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Dr Signe Barfoed


Postdoctoral Fellow jointly with the University of Oslo (funded by The Research Council of Norway)


Areas of interest

  • Ancient Greek religion
  • Material culture
  • Ancient Greek mythology
  • Ritual practice and cult
  • Identity
  • Ethnos societies
  • Consumption studies
  • Art and architecture
  • Museum studies

Selected publications


‘Tracing Religious Networks across the Corinthian Gulf through Miniature Pottery’ in Interpreting the pottery record from Geometric and Archaic sanctuaries in the northern Peloponnese. Cult and votive practices, provenance, and production methods, edited by M. Kerschner. Austrian Academy of Science (submitted).

'Frederik Poulsen and Excavations in Kalydon’, in Pastfinders, The Danish Roots of Archaeology, edited by E. Mortensen & R. Raja, eds., Aarhus: Aarhus University Press (co-authored with Søren Handberg, submitted).


‘Water, Myth, and Cult in Nemea,’ in Ancient Waterlands, edited by B. A. Robinson, S. Bouffier, & I. Fumadó Ortega, Aix-en-Provence, Presses Universitaires de Provence, 35–51.

‘Rediscovering Artemis Laphria at Kalydon. Preliminary results’, Proceedings of the Danish Institute at Athens 9, 189–196.

‘Topographical Work in Ancient Kalydon, Aitolia (2015-2018)’, Proceedings of the Danish Institute at Athens 9, 161–188 (with Søren Handberg, Olympia Vikatou & Neoptolemos Michaelides).


‘The Use of Miniature Pottery in Archaic–Hellenistic Greek Sanctuaries. Considerations on Terminology and Ritual Practice,’ Opuscula - Annual of the Swedish Institutes at Athens and Rome 11, 111–126.


‘The Rawson Deposit: Evidence of an Archaic Spring Shrine near the Sanctuary of Zeus in Nemea,’ Hesperia - The Journal of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens 86.4, 645–722.

‘The Cults of Kalydon. Reassessing the Miniaturised Votive Objects,’ Proceedings of the Danish Institute at Athens 8, 131–148.


Co-editor of World Archaeology 47:1, ‘Miniaturization’ with Prof Lin Foxhall, University of Liverpool 

‘The Significant Few. Miniature Pottery from the Sanctuary of Zeus at Olympia,’ World Archaeology 47:1, 170–188.