Aphrodite Kamara

Academic background

◦1995-2000: DPhil, University of Oxford, Department of Literae Humaniores, specialized in the administrative and religious history of Syria in Late Antiquity.
◦1993-1994: M.A., University of Manchester, Department of Middle Eastern Studies.
◦1987-1992: B.A. in History, University of Athens, School of Philosophy, Department of History and Archaeology

Work Experience

2010: Teaching seminars on cultural heritage management for Arcadia Center.

2006 -: Teaching seminars on the implementation of modern technologies for cultural heritage enhancement for the Institute of Continuing Education of the National Center of Public and Local Administration, Athens.

2005-2008: External collaborator of the Foundation of the Hellenic World on the following projects:

                    - Chief Editor of the Encyclopedia of the Hellenic World, parts II and III (Black Sea and Constantinople)

                    - Historical curator of the exhibition: "Meeting at the ancient Agora".

2003- : Founder and Head Consultant of Time Heritage Ltd. and leader of most of the projects presented in the site.

2001: Historical curator of the exhibition "Syria: Byzantine Times" hosted at the Concert Hall of Athens.

1999-2005: Research Historian for the Foundation of the Hellenic World. She has participated in the following projects:

- Encyclopedia of the Hellenic World, part I.

-"Ellinourgimata", presentation of selected ancient Greek technological achievements through modern technology.

- AVATON, a nultimedia cultural history of the areas within the volcanic bow of the Aegean Sea.

- MedINA, a portal on cultural tourism in the Mediterranean countries.

Publications

Α. Βooks

2010: Translation of Ken Dowden’s “Zeus” (Routledge, 2006) for Kalentis publishing, Athens (in print)

2006:         Editor of volume IV of the “History of the Greeks” by the publishing house DOMI and author of the chapters “The Seleucid East”, “Science and Technology” and the “Formation of the Hellenistic society”.

2000: -  Translation of the book by  W. Schuller, Griechische Geschichte, Cultural Foundation of the National Bank of Greece

-          The anti-pagan legislation of the Later Roman Empire through the Codes, translation and historical editing, Katarti publishers, Athens.  

1999: Libanius, Oration on Antioch, translation-historical editing, Katarti publishers, Athens.  

1998: Libanius, Oration to the emperor Theodosius on the Temples, translation-historical editing, Katarti publishers, Athens.  

B. Academic Articles

2009: “The double war: from Resistance to the Civil War” in the Proceedings of the First Interdisciplinary Conference on Tzoumerka, 23-25 June 2006, Athens 2009

2006: «Religious extremism in Anatolia and Syria: a comparative study on ecstatic and destructive behaviour» in the Proceedings of the conference Anthropology, Archaeology and Heritage in the Balkans and Anatolia, or The Life and Times of F.W.Hasluck (1878-1920), Second International Conference, University of Wales, Gregynog, 6th-9th May 2006 (to appear shortly)

2005: “State and Religious Policy in Late Antiquity” in the Proceedings of the conference Civilizations and Public Law, Athens April 16th-19th 2003.  pp. 545-553

2004: "Urban " and "rural" religion in Late Antique Cilicia: from pagan diversity to Christian heresy” in Anthropology, Archaeology and Heritage in the Balkans and Anatolia, or The Life and Times of F.W.Hasluck (1878-1920), Proceedings of a Conference in the  University of Wales, Gregynog, 3rd-6th November 2001, v. 2, pp. 77-93

 

Language skills

Greek (mother tongue)

English, French, German fluently

Italian, Turkish, Good working knowledge

Farsi, basic level

 

Other

Computing skills

Member of Hellenic ICOMOS since 2005

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