Prof James Whitley - FSA
M. C. Boileau and James Whitley. 2010. Patterns of production and consumption of coarse to semi-fine pottery at Early Iron Age Knossos. Annual of the British School at Athens 105, 225-268
Abstract: This article examines a sample of 210 sherds of Early Iron Age (circa 1100-600 BC) date from Knossos in Crete, 188 of which can be grouped into seven fabric groups. Of these, two fabrics (much used for cooking wares) appear to be non-Cretan, a fact which raises questions about the gradual process of ‘Mediteranneanisation’ that seems to begin around Knossos in 850 BC, if not earlier.
James Whitley 2011. Praisos V: A preliminary report on the 2007 excavation season. Annual of the British School at Athens 106, 3-45.
Abstract: This reports on the 2007 excavations below those of R.C. Bosanquet’s 1901 excavations at the so-called andreion at the site of Praisos in Eastern Crete. The report describes the finds from the upper levels (which are from Bosanquet’s dump) and assesses whether the large building was an andreion. It also reports on Hellenistic house floors below the dump, abandoned around 140 BC. The Cretan practice of retaining pithoi for several generations is discussed.
James Whitley 2011. Hybris and Nike: Agency, victory and commemoration in panhellenic sanctuaries. In Stephen Lambert (ed.), Sociable Man: Essays on Ancient Greek social behaviour, in honour of Nick Fisher, 145-191. Classical Press of Wales.
Abstract: Discusses the use of ‘raw’ and ‘converted’ offerings in fifth-century Greece, with specific reference to the Nike of Paionios of Mende at Olympia. It discusses the choices of fifth-century Greeks in terms of the agency of objects chosen, whether these be a ‘raw’ collection of captured arms, or a ‘converted’ piece of bronze or marble sculpture.
James Whitley 2012. Agency in Greek Art. In Tyler Jo Smith and Dimitris Plantzos (eds), A Companion to Greek Art, 579-595. Wiley-Blackwell.
Abstract: Considers in general the application of Alfred Gell’s concept of agency to objects traditionally taken to be works of ‘Greek art’ (specifically the François vase, the Euphronios krater and Myron’s discobolus). Argues that the 2nd century AD traveller Pausanias was more interested in agency than in art.
Major publications since 2001
Chapter in book: ‘Agency in Greek art’, in T.J. Smith and D. Plantzos (eds), A Companion to Greek Art, 579-95. Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World. Malden MA and Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.
Chapter in book (written jointly with C. Hatzimichael). ‘Chapter 18: Differential complexities: political evolution, devolution and re-evolution in Crete, 3000-300 BC’. In G. Cadogan, K. Kopacka, M. Iacovou and J. Whitley (eds), Parallel Lives: Ancient Island Societies in Crete and Cyprus (British School at Athens Studies Series 20), 331-343. London: British School at Athens.
Report: ‘Praisos V: A preliminary report on the 2007 season of excavation’. Annual of the British School at Athens 106 : 3-45.
Contribution to Festschrift: ‘Hybris and Nike: Victory and commemoration in panhellenic sanctuaries’, for S. Lambert (ed.), Sociable Man: Essays in Greek Social Behaviour in Honour of Nick Fisher, 161-91. Swansea: Classical Press of Wales.
Article: ‘Οι Μινωίτες: μια Ουαλλική επινοήση; Μια αποψη απο την ανατολική Κρητή ‘ (translation of ‘The Minoans: A Welsh Invention? A View from East Crete’, translated by Nikos Koutras), in Y. Hamilakis and N. Momigliano (eds) Αρχαιλογία και Ευρωπαική Νεωτερoκότηα : Παράγοντας και Καταναλώντας τους ‘Μινωίτες’, 69-87. Athens: Ekdosi tou Eikostou Protou.
Chapter in book: ‘La Crète au VIIe S.,’ in R. Étienne (ed.), La Mediteranée au VIIe Siècle avant J.C. : Essais d’Analyses Archéologiques, 170-82. (Travaux de la Maison René-Ginouvès 7). Paris : De Boccard.
Article (written jointly with M.C. Boileau): ‘Patterns of production and consumption of coarse to semi-fine pottery at Early Iron Age Knossos,’ Annual of the British School at Athens 105: 225-68.
Article (written jointly with M.C. Boileau and A.L. D’Agata). ‘Pottery production in Iron Age Crete viewed in the context of regional and external trade networks: a ceramic petrology perspective’. Bollettino di Archeologia Online: Volume Speciale.
Chapter in book; ‘Chapter 14: Crete’ in K.A. Raaflaub and H. Van Wees (eds), A Companion to Archaic Greece (Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World), 273-93. Oxford and Malden MA: Wiley-Blackwell.
