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Dr Evy Johanne Håland

Ancient & Modern Greece

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Evy Johanne Håland is a Norwegian Researcher, (PhD) History, and ex-Marie Curie Intra-European Fellow in the Department of Archaeology and History of Art at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece, where she worked on the project, 'Greek Women and Death, Ancient and Modern: A Comparative Analysis', which was financed by the EU’s 7th framework programme. The main publication ensuing from the project, Rituals of Death and Dying in Modern and Ancient Greece: Writing History from a Female Perspective (Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing) was published in 2014. In the period 1990-2008. she was affiliated with the University of Bergen, Norway, where she variously held the positions of Lecturer, Supervisor and Research Fellow in history.

Since 1983, she has had several periods of fieldwork in the Mediterranean, mainly in Greece and Italy, where she has also been conducting research on religious festivals and life-cycle rituals since 1987. Her monographs and many articles combine fieldwork results with ancient sources, including Greek Festivals, Modern and Ancient: A Comparison of Female and Male Values (2 vols. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2017; her translation of the earlier Norwegian version published in 2007). Competing Ideologies in Greek Religion, Ancient and Modern (in Norwegian; Bodø: Licentia Publishers) from 2011, is presently being translated to English (forthcoming, Cambridge Scholars Publishing). She also edited the anthology Women, Pain and Death: Rituals and Everyday-Life on the Margins of Europe and Beyond (Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2008).