Members

Emma Cantisani – National Research Council of Italy

Graduated in Earth Sciences at University of Pisa (Italy), PhD in Sciences for Conservation of Cultural Heritage at University of Florence (Italy), post doc researcher at University of Florence. From 2009 permanent researcher at Institute for the Conservation and Valorisation of Cultural Heritage (ICVBC) of CNR. She’s involved in numerous research projects on white marbles used in architecture and sculpture, on researches about ancient mortars and ceramics for archaeometric and conservative purposes. She coordinated the research unit of ICVBC in the project “Marmora Phrygiae, interdisciplinary methodologies for knowledge and preservation. Archaeology of architecture, information technologies and chemical-physical sciences for the historical reconstruction of building sites and the supplying of stones in a Roman and Byzantine city of Asia Minor, Hierapolis of Phrygia” (founded by Italian Ministry of University). In the framework of this project, she analysed, with a multi-analytical approach, ancient restoration mortars.

Selected publications

  • Andreotti, A., Baroni, S., Bonaduce, I., Bozza, S., Cantisani, E., Ismaelli, T. and Vettori, S. (2018) ‘Ancient restorations at Hierapolis of Phrygia (Denizli, Turkey): Interdisciplinary research on materials and technologies’, Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports 21, 862-71
  • Centauro, I., Cantisani, E., Grandin, C., Salvini, A. and Vettori, S. (2017) ‘The Influence of Natural Organic Materials on the Properties of Traditional Lime-Based Mortars’, International Journal of Architectural Heritage 11 (5), 670-84
  • Pecchioni E., Fratini F. and Cantisani E. (2017) Atlas of the Ancient Mortars in thin section under optical microscope. Florence: Nardini, 80.

Tommaso Ismaelli – CNR National Research Council – ISPC Institute for the Cultural Heritage

Tommaso Ismaelli is a researcher at the CNR-IBAM since 2011. The author of articles and books on archaeology of religion and the production of statuary and coroplastic art, he is a specialist in the study of Hellenistic and Imperial architecture in Asia Minor. Since 2005 he has participated in the activities of the Italian Archaeological Mission in Hierapolis of Phrygia and has developed research interests on ancient construction techniques, marbles and other building materials, architectural decoration, public monumental programs. New projects are carried out on the building site of the Dionysos temple in Teos (Teos Kazısı, Ankara University) and the Monumental Nymphaeum of Tripolis ad Maeandrum (Tripolis Kazısı, Pamukkale University), an incredible example of a late-antique anastylosis of a mid-Imperial fountain. Thanks to a direct experience of numerous case studies, his research on ancient restoration focuses on the technological, social and cultural aspects of the phenomenon.

Selected publications

  • Ismaelli, T. (2013) ‘Ancient Architectural Restoration in Asia Minor. Typology, Techniques and Meanings discussed with reference to examples of large-scale public buildings in Hierapolis of Phrygia, a seismic city in Western Turkey’, Istanbuler Mitteilungen 63, 267-324
  • Ismaelli, T. and Bozza, S. (2016) ‘Ancient construction sites in Hierapolis: new data on strategies, materials and techniques’, in T. Ismaelli and G. Scardozzi (eds) Ancient quarries and building sites in Asia Minor. Research on Hierapolis in Phrygia and other cities in south-western Anatolia: archaeology, archaeometry, conservation. Bari: Edipuglia, 437-58
  • Ismaelli, T. (2016) ‘Nuovi dati sull’architettura del Ginnasio di Hierapolis’, in F. D’Andria, M. P. Caggia and T. Ismaelli (eds) Hierapolis di Frigia VIII, Le attività delle campagne di scavo e restauro 2007-2011. Istanbul: Ege Yayınları, 552-96
  • Ismaelli, T. (2016) ‘La Stoà di Marmo: nuovi dati dagli scavi della campagna 2011 e dallo studio architettonico del monumento’, in F. D’Andria, M. P. Caggia and T. Ismaelli (eds) Hierapolis di Frigia VIII, Le attività delle campagne di scavo e restauro 2007-2011. Istanbul: Ege Yayınları, 237-78.

Evridiki Leka – National Archaeological Museum, Sculpture Collection

Evridiki Leka graduated from the University of Athens, and acquired her Master and PhD in Classical Archaeology from the University of Paris I (PANTHEON – SORBONNE) thanks to a scholarship from the Hellenic  National Scholarships Foundation. Since 2005 she has been working at the Hellenic Ministry of Culture, initially at the Ephorate of Antiquities of Mytilene and today at the National Archaeological Museum. She has specialized in the research of ancient Greek sculpture and her publications concern Archaic and Roman sculpture, marble quarrying and carving, and sculpture preservation and restoration in antiquity. 2012 was awarded by the Academy of Athens for her unpublished PhD thesis titled “Maintenance and repair of marble sculpture in antiquity: the case of Archaic sculpture”.

