Staff Catalogue

PETROULLA HADJITTOFI

HADJITTOFI PETROULLA
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POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER
Archaelogical Research Unit
Archaeological Research Unit,
12, Gladstonos str.

Academic studies:

- 2011-2018: PhD in Folk Civilisation (16th-20th century), Department of History and Archaeology, University of Cyprus

Dissertation title: “… in all Perfection Gold and Silver Jewellery”: Jewellery Production, Typology and Use in Cyprus (1830-1960) [in Greek].

-2008-2011: MA in Modern and Contemporary Greek Society: History – Folk Civilisation, Department of History and Archaeology, University of Ioannina | Grade: 9.82/10

-2004-2008: BA in History and Archaeology, Department of History and Archaeology, University of Cyprus | Grade: 9.58/10 (summa cum laude)

Scholarships, awards, and postdoctoral research grants:

- 2020-2022: Onisilos Funding Scheme, University of Cyprus-Postdoctoral research fund for the implementation of the project “Negotiating Modernity (ΝΕΜΟ): Rural Dress and Sociocultural Change in Cyprus during the British Period (1878-1960)” (proposal ranked 1st among all submitted)

- 2019: Network dedicated to the history of the Monastic Economy του SOFIA Centre for Advanced Study, Research Allowance for the implementation of the project "RURAL-CY: Digitising and Reconstructing Material Culture through Monastic Property Lists (18th-19th centuries)"

- 2017-2018: University of Cyprus scholarship for PhD studies

- 2013-2014: Leventis Foundation scholarship for PhD studies

- 2012-2013: Leventis Foundation scholarship for PhD studies

- 2009-2010: Leventis Foundation scholarship for MA studies

- October 2008: First entrant at the MA in Modern and Contemporary Greek Society: History-Folk Civilisation (University of Ioannina)

- August 2008: Grant awarded by the Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst for a German language course at the Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg

- June 2008: Award of the Pancyprian Cooperative Confederation for the best performance at the Department of History and Archaeology (University of Cyprus)

- June 2008: Kangelaris' award for the best performance at the School of Philosophy (University of Cyprus)

- 2004-2008: Scholarship of the Cyprus State Scholarship Foundation for the best performance at the University entry exams

Work experience:

-1/12/2020-today: Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Cyprus

Onisilos programme: “Negotiating Modernity (ΝΕΜΟ): Rural Dress and Sociocultural Change in Cyprus during the British Period (1878-1960)”

- 01/06/2019-31/11/2020: Special Research Scientist, University of Cyprus

Internal Research programme: "RURAL LIFE IN CYPRUS (RURAL-CY): Digitising and Reconstructing Material Culture through Monastic Property Lists (18th-19th centuries)". Project coordinator: Ass. Prof. Athanasios Vionis.

- 01/2015–06/2015 Special Teaching Scientist, University of Cyprus

Course taught: ARCH 229: "Aspects of Folk Art: Stone Carving, Wood Carving, Metallurgy"

- 03/2014–01/2017: Researcher - Administrative assistant, Cyprus Food and Nutrition Museum

- 11/2011–05/2013 Greek language teacher, “Programme for Greek Language. Teaching Applicable to Migrants and other Foreign Language Speaking Residents of Cyprus”, Cyprus Ministry of Education and Culture

Research interests:

- Cypriot material culture, society and economy from the Ottoman period onwards

- Early Modern and Modern urban and rural life aspects (diet, dress and other material culture expressions, customs etc.)

-  Preindustrial technologoy (craftsmen, techniques, practices and products)

Research and other projects:

- July 2020-today: Standardisation Expert, National Standard for the Fythkiotika woven embroideries (research and authoring), Cyprus Organisation for Standardisation (CYS)

- December 2020-today: Postdoctoral Researcher, “Negotiating Modernity (ΝΕΜΟ): Rural Dress and Sociocultural Change in Cyprus during the British Period (1878-1960)”, Onisilos programme, University of Cyprus. Project coordinator: Assoc. Prof. Maria Parani

- May 2019-today: Collaborator, DIOPTRA: History and Culture of Cypriot Dress, The Cyprus Institute. Project Coordinator: Prof. Em. Euphrosyne Rizopoulou-Egoumenidou

- June 2019-November 2020: Special Research Scientist, "RURAL LIFE IN CYPRUS (RURAL-CY): Digitising and Reconstructing Material Culture through Monastic Property Lists (18th-19th centuries)", Internal Research programme, University of Cyprus. Project coordinator: Assoc. Prof. Athanasios Vionis

- April-December 2018: Researcher, "The World of Children in Larnaca (1878-1960)", national project of the Phivos Stavrides Foundation-Larnaca Archives, funded by the Cultural Services of the Cyprus Ministry of Education and Culture under the Programme: "Folk Culture"

- June 2016-January 2017: Researcher, "Modern Approaches to Traditional Culture: A Virtual Tour to the Cypriot Cuisine of the Recent Past", national project of the Cyprus Food and Nutrition Museum, funded by the Cultural Services of the Cyprus Ministry of Education and Culture under the Programme: "Folk Culture"

- June-December 2016: Researcher, "Flavors of Traditional Heritage: Culinary Walks in the Trails of the Mediterranean Diet", national project of the Cyprus Food and Nutrition Museum, funded by the Cultural Services of the Cyprus Ministry of Education and Culture under the "Plan for the Conservation and Strengthening of Intangible Cultural Heritage"

- April-November 2016: Researcher, "Dress in Larnaca at the Transition between Empires", national project of the Phivos Stavrides Foundation-Larnaca Archives, funded by the Cultural Services of the Cyprus Ministry of Education and Culture under the Programme "Culture"

- October 2015-March 2016: Researcher, "Street Food: From the Past to the Present", national project of the Cyprus Food and Nutrition Museum, funded by the Cultural Services of the Cyprus Ministry of Education and Culture under the Programme "Culture"

- March 2014-June 2016: Senior researcher, "Europeana Food and Drink", EU project of the Cyprus Food and Nutrition Museum, funded by the ICT Policy Support Programme.

