Elizabeth S. Greene

Associate Professor, Maritime Archaeology, Greek Art and Archaeology

BA, MA, PhD (Princeton)

Phone: 905 688 5550 x5373
Fax: 905 984 4859
Email: esgreene@brocku.ca

2020-2021 teaching: CLAS 4P28/5V28: Archaeological Ethics (fall); CLAS/VISA 3P24: Art and Architecture of Early Greece (fall); CLAS/VISA 3P25: Art and Architecture of Classical Greece and the Hellenistic World (winter).

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.

Greene, E.S., J. Leidwanger, and N. Tuna. Forthcoming. “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. Albany: SUNY Press.

Radloff, L., J. Leidwanger, E. S. Greene, N. Tuna and N. Atıcı. Forthcoming. “Structuring Urban and Maritime Space at Burgaz, Turkey.” Karia and the Dodekanese: Cultural Interrelations in the South-Eastern Aegean ca. 500 BC – AD 500, Danish Institute at Athens, 24th-26th of January 2018. Edited by P. Pedersen, B. Poulsen, and J. Lund. Oxford: 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.

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.

Greene, E.S. “Fluid Technology: A Study of Amphoras and Economic Mechanisms on the 6th-century BCE Shipwreck at Pabuç Burnu.” Canadian Society for the Advancement of Turkish Studies, Toronto, ON, November 2018.

“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.

“Classics, Classical Archaeology, and Cultural Heritage: Toward a Common Understanding of Professional Responsibilities for the Study of ‘Exceptional Objects’.” Joint AIA/SCS Workshop Forum AIA/SCS Annual Meeting, Toronto, ON, January 4-7, 2017. Co-organizer with B. Daniels.