Aikaterini Velentza

Aikaterini Velentza

  • Unioninkatu 38F, F

    00014 Helsinki


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Description of research and teaching

Katerina Velentza is a maritime archaeologist, currently a postdoctoral researcher in the University of Helsinki carrying out the project ‘Re-imagining the use of traditional watercraft in the Aegean Sea for a sustainable environment and economy’ with funding awarded by the Kone Foundation (Koneen Säätiö) in 2020. She is also teaching two courses of maritime archaeology at the Department of Cultures. Previously she worked as a senior researcher of maritime archaeology at the Estonian Maritime Museum. Before that she completed a PhD in Archaeology at the Centre of Maritime Archaeology of the University of Southampton (2020), an MA in Maritime Archaeology at the University of Southampton (2015-2016) and a BA in Classical Archaeology at King’s College London (2012-2015). As an archaeologist she has worked and conducted research in several archaeological projects and museums of the Mediterranean region, the UK and the Baltic Sea. Her research interests range from subjects of terrestrial and maritime archaeology from the period of Classical Antiquity to issues of modern maritime history and ethnography.

Education/Academic qualification

Archaeology, PhD, University of Southampton

Award Date: 19 Apr 2021

Fields of Science

  • 615 History and Archaeology
  • Maritime Archaeology
  • Island archaeology
  • Classical archaeology
  • Maritime ethnography

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