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ΙΙ 03 Introduction 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.
D. Lampropoulou, 3 hours
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 development of Greeks and the Greek diaspora from the fall of Constantinople to the early 19th century.
V. Seirinidou, 3 hours
ΙΙ 25 Ancient History C
Introduction and Overview of Roman History from the Early Years to Diocletian
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 following issues: - The constitution, the political institutions and the social organization of Republican Rome. - The expansion of Rome in Italy and the Mediterranean Sea - The crisis of the Roman Republic - The establishment of the Augustan Principate - The administrative and social organization of the Roman Empire - The crisis of the 3rd century AD.
N. Giannakopoulos, 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 II
The course examines the major political, social and economic developments in Modern Greece from the coup d'état of 1909 to the entry of Greece into the Second World War (1940). The modernizing policies of Eleftherios K. Venizelos; the National Wars (1912-1922); the Asia Minor Question (1891-1922); the settlement of the refugees; the agrarian reform of 1917; the economic crisis of the 1930s; and the Metaxas dictatorship (1936-1941) will be thoroughly analyzed. The lessons will be supplemented by the reading of primary sources and by visits to museums and other historical sites of memory.
Sp. Ploumidis, 3hrs
Optional Courses
Α. Optional seminar courses

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 57 Early Modern Greek History I
Collectivities and Communities in the Greek-Venetian East (13th-18th centuries)
Τhe formation, functions, internal hierarchizations, institutional characteristics and a typology of the collectivities of urban and rural areas in the Greek-Venetian East, within the framework of the Venetian State and of the broader Greek world.
Α. Papadia-Lala, 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, 3 hrs.
SΙ 217 History of the Ottoman Empire
Ideologies and political views spread by the Orthodox Church during the Ottoman period.
The aim of the seminary is to describe and analyse -through the adequate sources and summary bibliography- the ideological tendencies of the Orthodox Church -especially those of the Greek-Orthodox Patriarchate of Constantinople- during the Ottoman period. In fact the Church was the main central institution of the Orthodox subjects of the sultans, especially during the two first centuries that followed the fall of the Byzantine Empire. The seminary will focus on issues such as the preservation of the Byzantine legacy, the relations with Catholic and Protestant Europe, as well as Orthodox Russia, the concept of "Romiosyni" and its relationship with aspects of Hellenism, the confrontation of the Church with different movements, such as the Enlightment (18th century) and the different nationalisms that spread in the Ottoman Empire, mainly during the 19th century. Particular reference will be given to the impact that had on the above mentioned matters the Ottoman legal, political and ideological framework, as well the views of the Orthodox Church towards the Ottoman administration.
P. Konortas, 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 1915-1974.
Εv. Hatzivassiliou, 3 hrs.
IIb. Optional courses, non seminars
II 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.
II 128 Byzantine History
The grand strategy of the Byzantine empire: 6th-11th century
The Byzantine Empire, a superpower from the 6th to the 11th c., was the longest living center of international power and influence in the history of the Western civilization, which distinguished itself as no other power in the art of geopolitical survival. Retaining the Roman ecumenical ideology, although with a radically different geopolitical orientation after 476, the Byzantine Empire, through the grand strategy of a combination of military power and diplomacy, succeeded in facing successfully simultaneous threats on many fronts and promoting successfully an international order of things based on the byzantine civilization. The absolute doctrine of this high strategy had to do with avoiding conflicts and securing achievements using a variety of diplomatic means.
S. Mergiali-Sahas, 3hrs.
ΙΙ 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.
ΙΙΙ 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 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.
ΙΙ 135 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.
ΙΙ 11 Ancient History B
The late-classical and hellenistic 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. Psoma, 3 hrs.
ΙΙ 12 Medieval European History A
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
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.
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..
ΙΙ 18 Modern Greek History A
The course examines nation- and state-building in Modern Greece during the 'long' nineteenth century (1830-1909). I will focus on politics and statecraft; the institutional development; the state ideology of Great Idea; the foreign policies and the national unification of Greece within the framework of the Eastern Question. Several other issues of social history (such as the agrarian reform of 1871, the language issue and social banditry) will also be analyzed. The historical developments will be studied in their European and Balkan context.
S. Ploumidis, 3 hrs.
ΙΙ 22 Medieval European History B
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 30Early Modern Greek History B
History of the Greek Territories during the Venetian Period (13th-18th centuries).
Political environment, ideology, administrative institutions and ecclesiastical policy, social stratification and groupings, economic activities, cultural life.
Α. Papadia-Lala, 3 hrs
ΙΙ 84 History of the Post-War World
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 II
History of the Late Ottoman Empire and of the Early Turkish State (19th cent. – 1946)
