Corinna Riva - Associate Professor in Mediterranean Archaeology
- BA, MA, PhD
- Associate Professor in Mediterranean Archaeology
- Chair of Departmental Research Committee
- Degree Programme Co-ordinator: MA in Mediterranean Archaeology
- Course Co-ordinator: ARCL0138 The Mediterranean world in the Iron Age
- Course Co-ordinator: ARCL0140 Ancient Italy in the Mediterranean
- Course Co-ordinator: ARCL0142 Mediterranean Dynamics
- Course Co-ordinator: ARCL0042 Theory and Method for the Archaeology of the Ancient World
- Course Co-ordinator: ARCL0070 The Archaeology of Etruscan Italy
- Course Co-ordinator: ARCL0075 Economy and Trade in the Mediterranean Iron Age (not running in 2018-19)
- Iron Age Italy and the 1st millennium BC in the Central Mediterranean: interaction between the Adriatic and Tyrrhenian Sea regions.
- East-west interaction and comparative archaeology of the 1st-millennium BC Mediterranean; colonialism and colonization; social and political identities.
- Theoretical approaches to cultural contact and material culture; consumption and cultural appropriation.
- Mediterranean ‘marginal’ landscapes and connectivity.
- Archaeological survey and landscape: the integration of theory and practice.
Research Directory Records
- Current fieldwork (co-director): the Upper Esino Valley Survey (Marche, Italy). The main objective of UEVS is the reconstruction of the cultural landscape and interpretation of the development of human settlement in an upper valley of Adriatic Italy, using intensive surface collection and other prospection techniques. The upper Esino valley is a mountainous, highly fragmented landscape, a so-called ‘marginal’ zone of the Mediterranean. Yet, it is characterised by two important and recurring traits: a nodal position on important transappennine communication routes, along which neighbouring cultures and ethnic groups interacted from early prehistory to the medieval period and later, and a location on the cultural and political boundaries of those groups. The project is investigating the historical development of the valley as a case study in the relationship between landscape change, cultural contact and settlement dynamics on the Adriatic side of Central Italy.
- Research Project: Material Connections: Mobility, Materiality and Mediterranean Identities jointly directed by Peter van Dommelen, Bernard Knapp (Glasgow) and Michael Rowlands (Anthropology, UCL).
Previous Posts and Educational Background
- 1994 BA Honours in Archaeology, University of Durham
- 1995 MA in Mediterranean Archaeology, University of Bristol
- 2001 PhD, University of Cambridge
- 2000-5 Junior Research Fellow, St. John’s College, University of Oxford
- 2005-6 Temporary lecturer in Mediterranean Archaeology, University of Glasgow
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- Research students
I would welcome PhD applications on the following topics:
- Social and political change in Iron Age and Archaic Italy; urbanism and exchange
- Funerary archaeology in 1st-millennium BC Central Mediterranean
- Cultural interaction in the 1st-millennium BC Central Mediterranean: relationship between the Tyrrhenian and Adriatic Sea regions and between peninsular Italy and Tyrrhenian islands
- Colonialism and colonization in 1st-millennium BC Mediterranean
- East-west cultural interaction and comparative Mediterranean archaeology
- Ornella Prato Interwined lives in the Mediterranean: Humans and animals at Etruscan Tarquinia (secondary supervisor Louise Martin)
- Eleanor von Aderkas Containing Commodities: Determining Organic Residues In Greek Painted Pottery (joint principal supervisors Renata Peters and Carl Heron, joint secondary supervisor and Alexander Villing
- Oliver Lown Colonial art in the Iron Age Mediterranean from a comparative perspective: Greece, Rome and Phoenicia (joint principal supervisor Jeremy Tanner)
- John Johnston Aspects of display and identity in 'Egyptian' burials at Panopolis (Akhmim) during the Ptolemaic period (principal supervisor John Tait)
- Completed PhD Students
- Elisa Perego The construction of personhood in Iron Age Veneto (Italy) (second supervisor Sue Hamilton)
- Stavriani Orfanou Bronze offerings from the Temple of Thavlios Zeus, ancient Pherae, Volos (principal supervisor Thilo Rehren)
- Francesco Iacono Opening the Sea Gates of Europe: Interaction in the Southern Adriatic Sea during Late Bronze Age (joint principal supervisors Todd Whitelaw and Cyprian Broodbank)