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A) Core Courses
ΙΙ 03 Ιntroduction to World History
Major phenomena and crucial moments in the evolution of human societies from the early years to the present. The course relies on extensive use of maps, primary sources, texts, music, as well as slides. The course includes a two-hour tutorial.
Μ. Efthymiou 3 hrs.
ΙΙ 04 Introduction to Historical Studies
The course aims to make the students well acquainted with the basic ideas of historical studies (time, place, event, structures, sources, etc) and their methodology (use and evaluation of sources, archival research, etc). It also focuses on current debates about history, as well as its most recent fields of interest. We will also examine the historical formation of the notion of historical studies and their current position within humanities and social sciences. In short, the main purpose of the course is to familiarize the students with different kinds of historical sources, their critical reading, and the writing of historical papers.
V. Karamanolakis, 3 hrs.
ΙΙ 10 Ancient History Α
From the Formation of the Mycenaean States to the End of the Peloponnesian War.
The course focuses on the evolution of the ancient Greek world from the development of the palace system to the formation of the city-state, the relations between cities in the archaic and classical eras (till the late fifth century) as well as the development of civil institutions in the city-states of this period.
S. Psoma, 3 hrs.
ΙΙ 13 Βyzantine History Α
Byzantine History from the 4th to the 11th Century.
This course introduces the students to the history of Byzantium from the fourth to the eleventh century, focusing on selected aspects of the empire's history, while adhering to a basic chronological frame. The course examines the structure of the Byzantine state (as well as challenges and changes to that structure), political ideology, religious developments as well as specific topics of economic and cultural history, military and cultural interactions with neighbors.
K. Nikolaou, 3 hrs.

ΙΙ 17 Early Modern Greek History Α
The Socio-economic, Cultural and National Evolution of the Greeks and the Greek Diaspora from the Fall of Constantinople to the Early 19th Century. Optional one-hour tutorial, visits to the General State Archives.
V. Seirinidou, 3 hrs.
B) Specialization Courses
ΙΙ 25 Ancient History C
Introduction and Overview of Roman History from the Early Years to Diocletian, II
Overview of the evolution of Roman history from the foundation of Rome to the tetrarchy of Diocletian (753 BC–305 A.D). In this term, the main weight of the lectures will fall on the Imperial period (from Augustus to Diocletian).
K. Buraselis, 3 hrs.
ΙΙ 29 Methodological Problems of History
How does the past turn into history? How do we create cohesive, meaningful histories out of the chaotic events and phenomena of past times? Is history the sole way in which modern societies relate to the past? What is the role of myth, memory, art? What is public history? What is historical experience? Dominant trends in historical thought: Historicism and social history, structuralism and the longues durées, from culture to cultural history, micro-history and social anthropology, mnemonic studies, oral history and psychoanalysis, feminism and gender history, meta-history and the linguistic turn. Postmodernism and the problem of truth. Transnational history and historiography. What “the end of history” means and what are the prospects for historical studies and for historians?
V. Karamanolakis, 3 hrs.
ΙΙ 19 Early Modern European History B
Early Modern Western Societies (16th – 18th centuries).
Social stratification and economic organization, power relations, cultural traditions and collective mentalities, questions of identity construction (social, gender, religious, ethnic, national). Aspects of the socio-economic and political transformation of Western societies, 1500-1700. Τhe course is supported by a webpage.
C. Gaganakis, 3 hrs.
ΙΙ 31 Modern Greek History B
Modern Greek History
The course examines the major political, social and economic developments in modern Greek history from the Goudi movement (1909) to the entry of Greece into the Second World War (1940). The phenomena of Venizelism and bourgeois modernization, the rural economy, the economic crisis of the 1930s, and the Metaxas dictatorship will be, among several other topics, thoroughly analyzed. The lessons will be supplemented by the reading of primary sources and by visits to museums and other historical sites of memory.
S. Ploumidis, 3 hrs.
II. Optional Courses
IIa. Optional seminar courses
(Students register in the seminar of their choice at the beginning of the semester by notifying the professor. Overall student performance will be evaluated on the basis of participation, a written essay and its presentation in class)
SΙ 91 Ancient History
Sources of Ancient Greek History
Detailed presentation of the literary, epigraphic and numismatic sources of Ancient Greek History. The seminar focuses on the method of reading, assessing and critical thinking over the primary sources.
S. Psoma, 3 hrs.
SΙ 41 Medieval European History
City and Social Services: Medical Care, Education and Justice in the European Cities in the Late Middle Ages (Twelfth to Fourteenth Century)
The seminar focuses on the major changes that took place in the areas of healthcare, education and justice during this transitional period, when urban development and the influx of settlers from the rural areas into the cities throve.
N. Giantsi-Meletiadis, 3 hrs.
SI 26 Byzantine History
“Byzantine feudalism”: A state, social and financial issue of mainly the final centuries of the Byzantine Empire
Among the issues on which researchers as well as people with a general interest in Byzantium focus extensively is “Byzantine feudalism”. The issue remains central in research, prompting several discussions and disagreements, despite the fact that scholars on both sides consider the matter permanently resolved.
The seminar aims at providing a first point of contact with the topic and at the same time investigate the main facts, which provide the basis for proving the presence or absence of a feudal system (of western type or equivalent) in Byzantium. More precisely, the course will examine specific information stemming from written historical sources as well as modern bibliography on the most important parameters of the topic, including the constitution/system of government, society and economy of the Byzantine era. The main elements of western feudalism will be pointed out to enable better understanding of the Byzantine reality.
The course makes use of the PowerPoint system and is supported by a webpage.
T. Maniati-Kokkini, 3hrs
SI 66 Byzantine History
Byzantine society: Stratification, social justice and the economic factor.
Byzantine socio-economic reality was shaped by the rise and subsequent decay of the Empire but equally by the legal theory of the Byzantine era. Information shall be drawn from selected primary sources in combination with secondary literature, related to the formation, inner hierarchy and mobility of social strata, the hierarchization of income and privilege, as well as in relation to state intervention in favour of the weaker. Comparative data from Western medieval and post-byzantine history will also be used, primarily in comparison to the multi-ethnic, globalized society of our times. The course makes use of the PowerPoint system and is supported by a webpage.(http://eclass.uoa.gr/arch.156)
T. Maniati-Kokkini, 3 hours.
SΙ 78 Byzantine History
Cultural relations between the declining Byzantium and Renaissance Italy.
This seminar will focus on the removal of the cultural alienation between the two sectors of Christendom (Eastern and Western) and on the emergence of a new dynamic in the relations between the two as a result of their inevitable coexistence in the East after 1204, as well as on the phenomenon of mutual influences which this coexistence brought about on the political, social and economic level. From 1261 onwards and as a result of a series of factors and conditions, a number of intricate channels of communication are formed between the two worlds (like, for example, the turn of Byzantium towards the West for reasons of political expediency; the exceedingly intensive and imaginative Byzantine diplomacy targeting the major centers of Europe; the city of Constantinople as a pole of attraction for Italian humanists; and the unique contribution of charismatic Byzantine intellectuals to the mutual cultural rapprochement of Byzantium with the West) - channels which will lead to cultural relations, of essential quality and proportions, between the declining Byzantium and Renaissance Italy.
