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Research projects

At CSPS we are committed to delivering world-class research in our key areas of expertise. Our staff are responsible for running a variety of interdisciplinary research projects.


You can get an overview of the scope of these projects in the table below, which also provides links to each project's research page for further details. Several CSPS projects have been chosen as impact case studies for REF2014 and REF2021. Please select the direct links below for more specific information on these projects. 

To find out more about the research interests and publications of individual members, please visit our People page to view academics' research profiles and for a full list of current and completed projects by our doctoral students.

REF impact case studies

Measuring a cist grave at the submerged city at Pavlopteri, Lakonia

REF 2014

Further detail on CSPS impact case studies for REF 2014

Two copies of the graphic novel 'Three' displaying a Spartan warrior's helmet on the covers

REF 2021

Further detail on CSPS impact case studies for REF 2021 coming soon


CSPS research projects overview

Please click the project name to go to each project's dedicated research page for further information.

Table of CSPS research projects
Project Researcher(s) Key termsStatus
Audiences of the graphic novel Three Lynn Fotheringham Worldwide; outreach; comics; social media; audience engagement; Ongoing
Kouphovouno Neolithic project William Cavanagh Greece 1999 - 2007
Lessons from Spartaland Chrysanthi Gallou Outreach; educational; schools;  Ongoing 
Meaning and identity in a Greek landscape Alex Mullen UK Ongoing
My name is Royal Purple  Chrysanthi Gallou Outreach; educational; schools;   Ongoing
Mycenaean chamber tombs at Epidaurus Limera, Laconia Chrysanthi Gallou Greece Ongoing
Pavlopetri underwater archaeology Jon Henderson; Chrysanthi Gallou; William Cavanagh Greece 2009 - 2013
Pavlopetri: Tales from the bottom of the sea
Chrysanthi Gallou Greece; outreach; educational; schools; underwater;  Ongoing
Rethinking Mycenaean death: a view from Lakonia Chrysanthi Gallou Greece 2009 - 2019
Sparta in comic books - Three

Stephen Hodkinson

Outreach; contemporary culture; graphic novels; Greece; UK  Ongoing
Sparta in comparative perspective: ancient to modern

Stephen Hodkinson (Principal Investigator)William CavanaghLynn FotheringhamChrysanthi GallouEdmund Stewart

Sparta; AHRC; social institutions; historiography; European interpretations.  2003 - 2017
Tiny archaeologies: the world of children in Mycenean Greece Chrysanthi Gallou Greece Ongoing
Tyrannica: The Interdisciplinary Network for the Study of Tyrannies, Personalist Dictatorships and Authoritarian Regimes Edmund Stewart Greece Ongoing



Centre for Spartan and Peloponnesian Studies

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