Søren Handberg

Associate Professor - Archaeology
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Academic interests

My academic interests cover the archaeology and history of the ancient Greek and Roman worlds in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea regions from the Bronze Age to the Roman Imperial period. My research focuses mainly on the ancient Greek world in the period from the Iron Age to Hellenistic times (ca. 1000-100 BC). I have a special interest in the study of ceramics and how the study of ancient consumption patterns can increase our knowledge about the social and cultural history of the ancient world. I also carry out research related to the meeting of cultures, mixed societies and cultural exchange with a particular emphasis on the Greek colonial environment of the western Mediterranean. I am currently the director of the archaeological excavations in the ancient Greek city of Kalydon in Aitolia in western Greece. The fieldwork focuses mainly on the excavation of a house of the Hellenistic period situated on the Lower Acropolis, but additional investigations of the Archaic city and the urban layout are also carried out. The work is undertaken in collaboration with the Ephorate of Antiquities of Aetolia-Acarnania and Lefkada and the Danish Institute at Athens. 

Courses taught

Background

In 2006 I obtained a MA in Classical Archaeology and Social Anthropology at Aarhus University, Denmark. In 2010 I received a PhD from the Centre for Black Sea Studies (Danish National Research Foundation's Centre of Excellence) at Aarhus University on the topic of the locally produced pottery in the ancient Greek colonies in the Black Sea region. I then held a postdoc fellowship at the Department of Classical Studies at the same university, until I moved to Athens in 2012 to take up the position as assistant director of the Danish Institute at Athens. I have participated in archaeological fieldwork in Denmark, Greece, Italy, Norway and Ukraine. I have been at Oslo University since August 2015. 

Services 

  • 2017- : Elected member of the Board of the Department of Archaeology, Conservation and History
  • 2017- : Chairperson of the Council of the Study Programme for Archaeology and Conservation
  • 2017- : Chairperson of the National Academic Council for Archaeology
  • 2017- : Member of the Council of The Norwegian Institute in Rome
  • 2016- : Head of the Archaeology Group

Positions held

  • 2012-2015: Assistant Director, The Danish Institute at Athens
  • 2010-2012: Postdoc fellowship, Department of Classical Studies, Aarhus University
  • 2010: Research Assistant, Department of Classical Studies, Aarhus University
  • 2007-2010: PhD student, The Danish National Research Foundation's Centre for Black Sea Studies, Aarhus University

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Tags: Classical Archaeology, Archaeology, Cultural history, Greek and Roman History, Kalydon in Aitolia, Social archaeology

