geometric ceramic tradition of the North-eastern Aegean (in Greek). In: S. Dordanas (ed.) Samothrace: history, archaeology, culture. Thessaloniki, 45-61.
(2008) Ilieva, P. Funerary rites in the EIA Aegean Thrace: problems and perspectives of research. In: Ozbek (ed.) Funeral rites, rituals and ceremonies from Prehistory to Antiquity. Troas and its neighbors II, 2-6.10.2006. Canakkale, 97-114.


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