The course makes use of the PowerPoint system and is supported by a webpage (e-class).
S. Mergiali-Sahas, 3 hrs.
SΙ 55 Early Modern European History
Hunting Witches in the West, 1550-1750
The magical universe of early modern Europe. Elite and popular perceptions and uses of witchcraft in daily life. The homogenizing persecuting discourse of the lay and ecclesiastical elites and popular perceptions of witchcraft. Sabbath and maleficium. The reaction of communities and the instrumentalization of witchcraft. The question of gender in the witch-hunts. Witchcraft, poverty and marginalization. Objections to the existence of witches and sorcerers and reactions to the witch-hunts, from Johann Weyer to Reginald Scot. Τhe course is supported by a webpage.
C. Gaganakis, 3hrs.
SI 57 Early Modern Greek History
City and Countryside in the Greek-Venetian East (13th-18th centuries). The land, the people, the institutions.
Make-up, configuration and typology of the urban and rural landscapes, social stratification and groupings, economic functions, intellectual and cultural phenomena.
. Papadia-Lala, 3 hrs.
SΙ 219 Early Modern Greek History
Leisure Time in Venetian Greece (14th c.-18th c.)
In this seminar we will examine the issue of leisure time in Venetian Greece from the 14th to the 18th centuries. Topics to be examined include the existence or not of leisure time as concept and experience during the late medieval and early modern periods, its eventual “discovery” and perceptual endowment, its social dimensions, its control and management by the authorities, its ambivalent and questionable nature as perceived by the authorities, its regularization as well as its various facets and stages of development during the period in question.
Katerina Konstantinidou, 3hrs.
SΙ 214 History of the Ottoman Empire
The Orthodox subjects of the Ottoman Empire between religious communities (millets) and nations (ca 1830-1923)
The seminary focuses on the description ans analysis of the legal status, the political organization, the ideological orirntations, as well as the social stratification and the economic situation in which were living the Orthodox subjects of the Ottoman Sultans during the period that begins with the foundation of the national Greek State (1830) and ends with the dissolution ao the Empire at 1923. Particular interest will be accorded to the orthodox Ottoman subjects living in Southeastern Europe and Anatolia and were, as members of the Greek nation, claimed by Greek nationalism.
The Orthodox Ottoman subjects were, at the beginning of the 19th century, under the authority of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Constantinople and belonged, according to the Ottoman legal order, to a religious community recognised by the Ottoman state (Greek-Orthodox millet or Rum milleti), independently of their ethnic origins, maternal language, geographical distribution or social strata. The dramatic changes that took place in the Ottoman Empire at various levels already at the first half of the century (Tanzimat), will give rise to considerable changes in the Greek-Orthodox Community, creating new social strata and initiating new ideological and political orientations, i.e nationalist. Finally, special attentioon will be accorded to the mechanisms, by which Greek nationalism was spread among the above mentioned populations..
P.Konortas, 3 hrs.
SI 119 Modern European History
Empire, ethnicities, nations and nationalisms in Central and Central-east Europe, 1780-1938
The seminar examines the nature as well as the factors of cohesion, undermining and disintegration of the multinational Habsburg Empire; it aims to analyze the process of ethnogenesis, the socio-economic conditions, the claims and goals of ethnicities, and the nationalisms in the “nation states” that succeeded the Empire in the interwar period.
K. Raptis, 3 hrs.
SΙ 210 Modern European History
Europe during and in the aftermath of the First World War (1914-1918).
The seminar deals with the political, military, geopolitical, socio-economic and cultural origins/aspects of the “Great War” in Europe and the impact on the European continent in world context.
Requirements for attendance, a good working knowledge of English and successful previous attendance of the course II14, Modern European History A.
K. Raptis, 3 hrs.
SΙ 06 Contemporary History
Oral history: research questions, practical applications, theoretical reflections
The seminar is an introduction to the key methodological and theoretical issues of oral history: How was oral history constructed as a distinct field of historical inquiry? What makes oral history different? What kind of specific characteristics do oral testimonies have as historical documents? In what ways can they illuminate history of the recent past? What kind of challenges do they convey for the historians' task?
We shall focus on the relationship between memory and history, the memorial process as a source of identity, the connection between the individual and the collective, the narrative strategies of oral accounts, the interaction between the interviewer and the interviewee.
The course aims to familiarize the students with: (a) the basic Greek and international bibliography on oral history, (b) the methodology and techniques of research based on oral testimonies.
D. Lampropoulou, 3 hrs.
IIB. Optional courses, non seminars
ΙΙ 125 Byzantine History
The phenomenon of the saint as a component of the history of the Palaiologan era (1261 to 1453)
The historical development of the last two centuries of Byzantium through hagiological contemporary sources, which reveal ideals and mentalities, as well as a particular view of the events of the time which astounded the late Byzantine society, as such events were experienced by the saints and recorded by their biographers.
S. Mergiali-Sahas, 3 hours
II 99 Early Modern Greek History
Poverty's Environment in the Greek-Venetian Levant
The course will examine poverty in the context of the late medieval and early modern period in the Venetian possessions on the Greek territories. With starting point the European West, our interest will focus on the Venetian case as well as on the Greek-Venetian world where it will be discussed the conceptualization of poverty, its causes, its perception from the local societies, the measures taken in order to fight poverty and the attitude of single social subjects and collectivities toward the poor and indigent.
K. Konstantinidou, 3 hrs.
ΙΙ 88 Modern and Contemporary Greek Political History
The Greek political system, 1929-1967
An examination of the evolution of the Greek political system from the Great Depression of the 1930s until the imposition of the military dictatorship in 1967. The course will examine the political forces and their evolution, the causes of the collapse of Greek democracy in 1936, the post-war elections, the search for new orientations and development strategies in the post-war era, the influence of international ideological trends, the influence of the Greek civil war and the post-civil war realities, and the causes for the overthrow of democracy in 1967. Moreover, the course shall discuss the convergences and divergences between the Greek and Western European post-war political systems, especially France and Italy.
Εv. Hatzivassiliou, 3 hrs.
[κωδικός εκκρεμεί] Modern Greek History
Greece in the Second World War: Occupation, Resistance, Liberation
World War II has been one of the most significant historical experiences of twentieth century in any level, either global, European or Greek. The course will focus on the conditions in occupied Greece in comparison with the rest of European territories under Nazi rule, as well as the changes that Greek society underwent during that period. More specifically, we will study the process of economic disintegration, the famine and its multiple consequences, the strategies of the Occupation forces, their violence and terrorism against civilians, the extermination of the Greek Jewry, the multifaceted phenomenon of collaborationism, the Resistance movement, the internecine conflicts during the Occupation, the December events, the relation between the period of Occupation and that of the Greek Civil War. We will also touch upon the matter of how WWII, the Occupation and the Resistance have been negotiated in the context of memory and public history. The course aims to offer basic knowledge about Greek society during the war and the occupation and a rough introduction to the rich bibliography that has been produced in the last decades.
D. Lampropoulou, 3 hrs.
A) Core Courses
ΙΙ 11 Ancient History B
The late-classical and ellenistic periods
Part A: From the end of Peloponnesian war to the death of Philip II. Part B: Introduction to and overview of the period from Alexander the Great to the complete political subjection of the ellenistic states (336-30 BC).
S. Aneziri, 3 hrs.
ΙΙ 12 Medieval European History I
Overview of Medieval European History (5th – 15th centuries).
The course focuses on an overview of Medieval European History, especially on issues related to the political and socio-economic structures of the Medieval West (barbaric invasions, feudal system, the confrontation between the Papacy and Imperial power, state organization, the growth of the urban world, the crusades, cultural life, the recession of the 14th century and the reestablishment of growth in the 15th).
N. Giantsi-Meletiadi, 3 hrs

ΙΙ 21 Byzantine History B
The History of the Byzantine State, 1081-1453.
The late Byzantine period is approached through the following thematic units: geographic space and key events; the place of Byzantium on the international scene; the way of evolution of the Byzantine society; the social and ethnic groups in Constantinople during the Comnenian and the Palaeologan period; the cultural life and the Byzantine collective identity; occultism; the heresies; astrology and idolatrous outlooks; the state apparatus and the court offices; the economy.
The course makes use of PowerPoint and is supported by a webpage (e-class)
S. Mergiali-Sahas, 3 hrs.
ΙΙ 14 Modern European History A
Introduction to the History of Modern Europe, 1789-1989
The course focuses on major aspects of the economic, political and social history of Europe, from the French Revolution to the downfall of “actually existing socialism” in Eastern Europe.
M Papathanasiou, 3 hrs.
Κ. Raptis, 3 hrs.

ΙΙ 18 Modern Greek History A
Greek state and society (1830-1910) )
The course introduces students to the main political, social and cultural developments that characterized the first century of Greece as an independent state, from 1830 to 1910 (a time mark which inaugurates a new phase both in a national and an international level). We will examine the formation of political forces and the construction of political institutions, the history of social relations and social classes, the evolution of towns and cities and the respective urban network, the social and productive functioning of the countryside, the role of shipping enterprise, the first attempts of the industrial sector, the growth of educational institutions, the workings of national ideology and the contemporary ideological ferment. The above mentioned subjects will be situated in their European and Balkan contexts.
D. Lampropoulou, 3 hrs.
B) Specialization Courses
I. Compulsory
ΙΙ 22 Medieval European History
Medieval European History II
The course examines closely the situation in Western Europe during the 11th-15th centuries. The urbanization process in Western Europe during the Middle Ages and the transition of authoritarian mechanisms of ecclesiastical institutions into urban communities as well as the policy of the Pope (Reconquista of the Iberian peninsula, Crusades in the eastern Mediterranean) are of special interest. Emphasis is also put on the organization of the crusading dominions and the (diplomatic and economic) activities of the Latins there as well as their symbiosis with the local populations in the former Byzantine Empire (Romania).
N. Giantsi-Meletiadi, 3 hrs.
ΙΙ 30 Early Modern Greek History B
History of Greek Territories under the Venetian Rule (13th – 18th centuries)
Political environment, ideology, administrative institutions and ecclesiastical policy, social stratification and groupings, economic activities, cultural life.
Papadia-Lala, 3 hrs.
ΙΙ 84 History of the Post-War World (B)
The course discusses the postwar history of international relations, focusing on three processes: the Cold War, decolonization and European integration.
E. Hatzivassiliou, 3 hrs.
ΙΙ 24 History of the Ottoman Empire (B)
History of the Late Ottoman Empire and of the Early Turkish State (19th cent. – 1946)
The course will focus on the process that leaded towards a –partial at least- westernization of the empire and the Reforms (Tanzimat), that touched not only the legal framework but also the social and economic fields. During the same period the infiltration of the European Christian states into the Ottoman economy and politics increased at a great scale. Particular references will be done οn the legal, social and economic status of the non-Muslim Ottoman subjects during the same period (with special references to the millet system and particularly to the Orthodox millet), as well as on the appearance and spread of nationalist movements of the Ottoman Empire, including Turkish nationalism. The last ideology, that spread particularly during the events that marked the years 1920-1922, will become the main factor of construction of the Turkish national state that succeeded the Ottoman Empire in 1923. Finally, the course will examine the main structures of the Turkish state and the Turkish society during the period 1923-1946, called "the single party period".
P. Konortas, 3hrs.
A. Optional seminar courses
(Students register in the seminar of their choice at the beginning of the semester by notifying the professor. Overall student performance will be evaluated on the basis of participation, a written essay and its presentation in class)
SI 54 Byzantine History
Public and private space during the times of the Macedonian dynasty
The seminar will examine issues revolving around the public and private life of the period’s “protagonists”, whose actions helped shape the characteristics of the era in question. It will also study questions pertaining to various social, religious, gender, professional and other groups, their role in the development of the empire, as well as the ways in which they were dealt with by the state.
K. Nikolaou, 3 hrs.
SI 75 Byzantine History
Byzantine diplomacy during the Palaeologan era (1261-1453)
The Palaeologan era is characterized by an intense diplomatic activity and drastic changes in the way that diplomacy was conducted. As under the gravity of the new circumstances diplomatic practices deviated distinctly from previous Byzantine tradition, diplomacy during the Palaeologan period is proven crucial and at the same time intricate.
The goal of the seminar is to familiarize students with characteristic sources of this period, Byzantine and Western, the basic bibliography on the subject, Greek and non-Greek, as well as with the methods and means of scholarly research.
Sophia Mergiali – Sahas, 3 hrs.
SI 218 Early Modern Greek History
Εducation, Cultural Life and Identity Construction in Greek-Venetian World (13th-18th centuries)
Education within and beyond the Greek lands under Venetian rule as well as cultural life will be examined as these developed inside the framework of the political orientations of Venice and as factors of the formulation of self-determination, “otherness” and ideologies in the society of the Greek-Venetian East.
Α. Papadia-Lala, 3 hrs.
SI 102 Modern Greek History
Archival Sources and Historical Research
The seminar focuses on the ways of doing research in archival sources. Its aim is to familiarize the students with the cataloguing and the managing of primary material and the reading in the archives. To this end, the students will spend, under the supervision of the tutor and the archivists, thirty hours in toto (about a week or five working days) in processing and organizing archival material. Additionally, the students will have to write an essay, based on the records that they have catalogued.
