Alexandra Pleșa

Doctorand, Leiden University/VU University Amsterdam)

Domenii de cercetare:

  • Artă si arhitectură islamică;
  • Cultură și societate islamică medievală (sec. VII-XV);
  • Arheologie islamică;
  • Paleografie și epigrafie arabă

Educație și formare:

  • 2013-prezent: Doctorand, Department of Arts, History and Ancient Cultures, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
  • 2012: Masterat în Middle Eastern Studies, Leiden University (cum laude)
  • 2013: Masterat în Studii Medievale, Universitatea București
  • 2009: Licență în Istoria Artei, Universitatea București

Burse de cercetare:

  • Proiectul de cercetare doctorală Fitting in/Standing out. Comparing Majority and Minority Dress Codes among Egyptian Muslims and Christians, finanțat de Nederlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO).
  • Mai-Iunie 2014: stagiu de învățarea limbii arabe, prin The Ibn Battuta Merit Scholarship, Qalam wa Lawh Institute for Arabic Language, Rabat, Morocco
  • Bursă masterală Dutch Government Huygens Scholarship, Leiden University.
  • 2011, 2012: burse de cercetare pe teren acordate de Leiden University

Șantiere arheologice:

  • Berenike, Egipt (perioada bizantină)
  • Rotbav, România (Epoca Bronzului)
  • Sultana, România (Neolitic)
  • Jarash, Iordania (Islamul timpuriu)

Publicații:

Studii
  • “Religious belief in burial: funerary dress and practice at the Late Antique and early Islamic cemeteries at Matmar and Mostagedda, Egypt (late fourth – early ninth century CE)”, in Ars Orientalis, Vol. 47. (în pregătire)
  • “Popular garments, fabrics, and colours. Textile terminology in early Islamic Arabic documents from Egypt (seventh to tenth century CE)”, in Martina Müller-Wiener and Anne Mollenhauer (Eds.), Proceedings of the 10th colloquium of the Ernst Herzfeld Society for the Research of Islamic Art and Archaeology, Hamburg, 3-6 July 2014 (în pregătire)
  • “The Textiles”, in Steven Sidebotham and Iwona Zych (Eds.), Berenike 2010-2011. Preliminary Report of the Excavations at Berenike. (în pregătire)

Conferințe și sesiuni științifice:

  • “Between tradition, religiosity and status: burial dress and practice at Matmar and Mostagedda (Middle Egypt) during Late Antique and early Islamic times”, The Politics of Dress and Identity in Mediterranean Societies, Past and Prezent, international symposium, Allard Pierson Museum Amsterdam, martie 2016
  • “Reconstructing Tomb Inventories at the Late Antique and Early Islamic Matmar and Mostagedda”, The 9th Conference of the ‘Textiles from the Nile Valley’ research group, Antwerp, noiembrie 2015
  • “Use and re-use of textiles at the Late Roman port of Berenike, Egypt”, The 21st Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists, University of Glasgow, septembrie 2015
  • “Contextualizing material culture: dress in early Islamic Egypt according to the 8th to 10th c. Arabic papyri”, The 10th Colloquium of the Ernst HerzfeldSociety for the Research of Islamic Art and Archaeology, University of Hamburg, iulie 2014
  • “Buying dress in early Islamic Egypt: social and family networks involved in the manufacture and commission of dress in the 8th to 10th century Arabic papyri”, Networks and Interactions, graduate conference, Leiden University, mai 2014
  • “Pots that bless: pious inscriptions on Sāmānid pottery (9th – 11th c. AD)”, Charming Intentions: occultism, Magic and the History of Art, University of Cambridge, decembrie 2012