Kristoph Jürgens, M.A.

Kristoph Jürgens is active in Topoi and was a doctoral fellow at the Berlin Graduate School of Ancient Studies (BerGSAS) in the PhD program “Landscape Archaeology and Architecture” (LAA) and received his doctor’s degree in 2016. His dissertation project dealt with the Greek festive culture of the eastern Aegean in the Hellenistic and Roman imperial periods. It discussed to what extent archaeological methods combined with approaches borrowed from research into space, ritual and identity can contribute to the investigation of ancient festivals. It also seeked to reconstruct selected festival complexes based on the interdependence of material, performative and mnemohistorical structures. Moreover, the project wanted to address the structure of the festival with regard to the generation and mediation of social images of identity in a historical context.