The course will focus at first on the process that leaded towards a -partial at least- westernization of the empire and the Reforms (Tanzimat), that touched he legal framework as well as fields such as society, economy, politics, ideology, literature and arts. During the same period the infiltration of the European interests in the Ottoman economy and politics increased at a great scale. Particular references will be given 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 Greek-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 succeded 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, 3 hours
Α. Optional seminar courses
SI 71 Ancient History
Sources on the Greek polis in the Roman Period.
The seminar will focus on the examination of primary historical sources (literary, epigraphic, legal sources) for the Greek polis under Roman rule. The following issues will be addressed: - The role of the Council and the Popular Assembly in the civic life of Greek poleis under Roman rule - The various magistracies in the Greek cities - The significance of gymnasial, professional and religious associations - The significance of euergetism and the award of honours - The award of Roman citizenship and the integration of civic elites in the administrative and social hierarchy of the Roman Empire
N. Giannakopoulos, 3 hrs.
SI 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 - channels which will lead to cultural relations, of essential quality and proportions, between the declining Byzantium and Renaissance Italy.
S. Mergiali-Sahas, 3hrs.
SI 218 Early Modern Greek History
Greek Communities in Western Europe (13th-18th centuries)
This seminar will explore aspects of the history of the Greek communities in Western Europe, and in particular in Italy, between the 13th and 18th centuries, in the framework of the wider migration phenomenon: the political-socioeconomic factors that prompted the Greeks to emigrate and the forms of their emigration, as well as the typology of their settlements (urban or rural), their relations with the local populations, the communal organization, the degree to which they acculturated to their new environment and, finally, the new multiple identities that arose.
Α. 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, 3 hrs.
SI 113 Modern European History
History of Work
The seminar examines basic aspects and central issues of the history of work in urban as well as in rural Europe (mainly in Britain, France, the german speaking and central European regions) and their relation with industrialization as well as with surviving preindustrial structures and practices, from the late 18th century to the interwar period. The term «work» is used instead of "labour" because of its broader meaning, to signify working in industry as well as in the rural sector, away from home as well as housework, manual as well as non manual, remunerated and non remunerated. Contemporary discourses, debates and perceptions of work as well as working conditions, relations and living experiences are dealt with, along with different types of work, the impact of micro-social and broader social environments as well as of gender and age. Students are required to be able to read scholarly texts in english, prepare for class discussions, take active part in them, as well as give an oral presentation and submit a written paper on a particular subject
M. Papathanasiou, 3 hrs.
SI 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
Β. Optional courses, non seminars
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 07Modern 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 105 History of the Turkic peoples
History of the Turkic peoples till the 14th century: from Eastern Asia to the Mediterranean
The course will focus on the political, economic, social and cultural history of the Turkic peoples till the foundation of the Ottoman Emirate at the end of the 13th and the beginning of the 14th century. Main points of the course will be the terms "Turkic peoples" and "Turkic languages", the evolution of the meanings of the term "Turk" through the ages, the reasons of the migrations of the Turkic peoples in different directions, the gradual transition from a nomad to a settler's way of life, the "Nomadic (Steppe) Empires" , the gradual turkification of Central Asia as well as the gradual islamization of the majority of the Turkic peoples, the effect of Iranian cultural influences, the importance of international trade routes (such as the Silk Road) and the impact of the infiltration of Turkic peoples into the core of the Islamic world since the 11th century. Finally the course will examine the process of the gradual turkification and islamization of Anatolia from the 11th to the 14th century
P. Konortas, 3 hrs.
ΙΙ 64 Early Modern European History II
Propaganda and identity construction in the Reformation crisis, 1520-1600
The course focuses on the propaganda war unleashed by the emergence of Martin Luther and his reform movement in Germany. Often described by historians as a "war by print", the confrontation between the Catholic Church and the Lutherans actually involved all means of communication, print (text, imagery), visual (theatre, processions) and oral (preaching from the pulpit, public disputations). The first part of the course deals with the various media and strategies employed by the Lutheran propagandists, and it also focuses on the belated Catholic response. The second part of the course focuses on the "War of Words" that fed the French Wars of Religion (1562-1598). It examines and compares the propaganda strategies of both confessional camps, Calvinist ad Catholic, and sheds light on the new, revolutionary phase of the propaganda war, which actually became a total war of attrition, undermining, spread of false rumours, and was eventually politicized on both sides, as the French Wars of Religion were viewed as a major element in a broader European conflagration that was to culminate in the Thirty Years' War in the 17th century.
K. Gaganakis, 3 hrs.
ΙΙ112 Modern and Contemporary History
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 thoroughly presented. The structure of the post-war socialist regimes and the wars of Yugoslav succession will also be discussed.
Sp. Ploumidis, 3 hrs.
ΙΙ 06 Contemporary History
