Associate Professor, Maritime Archaeology, Greek Art and Archaeology
My research concerns seaborne mobility and interaction across the Mediterranean, focusing on material evidence for long-term processes of trade and exchange, fishing traditions and communities, and human migration. In Turkey and Sicily I have conducted archaeological field research and heritage work on shipwrecks, port sites, and maritime landscapes ranging from Archaic to contemporary. I served as the Archaeological Institute of America’s Vice President for Cultural Heritage (2017-2020) and am now its First Vice President.
“Entangled mobilities across the Mediterranean: archaeologies of migrant displacement,” my current SSHRC-funded project, takes a heritage-based and collaborative approach to the abandoned and impounded ships that carried displaced peoples across the central Mediterranean from North Africa to Europe. This grew out of my work since 2013 directing heritage and outreach initiatives as part of the Marzamemi Maritime Heritage Project’s investigations along southeast Sicily, including excavation of a 6th-century CE shipwreck carrying a massive cargo of architectural marble. The research framework considers the ongoing “re-makings” of the central Mediterranean over millennia of human activity, and the public communication of this heritage. In Turkey, my ongoing projects address maritime networks and the emergence of ancient economies through the Archaic shipwrecks at Pabuç Burnu (6thc. BCE) and Kekova Adası (7thc. BCE) and the Classical to Hellenistic harbors at Burgaz on the Knidos Peninsula.
My commitment to a framework of Mediterranean archaeology that is inclusive, comparative, and global in its outlook extends to my teaching and advising, which focus on a broad range of topics involving Greek art and archaeology, maritime archaeology, archaeological ethics, museums and heritage, as well as ancient economies and Mediterranean connectivity. Students with interests in these and related fields are encouraged to consider the Department of Classics at Brock.
Leidwanger, J., E.S. Greene, L. Repola, and F. Sgroi. 2021. “The Marzamemi Maritime Heritage Project: From the Seabed to the Museum and Beyond.” In Trinacria: ‘An Island Outside Time.’ International Archaeology in Sicily, edited by C. Prescott, A. Karavieri, P. Campbell, K. Göransson and S. Tusa, 45-53. Oxford: Oxbow.
Leidwanger, J., E.S. Greene, and A. Donnelly. 2021. “The Sixth-Century CE Shipwreck at Marzamemi, Sicily.” American Journal of Archaeology 125.2: 283-317.
Radloff, L., J. Leidwanger, E. S. Greene, N. Tuna and N. Atıcı. 2021. “Structuring Urban and Maritime Space at Burgaz, Turkey.” Karia and the Dodekanese: Cultural Interrelations in the South-Eastern Aegean I: Late Classical to Early Hellenistic, Danish Institute at Athens, 24th-26th of January 2018. Edited by P. Pedersen, B. Poulsen, and J. Lund, 181-193. Danish Institute at Athens. Oxbow Books.
Repola, L., Leidwanger, J., and Greene, E.S. 2020. “Digital Models for the Analysis and Enhancement of Hybrid Spaces: Architecture of the Mattanza.” Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLIV-M: 443–450. https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLIV-M-1-2020-443-2020.
Wilker, S.T., J. Leidwanger and E.S. Greene. 2019. “Amphoras and the Afterlife of a Commercial Port: Hellenistic Burgaz on the Datça (Knidos) Peninsula.” HEROM: Journal on Hellenistic and Roman Material Culture 9: 357-381.
Leidwanger, J. and E.S. Greene. 2019. “Maritime Archaeology of the Ancient Mediterranean.” Oxford Bibliographies in Classics. New York: Oxford University Press. https://www.oxfordbibliographies.com/view/document/obo-9780195389661/obo-9780195389661-0339.xml.
Greene, E.S., J. 2019. Leidwanger, and N. Tuna. “Archaeological Investigations in the Harbors of Burgaz, Turkey: 2011-2015 Field Seasons.” International Journal of Nautical Archaeology 48.1: 103-122.
Greene, E.S. and J. Leidwanger. 2019. “Knidian ‘Anyports’: A Model of Coastal Adaptation and Socioeconomic Connectivity from Southwest Turkey.” Mediterranean Historical Review 34.1: 9-25.
Greene, E.S. 2018. “Shipwrecks as Indices of Archaic Mediterranean Trade Networks.” Maritime Networks in the Ancient Mediterranean World. Edited by J. Leidwanger and C. Knappett, 132-162, Cambridge: University Press.
Greene, E.S. and J. Leidwanger. 2018. “Damien Hirst’s Provocative but Suspicious Collection.” American Journal of Archaeology 122.1.
Greene, E.S. “The measure of the sea? Transport amphoras from the Archaic shipwreck at Pabuç Burnu, Turkey.” Geballe Research Workshop Series on Standardization in Ancient Economies, Stanford Humanities Center, Stanford, CA (delivered by videoconference). May 2021.
