Eugenia Drakopoulou was born in Athens in 1959. She studied Byzantine and Neohellenic Culture at the Faculty of Letters of the University of Athens (1978-83). She carried on her studies at the University of Paris (Pantheon- Sorbonne), and the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales where she received her post-graduate degree (D.E.A. 1985) in Byzantine Civilisation. In 1991 she defended her doctoral thesis with the title The town of Kastoria in Macedonia and the dedicatory inscriptions of its churches (12th -16th c.) at the Faculty of Letters of the University of Athens. Since 1985 she has been working at the Institute for Neohellenic Research / NHRF where, since 1999, she is supervisor of the research project Greek Painters after the Fall of Constantinople. This programme aims at creating an archive for the Greek painters after the fall of Constantinople (1450-1850), comprising the biographical data and a complete list of works of art, portable icons as well as wall painting, for which no systematic recording has been done in Greece so far. Four books, a collective volume and several articles and on-line databases are the fruits of this programme, which is co-funded by external sources. In 2001 Drakopoulou was elected Associate Research Professor becoming the supervisor of the research project Religious Art 15th-19th century. Her research interests include the Byzantine and post-Byzantine art and archeology, the relations between the eastern Orthodox and the western Christian art from the 15th to the 19th century, as well as the Byzantine and post-Byzantine epigraphy. She has published and edited books, written articles for academic journals and edited volumes all the while participating in several Greek and international conferences. Drakopoulou has run various research projects co-funded mainly by EU programmes. Finally, she has teaching experience acquired at the University of Crete (Department of History and Archaeology) and at the Greek Open University.