Introduction to social history: questions, concepts, methods.
How are the lives of common people shaped? How are formed and change over time the experience of social groups, their aspirations and fears? 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 international as well as modern and contemporary Greek history, so as to facilitate the comprehension of the various ways through which Greek historiography converses with developments in the international academic community.
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. Bibliography, images and handouts can be downloaded from eclass (ARCH284). Optional visits to museums and archaeological sites.
e-class:ARCH284 (Bibliography, images and handouts)
Y. Papadatos, 3 hours
ΙΑ 11Classical 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.
Ε-class: ARCH441 (images, notes, announcements).
D. Plantzos, 3 hours.
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, A. Drandaki, 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
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 late 3rd 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. Great Greek Sanctuaries.
A survey of the great Greek sanctuaries in relationship with the historical landscape and with emphasis on architecture. Examination of site development, function and space organization, along with typology of propyla, stoas and altars. The evolution of local architectural workshops in combination with the dominant trends and the narrative of the sanctuaries. The movement of architectural workshops within the Greek Mainland.
e-class: ARCH702
C. Kanellopoulos, 3 hours
C. Art and Technology in Byzantium
The course offers an overview of the history of art and material culture of Byzantium (4th to 15th C.) exploring the materiality of the artworks and the interrelation between artistic expression, raw materials, and technological achievements. Panel paintings, ivories, textiles, metalwork, and jewellery will be examined focusing on their technical features and the expertise of the workshops that produced them, and testimonies to exchanges between Byzantium, Latin West and the Islamic world. Special emphasis will be given to the role of artefacts in Byzantium's economy, trade and diplomacy. The course will be supplemented by visits to museum galleries and hands-on examination of works of art.
The course will be supported by the Benaki Museum Conservation Department. e-class: ARCH700
Α. Drandaki, 3 hours
D. Reasearching into Archaeology and the History of Art: Modern Greek Art (19th cent.)
This course examines 19th century modern Greek art (Painting, Sculpture, Architecture) within the framework of the corresponding European art and in relation to the national ideology of the newly established Greek state. Specific areas of a deeper, sustained analysis will be the following artists: Nikolaos Gyzis and the Munich Sezession, Symeon Savvides and contemporary European chromatic theories, Giannoulis Chalepas and his late sculpture, as well as the Agglo-Greek painter and metallist, Maria Cassavetti-Zambaco and the Pre-Raphaelite movement.
e-class: ARCH505
Ε. Mavromichali, 4 hours
ΙΑ 26 Prehistoric Archaeology
The 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 videos.
e-class: ARCH164
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. The course includes visits to the National Archaeological Museum and the archaeological sites of the Roman Agora and the Library of Hadrian. 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
The Greek world after the Fall of Constantinople: art and archaeology of the 15th to 18th century
The course offers an overview of the material culture and artistic production developed after 1453 in areas with Greek orthodox population and Greek communities living under Latin or Ottoman rule. Urban planning, secular and religious architecture, sculpture and ceramics are among the topics that will be explored. Particular emphasis will be paid to the main trends in religious painting, represented in monumental art and portable icons, as well as to aspects of metalwork and embroideries. Aspects of tradition and renewal in the art of the period will be discussed throughout the course, with reference both to the Palaiologan legacy and the reception and appropriation of western and ottoman artistic expressions. The lectures will be supplemented by visits to monuments and museums in Athens and Attica.
Visits to monuments and museums of Athens and Attica.
e-class: ARCH649
G. Pallis, Α. Drandaki, 3 hours
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: ARCH147
A. Hassiacou- Argyraki, 3 hours
SΑ 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
SΑ 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 122 Prehistoric Archaeology
The insular communities of the Aegean, their relations with palatial Crete and the problem of minoanization
This course deals with the history of the insular Aegean communities and their relations with the palatial centres of Crete in the first half of the 2nd millennium BC. The focus of study is the phenomenon of minoanization and the problem of the so called 'Minoan thalassocracy', while special emphasis is given on the different ways these communities adopted Minoan culture. Written essay and oral presentation are compulsory. Bibliography, images and handouts can be downloaded from eclass (ARCH256). Optional visits to museums and archaeological sites.e-class: ARCH254
Y. Papadatos, 3 hours
SA 26 Classical Archaeology
Images of Greek Theater
Greek vases include a number of scenes that refer to ancient Greek theater (tragedy, comedy, and satyr drama) as well as to various pre- and para-dramatic performances. A large amount of scholarship has been devoted to the discussion of the origin(s) and the interpretation(s) of these scenes, which appear already in the 6th c. BC and continue until the late 4th c. BC. The seminar focuses on the ways of visual narration/iconography in order to examine the most important theatrical scenes and motifs, comment on the sources of inspiration and on the choices of their makers, discuss their visual codes and, finally, compare the literary and pictorial narration of the same myths.
The students will have to prepare and present a paper.

