Prof. Dr. Alessandra Gilibert

Alessandra Gilibert is an archaeologist specialized in the ancient Near East and director of the Dragon Stones Archaeological Project in Armenia. Her research focuses on urban design and visual culture, which she interprets as materializations of power relations and socio-political dynamics. Alessandra Gilibert completed her PhD in Berlin, where she lives and works since 2004. Before that, she studied Archaeology, Assyriology and Historical Anthropology in Venice, Freiburg i.Br., and Tübingen.


Further Activities

12.11.2014 Talk “Monumental stone reliefs in Assyria and the West: paradigms compared”,
Part of: International Symposium of the Melammu Project “The Ancient Near East and Its Western Neighbours”, Kiel
08.02.2014 Talk “Sacred spaces, civic identity and the crowd: the ceremonial plaza in the Syro-Anatolian cities of the early Iron Age”

Part of: International conference “Sacred Spaces of the Hittite and the Luwians”, Florence 
30.01.2014 Talk “Platz und Öffentlichkeit in den Städten Altvorderasiens”
Part of: Internationale Konferenz “Gebaute Stadt / Dargestellte Stadt”, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
04.12.2013 Talk “Urban form and civic spectacle in early Iron Age Northern Syria”, Brown University, Providence, USA
22.01.2013 Talk “Drachensteine in Armenien. Neu entdeckte Nekropolen und Stelen im Südkaukasischen Hochgebirge”,  DAI Berlin
17.04.2012 Talk “The stone soul of the City. Religion and civic space at Iron Age Carchemish”, Nadler Institute of Archaeology, Tel Aviv
27.10.2011 Talk “The Armenian Dragon Stones and a seal impression from Acemhöyük”, Armenian Academy of Sciences, Erevan
02.07.2011 Talk “The King at the Gate. Architextural Politics and the Royal Image at Zincirli 1000-700 BCE”, Congress “In the Realm of Images” in Heidelberg
13.05.2011 Talk “Die nordsyrische Sphinx”, Forschungstag des Insitutes für Vorderasiatische Archäologie der Freien Universität Berlin
01.03.2010 Talk “Die zeremoniellen Platzanlagen der nordsyrischen Stadtstaaten um 1000 v. Chr.”, Max-Planck-Kunsthistorisches Institut, Firenze (Italy)
26.10.2010 Talk “Frau und Kind im Vorderen Orient”, Institut für Vorderasiatische Archäologie an der Freien Universität Berlin


A detailed CV and a list of publications can be found at Alessandra Gilibert’s personal website of the Freie Universität Berlin.