Troels Myrup Kristensen

Associate professor

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, as well as Sapere Aude Director of Research for the collaborative project,  "The Emergence of Sacred Travel (EST): Experience, Economy, and Connectivity in Ancient Mediterranean Pilgrimage", which has received major funding from the Danish Council for Independent Research (2013-2017). I have a variety of administrative roles, such as directing the PhD Programme in History, Archaeology and Classical Studies in AU's Graduate School of Arts, and 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. Current projects include a monograph on Ancient Mediterranean Pilgrimage, as well as anthologies on Ascending and Descending the Acropolis. Movement in Athenian Religion (co-edited with Wiebke Friese and Søren Handberg, to be published with Monographs of the Danish Institute at Athens) and Economies of Sacred Travel (co-edited with Anna Collar, to be published with Brill's Religions in the Greco-Roman World series).

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   HEROM  Ateliers  Using Images IJHS

(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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