PROF. JOANNA PAPAYIANNIS

Name: Joanna Papayiannis
Title/Position: Lecturer
Office Phone : TBA
Office Location: Northrop Frye 305
Email: joanna.papayiannis@utoronto.ca
Office Hours and/or Leave Status: Wednesday 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Degrees:

Ph.D. Classical Art and Archaeology (Princeton University)

M.A. Classical Art and Archaeology (Princeton University)

B.A. Classics (University of Toronto)


 

 

Professor Papayiannis is a Lecturer in the Program in Material Culture at Victoria College. She is a Classical archaeologist and historian with a specialization in ancient Greek domestic architecture. Her doctoral dissertation, The Gynaikonitis: The (Un) Gendered Greek House (Princeton University, 2012), investigated the use of space in Classical Greek houses through the lens of gender. Joanna’s main research interests are domestic architecture, vase painting, and women in the ancient world. Her current research focuses on the use of passive solar design principles and sustainable building techniques in ancient Greek houses. Professor Papayiannis has excavated and studied at the site of Argilos in Northern Greece and at Akrotiri on the island of Santorini, and has conducted field research on domestic architecture throughout mainland Greece. Joanna has also worked as a research associate at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, where she helped to prepare new ancient Greek galleries – Dionysos and the Symposium and The Ancient Greek Theater – which opened in September, 2014. She has taught courses in art, archaeology, and history at Princeton University and Trent University. Joanna is teaching Introduction to Material Culture (VIC224Y), Innovators and their Ideas (VIC109H1F), and Themes in Material Culture: Cultural Heritage (VIC444H1S) this year at the University of Toronto.

 

Publications:

“Decorated Tools and Utensils.” In The Archaeology of Food: An Encyclopedia. Edited by Mary C. Beaudry and Karen Metheny. Boston: AltaMira Press, 2015.

“Organic Tools and Utensils.” In The Archaeology of Food: An Encyclopedia. Edited by Mary C. Beaudry and Karen Metheny. Boston: AltaMira Press, 2015.

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