Dr Jane RempelJane Rempel

Lecturer in Classical Archaeology

Programme Director of the MA Archaeology of the Classical Mediterranean 

Departmental Publicity Officer 

On Study Leave Semester One, 18/19

PhD (University of Michigan 2004), MA (University of Michigan 2000), MSt (Oxford 1996), BA (Wilfrid Laurier University 1995)

Email address: j.rempel@sheffield.ac.uk

Telephone: +44 (0)114 2222938

Department address:

Department of Archaeology
University of Sheffield
Minalloy House. Room D04
10 – 16 Regent Street
Sheffield
S1 3NJ
United Kingdom

Profile

Biography

I am trained as a Classical Archaeologist, with degrees from Canadian, British and American institutions, and have at Sheffield since completing my PhD in 2004.

My research interests focus on Greek archaeology, specifically issues surrounding ‘colonisation’ and social interaction at the margins of the ancient Greek world. The Black Sea region is a major focus of my research and teaching and I currently collaborate on an excavation project at Sinop, Turkey. Other areas of interest include the Hellenistic east and the question of `hellenisation´, landscape archaeology and funerary commemoration. I have done fieldwork in Italy, Greece, Ukraine, Russia, Armenia and Turkey.

Professional Roles

I am a co-Director of the Medieval and Ancient Research Centre at the University of Sheffield (MARCUS) and founder and co-organiser of the Medieval and Ancient Research Seminars (MARS).

I am the President of the Sheffield branch of the Classical Association and a Trustee of the Classical Association (UK).

Research

Research interests

  • Connectivity, networks and Greek settlement in the Black Sea region
  • Rural landscapes, survey and the impact of Greek settlement
  • Monumental burial traditions in the Aegean and Black Sea in the fourth century BCE
  • Athens and the Black Sea
  • Neoclassical architecture

Current research projects / collaborations

Sinop Kale Excavations

This project – a collaboration with Sue Sherratt and American and Turkish colleagues – investigates the earliest phases of ancient Greek occupation at this key site on the south coast of the Black Sea. The Sheffield team has been funded by the British Institute at Ankara (BIAA) and my particular research focus in the project includes:

  • Black Sea fortification, political networks and settlement definition at ancient Sinope, Turkey (British Academy funding 07/18-02/20)

Black Sea connectivity – rural landscapes and monumental burials

I continue my research based on a holistic investigation of ancient Greeks in the Black Sea region, focused on targeted study and comparison of rural hinterlands and monumental burial traditions on the north and south coasts of the Black Sea.

  • Black Sea networks of monumental burial traditions and elite display (British Institute at Ankara Study Grant funding 09/18-2/19)

Research supervision

I am interested in supervising research students on the following topics:

  • Greek colonisation
  • Greek ethnicity and identity
  • Funerary commemoration in the Greek world
  • The Black Sea in the Classical and Hellenistic periods
  • The Hellenistic East

Current students:

  • Natasha Andronikou - Archaeology of Identity: (Un) Dressing the female 'other' in Classical Greek Art
  • Carrie Sawtell - Non-citizen commemoration in Classical Athens
  • Chris Giamakis - Warrior Burials in Archaic Macedonia
  • Robert Heffron [History] - Late Antique Female Segregation: Gendered Spaces in Rome and Constantinople
  • Nassia Makarouna - Animals, People & Gods: Domestic, Civic & Sacred Consumption of Livestock in Hellenistic-Late Antique Messenia, Greece
  • Dora Olah - Marble figurines of the 3rd Millennium BC Aegean and south-west Anatolia
  • Lamia Sassine - Elusive Phoenicians: Perceptions of Phoenician Identity and Material Culture as Reflected in Museum Records and Displays Abstract
  • Evin Tsai - Pottery of Ayia Irini, Phlious: Technological change, regional and Aegean context from the Shaft Grave Period to Late Helladic IIIB

Past students:

  • Robert Woodward - Investigating the relationship between Greek temple architecture and polis identity in the archaic and classical periods
  • Heather Graybehl - Materialising Identities at the Pan-Hellenic Sanctuary of Nemea
  • Rebekah Maarschalk - Continuity and Change: Identity in LM IIIC to Hellenistic East Crete
Publications

Selected publications

Rempel, J. and O. Doonan. [2019]. The Hellenistic Fortifications of Ancient Sinope: Construction, Chronology, and Reconstruction. In Doonan et al. (eds) Sinope citadel excavations: a precolonial and early colonial nexus of Black Sea communications. Ege Yayinlar, Istanbul.

Rempel, J. and S. Sherratt. 2017. Sinop Kale Excavations 2017: Hellenistic fortifications and handmade pottery. Heritage Turkey 7, 34-36.

