Nadia Coutsinas

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Nadia Coutsinas (PhD Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne & Université Libre de Bruxelles) is a researcher at the Institute for Mediterranean Studies – FORTH, and an associate researcher at the CReA-Patrimoine, ULB.
Her doctoral thesis on the urban fortifications and the defence of territory on Crete, during the Classical and Hellenistic periods, has been published in 2013 at the Sorbonne Press, under the title: Défenses crétoises. Fortifications urbaines et défense du territoire en Crète aux époques classique et hellénistique.
Her field of research is the island of Crete, where she has excavated at Eleutherna (Central Crete) and Itanos (Eastern Crete). She is a member of the Itanos research team since 1995.
In 2006-2008 she worked as an INHA (Institut National d’Histoire de l’Art) Research Fellow for the European programme ArEA (Archives of European Archaeology) at the French National Archives and at the archives of the French School of Archaeology at Athens. In 2010, she was awarded a Post-Doctoral position at the French School of Archaeology at Athens. In 2012 she worked at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens for the project “Reviving the Ancient Agora: The Cradle of Democracy”, and in 2013 she was a Research Fellow at the Center for Hellenic Studies, Harvard University (Washington, DC). In 2014-2015 she worked as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in the project “DynByzCrete: Recapturing the Dynamics of the Early Byzantine Settlements in Crete: Old problems - New Interpretations through an Interdisciplinary Approach” hosted at the Institute for Mediterranean Studies – FORTH. Since 2018, she is the Principal Investigator at the project “SettleInEastCrete: Spatial Dynamics and Settlement Patterns in Eastern Crete from the Classical to the Venetian Period”, hosted at the Laboratory of Geophysical – Satellite Remote Sensing & Archaeoenvironment of the Institute for Mediterranean Studies – FORTH.
During her studies and after, she has received several scholarships, grants and fellowships (A.G. Leventis Foundation, French School of Archaeology at Athens, Maison française d’Oxford, Harvard Center for Hellenic Studies, Washington DC., Hellenic Foundation for Research and Innovation & General Secretariat for Research and Technology). She has been invited to give lectures at numerous academic institutions, and has participated in many international academic conferences in Europe and the USA. Her research has been published in academic peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings.
She is a member (since 2009) of the Association Internationale pour l’Histoire du Verre, and of the European Association of Archaeologists.

Présentation des recherches

Research Interests
Fortifications, Defence, City-States, Territory, Borders.
Crete, Hellenistic and Roman Periods, Landscape Archaeology, Spatial History.
Economy, Networks, Harbours, Maritime Routes.
Glass of the Hellenistic, Roman, and Early Byzantine Periods.
Archives of Archaeology, History of Archaeology.

Travaux sélectionnés

Archives of Archaeology
Nadia COUTSINAS, Armelle LE GOFF, « Aux archives nationales : les dossiers individuels de mission et leur apport à l’histoire de l’archéologie. L’exemple de la fouille d’Aphrodisias en 1905 », in Alain Schnapp, Nathan Schlanger, Sonia Lévin, Noël Coye (eds), Archives de l’archéologie européenne (AREA), Les Nouvelles de l’Archéologie 110 (November 2007), 40-47.
Nadia COUTSINAS, « À la conquête de Cnossos. Archéologie et nationalismes en Crète 1878-1900 », in François de Polignac, Sonia Lévin (eds), Hellenic histories: the cultural, ideological and political issues of the archaeology of Ancient Greece, European Review of History-Revue européenne d’Histoire 13.4 (2006), 515-532.

