Scientific Fellow of the Department of Folklore of the Academy of Athens
Academy of Athens
Scientific Fellow of the Department of Folklore
Former Head of the Department of Folklore of the Academy of Athens, President of the Museum of Greek Children's Art, Vice-President of the Hellenic Folklore Society since 2003
Lecturer on Folklore, Department of Engineering (History of Traditional Technology) - Department of Education, University of Thessaly Volos, Greece (1991-1994)
Lecturer on Folklore, School of Philosophy, University of Athens, Greece (1994-2000)
Director of the Hellenic Folklore Research Centre, Academy of Athens (1994-2013). She contributed to the reorganization and modernization of its function, through the digitization
of its Collections. She also catered for the creation of new facilities, the enrichment of the Centre's publications, the hosting of international conferences, as well as the founding of
monothematic museums (Olive tree, Bread, Agricultural Implements, Weaving, Lefkada Festival etc.) and exhibitions. She has taught Greek Folklore at the University of Athens and
the University of Thessaly, in which she was a member of the Academic Committee. For many years she has been a regular member of the Committee of the Academy of
Ecclesiastical Arts of the Holy Synod, Church of Greece, vice-president of the Hellenic Folklore Society, and president of the Historical and Folklore Society of Thessaly. She has
delivered numerous academic papers in conferences, as well as lectures and speeches. She has supervised large-scale research projects (Community Support Framework, Information
Society, ESPA-Partnership Agreement etc.), and published books, coupled with hundreds of articles in periodicals and newspapers.
Her special concern is the foregrounding of folk culture as a developmental tool, through the utilization of intangible heritage and local traditional products. She has been a member of the
National Committee on Intangible Cultural Heritage of the Ministry of Culture since its initial formation. She has been honourably included within the members of the National Committee
for the celebration of the 200 years since the outbreak of the Greek Revolution of 1821.
-“Die materielle Kultur in Griechenland. Probleme und Ansichten”, Österreichische Zeitschrift fűr Volkskunde, v. 87 (1984), Heft 3, pp. 173- 186. Ερωτηματολόγιο Θεματολόγιο
-Traditional Material Life of the Greek People: A Questionnaire), publ. of HFRC No 17,
Athens 1983, pp. 8+423. - Reviews (in Greek periodicals): Dim. Loukatos, Λαογραφία
(Folklore), v. 33 (1982-84), pp. 554-558), Michael Meraklis, Λαογραφία (Folklore), v. 35
(1987-1989), 1990, pp. 93 –103), Αρχαιολογία (Archeology), v. 15 (1985), p. 103.
-Greek Metrology: Traditional Metres and Weights. An ethnographic study, Athens 1989,
624 pp. (Doctoral Diss.)
-The Research and Study of Nutrition, Ethnography of European Traditional Cultures. Their
Role and Perspectives in a Multicultural World. European Seminar - Proceedings, ed. E.
Karpodini-Dimitriadi, Athens, Institute of Cultural Studies of Europe and the Mediterranean,
1995, pp. 130-134.
-Studies on Greek Theatre: From Cretan Theatre to modern-Greek Carnival Festival), Athens
1998, 333 pp. - An extensive review by the academician and former president of the
Academy of Athens-The Hellenic Folklore Research Centre: History, Programs, Modernization, Αthens 1998, 24
pp. (3 editions 2001, 2006).
-Measurements: Symbolisms and reality), Yearly of the HFRC of the Academy of Athens, v.
28 (1987-1998), Αthens 1999, pp. 5-28.
-Agricultural Tradition and Popular Art, Pedagogical Institute, Section of Agriculture, Food,
and Environment), Co-author with E. Andritsos and G. Thanopoulos, Athens 2000, 321 pp.
-Greek Labelled Local Products, (ed. in Greek, English, and French), 300pp.
-Malaria in popular culture, JAMA Hellas (Journal of the American Association), v. 2, No. 2,
November-December 1999, pp. 114-116.
-Fountains, aqueducts, settlements: Parallel lives in history and traditions, Proceedings of a
conference by the Museum of Greek Popular Art, Athens 1999, pp. 171-188.
