PRIV.-DOZ. MAG. DR.

MARTIN STESKAL

T (+43 1) 4277-271 51

martin.steskal(at)oeai.at

Biography


Degrees in Classical Archaeology and Ancient History from the University of Vienna. Since 1999, annual participation at the excavations in Ephesos. Since 2001, scientific employee at the OeAI Vienna and responsible for several externally funded projects. 2012 habilitation at the Faculty of Historical and Cultural Studies of the University of Vienna (venia docendi for Classical Archaeology). Since 2015, assistant director of the excavations in Ephesos.

In charge of the RG »Settlement Archaeology and Urbanism«.

Detailed Biography

Detailed Biography

RESEARCH POSITIONS

since 2020

Member of the Financial Steering Committee of the OeAI

since 2020

Committee member of Library Acquisition Team of the OeAI

2019–2020

Collaborative project with the L'Institut National du Patrimoine de Tunisie (INP) on ancient Abthugnos/Tunisia

since 2017

Director of the research group »Settlement Archaeology and Urbanism« at the OeAI

since 2017

Collaborative project »Trogir Through Time« with the Museum of Trogir and the Institute of Archaeology in Zagreb to explore the ancient Tragurion/Tragurium (Croatia)

since 2015

Assistant director of the excavations of Ephesos

2012

Director of the project »Medieval Hamam 4 in Selçuk«

since 2010

Full-time scholar at the OeAI Vienna (tenured)

2010–2016

IT advisor at the OeAI

2010–2012

Field director of the excavations in Nag el-Tawil (Upper Egypt)

2010–2014

Director of the project »The Harbor Necropolis in Ephesos« (FWF-project P22083-G19)

2008–2011

Collaborative project with the University of Istanbul (N. Karul) to explore the Byzantine  Aktopraklık/Bursa (Turkey)

2007–2009

Director of the project »The Prytaneum in Ephesos« (FWF-project P19257-G02)

since 2006

Lecturer at the University of Vienna

2003–2008

Development and management of the image database of the OeAI

2002. 2005. 2007

Field director of rescue excavations in Ephesos (Stoa of Damianos, Harbor Necropolis, Upper City)

2001. 2002

Field director of the excavations at the theater of Velia (Italy)

2001–2010

Employee at the OeAI Vienna (100%)

2000–2006

Director of the project »The Vedius Gymnasium in Ephesos« (research grant from the Austrian Ministry for Science and Research)

since 1999

Team member of the excavations in Ephesos

1999. 2003. 2004. 2008

Fellow in residence at the OeAI in Athens

1994–2000

Field experience as student assistant in Carnuntum, Enns, Vienna, Kremsmünster, Mautern, Velia/Italy, Ephesos/Turkey

  

EDUCATION AND DEGREES

2012

Habilitation at the Faculty of Historical and Cultural Studies at the University of Vienna (venia docendi for Classical Archaeology). Title »Baustruktur, Funktion und Zeit − Ephesische Monumentalbauten von der Kaiserzeit bis in die Spätantike als Träger öffentlicher und privater Selbstdefinition«

1997–2000

Doctor of philosophy at the University of Vienna. Dissertation title »Chronologische Relevanz und Irrelevanz des ›Perserschuttes‹ von der Athener Akropolis. Verbindlichkeit eines Fixpunktes an der Schwelle zwischen Archaik und Klassik«

1993–1997

Master of philosophy at the University of Vienna. Thesis title »Städtegründungsmythen von Kleinasien und ihre Ikonographie am Beispiel von Ephesos«

  

REVIEW ACTIVITY

▪ Jahreshefte des Österreichischen Archäologischen Institutes/Austria

▪ Alexander von Humboldt Foundation/Germany

▪ Edition Topoi/Germany

▪ Anthropologie – International Journal of Human Diversity and Evolution/Czech Republic

▪ Mitteilungen des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts, Römische Abteilung/Italy

▪ Contributions of the Institute of Archaeology in Zagreb/Croatia

▪ Journal of Roman Archaeology/USA

▪ Byzantinische Zeitschrift/Germany

▪ FWO. Research Foundation – Flanders (Fonds Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek – Vlaanderen)/Belgium

