Ph.D. Êing's College, University of London. Supervisor: Prof. Averil Cameron, F.B.A. Title: The Cult and the Lament of the Virgin Mary from Romanos the Melode to George of Nicomedia.
M.A. in Late Antique and Byzantine Studies, King's College, University of London.
Diploma in Late Antique and Byzantine Studies) King's College, University of London.
Present and Past Positions
Functional Researcher (C) at the Institute for Historical Research, Department for Byzantine Research (NHRF)
Academic liaison between National Hellenic Research Foundation and the Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation.
Functional Researcher (D) at the institute for Byzantine Research (NHRF)
Coordinator of the research project ''The Book in Byzantium. Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Bookbinding''. In collaboration with the Byzantine and Christian Museum and the Hellenic Society for Bookbinding. Funded by The A.G. Leventis Foundation.
Member of the research team working on the terminology of Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Bookbinding under the supervision of Prof. Basil Atsalos
Member of the research team of the Hellenic Society for Bookbinding studying bindings kept in public and private libraries in Greece.
Finished the research project on ''Byzantium as Cultural Heritage of Modern Hellenism'' funded by the Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation. The results were used in a series of exhibitions on the history of bookbinding.
Research assistant at the History Department of the Ionian University
Symposia and exhibitions
Preparation of the International Symposium entitled ''The Book in Byzantium. Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Bookbinding''. NHRF, 13-16 October 2005
Curator of the exhibition entitled ''Forms of the Ancient and Byzantine Book. Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Bookbinding'' that was held at the Archaeological Museum of Drama (as a parallel event to the 6th International Symposium on Greek Palaeography) in September 2003 The exhibition was funded by the Ministry of Culture
Curator of the exhibition entitled ''The Art of Bookbinding. Treasures of the city of Ioannina'', February-March 2003, Ioannina. Funded by the National Bank of Greece.
Curator of the exhibition entitled ''The Art of Bookbinding from Byzantium to the Present Day'', November-December 2002, Diexodos, Messolonghi. Funded by the Ministry of Culture
Member of the organizing committee of the International Symposium entitled ''Byzantium as Oecumene'' organized by the Institute for Byzantine Research in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture. November- December 2001.
Member of the organizing committee of the International Symposium entitled ''The Empire in Crisis. Byzantium in the 11th Century'' organized by the Institue for Byzantine Research in collaboration with the Foundation for World Hellenism and the S. Vryonis Foundation. May 2001
Organised the international Symposium entitled ''Images of the Mother of God. Perxceptions of the Theotokos in Byzantium''. Collaboration of the IBR with the Benaki Museum. January 2001
Organised the international symposium on Cultural Heritage for the Eleni Nakou Foundation at the European Cultural Centre of Delphi.
Teaching seminars on ''The Saxcred and Lofty in Russian Iconography'' for The Pnyka Cultural Society.
Teaching graduate American students three course on aspects of Byzantine culture. ''The Cult of the Virgin Mary in Byzantine Literature and Art'', ''The Book in Byzantium'' and ''Thought and Ritual of the Orthodox Church'' for the Arcadia Centre for Greek, Balkan and Mediterranean Studies
Teaching at the Oxford Summer School on The Pneumatology of Basil the Great. Academic organiser: Kallistos Ware.
Teaching at the Oxford Summer School on Christology: The Council of Ephesus (431). Academic organiser: Kallistos Ware.
Research areas of interest
Relation between Byzantine literature and art, homiletics and hymnography and history of book.
Recent Publications (2000-2005)
'From Poetry to Liturgy: The Cult of the Virgin in the Middle Byzantine Era', Ì. Vassilaki (ed.), Images of the Mother of God. Perceptions of the Theotokos in Byzantium, Ashgate 2005, 91-102.
'The Body and the Senses in the Work of Cassia the Hymnographer: Literary Trends in the Iconoclastic Period', Symmeikta 16, Athens 2004, 139-157.
The Art of Bookbinding. The Treasures of the City of Ioannina, (with Babis Legas), Athens 2003.
The Art of Bookbinding from Byzantium to the Present Day, (with Babis Legas), Athens 2002
Cassia the Hymnographer, Athens 2002.
Cassias' Gnomai, Athens 2002.
'Saints of Iconoclasm', in Sanctity: a Forgotten Vision, Athens 2001, 162-167.
'The Lament of the Theotokos in Byzantine Tradition', The Epitaphios Threnos, Athens 2001.
'The Timeless Time of Homiletics in the Middle-Byzantine Period', Archaeologia 74, Iïýíéïò 2000, 39-45.
'The Mother of God in the Iconoclastic Controversy', in M. Vassilaki (ed.), Mother of God. Representations of the Virgin in Byzantine Art, Milan 2000, 27-40.
with M. Vassilaki, 'Representations of the Virgin and their Association
with the Passion of Christ', in M. Vassilaki (ed.), Mother of God. Representations of the Virgin in Byzantine Art, Milan 2000, 453-463.