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Troels Myrup Kristensen

Associate professor, research programme director

Troels Myrup Kristensen
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I was trained in Aarhus, Leicester, Cambridge, Winnipeg, Athens and Rome. Currently, I am Associate Professor of Classical Art and Archaeology in the Department of Culture and Society, Aarhus University. I have recently finished a five-year collaborative research project, "The Emergence of Sacred Travel (EST): Experience, Economy, and Connectivity in Ancient Mediterranean Pilgrimage", funded by the Danish Council for Independent Research's Sapere Aude research excellence programme. Since 2016, I have been Work Package Leader in the Horizon2020-funded "CoHERE: Performing and Representing European Identities" project, working on the role of Classical Antiquity in constructions of European and national identities. I also direct the research programme "Classical Antiquity and its Heritage" in the School of Culture and Society.

My research interests lie broadly within the study of visual culture in the ancient world, the material culture of ancient pilgrimage, late antique art and archaeology as well as the contemporary "consumption" of heritage. My first monograph, Making and Breaking the Gods. Christian Responses to Pagan Sculpture in Late Antiquity, was published in October 2013. A second monograph, Classical Heritage and European Identities: The Imagined Geographies of Danish Classicism (co-authored with Lærke Maria Andersen Funder and Vinnie Nørskov) will appear early 2019. Current projects include a monograph on the archaeology of ancient Mediterranean pilgrimage that takes inspiration from the so-called "New Mobilities Paradigm", as well as anthologies on Going, Gathering and Giving: Economies of Sacred Travel in the Ancient World (co-edited with Anna Collar, to be published with Brill's Religions in the Greco-Roman World series), and Sacred Treasures. Collecting and Inscribing Art in Ancient Sanctuaries (co-edited with Jane Fejfer, to be published with Routledge's Image, Text and Culture in Classical Antiquity series).

I maintain an Academia.edu page here.


   HEROM  Ateliers  Using Images IJHS

(co-ed. with W. Friese and S. Handberg) Ascending and Descending the Acropolis. Movement in Athenian Religion (Monographs of the Danish Institute at Athens vol. 23), Aarhus 2019.

(w. L.M.A. Funder and V. Nørskov) Classical Heritage and European Identities. The Imagined Geographies of Danish Classicism (Critical Heritages of Europe), London 2019.

(co-ed. with W. Friese) Excavating Pilgrimage. Archaeological Approaches to Sacred Travel and Movement in the Ancient World (Routledge Studies in Pilgrimage, Religious Travel and Tourism), London 2017.

(co-ed. with L.M. Stirling) The Afterlife of Greek and Roman Sculpture. Late Antique Responses and Practices, Ann Arbor 2016.

(co-ed. with C. Holtorf) Heritage Erasure (= International Journal of Heritage Studies vol. 21.4), London 2015.

(co-ed. with S. Birk and B. Poulsen) Using Images in Late Antiquity, Oxford 2014.

Making and Breaking the Gods. Christian Responses to Pagan Sculpture in Late Antiquity (Aarhus Studies in Mediterranean Antiquity vol. 12), Aarhus 2013.

(ed.) The Material Culture of Roman and Early Christian Pilgrimage (= HEROM - Journal on Hellenistic and Roman Material Culture vol. 1), Leuven 2012.

(co-ed. with B. Poulsen) Ateliers and Artisans in Roman Art and Archaeology (Journal of Roman Archaeology Supplementary Series vol. 92), Portsmouth, RI 2012.


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