M. Eftymiou, 3 hrs. Assisted by Hara Bali
SI 223 Early Modern Greek History
The Sciences in the Greek World, 17th – 19th Centuries
The seminar aims to study the historical formation of the scientific thought and practice in a region such as the Greek, and the broader Balkan and Southeastern Mediterranean region, that belonged to the periphery of the scientific developments of the early modern world. Based on the rich secondary literature on the Greek Enlightenment as well as on original scientific and philosophical texts, we will examine the relation of the Greek scientific thought to the European trends, the appropriation and the diffusion of the scientific ideas by the Greek scholars, the social reception of the scientific and technological innovation, as well as the social and ideological context of the scientific controversies in the Greek world between the 17th and the 19th centuries.
V. Seirinidou, 3 hrs.
SI 146 Modern Greek History
Ideology, mentalities and cultural practices in the 19th century
The seminar attempts to approach a whole world that usually historiography ignores. How the table was set in the 19th century? When did Athenians buy a piano for their house? How a small towner of the 19th century counted time? Which was the significance of the preparations for a wedding? What did a High School graduate think about the language of University courses? Through archival testimonies and literature we will try to study issues that are related to ideology and mentality, everyday life and cultural practices in a century of constant ideological movement and social transformation.
V. Karamanolakis , 3 hrs.
SI 18 Modern and Contemporary Greek History
The Constitutional History of Greece: 20th Century
The course examines the function of the Constitution in 20th century Greece. Emphasis will be placed on the role of the Constitution in the European countries, on the constitutional reforms of 1911, 1927, 1952 and 1975, on the various proposals for constitutional reforms, and on the impact of the two major cleavages (the National Rift and the civil war) which caused the Greek “crisis of institutions” in 1915-74. .
Εv. Hatzivassiliou, 3 hours.
Lib. Optional courses, non seminars
ΙΙ 89 Ancient Greek History
Introduction to Ancient Greek Epigraphy
The lesson aims at familiarizing students with interpretative methods in ancient Greek epigraphy. Basic categories of Greek private and public inscriptions are examined, such as decrees, laws, epistles, edicts, honorary and funeral inscriptions. Epigraphical sources will be approached in close inter-relationship with literary sources and historical events, as well as with questions of topography and of prosopography. The seminar includes visits to the Epigraphical Museum.
S. Aneziri, 3 hrs.
ΙΙ 91 Ancient Greek History
Introduction to Greek Historical Numismatics
An extensive introduction to Greek numismatics as a historical science including the following topics: beginning of coinage, nomos and nomisma, the different values of a coin, iconography, metals, issuing authorities, monetary standards, circulation, the so-called international coinages, coinages and historical events, coinages and historical context.
S. Psoma, 3 hrs.
ΙΙ 213 Byzantine History
Women in Byzantium
The course focuses on the role and position of women in society and the economy, as well as in the constitutional and political history of Byzantium, especially during the Middle Byzantine period. We will examine the legal position of women relative to social practice, their presence and activities in the family and in the social and economic life of the Empire, as well as the phenomenon of the exercise of political power by women. A number of passages from contemporary textual sources will be singled out for historical commentary.
K. Nikolaou, 3 hrs.
ΙΙ 07 Modern Greek History
The Revolution of 1821
Main political, social and ideological parameters of the Greek Revolution will be studied vis-à-vis the military events.
M. Efthymiou, 3 hrs.
ΙΙ 126 History of Education
History of Education
Education is always accomplished within a specific historical context directly linked to political, social and cultural circumstances. This course aims to study issues related to the history of education in the Greek state, especially during the 19th and 20th centuries. Indicative points of discussion will be: theories that formed educational systems; education in a changing, geographically and politically, world; literacy and learning; organization of educational system; the social character of education; teaching and learning methods; educational reforms. Most course sections will focus on the comparative examination of the above mentioned and other relative issues during past periods.
V. Karamanolakis, 3 hrs.
II 112 Modern and Contemporary History
History of the Balkans (19th – 20th Century)
The course examines the political and diplomatic history of the Balkan states (Albania, Bulgaria, Rumania, former Yugoslav states) from their establishment till 1999. The formation of national identities, the wars of independence, the institutional development of the nation-states, the national wars (1912-18), and the royal dictatorships of the inter-war period will be analysed. The structure of the post-war socialist regimes and the wars of Yugoslav succession will also be discussed.
Sp. Ploumidis, 3 hrs.
II 140 Modern European History
History of Childhood and Youth in Modern Europe
The course deals with central issues and basic aspects of the history of childhood and youth in Europe (mainly in northern, northwestern, western Europe and more generally in the so-called western world). It focuses on the period from the 18th century to the interwar years, with extended references to the early modern period and the Middle Ages. The historical meanings of “childhood”, dominant adult perceptions, discourses and practices in relation to children, children’s private lives, their place, function and experience, within the contexts of households, institutions, educational mechanisms, peer groups, national states and colonial empires are examined, in relation to gender as well as to social class.
M. Papathanasiou, 3 hrs.
ΙΙ 06 Contemporary History
Introduction to Social history: Questions, Concepts, Methods
How are the lives, the hopes and the fears of the common folk shaped? Through which practices do they develop their relationship to labour, education, and politics? How are their public and private manifestations connected with historical conjunctures? These are some of the questions historians posed as they shifted their focus of interest from institutions and political élites to the non-dominant social groups. It was an altogether different perspective, a narrative of history "from below". The course aims to familiarize students with the basic thematic areas and the sources of social history, to enable them to understand the evolution of historiographical questions within this perspective and to tackle categories such as "social class", "gender", "race", used by social history in its various investigations. In the course will be discussed some fundamental contributions in the field, both from the international as well as from the modern and contemporary Greek history.
D. Lampropoulou, 3 hrs.


ΙΑ 04 Introduction to Archaeology
Introduction to Archaeology
The course deals with the definitions, principles, methods and practice of the discipline of Archaeology. The main methods of discovering, unearthing, recording, dating and studying archaeological remains are also discussed. Other issues include archaeological ethics, heritage management, and the importance of archaeology for the present and future of modern societies. Case studies from greek and world archaeology are also presented to enhance the understanding of the above issues.
Optional visits to museums and archaeological sites.
e-class: ARCH284 (Bibliography, images and handouts)
Y. Papadatos, 3 hours
ΙΑ 11 Classical Archaeology Α
Introduction to Greek Archaeology and a brief survey of the Geometric and Archaic Periods (c. 1050-480 BC).
An Introduction to Greek Archaeology and its methodology. A brief survey of the development of architecture, sculpture, metallurgy, pottery and vase painting in mainland Greece and the islands between 1050 and 480 BC, based on the archaeological record.
Optional fieldtrips to archaeological sites and museums.
e-class: ARCH441 (images, notes, announcements).
D. Plantzos, 3 hours.
The course is supported by optional weekly workshop on archaeological description held with the assistance of A. Sfyroera (member of teaching staff) at the Department's Museum of Archaeology and History of Art.
ΙΑ 13 Βyzantine Archaeology I
Introduction to Byzantine Archaeology. Early Byzantine period (4th – 7th c. AD)
From the Christian Αrt history of the 19th c. to the interdisciplinary approaches of the 21st c. Study of Vernacular and Ecclesiastical Architecture, Monumental Painting and Minor Arts of the period between the 4th and the 7th century A.D.
