Skip to content
Skip to navigation menu


Prof James Whitley  -  FSA

Education & Qualifications

Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge University 1976-1980

BA (now MA), part I Classics, Part II Archaeology

Cambridge University 1981-1986

PhD. in Archaeology

Career Overview

Professor in Mediterranean Archaeology from 1st September 2008 onwards.

Reader in Mediterranean Archaeology, Cardiff, from 1st September 2004 - 2008.

Director of the British School at Athens, 1st October 2002 – 30th September 2007

Senior Lecturer in Mediterranean Archaeology, Cardiff, 1st September 2001 until 31st August 2004

Lecturer in Mediterranean Archaeology, Cardiff,  September 1993 – September 2001

Tutorial Fellow in Archaeology, Cardiff, 1990-1993

Visiting Assistant Professor, Vassar College, Spring 1990

Macmillan-Rodewald Student at the British School at Athens 1988-89

School Student at the British School at Athens 1986-87

Teaching Profile

Greek Archaeology and Archaeological Theory

Awards & Prizes

Award in recognition of contribution to ‘Greek culture’ awarded by Mr Giorgios Voulgarakis, the Greek Minister of Culture,  at the Athenian Agora, 20th June 2007

Antiquity Essay Prize for 2003, for article ‘Too many ancestors’

Sir Steven Runciman prize awarded June 2002, for book The Archaeology of Ancient Greece

Membership & External Activity

Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London, 2002 onwards

Member, Archaeological Institute of America, 1988- present

Member, British School at Athens, 1982 to present