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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.
D. Lampropoulou, 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 cities of the era.
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. There is examined 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. The students will be divided into two classes alphabetically.
K. Nikolaou, 3 hrs. (students whose surnames start with Α-Μα)
Ir. Chrestou, 3 hrs. (students whose surnames start with Με-Ω)

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.
O. Κatsiardi-Hering, 3hrs.
V. Seirinidou, 3 hrs.
B) Specialization Courses
ΙΙ 25 Ancient History C
Introduction and Overview of Roman History from the Early Years to Diocletian, I
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 Republican Period (from the foundation of Rome to Augustus).
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
The course examines the major political, social and economic developments in modern Greek history from the Goudi military coup (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 course will be supplemented by the reading of primary sources and by visits to museums and other historical sites of memory.
S. Ploumidis, 3 hrs.
Optional Courses
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)
ΣΙ 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.
ΣΙ 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.
ΣΙ 51 Medieval European History
Τhe Latins in the Eastern Mediterranean during the crusades (12th c.-15th c.): Policies, society and economy
The seminar examines the presence and the activities of the Latins (especially the Franks, the Venetians and the Catalans) as well as the structure of the crusading dominions in the Eastern Mediterranean.
M. Dourou-Iliopoulou, 3hrs
ΣΙ 58 Byzantine History
Violence as a means of policy implementation in the Byzantine Empire (sixth to eleventh century)
The seminar examines the use of violence as a means of enforcing policy on the part of authority (imperial arbitrary actions) and the attempts of various state institutions, such as the circus factions, the people (to be understood in the broad sense of the word), or the army, to either prevent or reverse an unacceptable policy. Acts of violence are also recorded as elements of political conspiracies hatched by groups of people aiming to overthrow a reigning emperor. Examples are drawn from contemporary works of historiography and chronography, and presented (both orally and in writing) in the seminar with the aid of modern bibliography.
Ir. Chrestou, 3 hours.
ΣΙ 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, 3 hrs.
ΣΙ 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.
ΣΙ 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.
ΣΙ 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, 3hrs.
ΣΙ 122 Early Modern Greek History
The Venetian Maritime State and the Greek-Venetian colonies
Aim of this seminar is the detailed examination of the character of the Venetian territory expansion in the Levant, the geographical and political dimension of this configuration, its government as well as how Venice attempted to overcome difficulties, such as the distance from its colonies and the religious, linguistic and cultural diversities of its subjects during their governance.
K. Konstantinidou, 3 hrs.
ΣΙ 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 aggregations of urban and rural areas in the Greek-Venetian East, within the framework of the Venetian State and of the broader Greek world.
A. Papadia-Lala, 3 hrs.
ΣΙ 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.
B. 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
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 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 55 Modern European History
World War I
The course examines the historiographical approaches, the background, the main developments at the front and in the rear, as well as the consequences of the "Great War" (1914-1918). It emphasizes the military, diplomatic, political, economic and socio-cultural aspects of the war in Europe – and incidentally in the rest of the world.
K. Raptis, 3 hrs.
ΙΙ 109 Ottoman History and Palaeography
Ottoman History and Palaeography: TheSources
This course aims at introducing students to the various sources of Ottoman History and the methodological approaches in the research. The sources are studied in categories: primary-secondary, published-unpublished, and with reference to their ethnic and religious provenance. The presentation of the different kinds of sources housed in archives in Greece and abroad is emphasised. The histories and chronicles composed by the Muslim and/or Turkish element of the Empire are also examined. As far as the methodology is concerned, the course examines how the researcher approaches each source, how s/he records and scrutinises the quantitative and qualitative data contained therein, and the procedure towards formulating historical conclusions (cross-checking against other sources, evaluation). Students are required to participate in examining and analysing selected Ottoman sources translated in Greek, in order to practise the relevant research skills. The Ottoman Sources are invaluable for they cast light on the Modern Greek and Balkan History. The course will be offered in the 2016-2017fall term as optional, non-seminar.
The instructor will be announced, 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).
Μ. Dourou-Iliopoulou, 3 hrs.
N. Giantsi-Meletiadi, 3 hrs

ΙΙ 21 Byzantine History B
The Byzantine State, 1081-1453
Political and social development of the Eastern Roman Empire during the late Byzantine period, within the framework of the international relations of Byzantium. The course will focus on the main events, persons and socio-economic institutions, as well as on the historical commentary of selected narrative, diplomatic and other sources.
