Director, Cyprus American Archaeological Research Institute


Cyprus American Archaeological Research Institute (CAARI)

Application deadline: 20th September 2016

Responsibilities of the Director

The Director directs and manages CAARI’s research center, its staff, and its residence in line with the policies and decisions of the Board of Trustees of CAARI. Responsibilities of the Director include the on-going development of its library, preparation and implementation of scholarly and public programs and events, facilitating and supporting the work of fellows and visiting scholars, and providing services for archaeological projects in Cyprus. The Director reports to the Executive Committee of CAARI and works with the Board of Trustees in broadening U.S. and international interest in Cypriot studies and on strengthening bonds with the Cypriot community, as well as with U.S. and European research institutions. Along with the Board of Trustees, the Director prepares strategic plans for CAARI and assists in fund raising.


Must have substantial knowledge of archaeology in the eastern Mediterranean with research experience in Cyprus. Ph.D. in archaeology or related field is preferred, but equivalent academic experience will be considered. Knowledge of modern Greek an asset. Administrative management experience, leadership skills, ability to converse with U.S. and international academe, strong people skills, good private and public speaking ability are requisite. Essential is capable interaction with government agencies of the Republic of Cyprus.

For more information and to apply, click here.


CBOMGS Seminar – Insularity, Empire and the ‘Spatial Turn’ Ottoman Cyprus and the Mediterranean World

Update (29th Feb. 2016): The recording of the talk is now on YouTube.

Event poster

Insularity, Empire and the ‘Spatial Turn’: Ottoman Cyprus and the Mediterranean World

Antonis Hadjikyriacou (Marie Curie Intra-European fellow at the Institute for Mediterranean Studies/Foundation for Research and Technology, Hellas)

Peter Gelling Library (3rd floor Arts), University of Birmingham

4:00-6:00 PM 24th February 2016

The presentation examines the correlations between insular space and the development of economic, social and political structures in Ottoman Cyprus. Insularity here is not taken literally, but rather as the condition of being, and being perceived as, an island. In other words, insularity is not just about islands: it is about connections, links, networks, and contexts. The presentation further enquires into the production of space á la Henri Lefebvre, and explores the triad of conceived, perceived and lived space with reference to insularity.

Envisioning the Cypriot insularity entails an understanding of the climatic, geographical, and environmental conditions conducive to a polycultural, water-demanding, labour-intensive, cash crop-oriented economy. Cyprus was large and productive enough to have a sizeable surplus; contained enough as an economic space to be controlled by particular networks; and distant enough from Istanbul to escape serious imperial attention.

For more information about this lecture, please contact Marios Hadjianastasis M.Hadjianastasis[at]

Diogenes -Release of the 2nd Issue

Issue 2 October 2014

Issue 2 (Whole)

Wei-sheng Lin: Editorial

Murat Issi: Οι σκέψεις των Νεο-Οθωμανών περί του Ισλάμ

Styliani Lepida: The poll tax (cizye) in Cyprus during the 17th century: A depiction for the administration of its revenue

Dimos Ntentos: Όψεις αυτοαναφορικότητας στην Expeditio Persica του Γεωργίου Πισίδη

Gözde Önder: Ceramics and Carpets: Icons of Cultural Exchange between Venice and the Ottoman Empire in the 16th century

Rebecca Darley: Review – Experiencing Byzantium: papers from the 44th Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies, Newcastle and Durham, April 2011

Jason Fossella: Review – The Byzantine Imperial Acts to Venice, Pisa and Genoa, 10th–12th Centuries

Qiang Li: Review – Οι Τούρκοι ανάμεσα στην Κίνα και το Βυζάντιο (552-659 μ.Χ.)

Like Zhang: Review – 拜占庭帝国通史

Annika Asp-Talwar/Jeffrey Brubaker/Matthew Kinloch/Wei-sheng Lin: Supplementum – Byzantine Thirteenth Century Day Wrap-up, 13 May 2014

Matthew Kinloch: Supplementum – South-Western Turkey in the 13th and 21st Centuries

Gemma Masson: Supplementum – Outreach Workshops in Ottoman History

Andrea Mattiello: Supplementum – Cappadocia in Context 2014 – a report