Awards and Recognition

Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica, Visiting Scholar 2023

Earlier this month, Prof. Thilo Rehren spent a good week as the Visiting Scholar for 2023 at the Academia Sinica, on the invitation by the Institute of History and Philology. During this visit, he gave two high-level academic lectures on his current research, and contributed to a one-day regional workshop on Archaeometallurgy, alongside speakers from Hong Kong and Beijing.

Cyprus Research and Innovation Foundation Distinguished Researcher 2022 Award

16 December 2022

At a ceremony on Friday, 16 December 2022, Prof. Thilo Rehren, the A.G. Leventis Professor for Archaeological Sciences at The Cyprus Institute, was awarded the “Cyprus Research Prize – Distinguished Researcher 2022” prize for his contributions to science in the thematic section “Social sciences and humanities” at the “Cyprus Innovation and Research Awards 2022”, organized jointly by the Research and Innovation Foundation (RIF) and the Cyprus Employers & Industrialists Federation (OEB).

The main objective of the Research Prizes is to highlight the work of scientists who are active in the field of research in Cyprus, and who have significant and internationally recognized achievements. At the same time, the awarding of the Cyprus Research Prizes, which the Research Promotion Foundation established in 2007, highlights the personalities of researchers working in Cyprus, making their research work more widely known to the general public.

In his acceptance speech, Prof. Rehren emphasized the importance of collaborative interdisciplinary research, which is essential for archaeology and archaeological sciences. He dedicated his award to the memory of Dr Myrto Georgakopoulou, a leading archaeological scientist, who first introduced him to the archaeometallurgy of the Eastern Mediterranean and passed away the day before this award, aged 46.

Assistant Professor Efthymia Nikita was Awarded Highly Prestigious Dan David Prize, Largest History Prize in the World

Efthymia Nikita, Assistant Professor in Bioarchaeology at the Science and Technology in Archaeology and Culture Research Centre (STARC) of The Cyprus Institute, was awarded a Dan David Prize, the largest history prize in the world, in recognition of her outstanding scholarship that illuminates the past and seeks to anchor public discourse in a deeper understanding of history.

Dr Nikita was selected as a winner of the 2022 prize, alongside eight other outstanding early- and mid-career scholars of history. A selection committee of eminent scholars in the historical fields assessed hundreds of nominations from around the world as part of a rigorous process to select the winners, who will each receive $300,000 to recognize their achievements to date and support their future work.