T. Maniati-Kokkini, 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
Modern Greek state-building (1830-1909)
The course examines the political, socio-economic and cultural construction of Modern Greece during the 'long' nineteenth century. Historical developments are examined within their European and Balkan context.
S. Ploumidis, 3 hrs.
B) Specialization Courses
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).
Μ. Dourou-Iliopoulou 3 hrs.
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)
ΣΙ 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.
ΣΙ 66 Byzantine History III
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.
Τ. Maniati-Kokkini, 3 hrs.
ΣΙ 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.
ΣΙ 61 Early Modern Greek History
Migration of the Peoples of South-Eastern Europe
The seminar examines, on the basis of theory and primary sources, the migratory movements in South-Eastern Europe from the 15th to the early 19th century. It will particularly shed light on the causes and the course of the migratory movements; the agenda and the expectations of the migrants; the state policies; the migrants' networks.
O. Katsiardi-Hering, 3 hrs.
ΣΙ 211 Early Modern Greek History
Sources and Reflections on Greek Economic History, Seventeenth to the Early Nineteenth Century
The aim of the seminar is to offer an induction to the understanding of the history of trade, maritime commerce, the guilds and the relationship between the towns and the rural areas, especially after the change in the land regime of the Ottoman Empire from the mid-seventeenth century to the Greek Revolution of 1821. Particular emphasis will be placed on the effects of trade on the form of the society. The seminar will draw extensively on primary sources and, of course, the secondary literature.
O. Katsiardi-Hering, 3 hrs.
ΣΙ 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.
ΣΙ 130 Early Modern Greek History
Greek Rural Economy and Society, Fifteenth to the Early Nineteenth Century
Peasant life constitutes the basic experience for the vast majority of the Greek populations during the Ottoman era. The seminar aims to reconstruct the main aspects of this experience. Issues of rural economy, such as the material conditions of peasantry, property and production relations, work and technical conditions will be some of the themes under consideration. The seminar will also examine the rural social and cultural milieu and it will discuss issues of social organization, collective mentalities, rural culture and rural protest.
V. Seirinidou, 3 hours.
ΣΙ 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 hours.
ΣΙ 113 Modern European History
History of Work in Europe
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 pre-industrial structures and practices, from the late 18th century to the interwar period. We use the term «history of work», instead of "history of labour", because of "work"'s more flexible, broader meaning and 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. Papathanassiou, 3 hrs.
ΣΙ 21 Modern Greek History
The formation of the national historiography and the institutions (19th-20th c.)
The seminar examines the formation of the Greek national historiography across the 19th and 20th century while attempting to understand the role of several institutions (i.e. educational organizations) in this long process. The main idea of the seminar is that historiography is produced
within specific institutional environments therefore it is strongly defined by their special characteristics: by their principals and standards, their general planning and practices. Additionally to that key connection, the seminar will focus on the hierarchies inside the institutions, and their relations with political power, governments and the society in general. In this framework, the University of Athens forms a suitable case study of the seminar, as the most significant institution of historical instruction and historiographic production during the 19th century. Number of the lessons will take place in the Historical Archive of the University of Athens, where the participants will have the opportunity to work with original archival material and historical sources.
V. Karamanolakis, 3 hrs.
ΣΙ 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 hrs.
ΣΙ 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.
B. 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 212 Byzantine History
Power and contestation in Byzantium
The course focuses on the Byzantine imperial ideology and those constitutional factors as well as social groups which could dispute emperors' power. The course emphasizes on historical events which reveal initiatives and reaction of the civil and military authority with the scope of degrading the emperor or reestablishing his dominance. Emphasis is also placed on revolts, rivals and uprisings, which express the discontent of the citizens for certain actions and political decisions of their sovereign. The course is supported by power-point presentations and a webpage.
Ir. Chrestou, 3 hours.
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 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 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.
ΙΙ 64 Modern European History II
Propaganda Strategies and Identity Construction in the Reformation, 1520-1600
The visualized Lutheran propaganda in Germany. Catholic counter-propaganda.
Propaganda war in the French Wars of Religion, 1562-1598. The transition from theological to political discourse in the Calvinist propaganda.
Propaganda strategies of the ultra-Catholic League, 1585-1594. Τhe course is supported by a webpage.
