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Helene Whittaker

Professor

Helene Whittaker
Professor , Head of Department
helene.whittaker@gu.se
+46 31 786 4514

Room number: 2429
Postal Address: Box 200, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Eklandagatan 86, plan 4 , 41261 Göteborg


Department of Historical Studies (More Information)
Box 200
405 30 Göteborg
www.historiskastudier.gu.se
historia@gu.se
Visiting Address: Eklandagatan 86 , 412 61 Göteborg

About Helene Whittaker

My research is mainly concerned with the Greek Bronze Age, in particular Mycenaean and Minoan religion. My doctoral dissertation dealt with Mycenaean cult buildings (published in a revised form as Mycenaean Cult Buildings. A Study of their Architecture and Function in the Context of the Aegean and the Eastern Mediterranean, The Norwegian Institute at Athens 1997).

Much of my later research has concentrated on social and ideological aspects of religious beliefs and practice. In my recent book Religion and Society in the Middle Bronze Age and Early Mycenaean Periods (Cambridge University Press 2014), I review and discuss the evidence for religion in the Middle Helladic and early Mycenaean periods. A major premise is that religion should not be discussed in isolation from its social, political, and cultural context.

I have also published on the Aegean in the wider European context during the Bronze Age, with a particular focus on the ways in which Aegean material and research are used in interpretations of material found in Scandinavia and central Europe (eg. The Aegean Bronze Age in Relation to the Wider European Context. Papers from a Session at the Eleventh Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists, Cork, 5-11 September 2005, Archaeopress 2008).

My educational background is in Classical philology and I have also published on a variety of topics within different areas of Greek and Roman history, literature, and culture. My publications on the Imperial Cult and on Greece in the Roman period reflect my interest in combining archaeological and textual evidence. I also have strong research interests in Neoplatonism and in pagan and early Christian asceticism.

At present, I am working on a monograph on the transition from the Greek Bronze Age to the Iron Age.

Latest publications

Krig, död och manlighet vid spelbrädet
Helene Whittaker
Allvarligt talat : berättelser om livet / red. Maria Sjöberg., Göteborg , Makadam, Chapter in book 2018
Chapter in book

Approaches to Popular Religion in Late Bronze Age Greece
Helene Whittaker
Popular Religion and Ritual in Prehistoric and Ancient Greece and the Eastern Mediterranean, Oxford, Archaeopress, Chapter in book 2018
Chapter in book

Horns under the Axe: Horn-Shaping in the Ancient Eastern Mediterranean
Helene Whittaker
European Association of Archaeology 24th Annual Meeting. Barcelona, 5-8 September 2018, Conference contribution 2018
Conference contribution

Memory and "Figured Worlds" in Minoan Crete
Helene Whittaker
MNHMH / Mneme. Past and Memory in the Aegean Bronze Age, 17th International Aegean Conference, Udine & Venice 17-21 April 2018, Conference contribution 2018
Conference contribution

Stones with depressions in Bronze Age Crete
Helene Whittaker
Rock Art Worldings, Kalmar 23-27 October 2017, Conference contribution 2017
Conference contribution

The Sea Peoples and the Collapse of Mycenaean Palatial Rule
Helene Whittaker
"Sea Peoples" Up-To-Date. New Research on Transformations in the Eastern Mediterranean in the 13th - 11th Centuries BCE. Proceedings of the ESF-Workshop held at the Austrian Academy of Sciences Vienna 3-4 November 2014, Wien, Verlag der österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, Chapter in book 2017
Chapter in book

Stones with Depressions in Bronze Age Crete
Helene Whittaker
14th Nordic Bronze Age Symposium, University of Oslo, June 6 - June 10, 2017, Conference contribution 2017
Conference contribution

Ideological and Religious Aspects of Warfare in the Aegean Bronze Age
Helene Whittaker
Warfare, Environment, Social Inequality and Peace Conference. May 25-28, 2017, Seville, Spain, Conference contribution 2017
Conference contribution

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2018

Krig, död och manlighet vid spelbrädet
Helene Whittaker
Allvarligt talat : berättelser om livet / red. Maria Sjöberg., Göteborg , Makadam, Chapter in book 2018
Chapter in book

Approaches to Popular Religion in Late Bronze Age Greece
Helene Whittaker
Popular Religion and Ritual in Prehistoric and Ancient Greece and the Eastern Mediterranean, Oxford, Archaeopress, Chapter in book 2018
Chapter in book

Horns under the Axe: Horn-Shaping in the Ancient Eastern Mediterranean
Helene Whittaker
European Association of Archaeology 24th Annual Meeting. Barcelona, 5-8 September 2018, Conference contribution 2018
Conference contribution

Memory and "Figured Worlds" in Minoan Crete
Helene Whittaker
MNHMH / Mneme. Past and Memory in the Aegean Bronze Age, 17th International Aegean Conference, Udine & Venice 17-21 April 2018, Conference contribution 2018
Conference contribution

2017

Stones with depressions in Bronze Age Crete
Helene Whittaker
Rock Art Worldings, Kalmar 23-27 October 2017, Conference contribution 2017
Conference contribution

The Sea Peoples and the Collapse of Mycenaean Palatial Rule
Helene Whittaker
"Sea Peoples" Up-To-Date. New Research on Transformations in the Eastern Mediterranean in the 13th - 11th Centuries BCE. Proceedings of the ESF-Workshop held at the Austrian Academy of Sciences Vienna 3-4 November 2014, Wien, Verlag der österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, Chapter in book 2017
Chapter in book

Stones with Depressions in Bronze Age Crete
Helene Whittaker
14th Nordic Bronze Age Symposium, University of Oslo, June 6 - June 10, 2017, Conference contribution 2017
Conference contribution

Ideological and Religious Aspects of Warfare in the Aegean Bronze Age
Helene Whittaker
Warfare, Environment, Social Inequality and Peace Conference. May 25-28, 2017, Seville, Spain, Conference contribution 2017
Conference contribution

Showing 1 - 10 of 88

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