-Measuring olive oil, olive trees and olive groves, Proceedings of the International
Conference “Olive and olive oil from antiquity to the present”, organized by HFRC,
Academy of Athens (1999), Athens 2003.
-The National Music School of HFRC, Proceedings of the Musicological symposium “The
two aspects of Greek musical heritage”, Publications of HFRC No. 18, Athens 2003, pp. 13-
-Folk Songs of Skyros, Greece., Publications of HFRC, Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation,
and Crete University Press, Editor of the songs in Sotirios (Sam) TSIANIS, Athens, Irakleio,
Nafplio 2003, 447 pp. + 4 CDs (text in Greek and English)
-Olive oil as food preservative in traditional household economy, Proceedings of Symposium
“Olive and olive oil in time and space”, Preveza 2000, publ. by HFRC No. 20, Athens 2003,
-The Acritans of Europe - Exhibition Guide, European program ΑCRINET / CULTURE
2000), Publications of HFRC, Athens 2004, pp. 48.
-An Ode to Olive Tree, published by the Hellenic Folklore Research Centre and the General
Secretariat of Olympic Games. Editor and author of a part of the book, Athens 2004, 342 pp.
European Acritic Tradition, Proceedings of Scientific Meetings in the context of European
program ACRINET / CULTURE 2000, v. 1: From Alexander the Great to Digenis Akritis,
ACRINET, Athens 2004.
-Tracing of ceramics in traditions and toponyms of Thessaly. Reflections and comments,
Thessalian Ceramics: Thessalian Pottery. Soil and water from prehistory to the third
Millennium, Athens 2006, pp. 110-125.
-The face of illness: Fear, panic and confronting them), periodical Archeology, v. 104(2007),
-Fear: Attitudes, practices and items, Proceedings of the conference “Fear in Art and Life”,
Evangelos Averof Picture-gallery, Athens 2008, pp. 41-64.
-The Madman caught Sight of the Drunkard and Took to his Heels: An Anatomy of
Drunknness in Greece”. 16th International Ethnological Food Research Conference με θέμα
«Foodways and Lifestyles in the Search for Health and Beauty», Sanitas per Aquas,
Innsbruck, Austria – Merano/Meran, Italy, 2006. Turism and Museum, Band 2 (2008), σ.
-Folklore: Traditional Culture, Institute of Continuous Education of Adults, Co-author with
Vangelis Karamanes, Athens 2008 (electronic form).
-Erysicthon: Modern Reading of an ancient myth, 2010
-“Water management in Myths and Lengends of the Greek People” (paper), 15th Congress of
the International Society for Folk Narrative Research (ISFNR), «Narratives Across Space and
Time: Transmissions and Adaptations», organized by HFRC, Athens 2010.
-The Hellenic Folklore Research Centre and the fieldwork process, paper delivered in the
day-conference of HFRC, University of Athens.
-Teaching Greek Art: The School of household and handicraft “The Greek House” of
Angeliki Chatzimichali), Conference “Popular Art: New Discoveries, new interpretations.
-Nikolaos Politis and the educators), International conference “Nikolaos Politis and
Folklore”, organized by HFRC, Academy of Athens.
Alexis Politis is emeritus professor on Modern Greek Literature in the Department of Literature at the University of Crete.
University of Crete.
Alexis Politis is emeritus professor on Modern Greek Literature in the Department of Literature at the University of Crete.
Emeritus Professor of Law at the Faculty of Law of University of Athens and a practicing lawyer and founder of Alivizatos, Kioussopoulou & Partners, a law firm specializing in public law litigation
Law of University of Athens
Emeritus Professor of Law
Practicing lawyer and founder of Alivizatos, Kioussopoulou & Partners, a law firm specializing in public law litigation
Nicos C. Alivizatos is Emeritus Professor of Law at the Faculty of Law of University of Athens, where he has been teaching constitutional and public law since 1980; he is also a practicing lawyer and founder of Alivizatos, Kioussopoulou & Partners, a law firm specializing in public law litigation. He was a visiting scholar at Stanford (1988-89), Princeton (1997) and Oxford Universities (2005). He has been a member of the European Group of Ethics (2002-2005 ) and of the Venice Commission (2013-2017).