C. Gaganakis, 3 hrs.
ΙΙ 06 Modern and Contemporary Greek 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 ώρες
Β. The sanctuaries of Olympia, Delphi, Isthmia and Nemea. The course investigates aspects of topography and architectural evolution in the panhellenic sanctuaries. Issues of worship, votive practices and manifestations of political influence are also examined. Choice of course IA 115 requires the successful performance in the classical archaeology courses IA11 and IA12.
e-class: ARCH238
P. Valavanis, 3 hours
C. Αspects of Byzantine small scale painting, applied arts and ceramics (4th-15th c.)
* Illuminated manuscripts: content, iconography. Works in micromosaic and
small scale portable icons, folding works: private devotion, iconography,
influences. (Μ.C.-Κ.)
** Byzantine metal works and pottery: shape, techniques, decoration.
Luxury textiles and embroidery. (P.P.)
*** Byzantine minor sculpture (ivory, steatite and semi-precious stones).
Relations with marble sculpture, decorative patterns, techniques. (G.P.)
e-class: ARCH 609
Μ. Constantoudaki-Kitromilides, P. Petridis, G. Pallis, 3 hours
D. Modern Greek Art, 19th century
Modern Greek Art (Painting, Sculpture, Architecture) will be examined in relation to the European paradigm as well as in relation to the various aspects of the national ideology within the newborn Greek state. Special emphasis will be put on the cases of Nikolaos Gyzis, Symeon Savidis, Gianoulis Chalepas and of the Anglo-Greek painter and medalist, Maria Cassavetti-Zambaco.
e-class: ARCH505
Ε. Μavromichali, 3 hours
ΙΑ 26 Prehistoric Archaeology
A. Seeking human traces in the Neolithic environment of East and West.
At the Neolithic period, which is characterized by impressive social, economic and technological innovations, the relation between humans and natural environment deserves particular attention. Aspects of the Neolithic civilizations in Asia, Africa and Europe will be presented. Emphasis will be given on the examination and analysis of the human efforts to overpass environmental pressure. The course aims at demonstrating the importance of the application of the paleoenvironmental methodology when studying Prehistory.
The course will be enriched with visits to laboratories and museums.
e-class: ARCH150
L. Karali, 3 hours (surnames Α-Μα).
Β. Palaeolithic Archaeology
Palaeolithic Archaeology is a particular branch of the science of archaeology which aims to study the Human emergence and evolution as well as the cultures which have been developed from 2.5 million years to 10,000 B. C. The course focuses on the historiography of the Palaeolithic Archaeology in Western Europe, where first appeared as a research domain, the theoretical and methodological approaches, the chronological and cultural sequence and the material culture and organization of human groups (settlement, economy and lifestyle, burials and burial customs, parure and art) during the Early, Middle and Upper Palaeolithic in Africa and Europe.
The course is enriched by an educational excursion and visits to museums.
G. Kourtessi-Philippakis, 3 hours (surnames Με-Ω).
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
Post-Byzantine Archaeology.
A survey of archaeology and art of the period from the fall of Constantinople to the beginning of the 19th century, through the study of monuments and portable works of art of the Greek territories as well as of the great centres of Hellenism of the period. The course examines cities and settlements of the regions under Latin and Οttoman rule, architecture, painting (murals, portable icons, illustrated manuscripts) with an emphasis on the main painting trends of the sixteenth century, major monuments and principal exponents. Sculpture on stone (mostly connected with architecture) and wood, as well as other forms of art (e. g. metalwork, embroidery, ceramics) are also discussed. The aim of the course is to give a comprehensive overview of the arts of Post-Byzantine Greece, placed in the historical, social and economic framework of the era.
Visits to Athenian Museums and Collections, to Post-Byzantine monuments of Attica and other regions.
e-class: ARCH338
M. Constantoudaki-Kitromilides, 3 hours
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)
ΣΑ 116 Prehistoric Archaeology
Minoan religion
The beginnings of the Minoan religion. The Minoan "pantheon". Pre-palatial shrines. The cult during the Proto-palatial period. Religious beliefs and practices during the period of the new palaces. Cult places inside and outside the settlements. Ceremonies, religious symbols and cultic equipment. The religion in Crete during the Post-palatial period. Diffusion, influences and survivals.
