Modern Greek Studies Association


Dr. Despina Margomenou

Lecturer III/ Research Associate
Kelsey Museum of Archaeology

University of Michigan

Dept. of Classical Studies, Modern Greek Program

Degrees

2005 Ph.D. in Anthropology, Department of Anthropology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

1996 M.A. in Anthropology, Museum of Anthropology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

1994 B.A. in Archaeology, Department of Archaeology, University of Thessaloniki, Greece.

Principal Publications

Margomenou, D. and M. Roumpou, "Storage Technologies as Embedded Social Practices: Studying Pithos Storage in Prehistoric Northern Greece." In Brysbaert, A. (ed.), Tracing Social Networks Through Studying Technologies: A Diachronical Perspective from the Aegean. Routledge, NY. 2011

2008, Margomenou, D. "Food Storage in Northern Greece: Interrogating Complexity at the Margins of the ‘Mycenaean World’." Journal of Mediterranean Archaeology, 21(12): 191-212.

2006, Margomenou, D., Andreou, St., Kotsakis, K. New evidence from Toumba Thessalonikis: Reconsidering storage areas and storage practices. Archaeological Research in Macedonia and Thrace 19: 157-171.

2005, Cherry J. F., D. Margomenou, and L. E. Talalay (eds.), Prehistorians Round the Pond: Reflections on Aegean Prehistory as a Discipline, Kelsey Museum Publications 2.

2005, Margomenou, D., J. F. Cherry, and L. E. Talalay, "Reflections on the ‘Aegean’ and its Prehistory: Present Routes and Future Destinations for Aegean Prehistory." In Cherry J. F., L. E. Talalay and D. Margomenou (eds.), Prehistorians Round the Pond: Reflections on Aegean Prehistory as a Discipline, Kelsey Museum Publications 2.

2004, Efstratiou N., Karetsou, A., Banou, E. and Margomenou, D., "The Neolithic Settlement of Knossos: New Light on an Old Picture." In Cadogan G., Hatzaki E. and Vasilakis A. (eds.), Knossos: Palace, City, State-100 Years of Excavation at the Palace of Knossos, Crete, British School at Athens Studies 12:39-49. London.

University of Michigan
Dept. of Classical Studies
2160 Angell Hall
435 S. State St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1003

(734) 764-0112

Areas of Specialization

Modern Greek language/culture pedagogy,
economic anthropology,
Aegean prehistory,
ethics of museum and archaeological practice,
public archaeology,
politics of heritage in Modern Greece,
archaeology as political action.

Courses Taught in Modern Greek Studies

Modern Greek Language
beginner, intermediate, advanced-intermediate levels/ undergraduate-graduate

Athens: Past and Present

Graduate/Directed Reading Group:
“The Eastern Mediterranean, Greece, and the Balkans: Anthropology and Material Culture Studies”

Update your profile →