Ε-class: ARCH272
P. Petridis, 3 hours
ΙΑ 15 History of Art I
The Art of Renaissance and Mannierism (15th -16th centuries)
Starting with the development of the "Natural Style" and Giotto's artistic production during the 14th century, Painting, Sculpture and Architecture will be examined in the main Italian artistic centres ( Florence, Rome, Venice)in the 15th and 16th centuries. Emphasis will be put on theoretical texts concerning Renaissance Art, namely on Leon Battista Alberti's, Della Pittura, Florence 1436, as well as on Leonardo da Vinci's Trattato della Pittura, Paris 1651.
e-class: ARCH200 (full archive of courses pictures)
Ε. Μavromichali, 3 hours
Β) Specialization subjects
ΙΑ 42 Archaeology of the Near East
Archaeology of the Near East
This course offers an overview of the history and archaeology of the Near East during the 2nd and the early 1st mil. B.C. An emphasis is given to Anatolia (Hittite empire, Phrygia, Lydia), the Levant (Canaanite archaeology, Late Hittite, Aramaic, Philistine, Phoenician and Israelite kingdoms, the Assyrian expansion) and Egypt (New Kingdom, 3rd Intermediate Period). A special discussion will follow about the Egyptian and Hittite texts which refer to the Aegean (Ahhiyawa, Keftiu, Tanaja).
e-class: ARCH275
K. Κopanias, 3 hours
ΙΑ 43 Specialist Courses in Archaeology and Art History
Α. Theory of the archaeological discipline: Main trends and schools
The object of the course is the familiarisation with the main directions of archaeological thought, such as Culture History, New or Processual Archaeology, Post Processual Archaeology and the current neo-materialist tendencies. The course also examines the contribution of philosophical traditions, such as positivism, evolutionism and phenomenology, in archaeological research. The course objective is the critical presentation of the theoretical frame, within which any archaeological research is circumscribed. The treatment of theoretical issues is based upon indicative examples mainly but not exclusively from the prehistoric Aegean.
e-class: ARCH 325
G. Vavouranakis, 3 hours
B. Aspects of Byzantine minor arts (4th-15th c.)
Τhe curse searches aspects of Byzantine minor arts and their production, through the existing examples: small scale works of painting (portable icons, illuminated manuscripts), textiles and embroidery, metal works, small scale sculpture (ivory, steatite, semi-precious stones) and pottery.
e-class: ARCH 609

P. Petridis, G. Pallis, 3 hourss
ΙΑ 26 Prehistoric Archaeology
Palaeolithic and Neolithic societies
Human emergence in Africa and the production of the first stone tools around 2.5 million years B. C. point the beginning of the Palaeolithic period, characterized by the constitution of the first human groups and the organization and functioning of the first societies. The end of the Palaeolithic occurs during the 10th mill. B. C. with the melting of glaciations, the rise of temperature and the climate improvement. During the Neolithic period which follows and goes till the 3rd mill. B. C. sedentarization and the domestication of plants and animals reveals a new way of life and new relations with the environnement. Our aim is the study of the Palaeolithic hunter-gatherers societies, the phenomenon of Neolithization, as it appears in the Near East, and the agro-pastoral societies of the Neolithic in the broader geographical context of the Eastern Mediterranean with emphasis to the material culture and the ideological systems as well.
The course is enriched by an educational excursion and documentary viewing.
G. Kourtessi-Philippakis, 3 hours
ΙΑ 108 Roman Archaeology
Introduction to the Archaeology of the Roman Period
The subject of this course is the evolution of the arts during the Roman imperial times, from August, i.e. the end of Hellenistic period in 30 B.C., to Constantine the Great and the end of the ancient world. The origins of the arts of this period, both in Italy (Etruscans, Republican Rome) and in the Hellenistic East, will also be examined, as well as Late Antiquity, namely the transition to the Christian world. Furthermore, for a better understanding of the artistic tendencies, we will study the historical and socio-political data of the period. Emphasis will be laid on architecture, sculpture (specially the portrait and the significant groups of statues), painting and pottery.
Optional visit to the Roman Collection of the National Archaeological Museum.
In order to be able to meet the demands of the course the student ought to have successfully completed the course IA 12: Classical Archaeology B.
e-class: ARCH274 (bibliography, images and handouts)
St. Κatakis, 3 hours
ΙΑ 44 Post-Byzantine Archaeology
Archaeology and art of the Post-Byzantine period (1453-early 19th c.)
Introduction to the archaeology and the art of the period from the Fall of Constantinople till the early 19th century. The course aims to give an overview of the architecture, the artistic production and the material culture in the Greek lands under ottoman and latin rule. The main study fields include cities and rural settlements, secular and church architecture, sculpture in stone and wood, monumental painting, portable works of art (icons, illuminated manuscripts, metal works, embroidery and pottery).
Visits to monuments and museums of Athens and Attica.
e-class: ARCH649
G. Pallis, 3 hours
Optional Courses
Α. Seminars
(Students register in the seminar of their choice at the beginning of the semester by notifying the professor. Overall student performance will be evaluated on the basis of participation, a written essay and its presentation in class)
SΑ 70 Prehistoric Archaeology
The Middle Bronze Age in mainland Greece and the beginning of the Mycenaean world.
The course examines the Early Helladic origins and the character of the Middle Helladic period. It examines the transition to the Late Helladic era and the genesis of the Mycenaean world. It discusses the distribution of sites in the mainland, the habitation patterns, the architecture, the funerary architecture and burial practices, the economic and social organization of the period.
e-class: ARCH 147 (texts, bibliography)
A. Hassiacou- Argyraki, 3 hours
SA 15 Archaeology of the Near East
Years of Crisis: The End of the Late Bronze Age in the Eastern Mediterranean
This course focuses on the political, social and economic organization of the palatial centers of the Eastern Mediterranean (Anatolia, Levant, Egypt) during the 13th century, as well as the subsequent period (12th-8th c.).
e-class: ARCH639
K. Κopanias, 3 hours
SA 111 Prehistoric Archaeology
Critical (re-) interpretation of prehistoric burial data
Burial assemblages are treated in various ways by archaeological research: e.g., as sealed contexts and thus significant for the typology of artifacts and their dating, as indicative of the identity and social status of the dead, as sources of information about the biological characteristics of past people, as examples of metaphysical beliefs, and, more generally, collective notions about the world and the function of society. The seminar is divided into two parts. The first part discusses the main theoretical and interpretative directions of research. In the second part, students are called to apply the above directions by re-interpreting the finds from a prehistoric cemetery of their choice. Compulsory series of short written essays and their oral presentation.
e-class: ARCH324
G. Vavouranakis, 3 hours
SA 88 Classical Archaeology
Studying classical art: theory and method
This seminar offers a systematic and thorough survey of the methodological tools necessary for the study of classical Greek and Roman art. As a branch of classical archaeology, the study of Greek and Roman art demands specialized historical and art-historical tools, as well as synergies with other disciplines, such as social anthropology, philosophy, psychoanalysis and history of ideas. Using specific examples, the course attempts to clarify issues such as the comprehension, interpretation, enjoyment and teaching of classical art.
e-class: ARCH562
D. Plantzos, 3 hours
SA 61 Classical Archaeology
Ancient Greek monumental architecture
The terminology, components, origins and evolution of the classical orders. In depth examination of technology, proportions, moldings and aesthetics. Setting of Greek sanctuaries. Buildings of specific purpose, such as propyla, tholoi, gymnasia, prytaneia and stoai, are also examined.
