Dr Michael Given

  • Senior Lecturer (Archaeology)
  • Adviser of Studies (Arts College Academic and Student Administration)

telephone: 01413306553
email: Michael.Given@glasgow.ac.uk

Research interests

Dr Michael Given received his PhD in Cypriot archaeology from the University of Cambridge in 1992. Since then he has held research fellowships in Jerusalem, Nicosia and Glasgow, and is now Senior Lecturer in Archaeology at the University of Glasgow.

His main research interests include:

  • landscape archaeology and archaeological survey
  • historical periods in the Eastern Mediterranean, particularly Cyprus
  • landscape theory
  • colonialism
  • historical archaeology
  • Scottish post-medieval archaeology
  • community archaeology
  • history of archaeology

He has conducted archaeological survey and excavation in Cyprus, Egypt, Greece, Israel, Scotland and Turkey. From 1995-98 he was Field Director of the Sydney Cyprus Survey Project and Survey Director of the Excavations at Kourion’s Amathus Gate Cemetery, Cyprus. He is now Co-director of the Troodos Archaeological and Environmental Survey Project, Cyprus, and Publication Coordinator of the Excavations at Kourion’s Amathus Gate Cemetery.

TAESP cover images

His books include The Sydney Cyprus Survey Project (with A. Bernard Knapp; UCLA, 2003), The Archaeology of the Colonized (Routledge, 2004), and Landscape and Interaction: The Troodos Archaeological and Environmental Survey Project, Cyprus (with A.B. Knapp, J. Noller, L. Sollars, & V. Kassianidou; Volume 1 and Volume 2; Council for British Research in the Levant).

University Responsibilities

  • Undergraduate Adviser of Studies
  • Archaeology Learning and Teaching Convenor
  • Archaeology Honours Convenor

Research Projects

 

Grants

2013

  • Excavations at Kourion’s Amathus Gate Cemetery, Cyprus: support for specialists. Harris Grant, American Schools of Oriental Research. £910 (PI)

2012

  • Troodos Archaeological and Environmental Survey Project: publication subvention. Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland. £780. (PI)

2009

  • Troodos Archaeological and Environmental Survey Project: Publication support. University of Glasgow, Strategic Research Fund. £400 (PI)
  • Troodos Archaeological and Environmental Survey Project: Publication support. University of Glasgow, Robertson Bequest. £800 (PI)
  • Storytelling and Archaeology session, Shetland. Historic Scotland. £1,000 (PI)

2008

  • Excavations at Kourion’s Amathus Gate Cemetery, Cyprus: study season. American Schools of Oriental Research. £502 (PI)
  • Excavations at Kourion’s Amathus Gate Cemetery, Cyprus: study season. British Academy/Association of Commonwealth Universities Grant for International Collaboration. £4,536 (PI)

2005

  • Troodos Archaeological and Environmental Survey Project: illustration expenses. Mediterranean Archaeological Trust. £1,200 (PI)
  • Troodos Archaeological and Environmental Survey Project: online article and digital archive. AHRC/Archaeology Data Service, ‘Making the LEAP’. £4,000 (PI)

2004

  • Troodos Archaeological and Environmental Survey Project. British Academy. £4,354 (PI)
  • Early Agricultural Remnants and Technical Heritage. European Science Foundation. £535,000 (Co-Chair)

2003

  • Troodos Archaeological and Environmental Survey Project: 3rd field season. Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies. £950. (PI)
  • Troodos Archaeological and Environmental Survey Project: 3rd field season Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland. £1,900. (PI)
  • Troodos Archaeological and Environmental Survey Project: 3rd field season. Council for British Research in the Levant £2,874. (PI)

2002

  • Troodos Archaeological and Environmental Survey Project. Arts and Humanities Research Board. £151,000 (Co-investigator)
  • Troodos Archaeological and Environmental Survey Project: 2nd field season. British Academy. £19,070 (PI)

Supervision

Current:

  • Amanda Charland (2008– ). Walls of protection and power: an analysis of military and social functions of urban defences in the Holy Land, 12th to 13th centuries.
  • Donald Adamson (2008– ). Commercialisation before Culloden: an archaeology of the re-direction of food surpluses in the Scottish Highlands prior to 1745. Jointly supervised with Chris Dalglish.
  • Francesca Chelazzi (2010– ). Bronze Age settlement pattern of south-western Cyprus (2500-1050 BC). Jointly supervised with Claudia Glatz.
  • Aphrodite Sorotou (2011– ). Integrated landscape approaches: the role of archaeology in landscape methodologies and policies in Greece. Jointly supervised with Chris Dalglish.
  • Ian McElroy (2012– ). Converting temples; converting minds: temple-church conversion in the Mediterranean, AD 300–800. Jointly supervised with Bill Hanson. 

