YOUNG.ACADEMICS.OEAI

The network »young.academics.oeai« was founded in Fall 2017. It provides doctoral and masters students who are participating in OeAI projects with a platform where they can connect and exchange ideas.

Work is presented within the group in an informal setting, methodological approaches are discussed, and information is exchanged. Furthermore, It is possible to invite scholars of a variety of areas and disciplines for lectures and workshops so that the students are able to familiarize themselves with various methods and develop their own skills. Communication takes place by e-Mail and through a Facebook group. Twice a year a jour fixes takes place and depending on need there are meetings in smaller groups.

The network is supported by PD Dr. Sabine Ladstätter.

Scientific Works


Stephanie Emra: The role of households at the Dawn of the Bronze Age

Stephanie Emra: The role of households at the Dawn of the Bronze Age

Complete title: "The role of households at the Dawn of the Bronze Age – Contextualizing Social Organization" 

Type: Dissertation

University: University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna

Advisor: G. Forstenpointner, B. Horejs, A. Galik 

Iulian Ganciu: The heritage story of Ephesos: archaeology, cultural landscapes and intercultural dynamics

Iulian Ganciu: The heritage story of Ephesos: archaeology, cultural landscapes and intercultural dynamics

Complete title: "The heritage story of Ephesos: archaeology, cultural landscapes and intercultural dynamics" 

Type: Dissertation

University: University of Applied Arts Vienna

Advisor: G. Krist, S. Ladstätter

Short description: The research is focused on the management of the cultural heritage of Ephesos and deals with topics, such as the social commitment, mass tourism, the role of archaeology for identity formation and development, the history of the landscape, as well as the importance of this special archaeological site. 

Kadriye Güler: Die Datierung der Celsus-Bibliothek auf Basis der Terra Sigillata Funde

Kadriye Güler: Die Datierung der Celsus-Bibliothek auf Basis der Terra Sigillata Funde

Complete title: "Die Datierung der Celsus-Bibliothek auf Basis der Terra Sigillata Funde" 

Type: Master thesis

University: University of Vienna

Advisor: S. Ladstätter

Utku Ince: Late Roman C Ware in Ephesus

Utku Ince: Late Roman C Ware in Ephesus

Complete title: "Late Roman C Ware in Ephesus"

Type: Dissertation

University: University of Vienna

Advisor: G. Schörner, S. Ladstätter

Sophie Insulander: Prokonnesischer Marmor in Ephesos

Sophie Insulander: Prokonnesischer Marmor in Ephesos

Complete title: "Prokonnesischer Marmor in Ephesos"

Type: Master thesis

University: University of Vienna

Advisor: S. Ladstätter

Short description: Where, in which building types and components was Proconnesian marble used in imperial period Ephesos? Which role did Ephesos play in the export and trade of marble from Proconnesos? Based on three Ephesian buildings – the Harbor Baths, the Olympieion, and the so-called Serapeion – that were constructed of this marble according to the geological analyses of Walter Prochaska (Montanuniversität Leoben), this thesis will follow up on these questions and also provide insight into the research history of marble attributions in Ephesos.

Kathrin Kugler: Hellenistische Keramik im südwestlichen Kleinasien

Kathrin Kugler: Hellenistische Keramik im südwestlichen Kleinasien

Complete title: "Hellenistische Keramik im südwestlichen Kleinasien" 

Type: Dissertation

University: Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich

Advisor: O.Hülden

Short description: The Hellenistic fine wares in south-western Asia Minor have only been analyzed as part of individual research projects and have never been studied in their overall context. This dissertation project will for the first time in the research of this pottery group close the gap between the many, parallel research projects and their separate observations and develop a uniform and comprehensive reference system. The area under study mainly includes Lycia as well as the more or less adjacent regions of Ionia, Caria, Pamphylia, Pisidia including the Kibyratis, and Cilicia. The chronological framework reaches from the end of the 4th to the 1st century BCE. and mainly covers the Hellenistic period including the transition to and influence of the Roman period.