Chr. Kanellopoulos, 3 hours
SΑ 182 Βyzantine Αrchaeology
Architecture in Greek lands under Latin rule (13th-17th c.): fortifications, public buildings, domestic and church architecture
As a result of the 4th Crusade, many parts of the continental Greece and many islands became dominions of Frankish, Venetian Genoese and other Latin rulers. In their new states, these rulers introduced the architecture of their homelands, building fortifications, palaces, houses churches and monasteries. Through the survey of the existing monuments, the seminary will examine the main characteristics of this architectural production and the extent of the interaction between the western building technology and taste and the contemporary Late and Post-Byzantine architecture, which was still followed by the native population.
Visits to Venetian and Frankish monuments of Chalkis and Peloponnese.
e-class: ARCH 650
G. Pallis, 3 hours
SΑ 80 History of Art
Artists and trends in contemporary art
Definitions, movements, trends and artists of the 20th century (from Fauvism to Land Art).
e-class: ARCH444
D. Pavlopoulos, 3 hours.
B. Taught optionals
ΙΑ 72 Prehistoric Archaeology
The Insular Aegean in the Early Bronze Age
This course examines the world of the Aegean islands during the 3rd millenium B.C. Special emphasis is given to the Cyclades, but the neighbouring insular and littoral areas (Northeast Aegean, the coastline of Asia Minor, Attica and Euboea, North Crete) are also examined for a better understanding of the close relations and intense interaction that developed during this period.
Optional visits to museums and archaeological sites.
e-class: ARCH170 (Bibliography, images and handouts)
Y. Papadatos, 3 hours
ΙΑ 74 Prehistoric Archaeology
The Prehistory of Cyprus.
The development of the early societies of the island, that is of the neolithic and chalcolithic periods, are briefly examined, while at the same time the connection of the latter with the evolution of the Bronze Age is attempted. Greater emphasis is given to the social phenomena which characterize the Early, Middle and Late Bronze Age. Problems of space organization, productive processes and institutional changes (administration, economy, religion) are analyzed through the study of material culture. The cultural physiognomy of the island is placed within the framework of the important developments which took place in the eastern Mediterranean during this era. The use of new technologies enriches the teaching process. The course is also completed with visits to museum collections with Cypriote antiquities in Athens.
e-class: ARCH132
E. Mantzourani, 3 hours
ΙΑ 150 Αrchaeology and Archaeometry
Production and distribution of ancient ceramics: archaeological and archaeometric approaches
Pottery is a complex anthropogenic material with technical (raw materials, technology of production) and social dimensions (organization and distribution of production, potters' social status). The course deals with the principles of ceramic technology and the main analytical methods (petrography, chemical analysis, scanning electron microscopy) applied in the study of provenance and technology of ancient ceramics. Case studies from various periods are also presented. Apart from lectures in class, the course includes also practical exercise on the petrographic microscopes of the Laboratory of Mineralogy and Petrology at the Faculty of Geology and Geoenvironment, under the supervision of Dr. Panagiotis Pomonis (Asst. Prof. of Mineralogy and Petrology, University of Athens) and Dr. Eleni Nodarou (geo-archaeologist, director of the Petrography Laboratory at INSTAPEC).
e-class: ARCH579 (Bibliography, images and handouts)
Y. Papadatos, Eu. Kefalidou, P. Petridis, P. Pomonis, 3 hours
ΙΑ 64 Classical Archaeology
Attic Black-figure Vases
This lesson examines the black-figure vases which were produced in Attica during the Archaic period. We will present and discuss the manufacturing techniques, the shapes and the uses of these vases, which were being exported in large quantities all over the Mediterranean Sea.
We will also examine their iconography, which provides us with rich information on everyday life, myth and ideology of the Archaic period, while through the work of the most important vase-painters and their workshops we will investigate the main methods of visual narration, the relationship between shape and decoration, and – in general- the images in their social/political context.
The course includes a visit to the University Museum and to the National Archaeological Museum (Vase Collection).
e-class: ARCH418
Eu. Kefalidou, 3 hours
ΙΑ 203 Prehistoric Archaeology
Methods, Materials, Techniques
The course discusses theoretical matters of ethics and methodology during the scholarly research, as well as matters of terminology and translation; it presents practical ways for the classification, cataloguing, description and study of the archaeological material; it discusses the methodology of compiling a thesis or a publication; it presents materials and techniques with special reference to ceramics in Prehistoric Aegean.
e-class: ARCH 283 (texts, power points)
A. Hassiacou -Argyraki, 3 hours
ΙΑ 146 Byzantine Archaeology
Εarly Byzantine Pottery
Study of the ceramic artefacts, the production technology, the organization of the workshops and the distribution of the Byzantine pottery. Emphasis will be given to Mediterranean productions of the Early Byzantine period. The historical, economic and social dimension of the pottery will also be investigated.
The course will take place at the University of Athens and the Centre for the Study of Modern Pottery (KMNK), with the collaboration of N. Liaros, archaeologist-potter, curator of ΚΜΝΚ. The students will produce and decorate pots and will participate to their firing in a kiln also constructed by themselves.
E-Class: ARCH466
P. Petridis, 3 hours
ΙΑ 131 History of Art
History of Greek Printmaking, 19th-20th c.
It examines the teaching of printmaking in Athens Royal Technical School, in Athens School of Fine Arts, as well as the teachers and the students. Studied printmakers and artists engaged in printmaking, distinguish between the artisan artist and the printmaker, analyzed and displayed prints are held in exhibitions, reference applied the role of printmaking, to show the connection with the art of printing in the 19th c., considered the impact of subjects in social classes and its role in the historical reality. Supplementary visits to relevant art shows in museums and galleries, as well as in modern Greek artists workshops.
Optional works.
η-Τάξη: ARCH422
D. Pavlopoulos, 3 hours
ΙΑ 106 Μuseology
Introduction to Museology
This course aims to introduce students to the interdisciplinary field of Museology, which studies the history and theory of museums and collections.
It seeks answers for an array of key questions: how do we define key concepts of Museology such as museum, museum object, collection, and cultural heritage? Why do museums exist and which challenges do they currently face? How are they categorised in different types? What is the history of collections and museums? Which are the methods and practices of management, care and interpretation of museum collections? How do museums relate to their visitors and society at large? What is the current institutional framework for their operation in Greece and what international standards and codes of ethics shape processes for their accreditation?