Emeritus Koraes Professor of Modern Greek and Byzantine History, Language and Literature at King’s College London and as Director of the Centre for Hellenic Studies at the same institution
Emeritus Koraes Professor of Modern Greek and Byzantine History, Language and Literature at King’s College London
Director of the Centre for Hellenic Studies
He is the author of many books and articles about aspects of the Greek-speaking world from the twelfth century to the present day, including George Seferis: Waiting for the Angel. A Biography (2003) and Byron’s War: Romantic Rebellion, Greek Revolution (2013), both of which won the prestigious Runciman Award for best book on the Hellenic world. His latest book, Greece: Biography of a Modern Nation, was published in March 2019 and a Greek translation is due to appear in 2020. Roderick Beaton is a Fellow of the British Academy (FBA, 2013), a Fellow of King’s College (FKC, 2018) and Commander of the Order of Honour of the Hellenic Republic (2019).
Mayor of Trikala designed and constructed several energy projects, in the private sector.
ΕΜΠ (Εθνικό Μετσόβειο Πολυτεχνείο)
Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering in Polytechnic School of Athens
Mayor of Trikala also President of the Union of Mayors of Greece (KEDE). εμπνευστής των προγραμμάτων city branding και smart city.
He was born in Trikala, in 1973. He studied Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering in Polytechnic School of Athens by choice and because of his love for electronics, programming and broadcasting. He has also designed and constructed several energy projects, in the private sector. He is married to civil engineer Soula Braki and his family is lovely with three kids. He commutes by bike, because it’s a way of life
Biochemistry of Institute of Translational Genomics in Helmhotz Zentrum München
Institute of Translational Genomics
Eleftheria obtained a BSc in Biochemistry from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST) in 1999 and a PhD in Immunogenetics of Juvenile Arthritis from the arc Epidemiology Unit, University of Manchester, in 2003. She then undertook a statistical genetics post doc focusing on rheumatic disorders, at the Centre for Integrated Genomic and Medical Research, University of Manchester, before moving to the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, University of Oxford, to work on the genetics of type 2 diabetes. In 2006, Ele was awarded a Wellcome Trust Research Career Development Fellowship to examine design, analysis and interpretation issues in large-scale association studies at the University of Oxford. She joined the Wellcome Sanger Institute Faculty in November 2008, where she led the Analytical Genomics of Complex Traits group for 10 years. In September 2018, she moved to Helmholtz Munich, where she is founding director of the Institute of Translational Genomics.
Professor of Post-World War History at the Department of History and Archeology of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, member of the Scientific Committee of the Hellenic Parliament and Foundation of the Hellenic Parliament
Department of History and Archaeology of the University of Athens.
Professor (Post-war History)
member of the Academic Committee of the Foundation of the Greek Parliament for Parliamentarianism and Democracy; the chairman of the Academic Council of the Constantinos Karamanlis Institute for Democracy; a Fellow of the Eleftherios Venizelos Foundation; and a member of the Greek-Turkish forum.
He graduated from the Law School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 1987, and received his MA and his Ph.D. in International History from the London School of Economics in 1989 and 1992 respectively.Dr. Hatzivassiliou has received the following awards: the Eleftherios Venizelos Award of the Greek Parliament (1994) for a monograph on the Greek-Turkish rapprochement in 1928-31; an award by the Academy of Athens (2005) for a monograph on the Athenian resistance of 1941-4; and the Edmund Keeley Book Prize, of the Modern Greek Studies Association (2007), for the book Greece and the Cold War: Frontline State, 1952-1967 (London and New York: Routledge, 2006).