- June – July 2006: International Ethnographical Mission "Greeks of the Azov", University of Cyprus

-State University of Human Studies, Mariupol, Ukraine.

Books and edited volumes:

Rizopoulou-Egoumenidou, E. and Hadjittofi, P. (forthcoming): Από την παράδοση στην καινοτομία: Η κυπριακή αργυροχρυσοχοΐα μέσα από το αρχείο της οικογένειας Στεφανίδη [From Tradition to Innovation: Cypriot Goldsmithing through the Stephanides Family Archive], Nicosia. [In Greek]

Rizopoulou-Egoumenidou, E. and Hadjittofi, P. (eds.) 2019: Η ιστορία της οικοδομικής τέχνης στην Κύπρο από την Προϊστορία έως τον 21ο αιώνα/The History of Construction in Cyprus from Prehistory to the 21st Century, Λευκωσία: Atlas Pantou Group. [in Greek and English]

Hadjittofi, P. 2019: Street Food: From the Past to the Present, Nicosia: Cyprus Food and Nutrition Museum. [in Greek and English]

Hadjittofi, P. and Rizopoulou-Egoumenidou, E. 2018: Μια φορά κι έναν καιρό στη Λάρνακα: Ο κόσμος του παιδιού στην αστική κοινωνία (1878-1960) [Once upon a Time in Larnaca: The World of Children in the Urban Society (1878-1960)], Larnaca: Phivos Stavrides Foundation-Larnaca Archives. [in Greek]

Rizopoulou-Egoumenidou, E., Hadjittofi, P. and Hadjikyriakos, I. 2016: Old Photographs, New Approaches: The Urban Dress of Larnaca (1870-1920) through the Phivos Stavrides Archives [Παλιές φωτογραφίες, νέες προσεγγίσεις: Η αστική ενδυμασία της Λάρνακας (1870-1920) μέσα από το Αρχείο του Ιδρύματος Φοίβου Σταυρίδη], Larnaca: Phivos Stavrides Foundation-Larnaca Archives. [in Greek]

Chapters in books and edited volumes:

Hadjittofi, P. (forthcoming): “Tracing Luxury: The example of Jewellery in Cyprus during the Late Ottoman and British Periods” [«Ανιχνεύοντας την πολυτέλεια: Tο παράδειγμα του κοσμήματος στην Κύπρο κατά την Ύστερη Οθωμανική και τη Βρετανική περίοδο»], in: Euphrosyna erga (Proceedings of a Conference in Honour of Euphrosyne Rizopoulou-Egoumenidou), Nicosia. [in Greek]

Rizopoulou-Egoumenidou, E. and Hadjittofi, P.: «Η Οικοδομική Τέχνη στην Κύπρο κατά την Οθωμανική Περίοδο (1571-1878 μ.Χ.)/Building Techniques in Cyprus during the Ottoman Period (1571-1878 CE)», in: E. Rizopoulou-Egoumenidou and P. Hadjittofi (eds.), Η ιστορία της οικοδομικής τέχνης στην Κύπρο από την Προϊστορία έως τον 21ο αιώνα/The History of Construction in Cyprus from Prehistory to the 21st Century, Nicosia: Atlas Pantou Group, 205-248 [in Greek and English].

Hadjittofi, P. and Rizopoulou-Egoumenidou, E. 2019: "Η Οικοδομική Τέχνη στην Κύπρο κατά τη Βρετανική Περίοδο (1878-1960 μ.Χ.)/Building Techniques in Cyprus during the British Period (1878-1960 CE)", in: E. Rizopoulou-Egoumenidou and P. Hadjittofi (eds.), Η ιστορία της οικοδομικής τέχνης στην Κύπρο από την Προϊστορία έως τον 21ο αιώνα/The History of Construction in Cyprus from Prehistory to the 21st Century, Nicosia: Atlas Pantou Group, 249-285 [in Greek and English].

Hadjittofi, P. 2015: "Angels and Demons: Works of Stone Sculpture as a Means of Constructing Space

in the Cypriot Residence (from the End of the 18th to the Middle of the 20th Century)", in: H. Matthäus, B. Morstadt and C. Vonhoff (eds.), PoCA (Postgraduate Cypriot Archaeology) 2012, Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishings, 454-481.

Articles in Journals:

Hadjittofi, P. (forthcoming): "“.. with much Elegance, Honesty and Sincerity, at Incomparable Prices”: Gold- and Silversmiths in Cyprus (1878-1940)", in: L. Papastefanaki and N. Potamianos (eds.), Technological change/Mechanization and Workers' Reactions in Southern Europe (Moving the Social: Journal of Social History and the History of Social Movements 65).