e-class: : ARCH420
Eurydice Kefalidou, 3 hours
SA 129 Byzantine Archaeology
Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Church Architecture in Athens (10th-18th c.)
Church architecture flourished in Athens during the Byzantine and Post-Byzantine era, although the city was of a secondary significance as it concerns population, administration and economy. Τhe Byzantine churches of Athens and the surrounding area belong to the so-called "Helladic School" of architecture, which formed many of its characteristic features in this city. The Post-Byzantine churches represent the continuity of the already established architectural tradition in a new environment, as well as the peculiar dialogue between the local church building production and the ottoman architecture. The course aims to follow the development of Athenian church architecture working on the monuments and to introduce students in the methodology of studying them.
e-class: ARCH691
G. Pallis, 3 hours
SA 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: : ARCH420
D. Pavlopoulos, 3 hours.
IA 72 Prehistoric Archaeology
The Insular Aegean in the Early Bronze Age
This course examines the culture 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. Bibliography, images and handouts can be downloaded from eclass. Optional visits to museums and archaeological sites.
e-class: ARCH170 (Bibliography, images and handouts)
Y. Papadatos, 3 hours
IA 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
This course deals with archaeological and archaeometric approaches to the production and distribution of ancient ceramics. Issues presented and discussed include the basic 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 Prehistoric, Classical and Byzantine period 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 (geoarchaeologist, director of the Petrography Laboratory at INSTAPEC).
e-class: ARCH579 (Bibliography, images and handouts)
G. Papadatos, Eu. Kefalidou, P. Petridis, P. Pomonis, 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.
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.
E-Class: 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, and collection? Why do museums exist and which challenges do they currently face? Which is the code of ethics and the institutional framework for their operation in Greece and abroad? How are they categorised in different types? What is the history of museums? How do museums relate to their visitors and society at large?
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


