Emilia Banou

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Emilia Banou, Associate Professor

Emilia Banou is a graduate of the Department of History and Archaeology of the University of Athens and a Doctor of the University of Freiburg, School of Humanities, where she completed her postgraduate studies with a doctoral thesis on Mycenaean Laconia [Beitrag zum Studium Lakoniens in der mykenischen Zeit].

She has collaborated with the Hellenic Open University, as reader for the preparation of teaching material in the modules “Introduction to Greek Civilization”, “Greek History”, “Public and Everyday Life in Antiquity and in the Byzantium”, “Greek Art and Architecture” and “Archaeology” of the Study Course “Greek Civilization” (1998-2001). Since 2001 she has been teaching “Greek Art and Architecture” in the aforementioned Study Course. During 2001-2002 she also taught the course “Excavation Techniques” at the Technological Educational Institute (TEI) of Athens.

Since 2009 she is Assistant Professor of Prehistoric Archaeology at the University of the Peloponnese, Department of History, Archaeology and Cultural Resources Management.

She has participated in several excavations and surveys, both in Greece and abroad. Since 2011 she directs the excavation of the University of the Peloponnese at the Minoan peak sanctuary of Ayios Yeoryios sto Vouno, Kythera.

Since 2011 she co-organizes τhe «Mycenaen Seminar», an annual series of seminars, where ongoing or recent research and projects in the field of Mycenaean studies are presented and discussed.

Her research interests and publications - monographs, articles and papers presented in peer international and Greek conferences - focus on Bronze Age topography and pottery, on cultural relations of Mainland Greece with Crete, and on Minoan-Mycenaean religion.

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Contact: eban@uop.gr  eban@otenet.gr