Staff Profile:Dr Arietta Papaconstantinou

Name:
Dr Arietta Papaconstantinou
Job Title:
Associate Professor
Responsibilities:
Examination Officer
Areas of Interest:

Arietta Papaconstantinou's research interests cover the religious, social and economic history of Egypt and the Near East during the transition from the Roman Empire to the Caliphate. She is particularly interested in the evolution Christian communities during the first two centuries of Islamic rule. She likes to mobilise a wide range of sources and approaches, from economic to textual and linguistic, using traditional narrative sources as well as archaeology, papyrology and epigraphy.

Current Projects

  • Papaconstantinou is currently completing a project that was funded from 2014 to 2016 by the Gerda Henkel Foundation, entitled Credit, debt, and the transformation of rural society in Egypt and Palestine from Constantine to the Abbasids, studying the evolution and effects of credit and debt on the rural societies of Egypt and Palestine from the fourth to the eighth century.
  • She also participated in the recently concluded Oxford-based ERC-funded project The Cult of Saints, is a collaborator in the international project Provinces et Empires: l'Égypte islamique dans le monde antique, and a member of the network Defining the Global Middle Ages.
  • She is General Editor of the book series The Worlds of Eastern Christianity, ca 300-1500 initiated by Ashgate (now terminated), and is General Editor of the Encyclopedia of Ancient History. She is also a member of the scientific committee of the Revue des Mondes Musulmans et de la Méditerranée, of the advisory board of the journal Estudios Bizantinos, and of the Advisory Editorial board of the series Studies in Classical and Late Antiquity (Gorgias Press).
  • Papaconstantinou is also an associate member of the Centre d'histoire et civilisation de Byzance in Paris, the Maison française d'Oxford, the Faculty of Oriental Studies, and of the Oxford Centre for Late Antiquity.
  • Academic Career

    Before joining Reading in 2011, Papaconstantinou was Maître de Conférences at the Université Paris 1 – Panthéon Sorbonne, where she had taught since 1999, after several years at the Universities of Strasbourg, Franche-Comté, and Val de Marne (Paris XII). She was educated at the German School in Athens, Deree College in Athens, and the Université de Strasbourg, from where she holds an MA in Archaeology and a Ph.D. in Ancient History.

    Options Taught

    CL2LAN: Literature and Society in Late Antiquity (with Christa Gray)

    CL3LAE: Late Antique Egypt

    CL3SHM: Saints and Holy Men in the Late Antique Mediterranean

    CLMOP: Coptic Life-Writing

    Postgraduate Supervision Areas

    Subjects on Greek epigraphy, papyrology, archaeology, social, religious or economic history, sociolinguistics of the Late Antique and Byzantine periods; the transition of the Eastern Mediterranean from the Graeco-Roman world to the Caliphate.

    Personal Webpage

    https://reading.academia.edu/AriettaPapaconstantinou

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Arietta Papaconstantinou

Contact Details

Email:
a.s.papaconstantinou@reading.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0) 118 378 5370

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See also

Graduate Centre for Medieval Studies (http://www.reading.ac.uk/GCMS/GCMS-index.aspx)

Centre for Literacy and Multilingualism (CeLM) (https://www.reading.ac.uk/celm/)

Centre for Economic History (https://www.reading.ac.uk/economic-history/)

Just published

Mélanges Jean Gascou: textes et études papyrologiques (P.Gascou), ed. Jean-Luc Fournet and Arietta Papaconstantinou, Travaux et Mémoires du Centre d’Histoire et Civilisation de Byzance, 20/1 (Paris 2016). More Information

 

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