 

Nisan Lordoğlu: Reworked Sculptures of Ephesus

Nisan Lordoğlu: Reworked Sculptures of Ephesus

Complete title: Reworked Sculptures of Ephesus

Type: Dissertation

University: Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University

Advisor: Ch. Bruns-Özgan, S. Ladstätter

Short description: The purpose of this study is to analyse the reworked sculptures in Ephesus and to study the reasons of relocating these materials in different places, including a special study on the local marble quarries and workshops. The main aim is to seek answers for the reasons of reworking portrait sculptures while integrating the results within the social, economic and cultural identities and developments of Late Antique Ephesus.

Alvie Loufouma Mbouaka: Biomolecular Approaches to Malaria in past human remains

Alvie Loufouma Mbouaka: Biomolecular Approaches to Malaria in past human remains

Complete title: "Biomolecular Approaches to Malaria in past human remains" 

Type: Dissertation

University: Medical University Vienna, Department of Specific Prophylaxis and Tropical Medicine 

 

Advisor: H. Noedl, M. Binder

Petra Mayrhofer: Badekulturen im Vergleich am Beispiel von Ephesos/Selçuk

Petra Mayrhofer: Badekulturen im Vergleich am Beispiel von Ephesos/Selçuk

Complete title: "Badekulturen im Vergleich am Beispiel von Ephesos/Selçuk (Arbeitstitel)" 

Type: Dissertation

University: Technical University of Vienna

Advisor: M. Steskal, E. Lehner

Short description: The main focus of the dissertation is the precise archaeological and architectural study of an unexplored, small medieval-early modern bathing complex in Ephesos/Selçuk

Vera Michel: Besiedlung im Avaris der späten Zweiten Zwischenzeit

Vera Michel: Besiedlung im Avaris der späten Zweiten Zwischenzeit

Complete title: "Besiedlung im Avaris der späten Zweiten Zwischenzeit - Areal R/III (Tell el-Dab'a)" 

Type: Dissertation

University: Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg

Advisor: J. F. Quack, P.-C. Jánosi

Short description: The settlement in question is the area R/III, a city quarter of Avaris/Tell el-Dab’a. The focus of the dissertation is the pottery and the archaeological context of area R/III. The material culture, architectural remains, and the contextual analysis permits the incorporation of the area R/III into the urban morphology of Avaris during the late Second Intermediate Period (15th dynasty) as well as the analysis of social and cultural aspects of the inhabitants of Avaris. 

 

Florian Oppitz: Die spätantiken Opus sectile-Böden von Ephesos

Florian Oppitz: Die spätantiken Opus sectile-Böden von Ephesos

Complete Title: "Die spätantiken Opus sectile-Böden von Ephesos"

Type: Master thesis

University: University of Vienna

Advisor: S. Ladstätter

Short description: The aim is the study of all late antique opus sectile floors in the area of Ephesos (time period: ca. Diocletian to Heraclius). Both the technical aspects, such as the method of production and selection of materials, shapes, colors, and motifs will be studied as well as the social importance of these artistic floor designs will be discussed. A comprehensive analysis of the results is followed by a final comparison with opus sectile floors in other regions of the Imperium Romanum.

Christina Pekrul: Territoriale Herrschaftssicherung in Lykien in vorhellenistischer Zeit am Beispiel des Yavu-Berglandes

Christina Pekrul: Territoriale Herrschaftssicherung in Lykien in vorhellenistischer Zeit am Beispiel des Yavu-Berglandes

Complete title: "Territoriale Herrschaftssicherung in Lykien in vorhellenistischer Zeit am Beispiel des Yavu-Berglandes" 

Type: Master thesis

University: University of Vienna

Advisor: O. Hülden

Short description: Das in Zentrallykien gelegene Yavu-Bergland zeichnet sich durch eine Vielzahl von Befestigungsanlagen aus, die das Machtgebiet der auf dem Avşar Tepesi gelegenen lykischen Siedlung Zagaba schützen. Die Masterarbeit stellt eine Untersuchung dieses territorialen Befestigungssystems in einem Zeitraum starker politischer Machtverschiebungen innerhalb Lykiens um 400 v. Chr. dar. Das Ziel ist es, neue Erkenntnisse zu lokalen Macht- und Herrschaftsstrukturen im spätklassischen Lykien zu gewinnen. 

