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Department of History and Archaeology

Study Guide

Study Guide
School of Philosophy Department of History and Archaeology

The Department of History and Archaeology of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens welcomes you to its website, which is devoted to its function, its activities and its people. The Department was established in 1932, within the then undivided School of Philosophy, while classes in History, Archaeology and History of Art had been taught systematically in the School already since 1837. It operates as an independent Department since 1984 and combined a long disciplinary tradition with contemporary teaching practice and international research presence. It offers a significant number of Postgraduate Study Programmes, as well as the possibility of PhD and post-doctoral research. 

We aim to teach our students the past of human societies, with special focus on the recent thepretical and methdologial approaches to history, archaeology and the history of art, and also on the development of their ctitical thinking. Empasis is placed upon the area of Greece, which is approached within wider European and international contexts, while at the same time there are subjects and courses that focus on other geogrpahical areas and cultures in the Mediterranean, Europe and the world. Students participate in the research projects of the Department, which include excavations and other field projects include excavations in Greece, Cyprus and the eastern Mediterranean and museum as well as archival and other historical research activities. 

The Department was assessed 2010 and the programme of undergraduate studies was accredited in 2019 by the Hellenic Assurance and Accreditation Agency (HQA) as fully compliant to the accreditation principles, noting in parallel the high disciplinary standards of research and teaching.

See the Undergraduate Programme Guide for the academic year 2023-2024, the departmental Quality Assurance Policy Statement. the Regulations of the Academic Advisor Institution, the Regulations for the Erasmus+ Mobility Programme and the Regulations of the Student Complaints and Objections Management Mechanism.

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