Publications

  • Handberg, Søren (2021). The Delian Way to Dine: Elite networks and tableware consumption in the Aegean and the Black Sea in the 2nd Century BCE. Eurasia Antiqua. ISSN 0949-0434.
  • Handberg, Søren & Frederiksen, Rune (2021). Context Catalogue. In Frederiksen, Rune & Vikatou, Olympia (Ed.), Kalydon in Aitolia volume III. Excavations in the Theatre. (Monographs of the Danish Institute at Athens Volume 12.3). Aarhus Universitetsforlag. ISSN 9788772192826. p. 000–000.
  • Handberg, Søren (2021). Optoplinthoi – Fired Bricks from the Theatre in Kalydon. In Frederiksen, Rune & Vikatou, Olympia (Ed.), Kalydon in Aitolia volume III. Excavations in the Theatre. (Monographs of the Danish Institute at Athens Volume 12.3). Aarhus Universitetsforlag. ISSN 9788772192826. p. 000–000.
  • Handberg, Søren (2021). Cooking Ware. In Frederiksen, Rune & Vikatou, Olympia (Ed.), Kalydon in Aitolia volume III. Excavations in the Theatre. (Monographs of the Danish Institute at Athens Volume 12.3). Aarhus Universitetsforlag. ISSN 9788772192826. p. 000–000.
  • Handberg, Søren (2021). Fine Ware Drinking Vessels. In Frederiksen, Rune & Vikatou, Olympia (Ed.), Kalydon in Aitolia volume III. Excavations in the Theatre. (Monographs of the Danish Institute at Athens Volume 12.3). Aarhus Universitetsforlag. ISSN 9788772192826. p. 000–000.
  • Marketou, Ariadne Kostomitsopoulou; Giannici, Francesco; Handberg, Søren; De Nolf, Wout; Cotte, Marine & Caruso, Francesco (2021). Synchrotron Radiation-Based Micro-XANES and Micro-XRF Study of Unsuccessfully Produced Egyptian Blue from the Late Hellenistic Production Site of Kos (Dodecanese, Greece). Analytical Chemistry. ISSN 0003-2700. doi: 10.1021/acs.analchem.1c02063. Full text in Research Archive
  • Kostomitsopoulou Marketou, Ariadni; Andriulo, Fabrizio; Steindal, Calin Constantin & Handberg, Søren (2020). Egyptian Blue Pellets from the First Century BCE Workshop of Kos (Greece): Microanalytical Investigation by Optical Microscopy, Scanning Electron Microscopy-X-ray Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy and Micro-Raman Spectroscopy. Minerals. ISSN 2075-163X. 10. doi: 10.3390/min10121063. Full text in Research Archive
  • Guldager Bilde, Pia; Handberg, Søren & Hjarl Petersen, Jane (2020). The Black Sea. In de Angelis, Franco (Eds.), A Companion to Greeks Across the Ancient World. Wiley-Blackwell. ISSN 978-1-118-34137-7. p. 431–457.
  • Handberg, Søren & Barfoed, Signe (2019). Frederik Poulsen & Ejnar Dyggve – og udgravninger i den antikke by Kalydon i Vestgrækenland. In Mortensen, Eva & Raja, Rubina (Ed.), Store danske arkæologer. På jagt efter fortidens byer. Aarhus Universitetsforlag. ISSN 9788771847512. p. 133–161.
  • Vikatou, Olympia; Handberg, Søren; Michaelides, Neoptolemos & Barfoed, Signe (2019). Topographical Work in Ancient Kalydon, Aitolia (2015-18). Proceedings of the Danish Institute at Athens. ISSN 1108-149X. 9, p. 161–188.
  • Handberg, Søren (2019). The Beginning of Sacred Travel in Ancient Athens and Its Countryside. In Friese, Wiebke; Handberg, Søren & Kristensen, Troels Myrup (Ed.), Ascending and Descending the Acropolis. Movement in Athenian Religion. (Monographs of the Danish Institute at Athens volume 23). Aarhus Universitetsforlag. ISSN 978 87 7184 467 2. p. 121–143.
  • Vikatou, Olympia & Handberg, Søren (2018). Excavations on the Lower Acropolis plateau in Kalydon. In Vikatou, Olympia (Eds.), Το Αρχαιολογικό Εργο στη Αιτωλοακαρνανία και τη Λευκάδα, Πρακτικά 2ου Αρχαιολογικού και Ιστορικού Συνεδρίου, Μεσολόγγι 6-8 Δεκεμβρίου 2013. Mεσολόγγι. ISSN 978-960-386-357-1. p. 347–361.
  • Handberg, Søren & Gadolou, Anastasia (2017). Introduction to Material Koinai. In Handberg, Søren & Gadolou, Anastasia (Ed.), Material Koinai in the Greek Early Iron Age and Archaic Period. Acts of an International Conference at the Danish Institute at Athens, 30 January – 1 February 2015 . Aarhus Universitetsforlag. ISSN 9788771843286. p. 7–16.
  • Winther-Jacobsen, Kristina; Frederiksen, Rune & Handberg, Søren (2017). Celebrating 25 years of archaeological research at the Danish Institute at Athens. Proceedings of the Danish Institute at Athens. ISSN 1108-149X. 8, p. 7–22.