Chapter in book: ‘Chapter 59: Archaeology’, in G. Boys-Stones, B. Graziosi and Ph. Vasunia (eds), The Oxford Handbook of Hellenic Studies, 720-33. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Contribution to festschrift: ‘Eteocretans and Eteobritons: the intellectual prehistory of the Minoans. In N.V. Sekunda (ed.), Ergasteria: Works Presented to John Ellis Jones on his 80th Birthday, 36-43. Gdańsk: Institute of Archaeology, Gdańsk University.
Article: ‘Identity and Sacred Topography: The Sanctuaries of Praisos in Eastern Crete,’ in Anders Holm Rasmussen and Susanne William Rasmussen (eds), Religion and Society: Rituals, Resources and Identity in the Ancient Graeco-Roman World: The BOMOS-Conferences 2002-2005 (Analecta Romana Instituti Danici Supplementum XL), 233-246. Rome: Edizioni Quasar.
Article: ‘Letting the Stones in on the Act: Statues as Social Agents in Archaic and Classical Greece,’ in Kodai: Journal of Ancient History 13/14 [2003/04}: Proceedings of the International Symposium on Ancient Mediterranean World , 185-198.
Report: (jointly with S. Germanidou, D. Urem-Kotsou, A. Dimoula, I. Nikolakopoulou, A. Karnava and D. Evely), ‘Archaeology in Greece 2006-07’, Archaeological Reports 53 [2006-07]: 1-121.
Report (with Dusanka Urem-Kotsou, Anastasia Dimoula, Irene Nikolakkopoulou, Artemis Karnava, Sophia Germanidou and Eleni Hatzaki): ‘Archaeology in Greece 2005-06,’ Archaeological Reports 52: 1-112.
Article: ‘Before the Great Code: Public Inscriptions and Material Practice in Archaic Crete,’ in E. Greco and M. Lombardo (eds), La Grande Iscrizione di Gortyna: Centoventi anni dopo la scoperta (Atti del Convengo, Atene-Haghii Deka 25-28 maggio 2004), 41-56. (Tripodes 4, Archeologia, Antropologia, Storia). Athens: Scuola Archeologica Italiana di Atene.
Article: ‘Archaeology’, for B. Sparkes, E. Bispham and T. Harrison (eds) the Edinburgh Companion to Ancient Greece and Rome, 15-20. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.
Article: ‘The Minoans: A Welsh Invention? A View from East Crete’, in Y. Hamilakis and N. Momigliano (eds), Archaeology and European Modernity: Producing and Consuming the ‘Minoans’, 55-67. (Creta Antica 7). Padua: Bottega D’Erasmo.
Book: (edited jointly with E. Calliga) On Site: British Archaeologists in Greece. Athens: Motibo.
Report (with Dusanka Urem-Kotsou, Anastasia Dimoula, Irene Nikolakkopoulou, Artemis Karnava, Sophia Germanidou and Eleni Hatzaki): ‘Archaeology in Greece 2004-05,’ Archaeological Reports 51: 1-118.
Article: ‘British School at Athens/Βρεταννική Σχολή Αθηνων’ in E. Korka (ed.), Foreign Archaeological Schools in Greece/Χενες Αρχαιλογικες Σχολες στην Ελλαδα, 52-63. Athens: Greek Ministry of Culture.
Contribution to festschrift: ‘Chapter 24: The chimera of continuity: what would “Continuity of Cult” actually demonstrate’. In. A.L. D’Agata and A. Van de Moortel (eds), Archaeologies of Cult: Essays on Ritual and Cult in Crete in Honor of Geraldine C. Gesell (Hesperia Supplement 42), 279-288. Princeton: American School of Classical Studies at Athens.
Article (jointly with M.C. Boileau and A. L. D’Agata): ‘Pottery technology and regional exchange in Early Iron Age Crete’, in P.S. Quinn (ed) Interpreting Silent Artefacts: Petrographic Approaches to Archaeological Ceramics, 157-72. Oxford: Archaeopress.
Article: ‘Classical archaeology and British identity: the role of the British School at Athens,’ Pharos: Journal of the Netherlands Institute in Athens XI : 95-111.
Article: ‘Style Wars: towards an explanation of Cretan exceptionalism.’ In G. Cadogan, E. Hatzaki and A. Vassilakis (eds), Knossos: Palace, City, State, 433-42. (British School at Athens Studies 12). London: British School at Athens.
Report: ‘Archaeology in Greece 2003-04’. Archaeological Reports 50: 1-92.
Article: ‘Cycles of Collapse in Greek Prehistory: The House of the Tiles at Lerna and the ‘Heroon’ at Lefkandi’. In J. Cherry, C. Scarre and S. Shennan (eds), Explaining Social Change: Studies in Honour of Colin Renfrew, 193-201. (McDonald Institute Monographs). Cambridge: McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research.
Report: ‘Archaeology in Greece 2002-2003.’ Archaeological Reports 49: 1-88.
Article: ‘Objects with attitude: Biographical facts and fallacies in the study of Late Bronze Age and Early Iron Age warrior graves.’ CambridgeArchaeological Journal 12: 217-32.