Doonan, O., J. Rempel et al. 2017. Sinop Kale Archaeological Excavations, 2015-16 Field Seasons. In S.R. Steadman and G. McMahon (eds) The Archaeology of Anatolia Volume II. Cambridge.

Rempel, J. et al. 2016. Sinop Kale Excavations 2016: Investigating the Hellenistic fortification wall and handmade pottery assemblages. Heritage Turkey 6, 25-27.

Rempel, J. et al. 2015. Settlement, colonisation and Black Sea networks: Early Iron Age to Classical Sinope. Heritage Turkey 5, 30-31.

Rempel, J. 2012. Eleusinian adornment? Demeter and the Bolshaia Bliznitsa burials. In M. Carroll and J.P. Wilde (eds) Dressing the Dead in Classical Antiquity, 26-4. Amberley.

Rempel, J. 2011. Burial in the Bosporan kingdom: local traditions in regional context(s). In M. Carroll and J. Rempel (eds) Living Through the Dead: Burial and commemoration in the Classical world, 21-46. Oxbow.

Carroll, M. and J. Rempel (eds). 2011. Living through the Dead: Burial and commemoration in the Classical world. Oxbow.

Full publications list

Rempel, J. and O. Doonan. [2019]. The Hellenistic Fortifications of Ancient Sinope: Construction, Chronology, and Reconstruction. In Doonan et al. (eds) Sinope citadel excavations: a precolonial and early colonial nexus of Black Sea communications. Ege Yayinlar, Istanbul.

Rempel, J. and S. Sherratt. 2017. Sinop Kale Excavations 2017: Hellenistic fortifications and handmade pottery. Heritage Turkey 7, 34-36.

Doonan, O., J. Rempel et al. 2017. Sinop Kale Archaeological Excavations, 2015-16 Field Seasons. In S.R. Steadman and G. McMahon (eds) The Archaeology of Anatolia Volume II. Cambridge.

Rempel, J. et al. 2016. Sinop Kale Excavations 2016: Investigating the Hellenistic fortification wall and handmade pottery assemblages. Heritage Turkey 6, 25-27.

Doonan, O., Rempel J. et al. 2016. Sinope ancient Kale excavations 2015: towards a new model of mobile fishing communities and incipient trade in the Black Sea. Antiquity Project Gallery Issue 352 June 2016 http://antiquity.ac.uk/projgall/578 [last accessed 19/10/17]

Rempel, J. et al. 2015. Settlement, colonisation and Black Sea networks: Early Iron Age to Classical Sinope. Heritage Turkey 5, 30-31.

Rempel, J. 2012. Eleusinian adornment? Demeter and the Bolshaia Bliznitsa burials. In M. Carroll and J.P. Wilde (eds) Dressing the Dead in Classical Antiquity, 26-4. Amberley.

Rempel, J., M. Carroll and W. Bevan. 2012. Greeks and Romans in Sheffield. Virtual guide and pamphlet [https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/archaeology/community-outreach/neoclassical].

Rempel, J. 2011. Burial in the Bosporan kingdom: local traditions in regional context(s). In M. Carroll and J. Rempel (eds) Living Through the Dead: Burial and commemoration in the Classical world, 21-46. Oxbow.

Carroll, M. and J. Rempel (eds). 2011. Living through the Dead: Burial and commemoration in the Classical world. Oxbow.

S. Alcock and J. Rempel. 2006. The more unusual dots on the map: 'special purpose' sites and the texture of landscape. In P. Bilde, ed., Chora, catchment and communications, 27-46. Aarhus.

J. Rempel. 2005. The crossed-line motif in early stamp seals. In M.C. Root, ed., This fertile land: signs + symbols in the early arts of Iran and Iraq. KMP 3. Ann Arbor.

V.P. Kopylov and J.E. Rempel. 2004. Problems of Greco-Barbarian interactions in the lower Don in the last third of the IV-first third of the III centuries BC. In International relations in the basin of the Black Sea in antiquity and the Middle Ages, 47-50. Rostov-on-Don.

S.E. Alcock, J.E. Gates, and J.E. Rempel. 2003. Reading the Landscape: Survey Archaeology in the Hellenistic Oikoumene. In A. Erskine, ed., A Companion to the Hellenistic World, 354-372. Oxford.

J. Rempel and N. Yoffee. 1999. The End of the Cycle? Assessing the Impact of Hellenization on Mesopotamian Civilization. In B. Böck et al., eds. Munuscula Mesopotamica, Festschrift für Johannes Renger (Alter Orient und Altes Testament 267), 385-398. Münster.

Teaching
Administrative Duties

Administrative Duties

Programme Director of the MA Archaeology of the Classical Mediterranean

Departmental Publicity Officer