Nadia COUTSINAS, Vassiliki STEFANAKI, « Defence and Coinage in the Late Classical and Hellenistic Crete », Proceedings of the 19th International Congress of Classical Archaeology, AIAC 2018, Cologne/Bonn, 22-26 May 2018. Forthcoming.
Nadia COUTSINAS, « Note méthodologique : de l’étude des fortifications crétoises au travers de l’analyse du type d’appareil », Bulletin de Correspondance hellénique 143.1 (2019), 409-424.
Nadia COUTSINAS, Défenses crétoises. Fortifications urbaines et défense du territoire en Crète aux époques classique et hellénistique, Cahiers archéologiques de Paris I, n°3, Publications de la Sorbonne, 2013 (544 pages).
Nadia COUTSINAS, « Η άμυνα της Ιτάνου (άστυ και χώρα) και οι οχυρωμένες πόλεις της κλασικής και ελληνιστικής περιόδου στην Ανατολική Κρήτη », in Μιχάλης Ανδριανάκης, Ίρις Τζαχίλη (επιμ.), Αρχαιολογικό Έργο Κρήτης 1, Πρακτικά της 1ης Συνάντησης, Ρέθυμνο, 28-30 Νοεμβρίου 2008, Εκδόσεις Φιλοσοφικής Σχολής Πανεπιστημίου Κρήτης, Rethymnon, 2010, 188-199.

Nadia COUTSINAS, « New light on the Early Byzantine Glass from Eleutherna Pyrgi (Crete) », Proceedings of the 21st Congress of the Association Internationale pour l’Histoire du Verre, Istanbul, 3th-7th September 2018. Forthcoming.
Nadia COUTSINAS, « Le matériel en verre de la cité d’Itanos (Crète orientale) », in Despina Ignatiadou, Anastassios Antonaras (eds.), Annales du 18e Congrès de l’Association Internationale pour l’Histoire du Verre, Thessaloniki 2009, Thessaloniki, 2012, 233-240.
Anastasios ANTONARAS, Nadia COUTSINAS, Brigitte DEMIERRE-PRIKHODKINE, Christa SCHAUER, « Marques sur verre découvertes en Grèce : addenda (Thessalonique, Corinthe, Itanos, Érétrie, Olympie et Lousoi) », in Danièle Foy, Marie-Dominique Nenna (eds), Corpus des signatures et marques sur verres antiques, 3. XXX, AFAV, Aix-en-Provence, Lyon, 2011, 219-237.

Hellenistic and Roman Crete
Nadia COUTSINAS, « Hellenistic Olous: Connectivity and Defence », in Renata Cantilena, Federico Carbone (eds), Monetary and Social Aspects of Hellenistic Crete, Monografie della Scuola Archeologica di Atene e delle missioni italiane in oriente, SAIA, Athens, Rome, 2020, 25-37. Forthcoming.
Nadia COUTSINAS, « A Living Countryside: Changes in the Rural Occupation of Eastern Crete from the Hellenistic to the Late Roman Period », in Valentina Di Napoli, Francesco Camia, Vasilis Evangelidis, Dimitris Grigoropoulos, Dylan Rogers, Stavros Vlizos (eds), What’s New in Roman Greece? Recent Work on the Greek Mainland and the Islands in the Roman Period, Proceedings of a Confernce held in Athens, 8-10 October 2015, ΜΕΛΕΤΗΜΑΤΑ 80, National Hellenic Research Foundation, Athens, 2018, 123-133.
Nadia COUTSINAS, Max GUY, Amanda KELLY, « Kouphonisi (Greece): a briefly vibrant Roman harbourage between Crete and Africa », in Matthieu Ghilardi (ed.), Géoarchéologie des îles de la Méditerranée, CNRS éditions Alpha, 2016, 333-344.
Nadia COUTSINAS, « The Establishment of the City-States of Eastern Crete from the Archaic to the Roman Period », CHS Research Bulletin 2.1 (2013).
Nadia COUTSINAS, « Territoire et frontières des cités crétoises hellénistiques. L’exemple de Lato », in René Treuil, Georgia Kourtessi-Philippakis (eds), Archéologie du territoire, de l’Égée au Sahara, Publications de la Sorbonne, Paris, 2011, 253-263.