Open tutorial I

Photography in Archaeology
The course examines the importance and the necessity of the archaeological photography that carries information and is part of the study, publication and promotion of monuments and finds. It analyzes the basic principles and techniques of photography in Archaeology.
G. Stathopoulos, 3 hours

Open tutorial II

Applications in techniques and materials of sculpture
Artistic forms' functions and their relation to human activities – Media in sculpture - Techniques: conventional practices and idiom - Visual and tactile phenomena: communication and response - From producing studies to modelling: positive and negative space - Addressing the elements of composition: line, shape and form, proportions, scale and size, tone and quantitative order, rhythm and variation, texture, colour - Additive and subtractive methods - Sculpture in the round / relief work: specific problems and differences - Exercises in various types of relief.
L. Arachovitis, 3 hours

Open tutorial III

Conservation techniques Practical guidelines for archaeological conservation in the excavation and the lab (related to IA103).
The seminar is mainly a practical guideline for field archaeologists and examines the importance of archaeological conservation, for the excavation, study, publication and preservation of both archaeological finds and sites. The seminar deals with conservation techniques applied in the conservation lab for objects made of various materials, as well as first aid techniques applied during the excavation for the safe removal of fragile objects, in situ treatment and site conservation. The seminar is taught during the fall semester at a theoritical level linked with the applied knowledge, during spring semester, by practical work conducted at the “Conservation Unit” of the “Museum of Archaeology and History of Art”.
Visits to conservation labs and archaeological sites are often included.
Optional Seminar
e-Class: https://eclass.uoa.gr/courses/ARCH196/
M. Rongebucke, 2 hours (Theory), 12 hours (Practical work)


