Dr Efrosyni Boutsikas
Lecturer in Archaeology
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Office: Cornwallis West CG36
Office: Thursday 14.00-16.00
Efrosyni is a Classical Archaeologist with research interests in Greek religion, ritual experience, monumental architecture, mythology and astronomy (archaeoastronomy). She undertook her studies at the Universities of Sheffield and Leicester before joining the University of Kent in 2009. Her research focuses on the expression of ancient Greek perceptions of the cosmos in myths, religious performance and architecture, and the temporal and spatial organization of festivals.
Her recently completed project (partially funded by the British Academy, the Society of Antiquaries of London and the British School at Athens) investigates the shaping of memories, ritual experience and cosmological beliefs in ancient Greece. A second recent project, funded by the Royal Society of New Zealand, focused on the survey of Greek religious spaces in Sicily, Asia Minor and Cyprus. It investigated the choice of landscapes and temple placement in the context of multicultural religious interactions.
Efrosyni served as a Vice-President of the Société Européenne pour l’ Astronomie dans la Culture (SEAC) between 2011–2014. She is currently a Council Member of the International Society for Archaeoastronomy and Astronomy in culture (ISAAC) and a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Astronomy in Culture. Her research has been featured on TV, radio and the press throughout Europe and North America.
Efrosyni is co-director of the University's Interdisciplinary Centre in Spatial Studies (KISS) https://research.kent.ac.uk/kiss/back to top
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Efrosyni Boutsikas teaches modules on ancient Greek religion and science.back to top