Marijke Gnade is Professor (by special appointment) in the Archaeology of Pre-Roman Cultures in Central Italy at the Faculty of Humanities, University of Amsterdam.
Graduated in Classical Archaeology at the Free University of Amsterdam, Marijke was appointed assistant professor at the University of Amsterdam in 1987. In 2000 she obtained her PhD on a casestudy of archaeological remains in relation to ethno-cultural identity. Since 2008 Marijke holds her current professorship.
Marijke has been involved in various archaeological fieldwork projects in Central and Southern Italy (Lazio, Puglia) from 1980 onwards. In 1991 she became the director of the Satricum Project, an excavation project investigating the ancient town of Satricum (modern Le Ferriere, Latina, Central Italy). Marijke also participates in various initiatives that stimulate conservation and awareness of archaeological heritage in Central Italy, and functions as an academic consultant for local authorities on opening up the cultural history of the area to a wider public.
When in Amsterdam, Marijke teaches courses on burial archaeology, fieldwork methodology, ethnic identities of ancient Italy, and etruscan and roman archaeology. Currently, Marijke supervises thesis projects on ancient ceramic technologies, social identities, burial archaeology, material studies, and archaeological practices. She encourages prospective phd/rma students with similar interests to contact her.
Marijke is co-initiator of the New Perspectives on Ancient Pottery Project. She also serves on the editorial boards of Babesch and the Satricum Series (Peeters, Leuven), and is a board member of the Vereniging Vrienden van Satricum.