IA 02 Prehistoric Archaeology II
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)
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: ARCH146 & 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.
The subject of the course is the concise, comprehensive view of the Archaeology of the period from the Persian Wars to the submission of the last Hellenistic kingdom, that of the Ptolemaic Egypt to the domination of Rome in 30 B.C. Emphasis is placed on architecture and, as well as on pottery, especially of the classical period, painting and mosaics. The stages of evolution and the main artists are examined within the historical and social context of each era. Research problems and further study issues are identified. The course includes visits to archaeological sites and museums (Acropolis, Acropolis Museum and National Archaeological Museum. An optional, practical training in the Conservation Laboratory and the Museum of Cast of the Department is also offered by the archaeological conservator M. Roggenbuke and the sculptor L. Arachovitis
e-class: ARCH210
St. Katakis, 3 hours
ΙΑ 14 Βyzantine Archaeology II
Art and Archaeology of the Middle and Late Byzantine period (7th to 15th centuries)
General survey of the art and archaeology of Byzantium from the 7th century up to the Fall of Constantinople to the Ottomans, in 1453. The course offers an overview of the architecture, painting and material remains of the period, focusing primarily on urban planning, secular and church architecture, sculpture and painting in its various manifestations (monumental art, portable icons, illuminated manuscripts). Presentation of fundamental methodological approaches and analytical tools that apply to the study Byzantium's diverse artistic expressions, offering dating and classification criteria. The course will be supplemented by visits to Byzantine monuments and Museums in Athens, Boeotia and Laconia.
e-class: ARCH603
G. Pallis, A. Drandaki, 3 hours.
ΙΑ 16 History of Art II
Baroque art and Rococo art. Painting, Sculpture, Architecture.
Differentiations, local schools, the creators.
D. Pavlopoulos, 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.
e-class: ARCH387
D. Pavlopoulos, 3 hours
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, ARCH682
Chr. Kanellopoulos,Α. Drandaki, 3 hours
ΙΑ 31 Classical Archaeology III
Α. 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
ΙΑ 103 Excavation and Archaeological Record Processing - Museology
Excavation and Archaeological Record Processing – Museology
Subject of this course is archaeological fieldwork, excavation in particular, as well as key principles of archaeological resources management in the museum. The main concepts and methods examined include archaeological context, archaeological site, stratigraphy, documentation of excavation data. Also, the course deals with basic principles of (a) archaeological conservation and first aid on site, (b) post-excavation study and processing of archaeological finds, and (c) archaeological finds exhibition and museology. The course includes: 1) training in excavation techniques at the departmental excavation at Plasi Marathon 2) practicals in sorting and recording ancient pottery at the Museum of Archaeology and History of Art 3) practicals in conservation of archaeological finds in the field and the laboratory 4) educational activities for school groups, with archaeology students (a selected number of them from this course) acting as facilitators and interpreters Practical lessons are offered by the following members of Laboratory Teaching Stuff: Dr. Alexandra Sfyroera (archaeologist) and Michel Roggenbucke (archaeological conservator/MA in Museum Studies). Optional visits to museums and archaeological sites.
Bibliography, images and handouts can be downloaded from eclass: ARCH492.
Y. Papadatos, A. Hassiacou- Argyraki, M. Mouliou, 3 hours.
ΙΑ 29 History of Art III
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.
e-class:ARCH149 (full archive of the courses pictures)
Ε. Μavromichali, 3 hours¬
Students inform the professor that they want to attent the seminar at the beginning of the course. They will be graded on the basis of their participation in the seminar, oral presentation and an essay.
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, behavior 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. Preparation of a seminar paper.
G. Kourtesi-Philippakis, 3 hours.
SΑ 22 Prehistoric Archaeology
Minoan Pottery: Typological Development and Decorative Styles.
Introduction: the significance of the pottery in the study of ancient civilizations. The technological issues. Discussion on the use of the various pottery types. The chronological systems for studying Bronze Age Crete. Definition of the principal questions related to the dating of various pottery assemblages. Technology, typology and decorative styles for each period: Pre-palatial period; Proto-palatial period. Neo-palatial period; Post-palatial period. Concluding remarks.
e-class: ARCH356
El. Platon, 3 hours
SA 122 Prehistoric Archaeology
The insular communities of the Aegean, their relations with palatial Crete and the problem of minoanization
This course deals with the history of the insular Aegean communities and their relations with the palatial centres of Crete in the first half of the 2nd millennium BC. The focus of study is the phenomenon of minoanization and the problem of the so called 'Minoan thalassocracy', while special emphasis is given on the different ways these communities adopted Minoan culture. Written essay and oral presentation are compulsory. Bibliography, images and handouts can be downloaded from eclass (ARCH256). Optional visits to museums and archaeological sites.
e-class: ARCH254
Y. Papadatos, 3 hours
SA 190 Archaeology of the Near East
Hittite Archaeology
This course focuses on the material culture of the Hittite kingdom in Anatolia and North Syria during the Late Bronze Age. In addition, we are going to survey the available texts from the various Hittite administrative centers, which offer abundant information on the diplomatic contacts of this kingdom with other states during that period, as well as its social and economic organization and the religious beliefs of its inhabitants. We are also going to examine the period that followed the collapse of the Hittite kingdom, i.e. the Early Iron Age, when a series of minor "late Hittite" states was established in Anatolia and North Syria.