Teaching is based on critical thinking and debating, creative exercises related to museum theory and practice and targeted museum visits..
e-Class: ARCH442
Μ. Μouliou, 3 hours
A) core subjects
ΙΑ 02 Prehistoric Archaeology I
The civilizations of Prehistoric Aegean. General overview
The course presents the civilizations that flourished in the Aegean during the Stone Age and the Bronze Age. It examines the most important categories of the material culture: habitation and funerary architecture, pottery, tools, figurines, small objects. It discusses burial habits and matters of ideology and of economic and social organization.
e-class: ARCH 166 (texts, power points and bibliography)
A. Hassiacou – Argyraki, 3 hours
ΙΑ 10 Prehistoric Archaeology II
Minoan Archaeology
All the periods of the Minoan civilization's development will be studied. Special emphasis will be given to the development of the various arts (ceramic art, stone vase making, faience working, wall painting etc) from the Prepalatial to the Final Palatial Period.
E-class: ARCH 146 & 173
E. Mantzourani, 3 hours (for students whose surname starts with A-Mα)
El. Platon, 3 hours (for students whose surname starts with Με-Ω)
ΙΑ 12 Classical Archaeology II
Archaeology of the classical and Hellenistic periods (480 B.C. - 1st century B.C.).
Historical background. Architecture, sculpture, pottery and painting. Stages of evolution and basic references. Problems in research. Visits to archaeological sites and museums.
e-class: ARCH 410
St. Katakis, 3 hours
ΙΑ 14 Βyzantine Archaeology II
Archaeology and art of the Middle and Late Byzantine Period (7th c. – 1453)
Introduction to the archaeology and the art of the period from the mid-7th c. up to the fall of Constantinople in 1453, aiming to give an overview of architectural and artistic production, and material culture. The curse focuses on city structure, vernacular and ecclesiastical architecture, sculpture, monumental painting, illuminated manuscripts, minor arts and pottery, with a short discussion of epigraphy and numismatics.
Visits to Byzantine monuments and museums in Athens and Boeotia.
e-class: ARCH 603
G. Pallis, 3 hours
ΙΑ 16 History of Art II
Baroque art and Rococo art. Painting, Sculpture, Architecture.
Differentiations, local schools, the creators.
η-Τάξη: ARCH333
D. Pavolpoulos, 3 hours
ΙΑ 17 Introduction to Art History
Introduction to the Science of Art History
The teaching is of the semantics of the work of art, elements of the technique and materials of its artistic negotiation (painting, sculpture, engraving, mosaic, ceramics, architecture, photography), as well as of the general characteristics of the periods ranging from antiquity to modern times. The course concentrates on important works and artists, with the parallel projection of slides from the History of Art.
D. Pavlopoulos, 3 hours
Β) Specialization subjects
Specialist courses
ΙΑ 21 Τopography – Αrchitecture – Town planning
Monumental topography of Athens during the ancient and early Byzantine times.
A brief introduction to the history of the city, as well as to the history, course and remains of the fortification walls over time. Also, a complete presentation of the archaeological sites and monuments of the Acropolis, the South Slope of the Acropolis, the Ancient and Roman Agora and the Olympieion area. The course includes visits to the sites.
e-class: ARCH220, ARCH358
Chr. Kanellopoulos, 3 hours
P. Petridis, 3 hours
ΙΑ 31 Classical Archaeology III
Α. Classical Temple architecture
The course examines the Greek temples and sanctuaries from the 6th century B.C. through the 1st century B.C. Overview of the components of the sanctuaries and a thorough examination of the evolution of the Greek orders (Doric and Ionic). The issue of sanctuary layout is also investigated; the Greek temple is also viewed as a product of specific design, together with an in depth look of its details. Basic bibliography will be provided. The course involves lectures by distinguished architects.
E-class: ARCH336
C. Kanellopoulos, 3 hours
Β. Greek Monumental Painting
A survey of Greek monumental painting from the Archaic to the Early Imperial Period. Surviving works from the Greek and the Hellenistic world, as well as their reflections on Roman art. Sources and methodology, iconography and subject-matter, developments and breakthroughs, masters and their oeuvres, Greco-Roman aesthetics and criticism.
e-class: ARCH561
D. Plantzos, 3 hours
C. Attic Red-figure Vases of the Archaic Period
This lesson examines the black-figure vases which were produced in Attica during the Archaic period (ca. 530 BC-ca. 480/70 BC). We will present and discuss the manufacturing techniques, the shapes and the uses of these vases, which were being exported in large quantities all over the Mediterranean Sea.
We will also examine their iconography, which provides us with rich information on everyday life, myth and ideology of the Archaic period, while through the work of the most important vase-painters and their workshops we will investigate the main methods of visual narration, the relationship between shape and decoration, and – in general- the images in their social/political context.
The course includes a visit to the University Museum and to the National Archaeological Museum (Vase Collection).
e-class: ARCH472
Eurydice Kefalidou, 3 hours
ΙΑ 103 Excavation and Archaeological Record Processing - Museology
Excavation and Archaeological Record Processing – Museology
Archaeological fieldwork: excavation and surface survey. Examination of main concepts and related topics: archaeological record, archaeological site, stratigraphy principles, excavation methods, archaeological data documentation. Practice at the university excavation at Plasi, Marathon. Basic principles of field and lab conservation for archaeological finds. Post-excavation study of archaeological finds and archaeological publications. Basic principles of archaeological finds exhibition and museology.
Practical lessons are offered by Dr A. Sfyroera (archaeologist) and M. Roggenbucke (conservator).
Optional visits to museums and archaeological sites.
Bibliography, images and handouts can be downloaded from eclass: ARCH492.
A. Hassiacou- Argyraki, M. Mouliou, 3 hours.
ΙΑ 29 History of Art IΙΙ
Εuropean Art from Neoclassicism to Art Nouveau (18th -19th cent.)
The artistic movements and trends of the 18th and 19th centuries will be examined: neoclassicism, romanticism, realism, impressionism, post-impressionistic tendencies, symbolism, Art Nouveau. The factors which defined the special characteristics of each movement will be analysed within the general framework of an epoch the main features of which were the industrial revolution and the development of sciences. Emphasis will be put on the theory of art of the period 1880-1900 know as le fin de siècle.
η-Tάξη: ARCH149 (full archive of the courses pictures)
Ε. Μavromichali, 3 hours
Optional courses
Α. Seminars
(Students register in the seminar of their choice at the beginning of the semester by notifying the professor. Overall student performance will be evaluated on the basis of participation, a written essay and its presentation in class)
SΑ 10 Prehistoric Archaeology
Prehistoric chipped stone industries and tools.
Prehistoric chipped stone industries and tools is a rather recent subject of archaeological research in Greece. As documents of human activity, lithics constitute a significant category of archaeological material occurring during all periods of Prehistory from Paleolithic times till Late Bronze Age. Lithics are the key for the exploration and understanding of human intelligence, behaviour and technical skills. In this course we present the history of the research on lithics since Renaissance, we comment the theoretical and methodological background, and develop the four principal axes of the study: raw material identification and procurement, techniques of production and "chaines opératoires", typological approach, functional analysis. We stress, finally, the contribution of the experimental archaeology in the comprehension of the production and use of the lithic tools.
