Department of History and Archaeology
Cyprus University of Technology
STUDIES Undergraduate studies in Classics and Classical Archaeology: State University of New York at Albany (B.A. summa cum laude 1978). Graduate studies in Pre-Classical Archaeology: Department of Classics, University of Cincinnati (Ph.D. 1984). Post-doctoral Research Fellow: Institute of Classical Studies, University of London (1986). PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS 1982: Temporary Archaeological Officer in the Department of Antiquities, Cyprus. 1987-97: Director of the Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation, editor-in-chief of the publication programme and curator of the Foundation’s Cyprological collections. 1998-2008: Associate Professor of Prehistoric and Protohistoric Archaeology, University of Cyprus. SCHOLARSHIPS AND RESEARCH AWARDS 1976-78: Fulbright Commission Travel Grant for studies in the United States of America. 1976-78: Tuition scholarship from the State University of New York at Albany. 1979-84: Louise Taft-Semple Fellow of the Department of Classics, University of Cincinnati. 1986: Centenary Bursar of the British School at Athens. 1986: Honorary Research Fellow in the Department of Classical Archaeology, University College London. 1992: Grantee of the Archaeological Society of Athens in Greece. 1996: Stanley Seeger Visiting Research Fellow of the Hellenic Studies Programme, Princeton University. 2004: British Academy Visiting Professor at the Institute of Archaeology, Oxford University 2004-05: Foreign Research Fellow of the Alexander Onassis Foundation in Greece. 2011: The Onassis Foundation (USA) Senior Visiting Scholar in the United States CONFERENCE ORGANISATION 1998: “Cyprus. The Historicity of the Geometric Horizon”, Archaeological Research Unit, University of Cyprus. 2000: “Archaeological Field Survey in Cyprus: Past History and Future Potentials”, Archaeological Research Unit, University of Cyprus. 2002: “The Philia Culture and the Transition from Chalcolithic to Early Cypriot”, Archaeological Research Unit, University of Cyprus. 2006: “Parallel Lives: Ancient Island Societies in Crete and Cyprus”, Archaeological Research Unit; University of Crete; British School at Athens. 2010: “Cyprus and the Aegean in the Early Iron Age. The legacy of Nicolas Coldstream”, An Archaeological Workshop in memory of Professor J. N. Coldstream, Archaeological Research Unit.2012 (May): Basileis and poleis on the island of Cyprus. The Cypriote Polities in their Mediterranean context, Cultural Foundation and Archaeological Research Unit. ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS Αssistant Dean, Faculty of Letters (1998-2000). Vice Chairperson, Department of History and Archaeology (1998-2000; 2006-2008). Chairperson, Department of History and Archaeology (2000-2003). Μember of the Senate, University of Cyprus (2000-2003). Member of the Board of the Faculty of Letters (1998-2003; 2005-2008). Member of the Finance Committee, University of Cyprus (2001-2002). Member of the University of Cyprus Academic Committee for the School of Tour Guides (2000-2001). Representative of the University of Cyprus to the 31st General Assembly of UNESCO, Paris (Νοvember 2001). Co-ordinator of the Department’s post-graduate programme in “Mediterranean Archaeology from Prehistory to Late Antiquity” (2005-2009). Member of the Committee for the Examination and Evaluation of Academic Degrees in History, Archaeology and the Classics. The Cypriote Council for the Recognition of Academic Titles (2005- ). Μember of the ad hoc Committee on the Environment, University of Cyprus (2007-2010).Μember of the Senatorial Committee for the Environment (2011- ).
Urbanism and state formation in the second and first millennia BC. The Mediterranean island cultures in the Late Bronze and Iron Ages. The archaeology of migration/colonisation episodes. Ancient Cyprus: landscape studies, economic systems, urban topography and historical cartography.
Iacovou, M. 2014. Cyprus in the 12th century BCΕ. Settlement pattern crisis and restructuring. The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of the Levant (ca. 8000 – 332 BCE), Margreet L. Steiner and Ann E. Killebrew (eds). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Counts, D. and M. Iacovou (eds), 2013: New Approaches to the Elusive Iron Age Polities of Ancient Cyprus, BASOR vol. 370 Special Issue [volume pages 1-205].
Hatzopoulos, M and M. Iacovou (eds), 2014: BASILEIS ET POLEIS SUR L'ILE DE CHYPRE: Les régimes politiques chypriotes dans leur contexte méditerranéen. Cahier du Centre des Etudes Chypriotes vol. 40. Paris.