Sören Pfeiffer: Geschichten aus spätmykenischer Keramik

Sören Pfeiffer: Geschichten aus spätmykenischer Keramik

Complete title: "Geschichten aus spätmykenischer Keramik - Zur Chronologie, Herstellung und Nutzungsweisen der Kratere von Aigeira" 

Type: Master thesis

University: Ruhr-University Bochum

Advisor: W. Gauss, C. von Rüden

Short description: This thesis is being written as part of the OeAI-project led by Dr. W. Gauss in Aigeira and deals with the finds of the late Mycenaean craters at this find site in the area of the acropolis and the so-called saddle. The focus of this project are the topics chronology, production techniques, use.

 

Matthias Pichler: Städtebau im Zusammenspiel kaiserlicher, regionaler und lokaler Baupolitik

Matthias Pichler: Städtebau im Zusammenspiel kaiserlicher, regionaler und lokaler Baupolitik

Complete title: "Städtebau im Zusammenspiel kaiserlicher, regionaler und lokaler Baupolitik. Untersuchungen zu urbanen Transformationsprozessen und mikroregionalen Städtenetzwerken in der römischen Kaiserzeit am Beispiel der Provinz Lycia et Pamphylia"

Type: Dissertation

University: Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich

Advisor: O. Hülden

Short description: The dissertation project deals with the analysis of urban planning developments in the Roman province of Lycia et Pamphylia and the resulting changes and continuities in urban space. At the same time the study will identify the groups of persons actively involved in urban processes through the implementation of construction projects and within the context of selected microregions it will point out the complex entanglement between the interests of various social collectives and the conversion of urban spaces.

Barbara Rankl: Entwicklung des Wiederaufbaus und der Restaurierung in Ephesos

Barbara Rankl: Entwicklung des Wiederaufbaus und der Restaurierung in Ephesos

Complete title: "Entwicklung des Wiederaufbaus und der Restaurierung in Ephesos" 

Type: Dissertation

University: University of Applied Arts Vienna

Advisor: G. Krist, S. Ladstätter

Short description: The conservation study research project is aimed at a systematic and methodological examination of the history of restoration and the development of reconstructions in Ephesos. Here the role of monument preservation will be studied in view of the transformation of the city of Ephesos from a natural landscape of ruins to an archaeological park utilized by mass tourism. The necessary research questions will be answered with the aid of object-based research, such as conservational inventory and condition reports, and material scientific studies.

 

Katharina Rusch: Geophysikalische Untersuchungen archäologischer Stätten auf dem nördlichen Peloponnes

Katharina Rusch: Geophysikalische Untersuchungen archäologischer Stätten auf dem nördlichen Peloponnes

Complete title: "Geophysikalische Untersuchungen archäologischer Stätten auf dem nördlichen Peloponnes" 

Type: Dissertation

University: Christian Albrechts-University of Kiel

Advisor: W. Gauss

Jasmin Scheifinger: Archäologische Interpretation der geophysikalischen Prospektionsmessungen von Ephesos 1995–2016

Jasmin Scheifinger: Archäologische Interpretation der geophysikalischen Prospektionsmessungen von Ephesos 1995–2016

Complete title: "Archäologische Interpretation der geophysikalischen Prospektionsmessungen von Ephesos 1995 – 2016" 

Type: Dissertation

University: University of Vienna

Advisor: S. Ladstätter, I. Trinks

Short description: On the basis of extensive ground-penetrating radar and magnetic survey data recorded from 1995 to 2016 from Ephesos, this dissertation project deals with the archaeological interpretation of the results of this non-destructive geophysical prospection. This will lead to a comprehensive characterization of the settlement area of Ephesos and I will carry out cultural and historical analyses through the comparison of the excavated material from a topographical perspective. Furthermore, the extensive possibilities but also the limits in the integration of archaeological and geophysical data in settlement archaeology will be analyzed.

