The 2018 recipient of the ACUA George Fischer International Travel Grant is Maria Ktori of Nicosia, Cyprus. Ms. Ktori holds a BA in History and Archaeology from the University of Cyprus and an MA in Early Celtic Studies from Cardiff University (UK). She is certified through AAUS and UNESCO’s program in Advanced Underwater Archaeology allowing her to pursue her interest in maritime landscapes. She is currently enrolled in the MA program for Field Archaeology on Land and Under the Sea at the University of Cyprus. Please join us in welcoming Maria and attending her paper entitled: Impressions, Itineraries And Perceptions of a Coastscape: The Case of Medieval Paphos (12th-16th Century CE).
Maria’s paper explores the dynamic relationship between humans and their environment in a coastal setting. Medieval Paphos, a bustling harbor town, is analyzed through a variety of media (chronicles, traveling literature, surviving monuments, and archaeological finds) aiming to reconstruct the monumental topography of the town. The medieval impressions and perceptions are further used in the establishment of potential cultural trails across the urban landscape, which will allow the public to embrace, understand, and protect these lesser-known monuments.