  • Vikatou, Olympia & Handberg, Søren (2017). The Lower Acropolis of Kalydon in Aitolia: preliminary report on the excavations carried out in 2013-15. Proceedings of the Danish Institute at Athens. ISSN 1108-149X. 8, p. 191–206.
  • Crudo, Maurizio; D’Andrea, Maria; Handberg, Søren; Mittica, Gloria; De Francesco, Anna Maria & Andaloro, Eliana [Show all 7 contributors for this article] (2016). L’abitato enotrio di Timpone della Motta (Cs): culture a confronto, relazioni e scambi. FORUM ROMANUM BELGICUM. ISSN 2295-9432. 13, p. 1–22.
  • Handberg, Søren; Jacobsen, Jan Kindberg; Ippolito, Francesca & Mittica, Gloria Paola (2015). Greek and Greek Style Pottery in the Sibaritide during the 8th Century BC. In Semerari, Giulia Saltini & Burgers, Gert-Jan (Ed.), Early Iron Age Communities of Southern Italy. Papers of the Royal Netherlands Institute in Rome. ISSN 978-88-6060-689-1. p. 151–175.
  • Handberg, Søren; Jacobsen, Jan Kindberg; Colelli, Carmelo & Mittica, Gloria (2015). Pottery Workshop Organization and Transformation at the Archaeological Site of Timpone della Motta between 800 and 650 BC: a case study from Northern Calabria, Southern Italy. In Gürtekin-Demir, R. Gül; Cevizoğlu, Hüseyin; Polat, Yasemin & Polat, Gürcan (Ed.), Keramos. Ceramics: a cultural approach. Proceedings of the First International Conference at Ege University, May 9-13, 2011 İzmir. Bilgin Kültür Sanat. ISSN 978-605-85730-4-8. p. 158–165.
  • Lawall, Mark L.; Bilde, Pia Guldager; Bjerg, Line M. Højberg; Handberg, Søren & Højte, Jakob Munk (2014). The Lower City of Olbia Pontike Occupation and Abandonment in the 2nd Century BC. In Bilde, Pia Guldager & Lawall, Mark L. (Ed.), Pottery, peoples and places: the late Hellenistic period, c. 200-50 BC between the Mediterranean and the Black Sea (Black Sea Studies volume 16). Aarhus Universitetsforlag. ISSN 978 87 7934 532 4. p. 29–45.
  • Frederiksen, Rune; Vikatou, Olympia & Handberg, Søren (2014). The Danish-Greek Excavations at Kalydon, Aitolia. The Theatre Project: Preliminary Report from the 2011-2012 Campaigns. Proceedings of the Danish Institute at Athens. ISSN 1108-149X. 7, p. 221–234.
  • Handberg, Søren (2013). Milesian Ktiseis and Aeolian Potters in the Black Sea Region. In Manoledakis, Manolis (Eds.), Exploring the hospitable sea. Proceedings of the international workshop on the Black Sea in antiquity held in Thessaloniki, 21-23 September 2012. BAR Publishing. ISSN 9781407311142. p. 1–18.
  • Handberg, Søren (2012). Appendices 2A “Finds Per Site” and 2B “Finds Catalogue. In Bilde, Pia Guldager & Attema, Peter (Ed.), The Dzarylgac survey project. (Black Sea Studies vol. 14). Aarhus Universitetsforlag. ISSN 9788779345218. p. 279–430.
  • Handberg, Søren & Winther-Jacobsen, Kristina (2012). The Material Culture of the DSP Landscape. 5.3 Pottery. In Bilde, Pia Guldager & Attema, Peter (Ed.), The Dzarylgac survey project. (Black Sea Studies vol. 14). Aarhus Universitetsforlag. ISSN 9788779345218. p. 111–126.
  • Handberg, Søren (2012). The Broader Tarchankut and Western Crimea Context. 7.1 Prehistory & 7.2 Iron Age. In Bilde, Pia Guldager & Attema, Peter (Ed.), The Dzarylgac survey project. (Black Sea Studies vol. 14). Aarhus Universitetsforlag. ISSN 9788779345218. p. 159–160.
  • Jacobsen, Jan Kindberg & Handberg, Søren (2012). A Greek Enclave at the Iron Age Settlement of Timpone della Motta, Alle origini della Magna Grecia : mobilità, migrazioni, fondazioni : atti del cinquantesimo convegno di studi sulla Magna Grecia, Taranto 1-4 ottobre 2010. Convegno di studi sulla Magna Grecia, vol. 50.. Istituto per la storia e l'archeologia della Magna Grecia. ISSN 9788890717598. p. 5–39.
  • Handberg, Søren (2011). Re-Used Amphora Potter's Tools in the Rural Landscape of Panskoe. In Lawall, Mark L. & Lund, John (Ed.), Pottery in the Archaeological Record: Greece and Beyond. Acts on the International Colloquium held at the Danish and Canadian Institutes in Athens, June 20-22, 2008. Aarhus Universitetsforlag. ISSN 9788779345874. p. 61–66.
  • Handberg, Søren & Jacobsen, Jan Kindberg (2011). Greek or Indigenous - From Pot Sherd to Identity in Early Colonial Encounters. In Horsnæs, Helle & Gleba, Margarita (Ed.), Communicating Identity in Italic Iron Age Communities. Oxbow Books. ISSN 9781842179918. p. 175–194.

