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

Academic Career

Before joining Reading in 2011, Papaconstantinou was Maître de Conférences at 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

CL2LAE: Introduction to Late Antiquity

CL3LAE: late Antique Egypt

CL3SHM: Saints and Holy Men in the Late Antique Mediterranean

CLMSO: 1) Multilingualism and Empire, with Dr Rachel Mairs; 2) 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.

External Appointments

Member of the Editorial Board of the 13-volume Encyclopedia of Ancient History, of the scientific committee of the Revue des Mondes Musulmans et de la Méditerranée and of the advisory board of the journal Estudios Bizantinos.

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 the Corpus Christi Centre for the Study of Greek and Roman Antiquity in Oxford, and of the Oxford Centre for Late Antiquity.

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 8420

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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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