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A.J.R. Wiznura, MA

PhD Candidate
A.J.R. Wiznura, MA


2019 - present: PhD in Ancient History (University of Groningen)                        Working Title of Dissertation: "Connecting the Greeks: Festival Networks and Regional Identities in Thessaly"

2016 - 2018: MA in Classical Archaeology (University of Alberta)                            Thesis: "Negotiating Identities in Funerary Contexts: The Archaeology of Death in Hellenistic Demetrias (294-31 BC)"

2012 - 2016: BA with a double major in Anthropology and Classical Studies, with Distinction (University of Alberta)

Grants and Awards

2019: Graduate Student Travel Grant (Archaeological Institute of America)

2018: Robert J. Buck Travel Award (for fieldwork at Ayios Vasilios, Greece)

2018: FGSR Graduate Travel Award (for fieldwork at Kastro Kallithea, Greece)

2017-2018: Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship (SSHRC)

2017-2018: Walter H. Johns Graduate Fellowship (University of Alberta)

2016-2017: Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship-Master’s (Government of Alberta)

2016-2017: WS Buchanan Scholarship (University of Alberta) 


2019 - present: Central Achaia Phthiotis Survey Project, Greece (University of Alberta, and the 15th Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities)  Responsibilities: pottery specialist for all material, apothiki administrator, fieldwalker

2017 - 2018: Ayios Vasilios Survey Project, Greece (University of Groningen)  Responsibilities: ceramic specialist for the Classical and Hellenistic material

2014 - 2018: Kastro Kallithea Archaeological Project, Greece (University of Alberta, and the 15th Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities)                Responsibilities: ceramic specialist for unguentaria and transport amphorae, finds processing, finds conservation

2016: Halos Excavations, Greece (University of Groningen, University of Amsterdam, and the 13th Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities)              Responsibilities: excavator and artefact processing

Conferences/ Papers

05-2020: OIKOS Cultural Interactions in the Ancient World: Networking the Ancient World (Utrecht online with Zoom)                                         Paper: Negotiating Regional Identities: Festival Networks in Hellenistic and Roman Thessaly – A Preliminary Study

04-2020: Ancient Sport and Festivals: Current Research at Groningen and Mannheim (University of Mannheim - online with Zoom)                                      Paper: Festivals and Regional Identity: The Case of Thessaly

12-2019: Symposium on Culture and Identity in the Late Hellenistic and Roman East (University of Groningen)                                                                          Paper: Connecting the Greeks: Sporting Festivals in the Ancient World

08-2019: Historicidagen conference (University of Groningen)                                      Paper: Pergamon – Cult, Landscape and Festivals: Formation of Regional Identity around Pergamon

01-2019: 120th Annual AIA and SCS Joint Annual Meeting (San Diego, CA)                  Paper: Disinterring Collective Identity in a Hellenistic Port City: The Burials from Hellenistic Demetrias

05-2018: The Courts of Philip II and Alexander the Great: Monarchy and Power in Ancient Macedonia Conference (University of Alberta)                                                 Paper: Global and Local Funerary Identities from a Macedonian Capital: the Case of Demetrias

01-2017: Canadian Institute in Greece Graduate Student Conference (University of Alberta)                                                                                                                                     Paper: The Ambiguity of the Status of the Penestai of Thessaly: An Analysis of the Sources

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Contact information

Oude Kijk in 't Jatstraat 26
9712 EK Groningen
The Netherlands