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  • Kristensen, Troels Myrup; Birk Kristensen, Stine; Barfoed, Signe & Handberg, Søren (2021). ”En Arkæolog i et Vildt Land”: Frederik Poulsens undersøgelser af Kalydons Heroon .
  • Handberg, Søren (2021). Petrographic Microscopy in Archaeology. A Very Brief Overview. .
  • Handberg, Søren (2021). Helligdommen for Artemis Laphria i Kalydon. Nyt potentiale i gammelt materiale.
  • Handberg, Søren (2020). Kylix, Chalice, Lekythos, Lekythos, Panathensk halsamfora, Fiskefat, Lekythos, Lekythos. In Prusac Lindhagen, Marina (Eds.), Følelser i antikken og det gamle Egypt. Kulturhistorisk Museum. ISSN 978–82–8084–206–0. p. 150–166.
  • Vikatou, Olympia & Handberg, Søren (2019). Καλυδώνα, Ακρόπολη. Archaiologikon Deltion. ISSN 0570-622X. 70 (2015)(1).
  • Handberg, Søren (2019). Underwater Archaeology in the Mediterranean and its Contribution to Historiography .
  • Handberg, Søren (2017). Gabriel Zuchtriegel, Colonization and Subalternity in Classical Greece. Experience of the Nonelite Population. Cambridge University Press. Bonner Jahrbücher. ISSN 2190-3301. 217, p. 495–498.
  • Handberg, Søren (2017). Sacred Movement in Early Iron Age Attica .
  • Handberg, Søren (2017). Big Data, Big Decisions.
  • Handberg, Søren (2016). Fra lergrube til krukke. Pottemagertraditionen i det antikke Grækenland. In Handberg, Søren & Poulsen, Birte (Ed.), Antikkens Håndværk. Forlaget Orbis. ISSN 978-87-997908-4-5. p. 47–74.
  • Handberg, Søren & Poulsen, Birte (2016). Introduktion. In Handberg, Søren & Poulsen, Birte (Ed.), Antikkens Håndværk. Forlaget Orbis. ISSN 978-87-997908-4-5. p. 6–7.
  • Handberg, Søren (2015). Kalydon: An Ancient Greek City in Aitolia.
  • Handberg, Søren (2015). Tegea I-II, Investigations in the temple and sanctuary of Athena Alea at Tegea 1990-1994: en presentasjon og faglig vurdering.
  • Handberg, Søren (2015). TEGEA I: Investigations in the Temple of Athena Alea 1991-94 & TEGEA II: Investigations in the Sanctuary of Athena Alea 1990-94 and 2004. (Papers and Monographs from the Norwegian Institute at Athens, vol. 3-4). Erik Østby (red.). Athens 2014. Klassisk Forum. ISSN 0801-3179. 2015(1), p. 72–76.
  • Handberg, Søren (2019). Topografiske opmålinger i det antikke Kalydon. Beretninger 2017-2018, 36-44. Det Danske Institut i Athen.
  • Handberg, Søren & Kristoffersen, Astrid Tvedte (2017). Rapport arkeologisk utgravning. Steinalderlokalitet Krøgenes D2. Arkeologisk feltkurs for MA-studenter, IAKH. Krøgenes, 511/5, 22, 109. Arendal, Aust-Agder . Kulturhistorisk Museum, Universitetet i Oslo.
  • Handberg, Søren (2017). Arkæologiske udgravninger på Kalydons Nedre Akropol. Beretninger 2015-2016, 30-36. Det Danske Institut i Athen.

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