Εl. Platon, 3 hours
ΣΑ 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
ΣΑ 25 Archaeology of the Near East
Acculturation in the Eastern Mediterranean during the Late Bronze Age and the Early Iron Age
This seminar will focus on the study of the contacts between the various palatial centers of the Eastern Mediterranean during the Late Bronze Age. Then it will examine the period that followed the collapse of the Hittite empire and most of the Levantine and Aegean palatial centers, the phenomenon of the "Sea Peoples", as well as the available archaeological and philological testimonies about the movements of new peoples (Arameans, Philistines, Phrygians/Mushki). Finally, it will also examine the acculturation process that followed that period until the 8th century BC.
e-class: ARCH207
K. Κopanias, 3 hours
ΣΑ 77 Environmental Archaeology II
Bioarchaeology: Theoretical and practical approaches.
During the course a variety of subjects will be presented, such as: the plant, skeletal human and faunal remains, and other bio-remains, in order to stress out their importance for the understanding and the reconstruction of past environments. The basic methods of collection and scientific analysis. are presented. A good documentation constitutes the achievements of the prehistoric societies. Participation in the Laboratory of Environmental Archaeology of our Department is included in the course. A written essay and an oral presentation in class are required.
e-class: ARCH509
L. Karali, 3 hours
ΣΑ 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
ΣΑ 149 Classical Archaeology
Hellenistic Sculpture of the mainly Greek area: tradition – influences – effects.
Subject of the seminar is the study of the Hellenistic sculpture in mainly Greek area with emphasis on the survival of the classical tradition, the influences from other artistic centers such as Asia Minor and Alexandria, and the effects on the artistic production of the new political power of that period, Rome. In the introductory courses we will examine issues related to raw material, the marble from the quarry to the finished statue, as well as how to write a seminar essay on sculpture.
Visits to the Cast Museum and the Collection of Stones of the Department, and to the Halls of Hellenistic Sculpture in the National Archaeological Museum are provided.
In order to be able to meet the demands of the seminar, the student ought to have successfully completed the course ΙΑ 12: Classical Archaeology B.
e-class: ARCH605 (bibliography, images and handouts).
St. Κatakis, 3 hours
ΣΑ 103 Βyzantine Archaeology
Painting in Byzantine and Venetian Crete (10th-15th centuries): painters, their mobility, artistic production and the social preconditions of their activity.
The seminar will search and evaluate evidence documenting artists' mobility within Crete and towards Crete. Subjects to be considered include collaboration and workshops formed by local and foreign painters, their commissioners, iconographic subjects and stylistic trends, influences and local expression in an insular society, in contact with Western Europe due to Venetian rule. On the basis of mural monumental painting as well as portable icons and with help from surviving archival data, we will examine matters concerning material culture and everyday life of the period as well as any political dimensions, and the reception and use of art in a historical context with strong Byzantine tradition on the one hand and intense western presence at many levels on the other.
An undergraduate seminar with written papers and oral presentation with PPt.
η-Τάξη: ARCH610
M. Constantoudaki-Kitromilides, 3 hours
ΣΑ 83 Βyzantine Αrchaeology
Cave Churches and Monasteries in Greece: Architectural Arrangement and Painted Decoration
Widespread during the antiquity, the use of caves as places of worship knew a revival in Greece from the 9th-10th c. onwards, when monasticism make his systematic appearance in the region. Searching for isolation, hard exercise and safety too, hermits and small fraternities established churches and small monastic complexes in caves and under rocks. This practice followed the evolution of monasticism in Greece and flourished especially in the 13th c. The purpose of the course is to examine the peculiar architectural arrangement of these spaces and their painted decoration.
Visits to cave churches of Attica and, if possible, Peloponnese or Epirus.
e-class: ARCH 602
G. Pallis, 3 hours
ΣΑ 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.
ΣΑ 61 Classical Archaeology
Ancient Greek Μonumental Αrchitecture
The terminology, components, origins and evolution of the classical orders. In depth examination of the technology, proportions, moldings, masonries and aesthetics. The setting of Greek sanctuaries. Buildings of specific purpose, such as propyla, tholoi, gymnasia, prytaneia and stoai, are also examined.
Chr. Kanellopoulos, 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)
G. Papadatos, 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.
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: 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.).
Historical background. Architecture, sculpture, pottery and painting. Stages of evolution and basic references. Problems in research. Visits to archaeological sites and museums.
e-class: ARCH410
D. Plantzos, 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.
D. Pavolpoulos, 3 hours
η-Τάξη: ARCH333
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
P. Valavanis, 3 hours
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. Attic Red-figure Vase-painting 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, when the production of this pottery ceases forever. We follow the work of the most important vase-painters and their workshops in order to investigate the shapes and uses of these vases, as well as their distribution through trade to the Mediterranean and the Black Sea. We also examine their rich iconography, which includes scenes form 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 in the University Museum and a visit to the National Archaeological Museum of Athens.
e-class: ARCH 486, http://opencourses.uoa.gr/courses/ARCH3/
Eurydice Kefalidou, 3 hours
C. 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
Archaeological field research: excavation and surface survey.
