Panagiota Mantouvalou

Panagiota Mantouvalou

Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies
Doctoral Researcher

Contact details

Title of thesis:  Settlement Patterns in Late Antique and Byzantine Athens A.D 1st c. – 1204.

Supervisors: Daniel Reynolds and Maeve McHugh

Qualifications

  • BA in Archaeology and History of Art (AUTH 2015)
  • MA in Antiquity: Byzantine Pathway (UOB 2017)
  • Working Experience in:
  • Numismatic Museum in Athens (2014)
  • Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki (2015)
  • Department of Modern and Contemporary Monuments (2015)

Biography

  • BA in Archaeology and History of Art Aristotle University of Thessaloniki 2015
  • MA in Antiquity: Byzantine Pathway University of Birmingham 2017
  • Languages: Latin, Ancient, Medieval & Modern Greek, German, English, French & BSL
  • Internship at the Numismatic Museum in Athens, Greece. 2014
  • Volunteer at the Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, Greece. 2015
  • Volunteer at the Greek Parliament’s Library. 2015
  • Volunteer at the Greek Ministry of Culture/Department of Modern and Contemporary Monuments. 2015
  • Volunteer at the American School of Classical Studies in Athens Agora Excavation Project, Athens, Greece. 2018
  • Currently employed at New Testament Greek Manuscript Transcribing for the CATENA Project/ Department of Philosophy, Theology & Religion, University of Birmingham (since 2018)
  • Postgraduate Teaching Assistant at the University of Birmingham (since 2019)
  • Postgraduate Teaching Assistant Representative for the History Department, University of Birmingham (since 2020)
  • Mentor for MA/MRes and PhD students in SHaC, CAL, University of Birmingham (since 2020)
  • Copy Editor for Rosetta, the Postgraduate Journal of CAHA, CAL, University of Birmingham (2019-2020)
  • Editor of Diogenes, the Postgraduate Journal of CBOMGS, CAL, University of Birmingham (since 2020)

Teaching

  • Taught Modern Greek to other PG students at CBOMGS, University of Birmingham.
  • Tutored Ancient Greek to high school students.
  • Taught Greek Mythology and Epigraphy to elementary and high school students.
  • Currently Postgraduate Teaching Assistant in CAHA, CAL, University of Birmingham.

Doctoral research

PhD title
Settlement Patterns in Late Antique and Byzantine Athens A.D 1st c. – 1204.
Supervisors
Dr Maeve McHugh and Dr Daniel Reynolds
Course
Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies PhD/MA by Research (On-Campus or by Distance Learning)

Research

My research examines the area of city center Athens in Greece and how the urban space changed and evolved throughout the centuries. Late antique Athens presents an image of a slow process of Christianisation compared to other large civic centres in the Byzantine Empire. In addition, it seems that the Athenians chose to use the existing space and reform the pagan buildings to serve church needs. The Akropolis Hill as well as the area around, which carried a strong pagan character, remained important but underwent significant changes. The result was an urban arrangement of multiple smaller neighbourhoods around churches located at the bottom of the hill sometimes on top of ruins and other times inside pagan sanctuaries that had already given up their initial role.

Other activities

  • Late Antique Athens (paper) CBOMGS PG Colloquium 2018, University of Birmingham
  • Athens under Justinian (paper) GEM 2019, University of Birmingham
  • The Library of Hadrian (paper) Rosetta 2019, University of Birmingham
  • Member of SPBS
  • Medieval Greek Reading Group Seminar Series, University of Birmingham
  • Organizer of the 21st Annual Postgraduate Colloquium for CBOMGS, CAL, University of Birmingham
  • Vice President of GEM, University of Birmingham 2018-2019
  • Treasurer of GEM, University of Birmingham 2019-2020
  • Co-organized the exhibition “The Last Roman Emperor” in the Barber Institute of Fine Arts under the supervision of the coin curator 2018
  • Study trips in Greece and Turkey
  • academia.edu URL Panagiota Mantouvalou

Publications

  • Report on excavation summer program with ASCSA in Athens, Greece published in Diogenes issue 18/19