XIV Johannes Sundwall lecture: Lilian Karali

The Finnish Institute at Athens is hosting the 14th Johannes Sundwall lecture on Friday 25th of November at 6 pm. Our speaker is environmental archaeologist, professor emerita Lilian Karali (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens); her presentation ‘Contribution of Archaeomalacological Research to Aegean Archaeology’ delves into the interpretation of seashells found in archaeological contexts. The lecture will be held at the premises of the Swedish Institute at Athens (Mitseon 9), followed by a reception at the Finnish Institute (Zitrou 16).

Johannes Sundwall (1877-1966) was a Finnish scholar of antiquity, docent at the University of Helsinki since 1907 and professor at Åbo Akademi from 1921 to 1945. He had numerous connections especially with the world of German and Italian classical studies, and in 1937 he was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Athens. Sundwall studied, among other things, the prosopography and social history of Attica, Greek and Latin literature, Linear B writing, and Italian prehistory.