Department of Archaeology and Ancient History

The Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology | Lund University

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Master's degree in Classical archaeology and Ancient history at Lund University 2009, doctoral student since 2012.

My focus is on classical archaeology, and I have participated in several field excavations around the Mediterranean (Italy, Greece and Cyprus). I am also a member of the Swedish Pompeii Project (Italy) since 2006, which has led me to my field of research, Greeting the visitor in Pompeii. Roman fauces mosaics contextualised, on entrances (fauces) to Pompeian domestic dwellings and their mosaic floors. I am interested in the private entrance as a public space, and thus how it was decorated. Since the study's focus is on entrance mosaics, the atrium house and its fauces, will be investigated, which will include some 30 houses with figurative and ornamental mosaics, some with epigraphic inscriptions. Furthermore, I will study the location of the houses at Pompeii, as to see if this was of any importance for the house owner and his (presumed) display of cultural status.

Research

About the research

My field of research, Greeting the visitor in Pompeii. Roman fauces mosaics contextualised, is on entrances to Pompeian domestic dwellings and their mosaic floors. I am interested in the private entrance as a public space, and thus how it was decorated. Since the study's focus is on entrance mosaics, the atrium house and its entrance, fauces, will be investigated, which will include some 30 houses, with both figurative and ornamental mosaic floors, some with epigraphic inscriptions. Furthermore, I will study the location of the houses at Pompeii, as to see if this was of any importance for the house owner and his (presumed) display of cultural status. I will use sociological and culture geographical theories, besides studies in art theory.

Research portal (Lund University)

Teaching

Other tasks and qualifications

PhD student representative, the board of the department of archaeology and ancient history, 2015

Chairman of SAN, committee of the national PhD students in ancient history and classical archaeology, 2015 - 17

Member of the editorial staff of Medusa, the Swedish journal of antiquity. 2014 -
Member of the board of Föreningen Svenska Rominstitutets Vänner, Lund. 2015 -
Member of the board of Föreningen Svenska Atheninstitutets Vänner, Lund/Sydsvenska avd. 2009 - 2016
Member of the board of Föreningen Antikmuseets Vänner, Lund. 2005 - 2009

Organiser of the lunch seminars at the department since 2013

Lectures on Aegean prehistory at bachelor level 2015 and 2016

Fanny Kärfve

Doctoral Student
Classical archaeology and ancient history
Department of Archaeology and Ancient History

Contact information

E-mail fanny.karfveklass.luse

Mobile +46 73 393 03 19

Room LUX:A113

Visiting address Helgonavägen 3, Lund

Postal address Box 192, 221 00 Lund

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