▪ VEGA. The scientific grant agency of the Ministry of Education of the Slovak Republic and of the Slovak Academy of Sciences/Slovakia

▪ RCAC. Koç University. Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations/Turkey

▪ GAČR. Czech Science Foundation/Czech Republic

 

ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERSHIPS

▪ Board member »Ludwig Boltzmann Institut für Archäologische Prospektion und Virtuelle Archäologie (LBI ArchPro)« (until 31. 3. 2017)

▪ Member of the Advisory Board of the OeAI (until 31. 12. 2015)

 

CURRENT PROJECTS

since 2019

Abthugnos

since 2017

Trogir Through Time

since 2015

Diet in Ancient Ephesos

since 2011

Origin and Migration – Isotope and DNA Analyses of the Ephesian Population

since 2008

Death in Antiquity. The Necropoleis of Ephesos

  

MOST IMPORTANT COOPERATION PARTNERS (OF THE LAST 5 YEARS)

▪ ZAMG

▪ Hans Taeuber (University of Vienna, Institute of Ancient History and Classical Studies, Papyrology and Epigraphy)

▪ Helmut Brückner (University of Cologne, Institute of Geography)

▪ Kristina Scheelen und Jan Nováček (℅ Göttingen University and Thüringisches Landesamt für Archäologische Denkmalpflege in Weimar)

▪ Michael P. Richards (Simon Fraser University, Department of Archaeology)

▪ Johannes Krause (Max-Planck-Institut for the Science of Human History Jena)

▪ Ron Pinhasi (Department of Evolutionary Anthropology, University of Vienna)

▪ Muzej grada Trogira/Museum Trogir

▪ Institut za Arheologiju/Institute of Archaeology Zagreb

▪ L'Institut National du Patrimoine de Tunisie (INP)

 

TEACHING

2016/2017

Sport bei den Römern. Athleten, Publikum und Sponsoren (Proseminar, Institute of Classical Archaeology, University of Vienna)

2014/2015

Sterben bei den Römern. Kontext und Interpretation sepulkraler Befunde (Seminar, Institute of Classical Archaeology, University of Vienna)

2012/2013

Technik- und Kulturgeschichte der antiken Thermen und Wasserwirtschaft in der römischen Welt (Lecture, Institute of Classical Archaeology, University of Vienna)

2006/2007

Badewesen und Bäderarchitektur in der griechisch-römischen Welt (Lecture, Institute of Classical Archaeology, University of Vienna)

2006

Workshop in Ephesos (Institute of Classical Archaeology, University of Vienna, co-taught with F. Krinziger)

 

Ephesos (Seminar, Institute of Classical Archaeology, University of Vienna, co-taught with F. Krinzinger)

1999

Teaching assistantship, Institute of Classical Archaeology, University of Vienna

1998

Teaching assistantship, Institute of Classical Archaeology, University of Vienna

  

SUPERVISION OF DISSERTATIONS, MASTER AND BACHELOR THESES

completed

A. Kirchknopf, Aqua pro vita. Die Wasserversorgung nordafrikanischer Provinzen von der Quelle bis zur Stadt (Master thesis, University of Vienna 2015).

 

M. Geosits (Bachelor thesis, University of Vienna 2015).

 

N. I. Kirchengast (Bachelor thesis, University of Vienna 2015).

 

A.-M. Tojčić (Bachelor thesis, University of Vienna 2015).

 

S. Ziehaus (Bachelor thesis, University of Vienna 2015).

current

P. Mayrhofer, Badekultur im Vergleich am Beispiel Ephesus/Selçuk (Dissertation, Vienna University of Technology).

 

S. Wanek, Untersuchungen zur Entwicklung des astronomischen Wissens in der römischen Kaiserzeit anhand archäologischer Quellen
mit besonderem Augenmerk auf die Einflussfaktoren der größten Expansion des Imperium Romanum auf den Wissenstransfer und auf die wissenschaftlichen Erkenntnisse in der Astronomie (Dissertation, University of Vienna).

 

M. Wong, Stable Isotope Analysis of Samples from Ephesus (Dissertation, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby/Canada).