• the Cyprus Question, 1878-2004
• International History, 1870-1991
• the history of NATO during the Cold War
• Greek foreign and security policy, and Greek political history, 1923-1979;
Senior Atlantic Fellow in Neuroscience and Computer Science at Trinity College's Global Brain Health Institute (GBHI) in Dublin
Global Brain Health Institute (GBHI), Trinity College, Dublin
Ph.D., Senior Member Swiss National Dementia Task Force; Chief Scientific Officer at Altoida Inc., TMC Texas Medical Center Houston, TX, USA
Founder and Scientific Director of ALTOIDA Inc (Brain Health & Computational Biomarkers - Early Screening & Diagnosing Alzheimer's), 2018 European Institute of Innovation and Technology Award
Ioannis Tarnanas received his PhD in Neuroscience from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. Tarnanas pioneered virtual and augmented reality environments for everyday function monitoring since 2000. In 2005 he has been involved in the first digital biomarker project in the world from Novartis AG, the smart exelon patch, approved by the FDA in 2013. Since then Dr. Tarnanas has been a Novartis fellow focusing on using new technologies to understand the aging process and to establish prevention methods that decrease the risk of developing dementia or delay the onset of the disease
Dr Tarnanas’s work on novel technologies for assessing and treating age-related cognitive function is of central strategic interest to GBHI and together they have the international outreach to scale up scientific, medical and technological discoveries of proven value through a truly global alumni network. Dr Tarnanas has supervised to date a total of €50 million in research grants and has developed predictive models and screens of dementia using computerized tests of complex, real-life activities, such as a novel assessment of spatial navigation and movement trajectory.
Professor of Economic and Social History at the Economics Department of the University of Athens
University of Athens
Professor of Economic and Social History
Economic history at the Ecole des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris
In 1990 he was awarded the Nicolas Svoronos Prize from the Institute of Technological Research. Since 2004, he is Professor of Economic and Social History at the Economics Department of the University of Athens. Since 1999, he also serves as advisor to the General Management of Alpha Bank (Athens). Between 2006 and 2009 he occupied the Chair of Modern and Contemporary Greek Studies of the Ecole des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, in Paris. He has published numerous journal articles and books, including State and business in Greece
• The History of Alumium de Grèce (Athens 2013) and History’s Spoilt Children: The History of the Greek state (Athens 2013, with an English edition published by Hurst, in London and New York)
• The Wealth of Greece. Greek economy since the Balkan wars, (Athens 2019)
Professor of European Economics at the University of Athens, former Minister, Greece.
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Department of Political Science and Public Administration
Professor of European Economics
He has served as President of the National Institute for Rural Research, Representative of Greece at the International Center for Higher Agronomic Studies in the Mediterranean, Vice President of the European Center of Excellence Jean Monnet of the University of Athens. He also served as Minister of Rural Development in the May-June 2012 service government.
Napoleon Maravegias is professor of European Economics at the Department of Political Science and Public Administration of the University of Athens. From 2008 to 2010 he was
member of the Hellenic Quality Assurance and Accreditation Agency in Higher Education(HQA).
From 2010 to 2015 he was President of the Governing Board of the Technological Educational Institute of Ionian Islands and since 2010 he has been Vice President at the Jean
Monnet Centre of Excellence of the University of Athens.
In 2012 he served as Minister of Rural Development and Food in the interim Greek Government. He is also Director of the Research Center for Economic Policy, Governance and Development of the University of Athens and Editor of the Scientific Journal "Region & Periphery".
In 2001 he was decorated with the Medal of the Order of Merit by the French Republic for his contribution to science.
His is member of the National Committee “Greece 2021”.
Napoleon Maravegias is author and editor of several books in the field of European integration and economic governance
and a regular columnist for Greek newspapers.
Mark Mazower is Ira D. Wallach Professor of History at Columbia University and Director of the Columbia Institute for Ideas and Imagination.
University Columbia of New York
Professor of History
Writes regularly for the Financial Times, the New York Review of Books, and many other periodicals and newspapers.
Mark Mazower is Ira D. Wallach Professor of History at Columbia University and Director of the Columbia Institute for Ideas and Imagination
He has written widely on the history of modern Greece, Europe and international institutions
He is Emeritus Professor of Sociology at the London School of Economics
London School of Economics
Emeritus Professor of Sociology
Nicos Mouzelis is Emeritus Professor of Sociology at the London School of Economics.