Greene, E.S. “Ephemeral Heritage: Migration, Boats and Heritage in the Central Mediterranean Passage.” Delivered to audiences from Niagara Peninsula Society of the Archaeological Institute of America, St Catharines, ON; Department of Classics, Western University; Art and Archaeology of the Mediterranean World Lecture Series, University of Pennsylvania; AIA Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL; Mediterranean Archaeology Collaborative Specialization (MACS) Program, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON. November 2020-March 2021.
Greene, E.S. “Exchange in the Age of Lyric Poetry: The 6th-century BCE Shipwreck at Pabuç Burnu, Turkey.” New York Society of the AIA, New York, NY (delivered by videoconference), February 2021.
Repola, L., J. Leidwanger, and E.S. Greene. “Digital Models for the Analysis and Enhancement of Hybrid Spaces: Architecture of the Mattanza.” Heritage2020 (3D Past | RISK-Terra): International Conference on Vernacular Architecture in World Heritage Sites, Risks, and New Technologies, Valencia, Spain (conducted online due to COVID-19), September 2020.
Greene, E.S. “The late antique “church wreck” and beyond: millennia of maritime heritage at Marzamemi, Sicily.” Toronto Society of the Archaeological Institute of America, Toronto, ON, February 2020.
Greene, E.S., L. Repola, J. Leidwanger and R. Stark. “Viewing the Past in the Present: Connectivity and Maritime Heritage at Marzamemi.” AIA Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., January 2020.
Leidwanger, J., E. S. Greene, S. Matthews, L. Repola, M. Azzaro, and F. Sgroi. “Past and Present Investigations of the “Church Wreck” at Marzamemi.” AIA Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., January 2020.
Wilker, S., J. Leidwanger, and E.S. Greene. “A Regional Economy of the Knidia: Agricultural Productivity and Maritime Exchange at Burgaz.” International Association for Research on Pottery of the Hellenistic Period (IARPothP). Athens, Greece, November 2019.
Leidwanger, J., L. Repola, E.S. Greene, F. Sgroi. “Il ‘Relitto della Chiesa Bizantina’ e oltre: Ricerche sul patrimonio marittimo a Marzamemi, 2013-2019.” VI Convegno Nazionale di Archeologia Subacquea: XVI Rassegna Internazionale di Giardini Naxos, Taormina, Italy, 10-12 October 2019.
Greene, E.S. “Mobilizing Millennia of Maritime Heritage at Marzamemi.” Across the Shore: Integrating Perspectives on Heritage. Stanford Archeology Center, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, May 2019.
Greene, E.S. “Who owns the past?” Ontario Student Classics Conference, Brock University, St Catharines, ON, May 2019.
Leidwanger, J., E.S. Greene, L. Repola and F. Sgroi. “The Marzamemi Maritime Heritage Project: From Seabed to Museum and Beyond.” Archeologia in Sicilia: progetti di collaborazione internazionale. Rome, Italy, April 2019.
Greene, E.S. “Sailing to Market in the Archaic Aegean: The 6th-century BC shipwreck at Pabuc Burnu, Turkey.” SHIPWRECKS 2019. Underwater Archaeological Society of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, April 2019.
Greene, E.S. “Archeology as a Discipline to Build Bridges.” Conference on Turkey-Canada Relations: Perspectives on Current Global Challenges and Archeology as a Discipline to Build Bridges, Toronto, ON, March 2019.
Greene, E.S. “An exceptionally usual shipwreck: millennia of maritime connections at Marzamemi, Sicily.” Brock University Archaeological Society Scholarly Symposium, St Catharines, ON, March 2019.
Greene, E.S. “‘We come and go but the land is always here.’ AIA Responses to the Reductions of the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments.” Paper delivered in the workshop titled, “Current Events and Heritage Protection: Efforts to Protect Cultural Heritage at Risk.” AIA Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, January 2019.
“Preserving Cyprus and Peru: Call to Action.” Workshop for AIA Society Members, Trustees, and Academics. Conducted online, September 2021. Co-organizer with Brian Daniels.
“Supporting National Requests for Memoranda of Understandings (MOUs) Concerning the Imposition of Import Restrictions on Archaeological Materials from Egypt and Albania. Workshop for AIA Society Members, Trustees, and Academics. Conducted online, February 2021. Co-organizer with Brian Daniels.
“Supporting National Requests for Memoranda of Understandings (MOUs) Concerning the Imposition of Import Restrictions on Archaeological Materials from Greece, Belize, and Nigeria. Workshop for AIA Society Members, Trustees, and Academics. Conducted online, October 2020. Co-organizer with Brian Daniels.
“Memory, Movement, Materiality: Journeys of Forced and Undocumented Migration.” Penn Cultural Heritage Center, Philadelphia, PA. February 2020. Organizer with B. Daniels, J. Leidwanger and R. Leventhal.
“Antiquities, Illicit Trafficking, and Public Advocacy: The Future of the 1970 UNESCO Convention.” Organized workshop panel, AIA Annual Meeting, Washington D.C., January 2020. Organizer.
“Best Practices for the Treatment of Human Remains: A Mediterranean Regional Perspective.” Roundtable sponsored by the Committee for Cultural Heritage. AIA Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, January 2019. Co-organizer with B. Daniels.