PD DR.

Birgitta Eder

Head Athens Branch

Group Leader

RG »Early Greece«

Contact

Telephone: +30 210 82 13 708­-109

Location: Leoforos Alexandras 26 | 106 83 Athens, Greece

Biographical sketch

Study of Ancient History and Antiquity Studies as well as Classical Archaeology at the University of Vienna. 1988–1989 Postgraduate Study at University College London with Prof. J. Nicholas Coldstream. 1995 Promotion at the University of Vienna. 2018 Habilitation at the Technical University Darmstadt. From 1989–1994 and 2001–2007, scientific employee at the Mycenaean Commission of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. 1997 colleague at the Olympia excavations carried out by the DAI. 1998–2000 APART-Stipend of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. 2007–2013 Academic councillor in the Department of Classical Archaeology of the Institute for Archaeological Sciences at the University of Freiburg. 2013-2019 director of the research group Mycenaean Aegean at the OREA Institute of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. Since 2019 director of the Athens Branch of the Austrian Institute of Archaeology of the Austrian Academy of Sciences.

In charge of the Research Group »Early Greece«.

    Research Projects

    Research interests

    • Aegean archaeology of the Late Bronze Age and Early Iron Age (2nd-1st millennium BC)
    • Historical topography and landscape archaeology of Greece
    • Political geography of the Late Bronze Age Aegean
    • Long-distance contacts in the Late Bronze Age and Early Iron Age Aegean
    • The transformation of the Mycenean world
    • Archaeology of Late Bronze Age and Early Greek sanctuaries
    • Early Greek religious history
    • Homer
    • The sanctuary of Olympia and the region of Elis (Peloponnese)

     

    Publications

    Journal Publication (8)

    Conference Contribution: Publication in Proceedings (9)

    Contribution in Collection (23)

    Editorship (5)

    Habilitation (1)

    Book or Essay review (2)