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Last Name
Independent Scholar
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byzantine, roman, greek, classical, history, textiles, clothing, dress, appearance, material culture, medieval, ancient, history, near-eastern, bronze age
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Personal Info

About Me

Angela Costello holds an MA in History: Museum Studies from the University of New Hampshire. Her focus is on Byzantine dress, textiles, and material culture, and her thesis was a project involving the study and re-creation of objects from a last will and testament from the late 11th Century.

Since graduating, Angela has worked at a handful of museums around the country, including the USS Midway Museum in San Diego, where her knowledge of research and archival studies were put to good use on the ship-board library. She gained a perspective in US Naval History while assisting the museum with constructing a database of US Naval Institute “Proceedings” journals.

She currently lives in Jacksonville, FL while her husband is stationed nearby, and is undergoing independent research involving the use of apotropaic amulets (protection against the evil eye) in Byzantine garments and accessories. She has been accepted to Florida State University for a second Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science beginning in the Fall of 2019, and plans to pursue her PhD upon her husband’s retirement from the Navy.


Recent Publications

Compleat Anachronist #177 “The Last Will and Testament of Kale Pakouriane”


Media Coverage
Country Focus
Byzantium (Modern Greece and Turkey)
Expertise by Geography
Expertise by Chronology
Ancient, Medieval
Expertise by Topic
Libraries & Archives, Material Culture, Museums, Women