Dr. Maud Devolder

Maud Devolder studied Archaeology (Aegean Bronze Age and Classical Archaeology) at UCLouvain, and Eastern Mediterranean Archaeology at KULeuven, Belgium. In 2009, she received her doctoral degree from UCLouvain with a thesis on “Social components and interactions in Neopalatial Crete. Investigation of the archaeological data (1700-1450 BCE)”. From 2010 to 2014 she was a post-doctoral research fellow of the National Fund for Scientific Research (UCLouvain) and Belgian member of the French School at Athens. She is involved in several archaeological projects in Crete, in Malia (publication of the Palace and of the Building Dessenne), Sissi (Building E in Zone 5), and Palaikastro (Building 5). She has been awarded a Humboldt Research Fellowship (November, 2014 to August, 2016)  in the Topoi research group (B-2) XXL Monumentalized Knowledge. Her work at Topoi will focus on the application of “Architectural Energetics” to Minoan and Mycenaean architecture.

Activities

Further Activities

07.01. 2016 Talk “Edifis at Work? A New Court-Centered Building at Sissi. Results from the 2015 Excavation Campaign” together with Jusseret S., S. Déderix and J. Driessen
Part of: Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America, to be held in San Francisco, 6th-9th of January 2016 
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07.01. 2016  Talk “The Western Magazines and the West Façade of the Palace at Malia (Crete) during the Protopalatial Period”
Part of: Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America, to be held in San Francisco, 6th-9th of January 2016
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07.01. 2016. Talk “The Dessenne Building in the Protopalatial Settlement at Malia (Crete)” together with I. Caloi
Part of: Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America, to be held in San Francisco, 6th-9th of January 2016
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20.11. 2015 Seminar “Minoan Builders. New Research on the Scale and Organization of Architectural Projects in Bronze Age Crete”
Part of: Minoan Seminar, Athens
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05.11. 2015  Lecture “Building in Minoan Crete. An Energetic Approach of Neopalatial Architecture”
at the Institut für Archäologische Wissenschaften, Bochum 
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04.03. 2015 Talk “The Dessenne Building and the area South-West of the Palace at Malia”
at the 5th Day of Belgian Archaeology in Greece, held in the MRAH, Brussels
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06.01. 2015. Talk “Architectural Energetics and Cretan Bronze Age Architecture. Measuring the Scale of Minoan Building Projects”
Part of: International Workshop “From Static Data to Dynamic Processes. New Perspectives on Minoan Architecture and Urbanism”, organized by Q. Letesson and C. Knappett, University of Toronto, 5th-6th January 2015
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2014 Talk “The ‘Magasins Dessenne’ at Malia (Crete) Reconsidered” Part of:Annual Meeting of the American Institute of Archaeology, Chicago, January  2nd-5th, 2014
2013 Talk “In the Shadow of the Palaces. Honoring the Dead during the Neopalatial period”
Part of: Popular Religion and Ritual in the East Mediterranean from the 3rd Millennium BC to the 5th Century AD, December 10th-11th, 2013, Athens 
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2013 Talk “Νέα έρευνα στα Magasins Dessenne στα Μάλια”
Part of: Γ΄ Παγκρήτια Επιστημονική Συνάντηση “Αρχαιολογικό ‘Εργο στην Κρήτη”, December 5th-8th 2013, Réthymnon
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2013 Talk A. Sarris, N. Papadopoulos, G. Cantoro, A. Agapiou, S. Déderix, Chr. Tsigonaki et M. Devolder, “New Technologies for Capturing the Dynamics of Cultural Landscapes”
Part of: Γ΄ Παγκρήτια Επιστημονική Συνάντηση “Αρχαιολογικό ‘Εργο στην Κρήτη”, December 5th-8th 2013, Réthymnon
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2013 Lecture “Approche énergétique de l’architecture en Crète minoenne”
Part of: le séminaire doctoral L’architecture grecque: matériaux et techniques, April 14th-27th 2013, Delphi
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2011 Talk “Manpower and Neopalatial Architecture. The Architectural Project as a Meaningful Experience”
Part of: Minoan Archaeology. Challenges and Perspectives for 21st Century, March 23rd-27th, 2011, Heidelberg
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2010 Talk F. Carpentier and M. Devolder, “Sissi, Crete. Preliminary Reports on the 2007-2009 Campaigns”
Part of: Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America January 6th-10th,2010, Anaheim, USA
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