Recently completed:

    • David Lightbody (2007–2013). The hybridising tree of life: a postcolonial archaeology of the Cypriot Iron Age city kingdoms
    • Julie Candy (2003–2007). The archaeology of pilgrimage on the Camino de Santiago de Compostela: a landscape perspective. Jointly supervised with Peter van Dommelen.
    • Sarah Janes (2004–2008). The Geometric horizon, a view from below: the manifestation of identity and social change in the Cypriot mortuary record. Jointly supervised with A. Bernard Knapp.

Teaching

Publications

List by: Type | Date

Jump to: 2013 | 2010 | 2009 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000
Number of items: 30.

2013

Given, M. (2013) Review of: 'Crossroads and Boundaries: The Archaeology of Past and Present in the Malloura Valley, Cyprus', edited by M.K. Toumazou, P.N. Kardulias, and D.B. Counts (2011). Levant, 45 (2). pp. 272-274. ISSN 0075-8914 (doi:10.1179/0075891413Z.00000000030)

Given, M. (2013) Commotion, collaboration, conviviality: Mediterranean survey and the interpretation of landscape. Journal of Mediterranean Archaeology, 26 (1). pp. 3-26. ISSN 0952-7648 (doi:10.1558/jmea.v26i1.3)

Given, M., Knapp, A.B., Noller, J., Sollars, L., and Kassianidou, V. (2013) Landscape and Interaction: The Troodos Archaeological and Environmental Research Project, Cyprus. Volume 2: The TAESP Landscape. Series: Levant supplementary series (15). Council for British Research in the Levant, London, UK. ISBN 9781782971887 (In Press)

Given, M., Knapp, A.B., Noller, J., Sollars, L., and Kassianidou, V. (2013) Landscape and Interaction: The Troodos Archaeological and Environmental Survey Project, Cyprus. Volume 1: Methodology, Analysis and Interpretation. Series: Levant supplementary series (14). Council for British Research in the Levant, London, UK. ISBN 9781782971870 (In Press)

2010

Given, M., and Hadjianastasis, M. (2010) Landholding and landscape in Ottoman Cyprus. Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies, 34 (1). pp. 38-60. ISSN 0307-0131 (doi:10.1179/030701310X12572436087055)

2009

Given, M. (2009) Review of 'Aspects of everyday life in ancient Cyprus: iconographic representations', by V. Karageorghis. Classical Review, 59 (1). p. 309. ISSN 0009-840X (doi:10.1017/S0009840X08003120)

Given, M. (2009) Archaeology and storytelling: encounters with the past in Scotland and Cyprus. Historic Argyll, 14 . pp. 33-41.

2007

Given, M. (2007) Review of Vasilikos Valley Project 9: the field survey of the Vasilikos Valley, Volume 1, by I.A. Todd, D. Pilides, B. Gomez, J. Hansen, and J.M. Wagstaff (Vol. 71.9, Studies in Mediterranean Archaeology, Savedalen: Paul Astrom, 2004). American Journal of Archaeology, 111 (3). ISSN 002-9114

Given, M. (2007) Whisky and resistance: the archaeology of illicit distilling. Historic Argyll, 12 . pp. 11-17.

Given, M., Corley, H., and Sollars, L. (2007) Joining the dots: continuous survey, routine practice and the intepretation of a Cypriot landscape (with interactive GIS and integrated data archive). Internet Archaeology, 20 .

