Gisela Walberg

Gisela Walberg

Professor, emerita

Professional Summary

Gisela Walberg is the Marion Rawson Professor of Aegean Prehistory at the Department of Classics, University of Cincinnati. Before moving to Cincinnati, she taught for two years at the Department of Archaeology and Ancient History at the University of Uppsala. Field-work experience includes participation in excavations in Sweden, Crete and Cyprus. She has also participated in archaeological surveys in Greece and Italy. Since 1985, she has directed excavations on the Lower Terraces at Midea in the Argolid. Her published works include 9 books and monographs (one is a report on the 1985-1991 excavations at Midea). A publication of the 1994-1997 excavations is close to completion. She has published 67 articles and 18 reviews in American and international archaeological periodicals and lectured in many countries. She has received grants and fellowships from the Swedish Institutes in Athens and Rome, the German State, the Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung, the National Geographic and the Institute for Aegean Prehistory. An educational interdisciplinary project, co-produced with the 2001 Senior Graphic Design Class, the Center for the Electronic Reconstruction of Historical and Archaeological Sites and the Classics Department of the University of Cincinnati included an interactive CD-ROM on her work at Midea which just received the prestigious Chris Award from the Columbus International Film and Video Festival. She regularly teaches an undergraduate class on the Art and Archaeology of ancient Egypt and graduate level classes on Crete, the Greek mainland and Cyprus in the Bronze Age. She has recently taught graduate seminars on the end of the Late Bronze Age on Cyprus, the Dark Ages in Crete and the Greek mainland and Mycenaean society.


PhD: University of Uppsala 1976

Research and Practice Interests

Aegean Bronze Age archaeology, methodology and chronology.