2019 Grant Recipient
Casa dei Postumii VIII 4, 4. 49 and its insula. A Diachronic Study of a Multifunctional Architectural Complex at Pompeii
The publication project is headed by Felix Pirson together with Jens-Arne Dickmann, with whom he jointly directed the field-project. The missing chapters of the publication as well as its final preparation will be provided by Pia Kastenmeier, who participated in the field-project as a student and has meanwhile developed an outstanding research-profile within the Archaeology of the Vesuvian cities.
Felix Pirson is a Classical Archaeologist. He holds a MPhil from Cambridge University and a Master-Degree and a PhD from Munich University and is Honorary Professor at Leipzig University. Since 2006 he has been First Director of the German Archaeological Institute at Istanbul and director of the Pergamon-Excavation (Bergama, Turkey). He was awarded with a guest-professorship at the ÉPHE at Paris in 2014 and is a senior fellow at ISAW (New York University). His main research topics are ancient urbanism, the Vesuvian cities, Pergamon, human-environment relations and images of war and violence in antiquity.