Examination of main concepts and related themes: archaeological record, archaeological site, principles of stratigraphy, excavation methods, archaeological data documentation. Post-excavation study of archaeological finds and archaeological publications. Basic principles of curation, management, interpretation and exhibition of archaeological finds in museum collections. Practical exercise at the university excavation at Plasi, Marathon. Tutorials at the Museum of Archaeology and History of Art: a) pottery sorting and recording (3 hours) and b) conservation of archaeological finds at the excavation and in the lab: basic principles, methods and materials, environmental conditions control (Theory tutorials: 6 hours. Practical tutorials: 3 hours).
e-Class: ARCH492
G. Vavouranakis, 3 hours
Teaching staff members M. Roggenbucke and A. Sfyroera contribute to the course tutorials.
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)
ΣΑ 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.
ΣΑ 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
ΣΑ 110 Prehistoric Archaeology
Environmental Archaeology II: Geoarchaiology, Theoretical Approaches and Laboratory Practices
In this course the discipline of taphonomy and some specific geological cases will be presented for a better understanding of the formation of the archaeological deposits. The teaching will be enriched by the presentation of the new methodology, practice in the Laboratory of Environmental Archaeology and field practice. This course is the teaching result of a pilot program, that aimed at reinforcing existing thematic units (European Program of Second cycle Study, SPECIAL TRAINING PROGRAM), in collaboration with emeritus professor of Geology of Patras University G. Ferentinos and members of the Geology department.
e-class: ARCH151
L. Karali, 3 hours
ΣΑ 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
ΣΑ 20 Classical Archaeology
Ancient Greek city-state (polis). An archaeological documentation.
The ancient Greek city-state will be considered as an urban coherent habitation center with its integral territory and as a state-organized formation through the study of literal and epigraphical evidence, coins and, especially, through archaelogical remains. The course will focus on study and presentation of specific examples of poleis.
The course includes visits to museums and archaeological sites.
e-class: ARCH606
P. Valavanis (3 hours)
(With the assistance of the E.DI.P member of our Department A. Sfyroera)
ΣΑ 104 Βyzantine Archaeology
Female presence, patronage and identity in the art of Cyprus and of Crete during late Byzantine times and under Latin rule in the islands.
The seminar addresses questions concerning artistic production both in fresco decoration and portable icons and the applied arts, connected with women of various social strata on these two great islands of the Eastern Mediterranean, with indication of similarities and differences between them. We will examine the ways of depiction of lay women, their dress and ornament, but also inscriptions or other written sources either revealing direct female patronage or mentioning such participation in the commissioning of works of art. An effort will be made to investigate the aesthetic and other preferences of women, their economic situation and social position through observation and interpretation of paintings or objects of applied arts that they commissioned, used, or donated. Their sense of identity in the mixed cultural and social environment of the time will also be examined.
An undergraduate seminar with written papers and oral presentation with PPt.
e-class: ARCH611
M. Constantoudaki-Kitromilides, 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 143 Βyzantine Archaeology
Byzantine Black Sea (Thrace – Crimaea – Georgia – Pontus): Topography and Monuments
For many centuries Crimea was one of the seas of Byzantium. The coastline from Constantinople to Danube, the southern Crimea and the north coast of Asia Minor were parts of the Byzantine territory, while Georgia adapted Byzantine culture. After an introduction to the topography of these regions, the course will examine the architectural monuments and the artistic production around Black Sea, where Byzantine art met with the tradition of neighbor people, as the Armenians and the Seljuks.
Visits to museums of Athens.
e-class: ARCH604
G. Pallis, 3 hours
ΙΑ 132 History of Art
History of Modern Greek Sculpture, 19th-20th c.
We examine the parameters of the sculpture in modern Greece, the sculptors and their works. We discuss about the subjects of the public and the private sculpture in Athens, the architectural and the tomb monuments ―with an emphasis in their aesthetic problems―, their iconographical forms, as well as the collections in modern Greek sculpture of the 19th and the 20th centuries.
e-class: ARCH372
D. Pavlopoulos, 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


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