Selected publications

  • Leka, E. (forthcoming) ‘Restaurations antiques de sculptures archaïques de l’Acropole d’Athènes, 2 : le cas du ‘cavalier Perse’’, in EhΣΟΧΟΣ ΑΛΗΟΝ. Τιμητικός τόμος για την Ε. Σημαντώνη-Μπουρνιά
  • Leka, E. (2014) ‘La thérapéia des sculptures en Grèce ancienne : le témoignage des sources textuelles’, in Thérapéia. Polychromie et restauration de la sculpture dans l’Antiquité, Technè 40, 60-8
  • Leka, E. (2012) ‘L’emploi des huiles, des onguents et des parfums dans l’entretien des statues en Grèce ancienne’, in D. Frère and L. Hugot (eds) Les huiles parfumées en Méditerranée occidentale et en Gaule, VIIΙe s. av.-VIIe s. ap. J.-C.. Rennes: Presses Universitaires de Rennes, 277-90
  • Leka, E. (2003) ‘Restaurations antiques de sculptures archaïques de l’Acropole d’Athènes’, in Approches techniques de la sculpture antique, Journée d’étude du 29 mai 2000, Centre Camille Jullian, Aix-en-Provence, Bulletin archéologique du CTHS : Antiquité, Archéologie Classique 30, 17-31.

Dominik Maschek – University of Oxford

Dominik Maschek received a Mag. Phil. and a Dr. Phil. in Classical Archaeology from the University of Vienna. After spending a year in Rome as a Fellow of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, he moved to teach Classical Archaeology at Darmstadt. In 2015, he took up a Lectureship at the University of Birmingham, before joining the University of Oxford in 2018 as Associate Professor of Roman Archaeology and Art. As a trained Classical archaeologist, his research covers a wide array of topics from Archaic Greece to the Roman Empire, with a special focus on Roman architecture, architectural decoration, urbanism, and sculpture.

Selected publications

  • Maschek, D. 2018. Die römischen Bürgerkriege. Archäologie und Geschichte einer Krisenzeit. Philipp-von-Zabern-Verlag. Darmstadt.
  • Maschek, D. 2016. Orte der Forschung, Orte des Glaubens. Neue Perspektiven für antike Heiligtümer in Italien von der Archaik bis zur Späten Republik. Akten der internationalen Tagung in Darmstadt am 19. und 20. Juli 2013. Habelt-Verlag. Bonn; co-edited with M. Bolder-Boos.
  • Maschek, D. 2014. Antike Bauornamentik. Möglichkeiten und Grenzen ihrer Erforschung, Akten des Kolloquiums München, 13.–15.10.2011. Studien zur antiken Stadt 11. Reichert-Verlag. Wiesbaden; co-edited with J. Lipps.
  • Maschek, D. 2012. Rationes decoris. Aufkommen und Verbreitung dorischer Friese in der mittelitalischen Architektur des 2. und 1. Jhs. v. Chr. Wiener Forschungen zur Archäologie 14. Phoibos-Verlag. Vienna.

Jari Pakkanen – Royal Holloway, University of London

Currently Professor of Classical Archaeology at Royal Holloway and in post since 2000. Seconded as the Director of the Finnish Institute at Athens in 2013–2017. Research interests in Greek archaeology include architecture, three-dimensional documentation and modelling as research tools and the use of statistics and computer simulations in architectural and archaeological research.

Selected publications

  • Pakkanen, J. (2018) ‘Three-Dimensional Documentation of Architecture and Archaeology in the Field: Combining Intensive Total Station Drawing and Photogrammetry’, in A. Brysbaert et al. (eds) Constructing Monuments, Perceiving Monumentality and the Economics of Building. Theoretical and Methodological Approaches to the Built Environment. Leiden: Sidestone Press, 117–40
  • Pakkanen, J. (2014) ‘Observations on the Reconstruction of the Late-Classical Temple of Athena Alea’, in E. Østby (ed.) Tegea II. Investigations in the Sanctuary of Athena Alea 1990–94 and 2004. Athens: The Norwegian Institute at Athens, 353–70
  • Pakkanen, J. (2013) Classical Greek Architectural Design: a Quantitative Approach. Helsinki: Foundation of the Finnish Institute at Athens
  • Pakkanen, J. (1998) The Temple of Athena Alea at Tegea. A Reconstruction of the Peristyle Column. Helsinki: Department of Art History at the University of Helsinki.

Amélie Perrier – École française d’Athènes

Amélie Perrier is an archaeologist, Associate Professor in ancient Greek history at the University of Orléans and Director of Studies at the French School at Athens, where she is in charge of the archaeological activities from Prehistory to the Byzantine period in Greece, Albania and Cyprus. She is a specialist of Classical and Hellenistic architecture and of the archaeological site of Delphi. She is in charge of the online GIS of Delphi and of several research programmes on construction techniques and natural risk management at Delphi. She is also collaborating to a project of underwater archaeology in Aegina.

Selected publications

  • Perrier, A. (2019) ‘L’entretien et la restauration des monuments à Delphes dans l’Antiquité’, in Ch. Davoine, A. d’Harcourt and M. L’Héritier (eds) Sarta Tecta. De l’entretien à la conservation des édifices. Antiquité, Moyen Âge, début de la période moderne. Aix-Marseille: Presses Universitaires de Provence, 97-112.
  • Perrier, A. (2019) ‘La réorganisation de l’espace du sanctuaire d’Apollon à Delphes au IVe siècle av. J.-C.’, in S. Montel and A. Pollini (eds) La question de l’espace au IVe siècle avant J.-C. dans les mondes grec et étrusco-italique : continuités, ruptures, reprises. Presses Universitaires de Franche-Comté, 71-91.
  • Perrier, A. (forthcoming) ‘Η Γαλλική Σχολή Αθηνών τον 21ο αιώνα : ανάμεσα σε καινοτομία και παράδοση’, Φιλό-ξενη Αρχαιολογία και Ευρωπαϊκός Πολιτισμός Ξένες Αρχαιολογικές Σχολές και Ινστιτούτα στην Ελλάδα, Proceedings of the Athens conference, 20-21 October 2018
  • Perrier, A. and Chabrol, A. (forthcoming) ‘Recherches historiques et géomorphologiques sur la localisation de l’hippodrome de Delphes’, in Les hippodromes et les concours hippiques dans la Grèce antique, international conference, February 2016, University of Athens/ French School at Athens (BCH Supplément)

Ursula Quatember – University of Graz

Between 1994 to 2006, Ursula Quatember studied Classical Archaeology and Egyptology at the University of Vienna, specializing in “Bauforschung” (architectural building research) and Classical architectural history. In both her research and teaching, she emphasizes on a contextual approach to study ancient architecture. She strives to combine a detailed architectural documentation and building research with issues that pertain to cultural history and ancient society. Her interest in ancient architectural repairs lies in a contextual approach with a special focus on the history or “lives” of ancient buildings. She has carried out fieldwork mainly in Turkey, but she has also participated in archaeological research in Italy and Egypt. From 1997 until 2012, she worked in various projects in Ephesos (Turkey). Currently she is involved in two archaeological excavations: Aphrodisias and Limyra (both in Turkey). Furthermore, she is preparing a book on the “Architecture of Roman Asia Minor”.

Selected publications

  • Quatember, U. (2011) Das Nymphaeum Traiani in Ephesos, Forschungen in Ephesos XI/2. Vienna: Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften
  • Quatember, U. (2017) Der sog. Hadrianstempel an der Kuretenstraße in Ephesos, Forschungen in Ephesos XI/3. Vienna: Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften
  • Quatember, U. and Paul, G. (2017) ‘Zur Verdübelung römischer Werksteinbauten. Theorie und Praxis’, in D. Kurapkat and U. Wulf-Rheidt (eds) Werkspuren. Materialverarbeitung und handwerkliches Wissen im antiken Bauwesen. Internationales Kolloquium in Berlin vom 13.-16. Mai 2015, Diskussionen zur Archäologischen Bauforschung 12. Regensburg: Schnell & Sneider, 257–64
  • Hallett, Ch. H. and Quatember, U. (2018) ‘Three Bouleuteria from Roman and Late Antique Aphrodisias’, in M. Aurenhammer (ed.) Sculpture in Roman Asia Minor. Proceedings of the International Conference at Selçuk, 1st–3rd October 2013, Sonderschriften des Österreichischen Archäologischen Instituts 56. Vienna:Holzhausen, 353–64.

Jean Vanden Broeck-Parant – Université libre de Bruxelles

Jean Vanden Broeck-Parant is specializing in Greek topography and architecture. Particularly interested in ancient architectural repairs and restorations, he wrote his PhD thesis at the Université libre de Bruxelles on the conservation and maintenance of buildings in Ancient Greece, with a special focus on the cases of Delos and Delphi. After a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Oxford, he is now a scientific collaborator at the CReA-Patrimoine, Université libre de Bruxelles. He is currently working on a monograph about architectural repairs and restorations in Ancient Greece.

Selected publications

  • Vanden Broeck-Parant, J. (2019) L’entretien des monuments à Délos à l’époque hellénistique d’après le vocabulaire des inscriptions, in Ch. Davoine, A. d’Harcourt and M. L’Héritier (eds) Sarta Tecta. De l’entretien à la conservation des édifices. Antiquité, Moyen Âge, début de la période moderne. Presses universitaires de Provence, 37-50
  • Vanden Broeck-Parant, J. (2017) ‘The ‘treatment’ of a box in Delphi: a unique use of the word ἴασις’, Journal of Hellenic Studies 137, 184-7.

Silvia Vettori – National Research Council of Italy

Graduated in Geological Sciences at the University of Florence (Italy) and PhD in Earth Sciences at the University of Florence. Since 2017 permanent researcher at the Institute for the Conservation and Valorization of Cultural Heritage (ICVBC) of CNR. Since 2013 she has participated in the activities of the Italian Archaeological Mission in Hierapolis of Phrygia with a post-doc research grant at the CNR-ICVBC in the FIRB MIUR 2012 project “Marmora Phrygiae, interdisciplinary methodologies for knowledge and preservation. Archaeology of architecture, information technologies and chemical-physical sciences for the historical reconstruction of building sites and the supplying of stones in a Roman and Byzantine city of Asia Minor, Hierapolis of Phrygia”. The her experiences involve the development and application of methodologies and products for the characterization, enhancement, conservation and monitoring of Cultural Heritage. She took part in several diagnostic campaigns on artefacts of historical and artistic interest (such as bronze and white marble sculptures, pigments, ancient mortars and ceramics).

Selected publications

  • Vettori, S., Cabassi, J., Cantisani, E., Riminesi, C. (2019) Environmental impact assessment on the stone decay in the archaeological site of Hierapolis (Denizli, Turkey), Science of the Total Environment, 650, pp. 2962-2973.
  • Vettori, S., Bracci, S., Cantisani, E., Conti, C., Ricci, M., Caggia, M.P. (2019) Archaeometric and archaeological study of painted plaster from the Church of St. Philip in Hierapolis of Phrygia (Turkey), Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, 24, 869-878.
  • Andreotti, A., Baroni, S., Bonaduce, I., Bozza, S., Cantisani, E., Ismaelli, T., Vettori, S. (2018) Ancient restorations at Hierapolis of Phrygia (Denizli, Turkey): Interdisciplinary research on materials and technologies, Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, 21, pp. 862-871.

Ulf Weber – independent researcher

Ulf Weber studied Classical archaeology, Greek philology and ancient history at the University of Jena. There he wrote his PhD dissertation on the use of assembly marks in ancient Greek architecture. Between 2010 and 2012 he worked at the university of Bonn. Afterwards he got grant for studying the altar of Apollo at Didyma. Since 2014, he works as a freelance archaeologist, and he is currently writing a book on the history of research at Didyma. Weber participated in the excavations of Didyma from 2004 to 2015, including the theatre, the temple of Artemis and the Geometric, the Archaic and the Hellenistic temple of Apollo. The latter shows many traces of ancient restorations. Moreover, its Hellenistic naiskos was almost completely reconstructed with the help of assembly marks in Roman times. Other examples of the use of assembly marks for restoring ancient buildings studied by Weber are: the altar of the Chiots at Delphi, the Arsinoeion of Samothrace and the temple of Zeus at Olympia.

Selected publications

  • U. Weber, Der hellenistische Naiskos von Didyma im Licht seiner Versatzmarken des 3. Jhs. v. und des 3. Jhs. n. Chr., in: M. Bachmann (Hrsg.), Bautechnik im antiken und vorantiken Kleinasien. Internationale Konferenz vom 13.-16. Juni 2007 in Istanbul, Byzas 9 (Istanbul 2009) 295-308.
  • U. Weber, Versatzmarken im antiken griechischen Bauwesen, Philippika 58 (Wiesbaden 2013).
  • U. Weber, Marques d’assemblage aux édifices du sanctuaire d’Apollon à Claros, in: J.-Ch. Moretti (Hrsg.) Le sanctuaire de Claros, Colloque international 13-14 janvier 2012 (Lyon 2014) 75-84.
  • U. Weber, Versatzmarken auf Baugliedern des Zeustempels von Olympia, in: A. Patay-Horwáth (Hrsg.), New Approaches to the Temple of Zeus at Olympia, Proceedings of the First Olympia Seminar, 8th to 10th May 2014 at Budapest (Cambridge 2015) 39-5.