Luise Schintlmeister: Glasfunde aus einem spätantik-mittelalterlichen Stadtquartier in Ephesos

Luise Schintlmeister: Glasfunde aus einem spätantik-mittelalterlichen Stadtquartier in Ephesos

Complete title: "Glasfunde aus einem spätantik-mittelalterlichen Stadtquartier in Ephesos"

Type: Dissertation

University: University of Vienna

Advisor: S. Ladstätter, T. Taylor

Short description: The dissertation project deals with the cultural and historical investigation of Byzantine glass finds from an urban residential and workshop quarter in Ephesos. The building and vessel glass is analyzed according to functional, technological, typological, and socio-economic aspects in order to reconstruct the use of glass in medieval daily life and in housing. The scientific analysis of the chemical composition is expected to provide information on production technology as well as the origin and the commercial value of the objects.

 

 

Further information: 
Ephesos-Glasuntersuchungen
Ephesos-Glasanalaysen

Dávid Schwarcz: Buntmetallverarbeitung in Ephesos in byzantinischer Zeit

Dávid Schwarcz: Buntmetallverarbeitung in Ephesos in byzantinischer Zeit

Complete title: "Buntmetallverarbeitung in Ephesos in byzantinischer Zeit" 

Type: Dissertation

University: University of Vienna

Advisor: F. Daim, S. Ladstätter

Short description: This research project deals with the metal working production sites within the ancient city of Ephesos with a focus on the workshops in Terrace House 2. The research questions relate to the history of technology (e.g. utilized alloys, production and decorating techniques) as well as economic and sociological aspects of metal working (e.g. which products, in which quality or quantity were produced and which social stratum was furnished with the goods). The topic relies on historical-archaeological and scientific methods.

 

Magdalena T. Srienc: Lifeways of the early medieval Slavs

Magdalena T. Srienc: Lifeways of the early medieval Slavs

Complete title: "Lifeways of the early medieval Slavs: A bioarchaeological examination of diet and health from the human remains from three cemeteries north and south of the Karawanken Mountains"

Type: Dissertation

University: University of Vienna

Avisors: S. Ladstätter, S. Kirchengast

Short description: This doctoral project aims to explore and compare the lifeways of three communities from the Eastern Alpine region in Austria and Slovenia during the early medieval period (7th-10th centuries AD). The human skeletal remains will be analyzed using macroscopic methods as well as stable isotopes (C and N) for diet reconstruction and ancient DNA (aDNA) analysis to identify migration patterns.

Stephanie Stoss: Die Herakles-Kentaurengruppen aus Ephesos im Kunsthistorischen Museum Wien

Stephanie Stoss: Die Herakles-Kentaurengruppen aus Ephesos im Kunsthistorischen Museum Wien

Complete title: "Die Herakles-Kentaurengruppen aus Ephesos im Kunsthistorischen Museum Wien"

Type: Master thesis

University: University of Vienna

Advisor S. Ladstätter

Short description: The Heracles-Centaur groups in the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna (Antikensammlung, Inv.-Nr. VI 3169) are the topic of this master thesis. They will be studied regarding their state of preservation, additions and restorations and will be dated based on an iconographic, stylistic, production technological analysis. Furthermore, their find context in the marble hall of the Harbor Gymnasium in Ephesos will be discussed in greater detail in order to gain information both regarding the relationship of the probably identical groups to each other in terms of their original function and context as well as any subsequent re-use.