2006

Given, M. (2006) Review of Landscape archaeology in Southern Epirus, Greece, 1, edited by J. Wiseman and K. Zachos (Hesperia Supplement 32, 2003). American Journal of Archaeology, 110 (4). ISSN 002-9114

2005

Given, M. (2005) Architectural styles and ethnic identity in medieval to modern Cyprus. In: Clarke, J. (ed.) Archaeological Perspectives on the Transmission and Transformation of Culture in the Eastern Mediterranean. Series: Levant Supplementary Series 2 . Oxbow Books, pp. 207-213. ISBN 1842171682

Given, M. (2005) Mining landscapes and colonial rule in early 20th century Cyprus. Historical Archaeology, 39 (3). pp. 49-60. ISSN 0440-9213

2004

Given, M. (2004) Maps, fields, and boundary cairns: demarcation and resistance in colonial Cyprus. International Journal of Historical Archaeology, 6 (1). pp. 1-22. ISSN 1092-7697 (doi:10.1023/A:1014862125523)

Given, M. (2004) The Archaeology of the Colonized. Routledge, London. ISBN 9780203644188

Given, M. (2004) From density counts to ideational landscapes: intensive survey, phenomenology and the Sydney Cyprus Survey Project. In: Athanasopoullou, E. and Wandsnider, L. (eds.) Mediterranean Archaeological Landscapes: Current Issues. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Philadelphia, pp. 165-182. ISBN 9781931707732

Given, M. (2004) Mapping and manuring: can we compare sherd density figures? In: Alcock, S.E. and Cherry, J.F. (eds.) Side-by-Side Survey: Comparative Regional Studies in the Mediterranean World. Oxbow Books, Oxford, pp. 13-21. ISBN 9781842170960

Knapp, A.B., and Given, M. (2004) Social landscapes and social space: the Sydney Cyprus Survey Project. In: Iacovou, M. (ed.) Archaeological Field Survey in Cyprus: Past History, Future Potentials. Series: British School at Athens Studies (11). British School at Athens, Athens, pp. 77-93. ISBN 9780904887464

Severis, R.C., and Given, M. (2004) To Kyverneio: Mnemeia kai Mnemes [Government House: Monuments and Memories]. Hellenic Bank, Nicosia. ISBN 9789963427024

2003

Boutin, A., Knapp, A., Banks, I., Given, M., and Horowitz, M. (2003) Settlement and cemetery in and around Katydhata village: from prehistory to the Roman era. Cyprus Department of Antiquities: Report . pp. 335-349. ISSN 0070-2374

Given, M., and Knapp, A.B. (2003) The Sydney Cyprus Survey Project: Social Approaches to Regional Archaeological Survey. Series: Monumenta archaeologica, 21 . Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, University of California, Los Angeles. ISBN 9781931745048

2002

Given, M. (2002) Corrupting Aphrodite, colonialist interpretations of the Cyprian goddess. In: Bolger, D. and Serwint, N. (eds.) Engendering Aphrodite: Women and Society in Ancient Cyprus. American Schools of Oriental Research, pp. 419-428. ISBN 08795570596

Given, M., Kassianidou, V., Knapp, A. B., and Noller, J. (2002) Troodos archaeological and environmental survey project, Cyprus: report on the 2001 season. Levant, 34 . pp. 25-38. ISSN 0075-8914

2001

Given, M. (2001) Greece. In: Murray, T. (ed.) Encyclopaedia of Archaeology: History and Discoveries. ABC-CLIO, Santa Barbara, pp. 593-602. ISBN 9781576071984

Given, M. (2001) Review of Social Transformations in Archaeology: Global and Local Perspectives, by K. Kristiansen and M. Rowlands (1999). American Journal of Archaeology, 105 . pp. 539-540. ISSN 002-9114

Given, M. (2001) The fight for the past: Watkins vs Warren (1885–6) and the control of excavation. In: Tatton-Brown, V. (ed.) Cyprus in the 19th Century AD : Fact, Fancy and Fiction : Papers of the 22nd British Museum Classical Colloquium, December 1998. Oxbow Books, Oxford, pp. 244-249. ISBN 9781842170335

Given, M. et al. (2001) Troodos archaeological and environmental survey project: first preliminary report (June–July 2000). Cyprus Department of Antiquities: Report . pp. 425-440. ISSN 0070-2374

