Mantha Zarmakoupi

Mantha Zarmakoupi received her MSt and DPhil in Classical Archaeology from Oxford University. Prior to this she studied Architectural Engineering at the National Technical University of Athens and gained a Master of Design Studies in History and Theory from Harvard University. Her research in archaeology is informed by her background in architectural practice, history and theory of architecture as well as by digital visualizations. Her doctoral thesis examined the architecture of Roman luxury villas around the Bay of Naples (c. 1st c. BCE to 79 CE) to address the cultural factors that informed it - she is currently preparing this work for publication. She has also developed a VR digital model of the Villa of the Papyri that systematizes and visualizes data from past and ongoing archaeological fieldwork at the Villa. This year, Mantha is starting work on a new project on the urban growth of late Hellenistic Delos. This project focuses on one of the new neighborhoods of late Hellenistic Delos, the "Quartier du Stade," in order to examine the rapid urbanization resulting from the economic development of the island after 167 BCE.