Postdoctoral Fellow in Archaeology and the Ancient World (2012-2014)

Fotini Kondyli is an archaeologist specializing in landscape and household archaeology of the Byzantine world. Her main research interests include the study of non-elite groups and their role in the spatial, economic, and social organization of the Byzantine landscape.

Kondyli completed a Ph.D. in Byzantine Archaeology at the University of Birmingham. Her thesis, Settlements and Settlement Patterns in Late Byzantine North Aegean, was the result of four seasons of extensive field survey on the islands of Lemnos and Thasos, combined with a detailed study of Byzantine monastic archives. Kondyli has also participated in field work elsewhere in Greece, most recently Athens and Thebes, as well as Albania, Turkey, the UK, and Germany.

For the last two years, Kondyli was a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Amsterdam and Leiden University where she collaborated on a project that is investigating the Byzantine and Ottoman phases of Butrint, Albania and the Ancient Agora at Athens, Greece.

Kondyli continues to work at a number of sites throughout Greece as part of her ongoing research of houses and the evolution of Byzantine landscapes. She is especially interested in the study of daily life, the interface between public and private life, and more broadly how space is constructed, used, and conceptualized in Byzantium. Her work includes the study of both major urban centers and rural settlements and incorporates data from materials analysis, GIS, archives, and Byzantine written sources.