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Joanna Day

Lecturer

School Of Classics
Newman Building
Belfield
Dublin 4

Tel: +353 1 7168476
Email: joanna.day@ucd.ie

Biography

I joined the School of Classics in 2012, as Lecturer in Classical Archaeology and Curator of the Classical Museum. In 2009-10, I was Visiting Scholar in the Center for Archaeological Investigations, Southern Illinois University Carbondale. This was preceded by several years teaching in other Classics departments in Ireland: National University of Ireland Galway, and Trinity College Dublin. My PhD on the social roles of plants in the Bronze Age Aegean was funded by an IRCHSS postgraduate award and a Trinity College Dublin postgraduate award, and awarded by TCD in 2007. I co-direct the fieldwork project at Priniatikos Pyrgos in east Crete, where I work on Early Minoan ceramics and coordinate the fieldschool. Away from work, I enjoy cooking, cricket (amongst other sports) and hiking.

Professional

             

Employment

Employer: Center for Archaeological Investigations, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Position: Visiting Scholar
Employer: National University of Ireland, Galway
Position: Teaching and Research Fellow in Classical Archaeology
Employer: Trinity College Dublin
Position: Lecturer in Greek Archaeology

Education

Year 2007 Institution: Trinity College Dublin
Qualification: PhD Subject:
         

Publications

 

Book Chapters

Day, Jo (2014) 'Crete, Archaeology of' In: C. Smith (eds). Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology. New York: Springer. , pp.1738-1753 Available Online [Details]
Molloy, B; Day, J; Duckworth, C; Klontza Jaklova, V. (2014) 'Of what is passed, or passing, or to come: five thousand years of social, technological and environmental transformations at Priniatikos Pyrgos' In: B.Molloy and C. Duckworth (eds). A Cretan Landscape Through Time: Priniatikos Pyrgos and Environs. Oxford: Archaeopress. , pp.1-7 [Details]
Day, Jo (2014) 'Striped, wiped and granodiorite: ceramics from Early Minoan House 1 at Priniatikos Pyrgos' In: B. Molloy and C. Duckworth (eds). A Cretan Landscape Through Time: Priniatikos Pyrgos and Environs. Oxford: Archaeopress. , pp.125-134 [Details]
Day, Jo (2013) 'Introduction. Toward a Sensory Archaeology' In: Day, Jo (eds). Making Senses of the Past. Toward a Sensory Archaeology. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University. , pp.1-31 [Details]
Day, Jo (2013) 'Imagined Aromas and Artificial Flowers in Minoan Society' In: Day, Jo (eds). Making Senses of the Past. Toward a Sensory Archaeology. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University. , pp.286-309 [Details]
Day, Jo (2010) 'Plants, Prayers, and Power. The Story of the First Mediterranean Gardens' In: D. O'Brien (eds). Gardening - Philosophy for Everyone: Cultivating Wisdom. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell. , pp.65-78 [Details]
Day, Jo (2007) 'Rev. Basil Zula and the Thermopylae Garden at Kilwarlin, Co. Down' In: J.V. Luce, C. Morris and C. Souyoudzoglou-Haywood (eds). The Lure of Greece. Irish Involvement in Greek Culture, Literature, History and Politics. Dublin: Irish Institute of Hellenic Studies at Athens. , pp.19-31 [Details]
Day, Jo (2006) 'Making 'Scents' of Flowery Pots. Minoan Ceramic Vessels with Botanical Relief' In: J. Day, C. Greenlaw, H. Hall, A. Kelly, L. Matassa, K. McAleese, E. Saunders and D. Stritch (eds). SOMA 2004. Symposium on Mediterranean Archaeology. Oxford: BAR Archaeopress. , pp.33-37 [Details]
Day, Jo (2006) 'Flower Lovers? Reconsidering the Gardens of Minoan Crete' In: J-P. Morel, J. Juan and J. Matamala (eds). The Archaeology of Crop Fields and Gardens. Proceedings of the 1st Conference on Crop Fields and Gardens Archaeology, Barcelona (Spain), 1-3 June 2006. Bari: Edipuglia. , pp.189-195 [Details]
Day, Jo (2005) 'Adventures in Fields of Flowers: Research on Contemporary Saffron Cultivation and its Application to the Aegean Bronze Age' In: C. Briault, J. Green, A. Kaldelis and A. Stellatou (eds). SOMA 2003. Symposium on Mediterranean Archaeology. Oxford: BAR Archaeopress. , pp.49-52 [Details]

