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Public PhD Defense 16 December 3 December 2009

Posted by Troels in : Archaeology,Late Antiquity,Thesis Rant , trackback

Just a brief announcement that I will be defending my dissertation on 16 December, more here and here. The examiners at a PhD defense are in Denmark (and in Sweden and Norway as well, I think) called “opponents” which gives certain connotations to boxing matches or the like. We’ll see how it goes…

Troels Myrup Kristensen will defend his PhD dissertation “Archaeology of Response: Christian Destruction, Mutilation and Transformation of Pagan Sculpture in Late Antiquity” on Wednesday 16 December 1-4 pm.

The official opponents are:
Dr. Peter Stewart, Reader in Classical Art and its Heritage, Courtauld Institute of Art, London, UK.

Dr. Eric Varner, Associate Professor, Departments of Classics and Art History, Emory University, Atlanta, USA.

Mag. art. Birte Poulsen, Associate Professor, Institute of Anthropology, Archaeology and Linguistics, Aarhus University (chair)

Aarhus University Conference Centre, Byg. 1421, Mødelokale 2


1. zeno - 3 December 2009

I have been reading your blog for several years now and really enjoy it. I just wanted to say best of luck for the defense!

2. Alun - 3 December 2009

I think if it does turn into an intellectual boxing match, it won’t be Troels who needs the luck 😉 Hope you have a great day.

3. Jim fra Nemi - 3 December 2009

Congratulations! That is wonderful news. Poi, poi and I’ll make sure to think of you. I look forward to calling you Dr.

4. Kevin P. Edgecomb - 4 December 2009

Congratulations and best wishes!

5. Anna - 17 December 2009


6. Nikolaos Markoulakis - 24 December 2009

Is it possible to have a copy to read it?

It is a remarcable subject, I am sure you passed you defence!

Could you please email me an electrononic copy?

Thank you in advance!

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8. Lucy Audley-Miller - 22 January 2010

Congratulation Dr Troels! That’s really fantastic news.