Staff Catalogue

ANNA DEMETRIOU

DEMETRIOU ANNA
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POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER
Archaelogical Research Unit
Archaeological Research Unit,
12, Gladstonos str.
 

Anna Demetriou is a post-doctoral researcher at the Department of History and Archaeology at the University of Cyprus, in the framework of the research project SHARE: “Mapping SHipwreck ARchaeologies in the Eastern Mediterranean: the sites, the people, and the environment”. The project, coordinated by Associate Professor Stella Demesticha, and funded by the Honor Frost Foundation, seeks to investigate the history of the development of shipwreck archaeological practice in the wider eastern Mediterranean.

Anna received her BA degree in History and Archaeology from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece in 2006. During 2006-2007 she continued her postgraduate studies in Management of Archaeological Sites, at the University College of London, United Kingdom. In 2019 she was awarded her doctoral title by the University of Cyprus. Her research, entitled “Ancient shipwreck sites in Cyprus: itineraries in the contemporary world” focused on the examination of ancient shipwrecks as places of interaction and engagements in contemporary society.

Since 2008 Anna has been actively involved in the maritime archaeological field in Cyprus: as the Executive Director of Thetis Foundation (2008-2012), as Research Assistant at the Maritime Archaeological Research Laboratory (MARELab) of the University of Cyprus (2013-2014), and since 2015  through her participation in research projects of the MARELab.

 

Anna’s main research interests focus on maritime archaeology, shipwreck archaeology, archaeological ethnography, public archaeology and the perception and use of antiquity in contemporary society.

Since 2008 she has been engaged in the different aspects of maritime archaeological research.

Particularly, Anna has participated in underwater archaeological field projects:

  • Mazotos shipwreck project, University of Cyprus. Director: Associate Prof. Stella Demesticha (2009-2013, 2019).
  • Xylophagou anchorage project, University of Cyprus. Director: Associate Prof. Stella Demesticha (2012).
  • Nissia shipwreck project, University of Cyprus. Director: Associate Prof. Stella Demesticha (2014, 2017).
  • Protaras shipwreck project, University of Cyprus. Director: Associate Prof. Stella Demesticha (2019).
  • Petounda anchorage project, University of Cyprus. Director: Associate Prof. Stella Demesticha (2021).

Furthermore, Anna has been involved in several public archaeology and archaeological ethnographic projects:

  • Amathus harbor underwater archaeological park :Implementation and coordination of research activities to transform the harbour of Amathus into an underwater archaeological park. The initiative has been undertaken  in the framework of the project “Diving itineraries in Maritime Protected Areas of the Eastern Mediterranean – Development of a Diving Tourism Network (ANDIKAT)” of the programme  INTERREG V -A Greece- Cyprus 2014-2020 (Department of History and Archaeology, University of Cyprus).
  • iMARE CULTURE virtual exhibition: Curator of the exhibition “iMARE CULTURE: a virtual journey around underwater archaeological sites of the Mediterranean” (Thalassa Municipal Museum, Agia Napa, 2019), European project iMARE CULTURE, coordinated by the Cyprus University of Technology (CUT), (Department of History and Archaeology, University of Cyprus).
  • Maritime Outreach Bus, Cyprus: Curator and educator of the mobile exhibition Maritime Outreach Bus, Cyprus, which toured Cyprus in 2017. Department of History and Archaeology, UCy and Maritime Archaeology Trust (United Kingdom).
  • Ethnographic survey around the Kyrenia, the Mazotos and the Nissia shipwrecks in Cyprus.
 

 

Demesticha, S., and Demetriou, A. 2021. Ancient shipwrecks in Cyprus: reaching out to the public. In Oniz, H., Semaan, L., Haffner, A. and Underwood, C. "Underwater Cultural Heritage: threats and solutions". ICOMOS International Committee on the Underwater Cultural Heritage (ICUCH), 158-162. 

Dimitriou, A. 2016. Managing ancient shipwreck sites in Cyprus: a challenge to take on. In R. Maguire and J. Chick (eds.) Approaching Cyprus: Proceedings of the Post-Graduate Conference of Cypriot Archaeology (PoCA), Held at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, 1st-3rd November 2013. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge University Scholars Publishing, 60–77.