CRC 1266 - Scales of Transformation

Kim Kittig

Kim Kittig

The Contacts between Early Greece, Egypt and the Levant

Johanna-Mestorf-Str. 5, R. 3 

SubprojectA1: Theories of Transformation in Prehistoric and Archaic Societies




PhD project

Ex oriente lux? Ex oriente luxuria? Transformationsprozesse im östlichen Mittelmeerraum der frühen Eisenzeit (Arbeitstitel)

The dissertation project deals with the intercultural contacts of the Eastern Mediterranean Early Iron Age, with a special emphasis on the socio-cultural transformations and developments between the 8th and 6th centuries BCE, which form a key transformation period in Greek history. The main objectives are to examine whether and in how far intercultural contacts contribute to these transformation processes and which theoretical concepts are relevant for analyzing such transformations, including a critical reflection on ongoing debates. Following the assumption that those transformation processes take specific local forms, the methodological approach is to focus on a set of different case studies.

CRC 1266 Interlinking group

Mobility and Interaction

Research interests

Geometric and Archaic Greece, Eastern Mediterranean, Cultural Studies, Interculturality, Iconography, Trade


2013 - 2016
Ruhr-University Bochum, Master of Arts in Classical Archaeology and History of Art

2010 - 2013 
Ruhr-University Bochum, Bachelor of Arts in Archaeological Studies and History of Art

Work experience 

Participation in the excavation campaign of the DAI at the Heraion of Samos

Teaching Assistant at Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Institute of Classical Archaeology (Tutor)

Internship at the Department for Monument Conservation, Dortmund

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