 S. Ziehaus, Die sepulkrale Kunst der Provinz Lykien und die Imperienbildung des Römischen Reichs (Master thesis, University of Vienna)
  

PUBLIC RELATIONS

2010

Development and design of the relaunched website of the OeAI (together with B. Beck-Brandt)

2016/2017

Development and design of the relaunched website of the OeAI (together with A. Pircher, B. Beck-Brandt, I. Benda-Weber)

2005/2006

Cooperation in the production and development of new information boards for the excavation area in Ephesos (together with B. Beck-Brandt, S. Ladstätter)

2010

Cooperation with the production of the short film »Das iustinianische Ephesos« for the exhibition »Byzanz: Pracht und Alltag«, Bonn 26.02.–13.06.2010

current

Interviews and contributions on current projects in print and audiovisual media

 

Tours of the field projects of Ephesos

Research areas


  • Death in antiquity
  • Migration and origin
  • Subsistence strategies
  • Settlement archaeology and urbanism
  • Greek and Roman bathing culture
  • Ancient governmental and administrative buildings
  • The Roman East
  • Hellenistic-Roman Croatia

Publications

Herausgeberschaften

Herausgeberschaften

Monografien

Monografien

Beiträge in Zeitschriften, Reihen und Sammelbänden

Beiträge in Zeitschriften, Reihen und Sammelbänden
  • Schwaiger – Scheifinger 2019H. Schwaiger – Scheifinger, J., Ergo Bibamus! Alltag in einer spätantiken Taberne in Ephesos, in: E. Pasch – Kieburg, H. (eds), Auferstehung der Antike. Archäologische Stätten digital rekonstruiert ( 2019) 110-113
  • Ledger et al. 2018M. Ledger – Stock, F. – Schwaiger, H. – Knipping, M. – Brückner, H. – Ladstätter, S. – Mitchell, P., Intestinal parasites from public and private latrines and the harbour canal in Roman Period Ephesus, Turkey (1st c. BCE to 6th c. CE), JASc: Reports 21, 2018, 289-297, , doi: 10.1016/j.jasrep.2018.07.013
  • Ladstätter et al. 2006S. Ladstätter – Galik, A. – Iro, D. – Pfisterer, M. – Rathmayr, E. – Scheibelreiter, V. – Schwaiger, H. – Teichmann, M., Die Grabungen des Jahres 2004 im Hanghaus 2 in Ephesos, ÖJh 74 (2005), 2006, 247-276
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Rezensionen

Rezensionen

Internetpublikationen

Internetpublikationen

Presentations

Presentations

Selection of the last 5 years

04. 03. 2019

New Research on Ancient Trogir. A Joint Croatian-Austrian Mission (Institute of Archaeology, Zagreb/Croatia) - together with L. Paraman, M. Ugarković

15. 11. 2018

Cremation and Inhumation in the Western Regions of the Silk Road. Why and How? (3rd International Conference on “Archaeology and Conservation along the Silk Road”, Tabriz/Iran)

01. 11. 2018

Developers, Real Estate Agents and Undertakers. The Economy of Roman Necropoleis (Symposium „Pisidia Araştırmaları II. Pisidia ve Yakın Çevresinde Üretim, Ticaret ve Ekonomi“, Süleyman Demirel Üniversitesi, Isparta/Turkey)

24. 07. 2018

Inhumation and Cremation in Ephesos (International Symposium On Burial Customs in Anatolia During the Hellenistic and Roman Periods, Aizanoi-Kütahya/Turkey)

06. 06. 2018

Ephesos – A Landscape of Sarcophagi (Symposium „Funerary Archaeology in Anatolia“, DAI Istanbul/Turkey) - together with D. Bielefeld

26. 05. 2018

The Necropolis as a Reflection of the City? The Economy of Death and Burial in Ephesos (19th International Congress of Classical Archaeology, Bonn/Germany)

13. 04. 2018

Scientific Analyses in the Field of Necropolis Research – Potential and Limits. The Case of Ephesos (3rd Necropoleis Research Network Meeting, American University, Beirut)

01. 02. 2018

Of Bones and Burials. Interdisciplinary Research on the Mortuary Landscape of Ephesos (Lecture Series at the Simon Fraser University, Burnaby/Canada)