Johanna Struber-Ilhan: Die dünnwandige Keramik aus Ephesos

Johanna Struber-Ilhan: Die dünnwandige Keramik aus Ephesos

Complete title: "Die dünnwandige Keramik aus Ephesos. Eine gattungsspezifische Untersuchung der dünnwandigen Keramik mit dem Schwerpunkt in späthellenistisch augusteischer Zeit bis zum Ende des 1. Jhs. n. Chr." 

Type: Dissertation

University: University of Salzburg

Advisor: W. Wohlmayr, S. Ladstätter

Alexandra Tanner: Drei hellenistische ,Naiskoi‘ im Theaterbereich von Aigeira

Alexandra Tanner: Drei hellenistische ,Naiskoi‘ im Theaterbereich von Aigeira

Complete title: "Drei hellenistische ,Naiskoi‘ im Theaterbereich von Aigeira (Arbeitstitel)" 

Type: Dissertation

University: University of Zurich

Advisor: C. Reusser, A. v. Kienlin

Short description: Aigeira-Naiskoi

Nora-Miriam Voß: Handel, Wirtschaft und lokale Traditionen

Nora-Miriam Voß: Handel, Wirtschaft und lokale Traditionen

Complete title: "Handel, Wirtschaft und lokale Traditionen. Eine Analyse von Keramik aus antiken Städten und ihres Umlandes in Nordjordanien"

Type: Dissertation

University: University of Vienna

Advisor: G. Schörner, M. Kerschner

Short description: The aim of the dissertation project is the processing of the pottery finds from the survey that took place as part of the project „Historical Land Use and Landscape Change in the Decapolis Region (Jordan)“ of the Institute for Classical Archaeology at the University of Vienna in the area of Abila, Umm el-Jimal, and Gadara. Through the comparison of pottery from these three ancient sites and their environs the role of the sites within the commercial and economic network in ancient northern Jordan and the Decapolis region will be clarified and studied. Furthermore, based on the pottery shapes and the composition of the clay, possible local workshop traditions will be defined and their connection to other supraregional centers of pottery production will be evaluated.

Sara Wanek: Untersuchungen zur Entwicklung des astronomischen Wissens in der römischen Kaiserzeit

Sara Wanek: Untersuchungen zur Entwicklung des astronomischen Wissens in der römischen Kaiserzeit

Complete title: "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"

Type: Dissertation

University: University of Vienna

Advisor: M. Steskal

Short description: Astronomical knowledge of the Roman imperial period will be demonstrated based on the material remains and interpreted in connection with the written sources. An emphasis is placed on the depiction of celestial globes and on a reassessment of the knowledge regarding the spherical shape of earth. 

Ibrahim Yavuz: Ausgrabungen in Ephesos zwischen 1896-1914 im Lichte der osmanisch-habsburgischen diplomatischen Korrespondenz

Ibrahim Yavuz: Ausgrabungen in Ephesos zwischen 1896-1914 im Lichte der osmanisch-habsburgischen diplomatischen Korrespondenz

Complete title: "Ausgrabungen in Ephesos zwischen 1896-1914 im Lichte der osmanisch-habsburgischen diplomatischen Korrespondenz"

Type: Master thesis

University: University of Vienna

Advisor: C. Römer, S. Ladstätter

Short description: The diplomatic correspondence from the turn of the century to the beginning of the First World War between the Ottoman and Habsburg authorities, officials and academics is the research basis for this project. For example foreign researchers usually received a one-year excavation permit in order to work in Ephesos: This tradition has continued to the present day. This correspondence can also be reconstructed based on the materials that are kept in various archives (OeSTA Embassy Archive - Constantinople from 1896-1918/Vienna, OeAI Archive/Vienna, Department of Ottoman Archives/Istanbul-Kağıthane, AMI Archive/Istanbul-Gülhane). In addition to the description of the historical context, the transcription and translation of non-German documents are the focus of this master thesis.