I have traced the borders of Attica and identified, alongside them, a number of relevant settlements (fortified and not), forts, towers, hamlets, roads and necropoleis. I am collecting archaeological data that I will use to create, using GIS (Geographic Information Systems) technology, the first interactive diachronic map of Attica’s borders. I am also mining ancient texts of all sorts (literary, epigraphical) for information on the genesis, growth and unification of Attica; and I am currently collecting and synthesizing all the information available in modern archaeological and geographical studies.
My research is largely interdisciplinary and, as such, necessitates interaction with specialists in the fields of geography, archaeology, literature, and history. It also requires individual examination of a multitude of often recondite sources. I spent the 2011-2012 academic year as a Fellow at the Harvard Center for Hellenic Studies. I continued working on the project as a Postdoctoral Fellow at Brown University’s Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology & the Ancient World. From 2013 to 2016, a worked on the project as a scientific collaborator at the University of Geneva (Département des sciences de l’Antiquité), thanks to a 3-years Ambizione research grant from the Swiss National Science Foundation.
I am currently at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, acting as A.W. Mellon Professor of Classical Studies.