e-class: ARCH694
K. Κopanias, 3 hours
SΑ 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.
e-class: ARCH617
Chr. Kanellopoulos, 3 hours.
SΑ 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 162 Classical Archaeology
Honorary Monuments and Statues during the Hellenistic and Roman Imperial Period
The subject of this seminar is the study of the use of sculptural works in honorary 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 honorary statues, as well as the messages that the orderers – who were they? - and the artists intended to transmit. Emphasis will be given to the confronting of the Greek, eastern and Roman traditions and practices in this primitive 'globalised' world. The course includes visits to the Roman Collection of the National Archaeological Museum, perhaps also a daily excursion to ancient Corinth. 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: ARCH653
St. Katakis, 3 hours
ΣΑ 130 Κλασική Αρχαιολογία
Η εικόνα στο Βυζάντιο
Σεμινάριο εμβάθυνσης γύρω από τον πολυσήμαντο ρόλο και τη λειτουργία της εικόνας στη βυζαντινή κοινωνία. Θα εξεταστεί η εξέλιξη των αντιλήψεων γύρω από τη θέση της εικόνας στις λατρευτικές πρακτικές των βυζαντινών, πριν και μετά την εικονομαχία, τόσο στον δημόσιο βίο όσο και στη σφαίρα της ιδιωτικής ευλάβειας. Μέσα από θεολογικά κείμενα, ιστορικοτεχνικές και ανθρωπολογικές προσεγγίσεις, και τη μελέτη επιλεγμένων έργων θα αναλυθεί η δυναμική σχέση εικόνας και λειψάνων, εικόνας και λόγου και οι πολλαπλές χρήσεις της εικόνας στη βυζαντινή κοινωνία, από προστάτιδα πόλεων και σύμβολο εξουσίας, έως ιδιωτικό φυλακτό.
η-Τάξη: ARCH699
Α. Δρανδάκη, 3 ώρες
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
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, jewelry 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 Greece, France and abroad.
e-class: ARCH315
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.
e-class: ARCH345
Ε. Μantzourani, 3 hours
IA 113 Classical Archaeology
Attic Red-figure Pottery of the Classical Period
The course examines the evolution of shapes, iconography and decorative techniques of Attic red-figure pottery dating from the middle of the 5th c. BC until the late 4th c. BC. We follow the work of the most important vase-painters and their workshops in order to investigate the shapes and uses of vases, as well as their distribution through trade to the Mediterranean and the Black Sea. We will also examine their rich iconography, which includes scenes from everyday life, religion, worship, etc. and we will try to approach the ideological and social/political context of that period, which witnessed a number of important historical events. The course includes a workshop/handling session in the University Museum and visits to the National Archaeological Museum of Athens and other Museums.
e-class: ARCH486
Eurydice Kefalidou, 3 hours
IA 117 Classical Archaeology
Hellenistic and Roman Pottery
Economic, historical and social parameters have contributed to shaping the particular character of Hellenistic and Roman ceramics, and to the emergence of prominent production centers. The module aims at exploring pottery production techniques, typology, use and trade in the Hellenistic and Roman Mediterranean. By studying sealed, and thus dated, contexts coming mainly from cemeteries and shrines, we are able to clarify those deriving from settlements that are usually found disturbed. A thematic and diachronic analysis allows ample room for discussing wider research queries concerning the pottery's classification, dating, understanding and interpretation.
Dr N. Dimakis, 3 hours
IΑ 190 Μuseology
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
Μ. Μouliou, 3 hours
ΙΑ 145 Βyzantine Archaeology
Byzantine Cyclades: Topography, Architecture and Arts
Numerous monuments dating from the 7th till 15th c. are found in the complex of the Cyclades islands, portraying the developments in the central Aegean Sea in medieval times and the continuity of Byzantine tradition after 1204. New fortifications and settlements prove the capacity of the islanders to adjust themselves in the new conditions which were created as a result of the Arabic raids and the concern of the central government to keep the islands under byzantine rule. Church architecture shows in general a conservative use of Constantinopolitan features, while the "Helladic School" was adopted just in one island, Andros. In the field of monumental art, Naxos predominates with plenty of wall paintings, some of which are ascribed to the period of Iconoclasm. The course aims to study the archaeological evidence and to trace the factors of the formation of the medieval landscape of Cyclades.
e-class: ARCH692
G. Pallis, 3 hours

Open tutorial

Open tutorial I

Conservation techniques Practical guidelines for archaeological conservation in the excavation and the lab (related to IA103).
The seminar is mainly a practical guideline for field archaeologists and examines the importance of archaeological conservation, for the excavation, study, publication and preservation of both archaeological finds and sites. The seminar deals with conservation techniques applied in the conservation lab for objects made of various materials, as well as first aid techniques applied during the excavation for the safe removal of fragile objects, in situ treatment and site conservation. The seminar is taught during the fall semester at a theoritical level linked with the applied knowledge, during spring semester, by practical work conducted at the “Conservation Unit” of the “Museum of Archaeology and History of Art”.
Visits to conservation labs and archaeological sites are often included.
Optional Seminar
e-Class: https://eclass.uoa.gr/courses/ARCH196/
M. Rongebucke, 12 hours (Practical work)

Open tutorial II

Field Archaeology
The course discusses the importance, the goals and the main directions of Field Archaeology, like surface survey, excavation, archaeometry and map reading.

G. Stathopoulos, 3 hours


(Last update: 8/11/2018)