Mr Nicholas Salmon
British School at Athens
52 Souedias Street
My doctoral research focuses on the material culture of Rhodes during the Archaic and Classical periods. The project seeks to address the recent imbalance of literary sources over archaeological evidence in assessing the role of Mediterranean networks in the negotiation of island identity. Using archives held in the British Museum, including fieldwork diaries, I am reconstructing the contents of graves and votive deposits excavated at Kamiros by Vice Consul Alfred Biliotti in the mid-nineteenth century. These assemblages shed light on the effect of Rhodes’ commercial contacts – which stretched throughout the Aegean and beyond – in encouraging the innovation of locally made votives; establishment of pottery workshops; deposition of grave goods, often in pairs; and in developing the island’s wider feminine culture.
Nicholas Salmon is a Collaborative Doctoral student at Birkbeck College and The British Museum (Department of Greece and Rome). He received a BA in Classical Studies in 2010 from King’s College London, an MA in History of Art from The Courtauld Institute in 2012, and an MSt in Classical Archaeology at Oxford University in 2014. He has worked for the Serpentine Galleries in London. His research interests include the archaeology of Rhodes and the Dodecanese, and the digitization of archaeological archives.
Review of Coulié, A. and Filimonos, M. (eds.) ‘Rhodes - Une île grecque aux portes de l’Orient, XVe-Ve siècle avant J.-C.’ (Paris, 2014) in Journal of Hellenic Studies 136 (2016) 279–280