Aegeus Society For Aegean Prehistory


Anastasia Christophilopoulou

Anastasia Christophilopoulou

Cyprus Curator-Assistant Keeper, Department of Antiquities The Fitzwilliam Museum

Current research and activities: 

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. She has recently curated (together with Dr. I. Galanakis) an interdisciplinary exhibition on the history of codebreaking (Fitzwilliam Museum, October 2017-February 2018). 

Research topics:

Archaeology of the Greek Early Iron Age and Archaic periods. 

Island Archaeology and the Archaeology of Cyprus

Public Archaeology and Public engagement with Museums. 

Research projects: 

Cyprus Research project:

Material Cultures project:

Codebreakers and Groundbreakers exhibition: