Dr. des. Catherine Keane


+49 6421 28-24180 catherine.keane@ 1 Biegenstraße 11
35032 Marburg
B|11 Kunstgebäude (Raum: 00008)

Dr. des. Catherine Keane is a postdoctoral researcher in late antique archaeology and Byzantine art history. In particular, her focus is on the economic roles of the Byzantine church, investigating archaeological contexts in which agricultural workshops and other productive facilities were co-located with ecclesiastical complexes. Her other projects address late antique crises and damage, and theoretical applications of resilience theory and anthropology of agency.

Late antique archaeology and Byzantine art history in Cyprus, Anatolia, Aegean, and the Levant.
Economy and trade networks in the eastern Mediterranean.
Religious development from antiquity to the Byzantine period, church architecture, pilgrimage, and monasteries.
Agricultural and productive archaeology, domestic architecture.
Roman and Byzantine urban landscape use and long-term settlement patterns.

Curriculum Vitae
Resident Fellowship, Center for Advanced Studies
"Migration and Mobility in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages"
Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, Germany

Qualifizierungsstelle, wissenschaftlicher Kompetenzen (Postdoc)
Marburg University Research Academy (MARA)
Fachgebiet Christliche Archäologie und Byzantinische Kunstgeschichte Philipps-Universität, Marburg, Germany

Postdoctoral Fellowship
Koç University’s Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations (ANAMED), Istanbul, Turkey

Ph.D., Spätantike und Byzantinische Kunstgeschichte; Klassische Archäologie
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, München, Germany
“More than a church: The archaeology of late antique basilicas and economic production in Cyprus”
Advisors: Prof. Dr. Franz A. Bauer; Prof. Dr. Albrecht Berger

Archaeological fieldwork
Supervisor: Archaeological fieldwork in Katalymmata ton Plakoton, Cyprus
Department of Antiquities of Cyprus

Seminar instructor, LMU Munich – Cyprus in late antiquity
Graduate seminar (with Cyprus excursion February 2017)

Visiting Scholar, Columbia University, New York, NY (Dr. Holger Klein)

Visiting Research Training, Ancient Greek, University of Edinburgh, UK

M.Sc., Mediterranean Archaeology
University of Edinburgh, UK
“The Archaeology of Christianization in Pamphylia”
Advisors: Dr. James Crow; Dr. John Bintliff

B.A., Anthropology, Classical Archaeology
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL, USA
“Etruscan Domestic Architecture”
Advisors: Dr. Simon Stoddart, University of Cambridge; Dr. Timothy Pauketat,
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Cyprus American Archaeological Research Institute/Council of American Overseas Research Centers Research Fellowship
Nicosia, Cyprus

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Institute, Bradley University
“Middle East Christianity: A Historic and Living Tradition”


Archaeological fieldwork
Supervisor: Archaeological fieldwork in Katalymmata ton Plakoton, Cyprus
Department of Antiquities of Cyprus

Archaeological fieldwork
Carnuntum Archaeological Park, Austria
Commercial excavation of Roman amphitheatre

Archaeological fieldwork
Harewood House, Leeds, UK (14th century manor)
University of York

Archaeological fieldwork
Middle Mississippian/Early Cahokian Colony at Little Bluff, Trempealeau, WI, USA
UIUC Mississippian Initiative Archaeological Field School Program

Tagungen (Auswahl)

7th Research Network, Socio-Ecological Approaches to the History and Archaeology of Anatolia, (Deutsches Archäologisches Institut Istanbul, Climate Change and History Research Initiative, and ANAMED):
“Resilience and the Economic Role of the Church in the Eastern Mediterranean”

PhD course (The Aftermath of Urban Crises), Aarhus University:
“Polycrisis in the 6th-9th century eastern Mediterranean: Resilience and the “Dark Ages"

Symposium on Olive Oil and Wine Production in the Aegean and Mediterranean in Antiquity Rural Settlements, Urban Centers and Trade, Bodrum, Turkey:
“Beyond local sustenance: Ecclesiastical complexes in Late Antique Cyprus and Southern Anatolia”

24th International Congress of Byzantine Studies (Venice – Padua):
 “Ecclesiastical participation in local economies: An archaeological perspective from Cyprus"

