My name is Tatiana Ivleva. Between 2015 and 2017 I was a postdoctoral fellow at Newcastle University (UK), where I was responsible for undertaking and promoting research on glass bangles. The project I worked on was called 'GLOBALGLASS: Glass Adornments Event Horizon in Late Iron Age and Roman-period Frontiers' and it was funded by European Commission under the Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie scheme. It focused on the cross-cultural consumption of glass bangles, i.e. rigid, ring-shaped objects composed of coloured glass, used by the inhabitants of the European northwest regions during the transition from the Late Iron Age to Roman period, c. 100 B.C. – A.D. 250. At the center of attention were the transformative role these annulars played in the formation of inter-European and regional identities in a transitional period when new cultural forms and practices emerged in the European Northwest. It assessed the evidence for this phenomenon in four north-western European countries (Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, and United Kingdom) and explored its regional ramifications, by concentrating on one area, United Kingdom, in order to understand the manifestation of this inter-cultural event in a local setting.
On this website I present my project and its various outcomes, blog from time to time on the glass bangles, and give you, the reader, the opportunity to consult many scholarly works written on the subject of Late Iron Age and Romano-British glass bangles (see bibliography page).
Do not hesitate to get in touch, if you wish to know more about glass bangles or hear me talking about this fascinating subject!
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This website is part of a project that has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement Nº657309 in the framework Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions