Dr. Georgia Flouda

(PhD Univ. of Athens)
Head of the Department of Prehistoric & Minoan Antiquities at the Heraklion Archaeological Museum


Dr. Georgia Flouda (PhD Univ. of Athens) currently serves as the Head of the Department of Prehistoric & Minoan Antiquities at the Heraklion Archaeological Museum. She specialises in Aegean prehistory and classical archaeology with a special focus on Aegean scripts and administration. Her interests centre upon the cognitive aspects of the Aegean writing systems, theoretical approaches to funerary practice, museum exhibits design, and World War II archaeology. From 2008–2014 she has been involved in designing and implementing the redisplay of the Minoan Collections of the Heraklion Archaeological Museum. She has also conducted postdoctoral research at Princeton University, through a Stanley J. Seeger Visiting Research Fellowship in Hellenic Studies (Seeger Center, 2011). In the fall of 2014, she was a resident Fellow at Harvard University’s Center for Hellenic Studies/Washington, DC, with a research project focused on the materialization of burial ideology in the Minoan community of Apesokari in Crete. Georgia has co-edited the open-access proceedings entitled “Archaeology and Heinrich Schliemann a century after his death. Assessments and prospects: Myth – History – Science (2012)” with G. Korres and N. Karadimas.


Recent/Major Publications

1. Flouda, G. (forthcoming). An archaeological palimpsest: Tholos Tomb A and habitation at Apesokari/Mesara, Instap Academic Press.

2. Flouda, G. 2017. “Archaeology in the war zone: August Schörgendorfer and the Kunstschutz on Crete during World War II”, Annual of the British School at Athens 2017 issue, 1-37.

3. Greco, A. and Flouda, G. 2017. “The Linear B Paito Epigraphic Project, ASATENE 95, 143-160.

4. Flouda, G. 2015a. “Materiality and script: constructing a narrative on the Minoan inscribed axe from the Arkalochori cave”, SMEA Nuova Serie 1, 2015, 43-56.

5. Flouda, G. 2015b. “The invention of writing and sealing”. In: Mandalaki, S. and Rethemiotakis, G. (eds.), Minoan World. Journey to the origins of Europe, Heraklion: Heraklion Archaeological Museum, pp. 63-93.

6. Flouda, G. 2013. Materiality of Minoan Writing: Modes of display and perception. In: Whitehouse, R. D. and Piquette, K. E. (eds.), Writing as Material Practice: Substance, surface and medium, pp. 1-31. London: Ubiquity Press.

7. Flouda, G. 2011. “Reassessing the Apesokari A tholos funerary record: preliminary thoughts”. Rivista di Archeologia (RdA), nr. XXXV, Proceedings of ‘A Minoan Seminar. The Mesara Tholos-Tombs from the Protopalatial Phase through the Mycenaean Period: New foundations and re-use of the past’, pp. 111-121.

8. Flouda, G. 2010. “Agency matters: seal-users in Pylian administration”, Oxford Journal of Archaeology 29.1 (2010), 495-526.

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