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 & Archaeology at Brock.
Greene, E.S., J. Leidwanger, and L. Repola. 2022. “Ephemeral Heritage: Migration, Boats and Heritage in the Central Mediterranean Passage.” American Journal of Archaeology 126.1: 79-102.
Greene, E.S., J. Leidwanger, and N. Tuna. 2022. “Wandering Ports on the Datça Peninsula: Exploring Regional Mobility in a Maritime Landscape” Homo Migrans: Modelling Migration and Mobility in the Archaeological Record, edited by M.J. Daniels, 269-89. University at Buffalo, SUNY Press.
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.
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 8: 57-381.
Leidwanger, J. and E.S. Greene. 2019. “Maritime Archaeology of the Ancient Mediterranean.” Oxford Bibliographies in Classics. New York: Oxford University Press.
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. “A Sea of Many Voices: Toward an Inclusive Maritime Heritage in Southeast Sicily.” Invited keynote address, Under the Mediterranean II Conference, Valetta, Malta, November 2022.
Leidwanger, J. and E.S. Greene. ““Persistent Mobilities: Connecting the Mediterranean on a 14-m Wooden Boat.” New Research on Ancient Mobility and Connectivity Workshop. Stanford, CA, April 2022.
Greene, E.S., J. Leidwanger, and L. Repola. “Toward an Inclusive Maritime Heritage: Community Perceptions of Mediterranean Connectivity in Southeast Sicily.” AIA Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, January 2022 (delivered by videoconference).
Greene, E.S. and J. Leidwanger. “Toward an Inclusive Maritime Heritage: Community Perceptions of Mediterranean Connectivity in Southeast Sicily.” Workshop series on Community Engagement and its Challenges, Stanford Archaeology Center, Stanford, CA (delivered by videoconference). October 2021.
Leidwanger, J., E.S. Greene, L. Repola, and F. Sgroi. “Recent Approaches to the Marzamemi 2 Wreck and the Maritime Heritage of Southeast Sicily.” XVII Rassegna Internazionale di Archeologia Subacquea, Naxos, Italy. October 2021.
Leidwanger, J., L. Repola, E.S. Greene, and F. Sgroi. “Il progetto Marzamemi: ultimi studi sui contesti del paesaggio costiero della Sicilia sud-orientale.” Colloquio internazionale: I Patrimoni del Patrimonio, Dipartimento di Studi Europei “Jean Monnet” & Soprintendenza del Mare, Palermo. October 2021.
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.
Daniels, B., T.C. Fryer, G. Golden, E.S. Greene, R. Leventhal, and J. Leidwanger. 2022. “Materiality of Migration.” https://web.sas.upenn.edu/migration/
Leidwanger, J., E.S. Greene, L. Repola, and F. Sgroi. 2022. “Il ‘relitto della chiesa’ Marzamemi II: partenariato di ricerca e studio nel sud-est della Sicilia.” In Sebastiano Tusa: una vita per la cultura. Catalogo della mostra, edited by V. Li Vigni et al., 111-114. Sassari: Delfino.
Greene, E.S. and J. Leidwanger. April 2022. Ephemeral Heritage of Contemporary Mediterranean Displacement. Peopling the Past Blog Post #60, Interview with Megan Daniels.
Greene, E.S. December 2021. “Anna Marguerite McCann (1933 – 2017), First American Woman in the Field of Underwater Archaeology.” Archaeologists You Should Know, Archaeological Institute of America.
Leidwanger, J., L. Repola, E.S. Greene, and F. Sgroi. 2020. “Il relitto della chiesa bizantina di Marzamemi.” Terracqueo. Catalogo della mostra. A cura di Fondazione Federico II. Palermo: Fondazione Federico II, 132-137.
“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.