The Graduate Archaeology at Oxford (GAO) International Conference 2021 provided early career researchers with the opportunity to share their work and ideas in regard to interaction, trade and mobility in archaeology. Over the three-day conference, this topic was analysed from different perspectives: social interactions, economy and trade, and maritime network.The array of papers, all characterised by a coherent theme, contain contributions from researchers in different academic and geographical backgrounds. Interactions, trade and mobility can be interpreted and conceived in a variety of ways, and this is especially evident in these proceedings, as the conference was organised and took place during the COVID-19 pandemic, which significantly affected how we interact in everyday life.
Dimitris Karampas is a maritime archaeologist and a DPhil candidate in Classical Archaeology at the University of Oxford. He is a Maria Tsakos Foundation and GACUK scholar. He is currently exploring the maritime cultural landscape of Hellenistic and Imperial Crete for the purposes of his thesis. He has worked on several archaeological projects in Greece, the Black Sea, and the UK, both on land and underwater.
Angela Falezza is a DPhil candidate in Classical Archaeology at the University of Oxford, where she is researching interactions between the Aegean and Southern Italy in the Late Bronze Age. She has been involved in various international archaeological projects, including Italy and Greece.
Contributors: Jelena Čelebić, Matthew Conte, Michael Delacruz, María Teresa de Luque Morales, Carlo De Mitri, Angela Falezza, Shriya Gautam, Christos V. Giamakis, Daniela Greger, Dimitris Karampas, Jonathan Lim, Gonzalo Linares Matás, Eusebio Jesús Medina Luque, Ioannis Nakas, Yongje Oh, Dimitrios Papageorgiou, Jiyoung Park, Theotokis Theodoulou, Panos Tzovaras, Mikel Wein, Will Wright