Carl Knappett

carl.knappett@utoronto.ca

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Title:  Walter Graham / Homer Thompson Chair in Aegean Prehistory

Rank:  Professor


Degrees and Institutions from which they were received:

BA and MA, Archaeology, St John’s College, University of Cambridge

PhD, Archaeology, St John’s College, University of Cambridge

 

Areas of Academic Interest:

Aegean Bronze Age political economies and geopolitics; Minoanisation in the Cyclades, Dodecanese and Asia Minor; Minoan pottery, particularly from the Middle and early Late Bronze Age; the Minoan harbour site of Palaikastro (site co-director); ceramic fabrics and technologies; material culture studies, including approaches drawing on cognitive science, ecological psychology and Peircean semiotics; regional interaction and social network analysis


for my Aegean Material Culture Laboratory, see www.art.utoronto.ca/amclab

 

Current Research:

completing ‘From First to Second Palace at Knossos: an integrated ceramic and architectural study of Evans’s MM III deposits from the Palace of Minos’, with Colin Macdonald and Iro Mathioudaki, for British School at Athens Studies series.

 

Teaching:

FAH2017        Art and Archaeology of the Everyday

FAH2018       Art of the Aegean Bronze Age: Contemporary Perspectives

FAH 206         Prehistoric Aegean and East Mediterranean Art and Archaeology
FAH 303         Emergence of Greek Civilization

 

Publications (selected):

Books

Knappett, C. (ed.) 2013. Network Analysis in Archaeology: New Approaches to Regional Interaction. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Macdonald, C.F. and C. Knappett (ed.) 2013. Intermezzo: Intermediacy and Regeneration in Middle Minoan III Crete. London: British School at Athens Studies 21.

Knappett, C. and T.F. Cunningham, 2012. Block M at Palaikastro: The Proto- and Neopalatial Town. Excavations 1986-2003. London: British School at Athens Supplementary Volume 47.

Knappett, C. 2011. An Archaeology of Interaction: Network Perspectives on Material Culture and Society. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Knappett. C. and L. Malafouris (eds.), 2008. Material Agency: Towards a Non-Anthropocentric Approach. New York: Springer.

Macdonald, C.F., and C. Knappett, 2007. Knossos: Protopalatial deposits in Early Magazine A and the South-west Houses. London: British School at Athens Supplementary Volume no. 41.

Knappett, C. 2005. Thinking Through Material Culture: An Interdisciplinary Perspective. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. 

Poursat, J-C., and C. Knappett, 2005. Le Quartier Mu IV. La Poterie du Minoen Moyen II: Production et Utilisation. Paris: Etudes Crétoises 33.

 

Articles

Knappett, C. 2012. 'Materiality', in I. Hodder (ed.), Archaeological Theory Today, 2nd ed, 188-207. Cambridge: Polity Press.

Knappett, C. 2012. 'Meaning in miniature: semiotic networks in material culture', in M. Jessen, N. Johansen and H. Jensen (eds.) Excavating the Mind,  87-109. Aarhus: Aarhus University Press.

Knappett, C., Evans, T. and R. Rivers, 2011. 'The Theran eruption and Minoan palatial collapse: new interpretations gained from modelling the maritime network', Antiquity 85, 1008-1023.

Knappett, C. 2011. 'Networks of objects, meshworks of things', in T. Ingold (ed.), Redrawing Anthropology: Materials, Movements, Lines, 45-63. Anthropological Studies of Creativity and Perception, Ashgate.

Knappett, C., Evans, T. and R. Rivers, 2008. ‘Modelling maritime interaction in the Aegean Bronze Age’, Antiquity.  82, 1009-24.

Knappett, C. and I. Nikolakopoulou, 2008. ‘Colonialism without colonies? A Bronze Age case study from Akrotiri, Thera,’ Hesperia 77, 1-42.

Knappett, C. 2008. ‘The material culture of Protopalatial Crete’, in C. Shelmerdine (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to the Aegean Bronze Age. Cambridge: CUP.


Professional Appointments/Awards:

Junior Research Fellow, Christ’s College, University of Cambridge (1998-2003)

Leverhulme Study Abroad Studentship (1999-2000)

Lecturer in Archaeology, University of Exeter (2003-2008)

Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries (2006-)

International Scientific Committee for the Fondation Fyssen, Paris