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Medieval and Post-Medieval Ceramics Specialist at Trent November 22


University of Sheffield’s Dr. Joanita Vroom to Discuss Ceramics and Archaeology of Consumption in the Eastern Mediterranean at Public Lecture

Tuesday, November 20, 2007, Peterborough

The Trent University Archaeological Research Centre (TUARC) is proud to present a free, public lecture by Dr. Joanita Vroom, post-doctoral research fellow at the University of Sheffield in the U.K., on Thursday, November 22 at 5:15 p.m. in Peter Gzowski College room 345.

A well-known and well-published ceramic specialist, Dr. Vroom will be speaking about "Ceramics and the archaeology of consumption in the eastern Mediterranean during the Byzantine and Ottoman periods".

Dr. Vroom specializes in Medieval and Post-Medieval ceramics in the eastern Mediterranean (from the 7th to the 20th centuries), and takes a particular interest in the socio-economic (production and distribution) and cultural aspects (cuisine and dining habits) of these ceramics. She has studied almost all major collections of Medieval and Post-Medieval pottery in the Aegean, and is active as a pottery specialist for excavations and surveys in Albania, Greece, Turkey, the Ukraine and Cyprus. Her post-doctoral research fellowship is financed by the Packard Humanities Institute.


Dr. Vroom will be available for media interviews on November 21 and 22.

To book an interview, or for more information, please contact: Dr. James Conolly, Canada Research Chair in Archaeology, director of the Trent University Archaeological Research Centre, (705) 748-1011 x 7868