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Research interests

Heidi Kovanen (MA, University of Helsinki) is an archaeologist specializing in the southern Levantine Iron Age. She has studied Classical Archaeology, Art History, Museology, African Studies and – to a lesser extent – Comparative Literature and Journalism at the Universities of Helsinki and Jyväskylä and worked in various interdisciplinary research projects and institutes around the Mediterranean. Since her Master’s thesis (2017) Heidi has developed a strong research interest in both archaeological and architectural theory and now focuses her attention on promoting interdisciplinary research in the Arts and Humanities. Her current research project (2018–2022) is a doctoral dissertation that aims at theorizing gender in southern Levantine Iron Age burials.

Fields of Science

  • 615 History and Archaeology
  • Death and Burial
  • Identity
  • Gender
  • Near East
  • Iron Age