dr. Angelo Verlinde
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Biografie / Biography
Dr. Angelo Verlinde (°1980) received the degree of Master in Art History Ghent University in 2002. During these first studies, he has specialized in monument preservation and architectural research (Bauforschung). His architecture-historical master thesis on the 19th century cemetery of Ostend was crowned with the "dissertation award" in 2003. Verlinde was an intern in the Monument Preservation Department of the Province of East-Flanders, where he was involved in the restoration of the medieval castle “Gravensteen” and the “Caermers” monastery.
As an interlude, he published an awarded short story titled "Axioma's," which dealt with historical and philosophical questions regarding the putative mathematical predisposition of the Second Triumvirate (Octavianus, Lepidus and Marcus Antonius) and was published by Manteau.
In 2005 Verlinde obtained his second degree, this time in archaeology. During his studies in archaeology, he excavated World War I sites in West-Flanders, in addition to a medieval abbey and graveyard in Ghent. His archaeological thesis treated the Roman influences on architectural funerary architecture in the Roman East from the time of Augustus until the reign Alexander Severus. Between 2006 and 2012 Verlinde worked as a doctoral researcher (BOF) at Ghent University, focusing on the architectural, art historical and chronological analysis of the Temple of Augustus and the archaeological palimpsest of the temple area in the ancient city of Pessinus, home of the Anatolian Mother Goddess Cybele. During this time he specialized in the archaeology of the Phrygian, Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine periods, Hellenistic and Roman temples and sanctuaries in Asia Minor, Italy and the Roman East, 3D reconstruction and visualization (using AutoCAD, Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator in addition to Autodesk 3ds Max and Google Sketchup Pro), mathematical and geometrical design aspects of Hellenistic and Roman architecture (CAD), Roman religious iconography and spatial analysis (GIS). He obtained his PhD in 2012 at Ghent after defending his dissertation, which was lauded by his academic role model, architecture-historical specialist Mark Wilson Jones (University of Bath).
Verlinde was in charge of fieldwork in Pessinus during the excavations of 2007 and 2008. In 2009 he served as a staff member in the Pessinus team of the University of Melbourne. He also participated in the excavations of a pottery workshop and a city gate in Roman Potentia (2008-2009).
Verlinde published in several international peer-reviewed journals, such as Babesch with his awarded article "Monumental architecture in Hellenistic and Julio-Claudian Pessinus". His work was presented at several international conferences (Philadelphia, Münster, Istanbul, ...) and in a English spoken documentary titled "The Imperial sanctuary at Pessinus" (financed by the European project “Science and society"), which included animated 3D visualizations of the Sebasteion (temple of the Imperial Cult) and cardo maximus at Pessinus. In 2013, the findings of his research in Turkey will be published in a monograph titled "The Sanctuary Site at Pessinus. The Genesis, Development and Taphonomy of a Roman Temple in Central Asia Minor in Light of its Phrygian-Hellenistic Predecessors and Byzantine Afterlife" (Monographs on Antiquity 7).
Verlinde conducted research in various parts of the world (New York, Philadelphia, Ankara, Istanbul, Münster, Izmir and Rome (American Academy in Rome)). Currently he is working as a voluntary postdoctoral researcher at Ghent University, in preparation of a comprehensive architecture analytical project treating the phase of transition of indigenous Republican sanctuaries during the expansion of Rome.
Dr. Angelo Verlinde (°1980) is gespecialiseerd in Hellenistisch-Romeinse architectuur. Hij studeerde Kunstgeschiedenis aan de Universiteit Gent met een specialisatie in architectuurgeschiedenis. Zijn bekroonde scriptie behandelde de 19de eeuwse begraafplaats van Oostende. Daarna studeerde hij Archeologie aan hetzelfde instituut met een specialisatie in Klassieke Archeologie. Zijn interessevelden zijn: 19de eeuwse grafkunst, Hellenistisch-Romeinse publieke architectuur, Imperiaal-Romeinse funeraire architectuur in het Oosten en de Romeinse keizercultus.
Enkele belangrijke publicaties / Selected bibliography
- Devreker, J./A. Verlinde/L. Bauters/W. De Clercq/P. Monsieur (in druk), Archaeological excavations in Pessinus (Turkey): the 2008 campaign, Anatolia Antiqua XVIII.
- Gruwier, B./A. Verlinde (in druk), Preliminary archaeozoological report on sectors B6 and B6d in the sanctuary area (Pessinus, BallÄ±hisar, Turkey), Anatolia Antiqua XVIII.
- Verlinde, A. (in druk), Monumental Architecture in Hellenistic and Julio-Claudian Pessinus, Babesch. Bulletin antieke beschaving XVIII.
- A. Verlinde (in druk), review van Welch, K., The Roman Amphitheatre: From its Origins to the Colosseum, in: Ancient West & East 9.
- Verlinde, A., Axioma’s, kortverhaal (fictie) gepubliceerd in: De Eerste Keer (Manteau 2004)