He has published in the fields of sociology of organisations, sociology of development, social theory, and sociology of religion.
At present, he is working on a forthcoming book Modernity and Religion: Secularization, Fundamentalism, Ethics focusing on how early and late modern social structures relate to religious developments.
He has taught and lectured on several Greek and non Greek universities.
Main book publications: Organisation and bureaucracy: An analysis of modern theories. Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1967; Modern Greece: Facets of underdevelopment. Macmillan, 1978; Politics in the semi-periphery: Early parliamentarism and late industrialisation in the Balkans and Latin America. Macmillan, 1986; Post-marxist alternatives. Macmillan, 1990; Back to sociological theory. Macmillan, 1992; Sociological theory: What went wrong? Diagnosis and remedies. Routledge, 1995; Modern and postmodern social theorising: Bridging the divide. Cambridge University Press, 2008.
Professor of Computer Systems & Applications at the Ionian University.
Professor of Computer Systems & Computer Applications
President of the Department of Audio and Visual Arts, he has been a member of the 1st National Technical Informatics Council, Vice-President of the Ionian University Council, faculty member in the Department of Computer Engineering and Informatics of the University of Patras University
Since 1976, he is involved in the development of Computer Science and its application in
Education, Industry, e-Government, Art and Culture.
Head of the Audiovisual Arts Department of the Ionian University, he has served as member of
the 1 st National Committee of Informatics of Greece, Vice-President of the Ionian University
Council, Vice-President of the Computer Science Department of the Ionian University, faculty
member of the Archives & Library Science Department of Ionian University, faculty member of
the Computer Science Engineering & Informatics Department of Patras University, Quality
Assurance Director of the Athens Stock Exchange Depository. He has served in the Board of
Directors of various public and private institutions of IT and Culture, such as the Greek National
School of Dance (President), the Computer Technology Institute of Patras University, the
Hellenic Computer Association.
As a TechnArtist, he has extensive experience in IT-Culture projects (Athens Stock Exchange,
National Library of Greece, Athens News Agency) and in drafting national studies (Ministries of
Presidency, Defense, Home Affairs, Justice, Mass Media, Research & Technology).
Research interest: the application of digital technology to Interactive AudioVisual Art Systems
(VR/AR/MR) with emphasis on the perception of Hyperspaces.
Professor of Computer Science, Industrial Engineering & Operations Research at the University of Berkeley, Donovan Family Professor of Computer Science at Columbia University.
University of Berkeley and Columbia
Computer Science, Industrial Engineering & Operations Research
Professor at Columbia (Donovan Family Professor of Computer Science.)
Christos Harilaos Papadimitriou is the Donovan Family Professor of Computer Science at Columbia University. Before joining Columbia in 2017 he taught at Berkeley for 22 years, and before that at Harvard, MIT, Athens Polytechnic, Stanford, and UCSD. He has written hundreds of articles on algorithms and complexity, and their applications to optimization, databases, control, AI and robotics, economics and game theory, the Internet, evolution, and the brain, and his work has been cited over 80,000 times. He holds a PhD from Princeton and nine honorary doctorates, including from ETH, EPFL, and the Universities of Athens and Paris, while in 2014 the President of the Hellenic Republic named him commander of the Order of the Phoenix. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences of the US, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the National Academy of Engineering, and has received the Knuth prize, the Gödel prize, the von Neumann medal, and Technion’s Harvey award. He has also written three novels: “Turing,” “Logicomix” (with Apostolos Doxiadis) and “Independence.”
Professor Emeritus of Political Science at University of Athens and member of the Academy of Athens
University of Athens
Professor Emeritus of Political Science
Paschalis M. Kitromilides, PhD Harvard University, is Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the University of Athens and member of the Academy of Athens. He has been Director of the Centre for Asia Minor Studies and of the Institute of Neohellenic Research at the National Hellenic Research Foundation (2000-2011). He has held visiting appointments at Harvard and Brandeis Universities in the USA, at the Universities of Cambridge and Oxford, the University of Edinburgh, the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, the European University Institute and the Harvard University Center for Renaissance Studies, Villa I Tatti, Florence. Besides English and Greek, his books have appeared in Russian, Romanian, Bulgarian and Serbian.