2000

Given, M. (2000) Agriculture, settlement and landscape in Ottoman Cyprus. Levant, 32 . pp. 215-236. ISSN 0075-8914

Given, M. (2000) Cyprus. In: Speake, G. (ed.) Encyclopedia of Greece and the Hellenic Tradition. Fitzroy Dearborn, London, pp. 427-430. ISBN 9781579581411

Given, M. (2000) Estates. In: Speake, G. (ed.) Encyclopedia of Greece and the Hellenic Tradition. Fitzroy Dearborn, London, p. 576. ISBN 9781579581411

This list was generated on Sat Nov 22 04:29:17 2014 GMT.
Number of items: 30.

Articles

Given, M. (2013) Review of: 'Crossroads and Boundaries: The Archaeology of Past and Present in the Malloura Valley, Cyprus', edited by M.K. Toumazou, P.N. Kardulias, and D.B. Counts (2011). Levant, 45 (2). pp. 272-274. ISSN 0075-8914 (doi:10.1179/0075891413Z.00000000030)

Given, M. (2013) Commotion, collaboration, conviviality: Mediterranean survey and the interpretation of landscape. Journal of Mediterranean Archaeology, 26 (1). pp. 3-26. ISSN 0952-7648 (doi:10.1558/jmea.v26i1.3)

Given, M., and Hadjianastasis, M. (2010) Landholding and landscape in Ottoman Cyprus. Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies, 34 (1). pp. 38-60. ISSN 0307-0131 (doi:10.1179/030701310X12572436087055)

Given, M. (2009) Review of 'Aspects of everyday life in ancient Cyprus: iconographic representations', by V. Karageorghis. Classical Review, 59 (1). p. 309. ISSN 0009-840X (doi:10.1017/S0009840X08003120)

Given, M. (2009) Archaeology and storytelling: encounters with the past in Scotland and Cyprus. Historic Argyll, 14 . pp. 33-41.

Given, M. (2007) Review of Vasilikos Valley Project 9: the field survey of the Vasilikos Valley, Volume 1, by I.A. Todd, D. Pilides, B. Gomez, J. Hansen, and J.M. Wagstaff (Vol. 71.9, Studies in Mediterranean Archaeology, Savedalen: Paul Astrom, 2004). American Journal of Archaeology, 111 (3). ISSN 002-9114

Given, M. (2007) Whisky and resistance: the archaeology of illicit distilling. Historic Argyll, 12 . pp. 11-17.

Given, M., Corley, H., and Sollars, L. (2007) Joining the dots: continuous survey, routine practice and the intepretation of a Cypriot landscape (with interactive GIS and integrated data archive). Internet Archaeology, 20 .

Given, M. (2006) Review of Landscape archaeology in Southern Epirus, Greece, 1, edited by J. Wiseman and K. Zachos (Hesperia Supplement 32, 2003). American Journal of Archaeology, 110 (4). ISSN 002-9114

Given, M. (2005) Mining landscapes and colonial rule in early 20th century Cyprus. Historical Archaeology, 39 (3). pp. 49-60. ISSN 0440-9213

Given, M. (2004) Maps, fields, and boundary cairns: demarcation and resistance in colonial Cyprus. International Journal of Historical Archaeology, 6 (1). pp. 1-22. ISSN 1092-7697 (doi:10.1023/A:1014862125523)

Boutin, A., Knapp, A., Banks, I., Given, M., and Horowitz, M. (2003) Settlement and cemetery in and around Katydhata village: from prehistory to the Roman era. Cyprus Department of Antiquities: Report . pp. 335-349. ISSN 0070-2374

Given, M., Kassianidou, V., Knapp, A. B., and Noller, J. (2002) Troodos archaeological and environmental survey project, Cyprus: report on the 2001 season. Levant, 34 . pp. 25-38. ISSN 0075-8914

Given, M. (2001) Review of Social Transformations in Archaeology: Global and Local Perspectives, by K. Kristiansen and M. Rowlands (1999). American Journal of Archaeology, 105 . pp. 539-540. ISSN 002-9114

Given, M. et al. (2001) Troodos archaeological and environmental survey project: first preliminary report (June–July 2000). Cyprus Department of Antiquities: Report . pp. 425-440. ISSN 0070-2374

