National Lecture Program

AIA Lecturer: John Papadopoulos

Affiliation: Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, UCLA

John K. Papadopoulos is Professor of Archaeology & Classics with the Cotsen Institute, University of California, Los Angeles.  Dr. Papadopoulos received his PhD from the University of Sydney, and remained there as an assistant professor until 1994, when he took a curator position at the J. Paul Getty Museum.  Since 2002 he has been a professor at UCLA, serving both as Chair of Classics and Chair of the Archaeology Interdepartmental PhD Program. His areas of specialization are the archaeology of Greece (especially Late Bronze Age, Early Iron Age, Archaic and Classical periods), the archaeology of colonization, and the integration of archaeological and literary evidence in the study of the past.  He has excavated widely in Australia at Aboriginal and historic sites, as well as in Greece, Albania and Italy.  He is currently the co-director at excavations of the Ancient Methone Archaeological Project.  Professor Papadopoulos has authored, co-authored or edited 12 books and over 100 articles.  He has held both the AIA’s Norton and Joukowsky Fellowships, and in 2010/2011 was the AIA’s Thompson Lecturer.

See John Papadopoulos’s work in the American Journal of Archaeology:


See John Papadopoulos's work in the American Journal of Archaeology.

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