Organizer and session presider, International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, MI: “Byzantium Bizarre: Storytelling through sacred spaces”

American Institute of Archaeology /Society for Classical Studies, Joint Annual Meeting:
“Recovery after crisis: Cyprus and the eastern Mediterranean in the 7th and 8th centuries”

Invited guest lecturer in Medieval Studies program (20th anniversary), University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign:
Workshop – Excavating in the eastern Mediterranean: Myths and realities
Seminar – Late antique ecclesiastical agro-processing in the Mediterranean

Postgraduate Cypriot Archaeology Conference (PoCA), Berlin
“Re-examining urban shifts in 7th/8th century Cyprus: continuity and transformation”

Center for Advanced Studies, LMU, Munich: Topographies in Motion
“Re-examining urban shifts in 6th/7th century Cyprus"

University of Oxford, Oxford University Byzantine Society XVIIth International Graduate Conference: Cross-Cultural Exchange in the Byzantine World, 300-1500 CE:
“Architectural history and settlement patterns of Christianity in Pamphylia”

American Research Center, Sofia, Bulgaria, International Medieval Conference:
Town and Country in the Byzantine World: Social and Economic Perspectives

LMU Biannual Doctoral Colloquia, St. Leonhard in Pitztal, Austria

·         Christianization in Pamphylia

·         Wahrnehmung in der spätantiken Stadt: Neue Sichtweisen

·         Subterranean Cyprus: Church crypts and baptisteries

Forthcoming, late 2023/early 2024
More than a church: Late antique ecclesiastical complexes in Cyprus
Book manuscript, Brill Publishing, Late Antique Archaeology (Supplementary Series)
In print, 2023
“Beyond local sustenance: Ecclesiastical complexes in late antique Cyprus and southern Anatolia”
Conference proceedings of the Symposium on Olive Oil and Wine Production in the Aegean and Mediterranean in Antiquity Rural Settlements, Urban Centers and Trade, Bodrum, Turkey.
Forthcoming, 2024
“The ecclesiastical landscape of Nea Paphos”
Proceedings, Nea Paphos Conference III. Another acropolis of Paphos: Fabrika Hill and beyond: Archaeological and historical studies, Institut français d’Athènes.

“Ecclesiastical economies: Examining the integration of churches in maritime topographies of late antique Cyprus” Religions 12, no. 11: 989. https://doi.org/10.3390/rel12110989
(Special issue: Unlocking Sacred Landscapes)
In print
“Re-examining urban shifts in 7th/8th century Cyprus: continuity and transformation” Postgraduate Cypriot Archaeology (PoCA) Conference 2019 proceedings (Logos Verlag, ed. S. Schmid).

Newsletter articles

·         “This is fine (?): Navigating crisis with resilience”, ANAMED Blog (Koç University Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations), March 2023.

·         “More than a church: Late antique ecclesiastical complexes in Cyprus” CAARI Newsflash, November 2022.

Translation and proofreading

Translation, German to English: Altmann, J. (2010), Joannes Eleemon: Ein vergessener Wohltäter.

Proofreading, Vogiatzi, M. (2019), Byzantine Commentaries on Aristotle’s Rhetoric. Anonymous and Stephanus, In Artem Rhetoricam Commentaria (De Gruyter).

Proofreading, S. Feist (ed.), (2020) colloquium proceedings, Transforming Sacred Spaces: New approaches to Byzantine ecclesiastical architecture.

Editorial contribution

2022 Editorial board (Monograph series), American Society of Overseas Research (ASOR)

2022-2023 Editorial board, Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies

2022-2023 Specialist editor and copy editor, Rosetta Journal Committee

2016 Specialist Editor, Diogenes (Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman, and Modern Greek Studies)

Professional memberships:
European Association of Archaeologists
American Institute of Archaeology / Society for Classical Studies

Byzantine Studies Association of North America

Royal Archaeological Institute, London
American Society of Overseas Research
Chartered Institute for Archaeologists
Mediävistenverband e.V.
Spätantike und Byzantinische Kunstgeschichte Verein
Südosteuropa Gesellschaft
Arbeitsgemeinschaft Christliche Archäologie


ORCID: orcid.org/0000-0002-2338-7346
Academia.edu: uni-marburg1.academia.edu/CatherineKeane

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