The course is enriched by practice on lithic prehistoric collections (Attica, Ionian islands).
Preparation of a seminar paper.
G. Kourtesi-Philippakis, 3 hours.
SΑ 22 Prehistoric Archaeology
Minoan Pottery: Typological Development and Decorative Styles.
The main steps on the development of the Minoan pottery. Technology, typology and decorative styles for each period. Definition of the principal questions related to the dating of various pottery assemblages.
Additional weekly course by A. Sfyroera, E.DI.P. member of the Faculty, on pottery terminology.
e-class: ARCH356
El. Platon, 3 hours
SΑ 152 Prehistoric Archaeology
Prehistoric archaeology: image and language in archaeology
Archaeology as a discipline is based upon the image as much as on language in order to express the results of its research. The seminar focuses upon the place and function of images and more specifically of architectural drawings and digital representations in final site reports of prehistoric excavations in the Aegean. It examines the number and ratio of different types of images in each publication in relation to its research goals and to the ways of presenting, studying and interpreting the material remains in it. The aim of the seminar is the understanding of architectural drawings as important epistemological tools in the disposition of the archaeologist and their direct link to his/her epistemological paradigm. The seminar is assessed mainly through individual presentations and written essays. Depending on the number of participants, it is possible to add group presentations-discussions on specific and restricted bibliography. The optional keeping of a weekly diary is co-assessed in the final mark.
e-class: ARCH326
G. Vavouranakis, 3 hours
SA 13 Archaeology of the Near East
Burial customs and the beliefs about the Netherworld in the Eastern Meditteranean during the Late Bronze and Early Iron Age
This course focuses on the burial practices in the wider area of the Eastern Mediterranean (Anatolia, Levant, Egypt). The archaeological testimonia will be combined with the available Near Eastern texts, including the Mesopotamian ones, which help us to reconstruct the beliefs about the Underworld and the Afterlife.
e-class: ARCH351
K.Kopanias, 3 hours
SA 160 Classical Archaeology
The Use of Sculpture for Memory and Honour of the Dead during the Hellenistic and Roman Imperial Period
The subject of this seminar is the study of the use of sculptural works in grave monuments from the late 4th c. B.C. to the end of the ancient world.
We are going to research the form and the iconography of the grave statues, the luxurious sarcophagi and the more modest stelae, as well as the messages that the orderers and the artists intended to transmit. Emphasis will be given to the confronting of the Greek, ‘oriental’ and Roman traditions and practices in this primitive ‘globalised’ world.
The seminar is supported by e-class: ARCH653 The students who will choose this seminar will have to prepare and present a paper. In order to be able to meet the demands of the seminar, the student ought to have successfully completed the courses IA 12 (Classical Archaeology B) and IA 108 (Archaeology of the Roman period).
e-class: ARCH611
St. Katakis, 3 hours
SΑ 135 Μuseology
Collections and collectors: how people and objects connect
This course will focus on the past and present of collecting practice, poetics and politics, on the ways collections are formed, on the interpretation of collections and their multiple values. A number of important questions will be explored: a) why, how and what do people and societies collect in different eras; b) how does collecting shape personal and collective identities; c) how different interpretations about the collections affect the understanding of the world around us. Following interdisciplinary approaches in the study of collecting, a number of selected examples of collections and collectors will be studied in depth. There will be targeted museum visits. Participating in the seminar is compulsory, as well as the writing and oral presentation of essays.
e-class: ARCH559
Μ. Μouliou, 3 hours
B.Taught optionals
ΙΑ 202 Prehistoric Archaeology
Human emergence and the first Palaeolithic societies in Greece and the Balkans
The course focuses on the study of the Palaeolithic period in Greece and the Balkan peninsula. We examine the anthropological remains that came to light in archaeological sites (Krapina, Petralona, Apidima etc.) and study the conditions prevailing during the Early Paleolithic, when this area was inhabited for the first time. We analyze the Neanderthal man's achievements during the Middle Paleolithic and cultures of Modern humans (Homo sapiens sapiens) during the Late Paleolithic. The aim is to understand the organization and functioning of these first Paleolithic societies in comparison with what is happening in Western and Central Europe (settlement, economy and lifestyle, burials and burial customs, parure and art).
The course is enriched by videos. Students who attend this course will be able to apply to participate in an excavation of a Palaeolithic site in France and Spain.
G. Kourtessi-Philippakis, 3 hours
ΙΑ 208 Prehistoric Archaeology
Aegean Iconography
The Aegean iconography (from Crete, Cyclades and Mainland Greece) is examined through the study of the art of wall painting in combination with relevant themes from pottery, seal engraving, jewelery, as well as ivory, faience and stone work. The course aims at the analysis and discussion of questions which iconography poses, regarding the perception and interpretation of images but also their meaning for the aegean society at the level of ideology and/or religion.
η-Τάξη: ARCH345
Ε. Μantzourani, 3 hours
ΙΑ 144 Βyzantine Archaeology
Archaeology of the daily life in medieval Byzantium
The curse examines the material culture of the daily life in medieval Byzantium (7th-15th c.), focusing on dress and toilette, house architecture and household, life in the city and the countryside, professional life, travel, entertainment and death customs. Findings from all over the empire are combined with literary sources and depictions on various artistic media, in order to create a complete picture of the life of Byzantines.
Visits to archaeological sites and museums of Athens.
e-class: ARCH651
G. Pallis, 3 hours
ΙA 190 Museology
Museum pedagogy. On learning and creativity in museums.
In recent years, museums have distinctive educational and social missions to reach a deep understanding of the world and how quality changes affect peoples' lives; thus, they take into consideration new theoretical approaches regarding learning and progressive education and implement numerous activities for different target groups (i.e. schools groups). They have also proved, in Greece and abroad, that compliment well formal education by initiating alternative educational activities and experiences, taking as starting point the requirements provided by the curricula of primary and secondary school. Teaching is based on critical thinking and debating, creative exercises related to museum theory and practice and targeted museum visits.
e-class: ARCH471
M.Mouliou, 3 hours.
ΙΙ 89 Ancient History
Introduction to Ancient Greek Epigraphy
Ancient Greek Epigraphy. The course aims at familiarizing students with interpretative methods in ancient Greek epigraphy. Bibliographical tools (in libraries and the Web), the transcription of epigraphical texts, questions of chronology, archaic alphabets. Basic categories of Greek private and public inscriptions are examined, such as decrees, laws, epistles, edicts, honorary and funeral inscriptions. Epigraphical sources will be approached in close inter-relationship with literary sources and historical events, as well as with questions of topography and of prosopography.
The seminar includes visits to the Museum of Epigraphy.
e-class: ARCH533
S. Aneziri, 3 hours


(Last update: 30/9/2016)