Given, M. (2000) Agriculture, settlement and landscape in Ottoman Cyprus. Levant, 32 . pp. 215-236. ISSN 0075-8914

Books

Given, M., Knapp, A.B., Noller, J., Sollars, L., and Kassianidou, V. (2013) Landscape and Interaction: The Troodos Archaeological and Environmental Research Project, Cyprus. Volume 2: The TAESP Landscape. Series: Levant supplementary series (15). Council for British Research in the Levant, London, UK. ISBN 9781782971887 (In Press)

Given, M., Knapp, A.B., Noller, J., Sollars, L., and Kassianidou, V. (2013) Landscape and Interaction: The Troodos Archaeological and Environmental Survey Project, Cyprus. Volume 1: Methodology, Analysis and Interpretation. Series: Levant supplementary series (14). Council for British Research in the Levant, London, UK. ISBN 9781782971870 (In Press)

Given, M. (2004) The Archaeology of the Colonized. Routledge, London. ISBN 9780203644188

Severis, R.C., and Given, M. (2004) To Kyverneio: Mnemeia kai Mnemes [Government House: Monuments and Memories]. Hellenic Bank, Nicosia. ISBN 9789963427024

Given, M., and Knapp, A.B. (2003) The Sydney Cyprus Survey Project: Social Approaches to Regional Archaeological Survey. Series: Monumenta archaeologica, 21 . Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, University of California, Los Angeles. ISBN 9781931745048

Book Sections

Given, M. (2005) Architectural styles and ethnic identity in medieval to modern Cyprus. In: Clarke, J. (ed.) Archaeological Perspectives on the Transmission and Transformation of Culture in the Eastern Mediterranean. Series: Levant Supplementary Series 2 . Oxbow Books, pp. 207-213. ISBN 1842171682

Given, M. (2004) From density counts to ideational landscapes: intensive survey, phenomenology and the Sydney Cyprus Survey Project. In: Athanasopoullou, E. and Wandsnider, L. (eds.) Mediterranean Archaeological Landscapes: Current Issues. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Philadelphia, pp. 165-182. ISBN 9781931707732

Given, M. (2004) Mapping and manuring: can we compare sherd density figures? In: Alcock, S.E. and Cherry, J.F. (eds.) Side-by-Side Survey: Comparative Regional Studies in the Mediterranean World. Oxbow Books, Oxford, pp. 13-21. ISBN 9781842170960

Knapp, A.B., and Given, M. (2004) Social landscapes and social space: the Sydney Cyprus Survey Project. In: Iacovou, M. (ed.) Archaeological Field Survey in Cyprus: Past History, Future Potentials. Series: British School at Athens Studies (11). British School at Athens, Athens, pp. 77-93. ISBN 9780904887464

Given, M. (2002) Corrupting Aphrodite, colonialist interpretations of the Cyprian goddess. In: Bolger, D. and Serwint, N. (eds.) Engendering Aphrodite: Women and Society in Ancient Cyprus. American Schools of Oriental Research, pp. 419-428. ISBN 08795570596

Given, M. (2001) Greece. In: Murray, T. (ed.) Encyclopaedia of Archaeology: History and Discoveries. ABC-CLIO, Santa Barbara, pp. 593-602. ISBN 9781576071984

Given, M. (2001) The fight for the past: Watkins vs Warren (1885–6) and the control of excavation. In: Tatton-Brown, V. (ed.) Cyprus in the 19th Century AD : Fact, Fancy and Fiction : Papers of the 22nd British Museum Classical Colloquium, December 1998. Oxbow Books, Oxford, pp. 244-249. ISBN 9781842170335

Given, M. (2000) Cyprus. In: Speake, G. (ed.) Encyclopedia of Greece and the Hellenic Tradition. Fitzroy Dearborn, London, pp. 427-430. ISBN 9781579581411

Given, M. (2000) Estates. In: Speake, G. (ed.) Encyclopedia of Greece and the Hellenic Tradition. Fitzroy Dearborn, London, p. 576. ISBN 9781579581411

This list was generated on Sat Nov 22 04:29:17 2014 GMT.