Emeritus Fellow of St Antony’s College and Professor at the University of Edinburgh, at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies and King’s College of the University of London
St Antony’s College
Emeritus Fellow - Greek History
Richard Clogg was a Senior Research Fellow of St Antony’s College, Oxford, of which he is now an Emeritus Fellow. He previously taught at the University of Edinburgh, at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies and King’s College of the University of London, where, latterly, he was Professor of Modern Balkan History. He has written widely on Greek history and politics. He has been awarded the Gold Cross of the Legion of Honour by the Hellenic Republic.
A songmaker, he is considered the pioneer of the school of Greek songwriters, who write music, lyrics and sing their own songs and he is a music producer
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
He is considered the pioneer of the school of Greek songwriters, who write music, lyrics and sing their own songs
A songmaker, that is, performer of songs that he has composed the music and written the lyrics for himself. He is considered the pioneer of the school of Greek songwriters, who write music, lyrics and sing their own songs. Born in Thessaloniki on the 2nd of December 1944. He studied Law at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, without completing his studies. He studied music with Alexander Einean. He has released 14 series of his songs on vinyl and optical discs as well as live recordings of six concerts and performances. All of his records are also released abroad, wherever there is a Greek diaspora. He was jailed and tortured by the junta in August and September 1967. He has travelled and performed in concerts in Greece, across the Balkans, Cyprus, Egypt, Israel, Northern Europe, Japan, Canada and the United States. He has composed music for the theatres of Athens and the theatre of Epidaurus. He has also composed music for films (and was awarded the Music award in the Greek Film Festival in 1976, which he refused to accept). As a music producer, he has introduced his newer and newest colleagues in the discography.
Film director, screenwriter, actor, and theatre director
Film director, screenwriter, actor, theatre director
Syllas Tzoumerkas was born in 1978 in Thessaloniki. He grew up in Thessaloniki, Kilkis and Nissyros. He studied film-direction, theatre and acting in Athens, Utrecht and New York. His feature films Homeland (2010), A Blast (2014) and The Miracle of the Sargasso Sea (2019) had their world premiere in the Venice, Locarno and Berlin international film festivals respectively, were released in theatres and platforms in many countries, and participated in over 200 festivals around the world (Rotterdam, Karlovy Vary - Variety’s 10 European Directors to Watch, American Film Institute, BFI London, etc.). He directed shorts and TV-documentaries on current politics, 20th century history and literature. He co-wrote the scripts for feature films Suntan by Argyris Papadimitropoulos (Rotterdam, SXSW 2016) and All This Victory by Ahmad Ghussein (Venice 2019). As an actor, he participated in feature films Wasted Youth, Suntan and Monday by Argyris Papadimitropoulos, and The Eternal Return of Antonis Paraskevas by Elina Psykou. In theatre and for multi-platform works, he collaborated with Youla Boudali, the blitz theatre group, the Erasers, Onassis Stegi, Thessaloniki International Film Festival, the Greek National Opera, MOMus, and others. He is a member of the Hellenic and the European Film Academies.
He is Professor Emeritus at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Athens, he was Deputy Governor and Governor of the Mortgage Bank (1995-1998) and he has been the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Alpha Bank since May 2014
University of Athens
Professor Emeritus at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Athens
He was Deputy Governor and Governor of the Mortgage Bank (1995-1998), Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Hellenic Telecommunications Organization (1998-2000), Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors at the Ministry of Economy and Finance (2000-2004), and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Bank of Greece and the Hellenic Bank Association (2009-2012). He has been the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Alpha Bank since May 2014. He is an Ordinary Member of the Academy of Athens since May 2016 (Section of Ethical and Political Sciences, Economic Sciences/Fiscal Theory and Policy)
He was born in Kos in 1947. He is Professor Emeritus at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Athens. He studied Business Administration at the Athens School of Economics and Business (1975) and holds a Master’s in Economics from Lakehead University, Canada (1977) and a PhD from Queen’s University, Canada.