Jari Pakkanen

I received my PhD from the University of Helsinki in 1998. However, I did most of the research on it at Athens and also worked there at the Finnish Institute 1997–2000. I have been a Lecturer and later Senior Lecturer in Greek Archaeology at the Department of Classics at Royal Holloway, University of London since autumn 2000. My main research area is ancient architecture: I have lately concentrated on employing three-dimensional modelling as a research tool in topography and architectural reconstruction, and using statistical methods and computer simulations is very often an important aspect of my publications. In the Kalaureia Research Programme I will be responsible for the study of architecture and the computerised reconstruction model of the site.

My recent research projects include the following:

  • Methodological questions in the study of Greek architectural design principles
  • Ship sheds in the Ancient Mediterranean (project co-director with Boris Rankov and David Blackman)
  • Restudy of the architecture of the temple of Zeus at Stratos; see the webpages of the Finnish Institute at Athens
  • Survey of the ancient and medieval harbour at Kyllene
  • Modelling Rome’s maritime facade: villa architecture at Castelporziano (a 3D-Bridge sub-project funded by the European Commission, and an integral part of the larger research project The evolution of Rome’s maritime facade: archaeology & geomorphology at Castelporziano)
  • Republication of the late-classical temple of Athena Alea at Tegea in connection with the Norwegian excavations at the site

For a list of recent publications, see my home page at Royal Holloway .

E-mail: j.pakkanen@rhul.ac.uk

Address: Dept of Classics

Royal Holloway, University of London


Surrey TW20 0EX