Edited Books

Day, Jo (Ed.). (2013) Making Senses of the Past. Toward a Sensory Archaeology. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University. [Details]
Day, J., C. Greenlaw, H. Hall, A. Kelly, L. Matassa, K. McAleese, E. Saunders and D. Stritch (Ed.). (2006) SOMA 2004. Symposium on Mediterranean Archaeology. Oxford: BAR Archaeopress. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

Barry Molloy, Jo Day, Sue Bridgford, Valasia Isaakidou, Eleni Nodarou, Georgia Kotzamani, Marina Milic, Tristan Carter, Polly Westlake, Vera Klontza-Jaklova, Ellinor Larsson, Barbara J. Hayden (2014) 'Life and death of a Bronze Age house: excavation of Early Minoan I levels at Priniatikos Pyrgos'. American Journal Of Archaeology, 118 (2):307-358. [DOI] [Details]
Jo Day (2013) 'Botany meets archaeology: people and plants in the past'. Journal of Experimental Botany, 64 (S1):1-12. [Details]
Day, Jo (2011) 'Crocuses in Context. A Diachronic Survey of the Crocus Motif in the Aegean Bronze Age'. Hesperia 1932-2003, 80 (3):337-379. [Details]
Day, Jo (2011) 'Counting Threads: Saffron in Aegean Bronze Age Writing and Society'. Oxford Journal of Archaeology, 30 (4):369-391. [Details]

Other Journals

Day, Jo (2012) 'Caught in a Web of a Living World: Tree-Human Interaction in Minoan Crete' PAN Philosophy, Activism, Nature 9 :11-21. [Details]
Day, Jo, V. Klontza-Jaklova, B. Molloy (2009) 'Anaskafi ston Priniatiko Pyrgo tou Kalou Choriou Lasithiou' Amaltheia 40 :45-54. [Details]
                                 

Book Reviews

Jo Day (2014) Review: Synaesthesia and the Ancient Senses by Shane Watson and Alex Purves (2013). Book Reviews Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Day, Jo (2013) Review of Hagia Photia Cemetery II: The Pottery by C. Davaras and P. Betancourt. Book Reviews [Details]
Day, Jo (2009) Review of Greek Sanctuaries. An Introduction by Mary Emerson. Dublin: Book Reviews [Details]
Day, Jo (2008) Review of Mythical Monsters in Classical Literature by Paul Murgatroyd. Dublin: Book Reviews [Details]
                                                       

Research

Research Interests

Aegean Bronze Age archaeology
Greek archaeology 
Early ceramic technology
Iconography
Palaeoethnobotany and ancient gardens
Eating and drinking in antiquity
Sensory and experiential archaeology
Ancient perfume production and use 

Research Projects

Sponsor : The Heritage Council
Title : Roman Coin Conservation
Start Date / End Date : 17-FEB-14 / 28-NOV-14
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : Firing Back to the Bronze Age: Experiments in Early Ceramic Technology
Start Date / End Date : 01-APR-14 / 30-SEP-15
   

Teaching

 

Modules Coordinated

201300   GRC20130     Greek & Roman Civilization: Study Tour of Ancient Greece
201300   GRC20180     Greek & Roman Civilization: Archaeology of Athens and Att
201300   GRC40300     Greek & Roman Civilization: Ancient Materialities
201300   GRC30210     Greek & Roman Civilization: Eating and Drinking in Classi
       

Collaborators

Internal Collaborators

External Collaborators

Dr. Barry Molloy, Intra-European Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept. of Archaeology, University of Sheffield

Dr. Vera Klontza-Jaklova, Masaryk University, Brno

Dr. Barbara Hayden, University of Pennsylvania Museum