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MA in the Classical Archaeology and the Ancient History of Macedonia

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Dr. Manolis Manoledakis

 

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Assistant Professor in Classical Archaeology with focus on the Black Sea region

School of Humanities
International Hellenic University,
14th km Thessaloniki – N. Moudania Rd., 57001 Thermi, Thessaloniki
Telephone number: 2310 807537
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Higher Education

  • - 1999 - July 2003: Ph.D. in Classical Archaeology (grade: excellent). Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, School of Philosophy, Department of History and Archaeology: doctoral dissertation on “Nekyia: the work of Polygnotus at Delphi”, supervised by Professor S. Drougou.
  • - 2000-2001: attended under- and post-graduate courses and lectures on Classical Archaeology at the Archaeological Institutes of the Universities of Heidelberg and Berlin (Freie Universität).
  • - 1997 – October 1999: Master of Arts in Classical Archaeology (grade: 9.19 –excellent). Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, School of Philosophy, Department of History and Archaeology: Title of Master dissertation: “Myths about hero-punishments. Interpretation and iconography in archaic and classical period”. Other papers presented: “Homeric” bowls, Ancient theatre and attic vase painting of the 5th c. BC, Bronze geometric figurines, The Pergamon altar, The bell cuirass, Personifications related to justice.
  • - 1993 – July 1997: Bachelor’s degree in History and Archaeology (grade: 8.56 – excellent).


Scholarships

  • - 2001: Scholarship of excellence from the Research Committee of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, for the preparation of doctoral dissertation.
  • - Jan. 2006 – June 2007: Scholarship from the State Scholarships Foundation of the Hellenic Republic for post-doctoral research on “The Cult of Non-Greek Deities in Ancient Amorgos”, supervised by Professor L. Marangou.


Scientific interests

  • Archaeology and ancient history of the Black Sea region
  • Archaeology and ancient history of Macedonia and especially Thessaloniki and its surroundings
  • Ancient topography – geography
  • Ancient cults and religions
  • Mythology in its historical context
  • Ancient Greek painting and vase painting


Language skills

 

Greek (native language)
English (excellent: CPE)
German (excellent: Abitur, Kleines Deutsches Sprachdiplom)
Italian (reading level)
French (reading level)


Teaching experience

  • 2005-2006 and 2006-2007: Academic staff member (equivalent to Lecturer) in the Department of Cultural Heritage Management and New Technologies at the University of Ioannina (Agrinio). Course taught: “Vase painting”.
  • 2007-2008 and 2008-2009: Academic staff member (equivalent to Lecturer) in the Department of Language, Literature and Civilisation of the Black Sea Countries at the Democritus University of Thrace (Komotini).
    Courses taught (joint with the Department of History and Ethnology): “The History of Hellenism in the Circumpontic Region throughout Antiquity” and “The Archaeological Research in the Greek Colonies of the Black sea”.
  • 2008-2009: Academic staff member in the School of Humanities at the Hellenic Open University. Course taught: “Archaeology in Greece”, part of the undergraduate degree programme “Greek Culture Studies”.
  • 2007-2009: Invited to give lectures as part of the post-graduate programmes at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and the University of Thessaly.
  • July 2009: elected Lecturer of Classical Archaeology in the Department of History and Archaeology at the University of Ioannina.
  • 2010-2013: Lecturer of Classical Archaeology with focus on the Black Sea region in the School of Humanities at the International Hellenic University. Courses taught (post-graduate): “Historical-cultural geography – cartography of the Black Sea region (ancient and medieval period)”, “Monumental topography of the Black Sea region”, “Ancient and Byzantine art in the Black Sea”, “Ancient religions and mythology in the Black Sea”.
  • 12.7.2013: lecture titled “From the underground water systems (qanats) to the aqueducts” within the frame of the course “Hydraulic Technology and Water Management in Antiquity”, of the Summer School “Ancient Technologies and Crafts”, organized by the School of Humanities at the International Hellenic University.
  • 2013 until now: Assistant Professor of Classical Archaeology with focus on the Black Sea region in the School of Humanities at the International Hellenic University. Courses taught (post-graduate): “Historical-cultural geography – cartography of the Black Sea region (ancient period)”, “Monumental topography of the Black Sea region”, “Ancient art in the Black Sea”, “Ancient religions and mythology in the Black Sea”.
  • 4.7.2014: lecture titled “Ancient Macedonia in Cartography” within the frame of the Summer School on Ancient Macedonia, organized by the School of Humanities at the International Hellenic University.
  • From 2015-2016: within the frame of the “MA in the Classical Archaeology and Ancient History of Macedonia”, teaching of the course “Cartography of Ancient Macedonia”.


Excavation experience

  • Participation in the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki excavation in Dion (1996) and Karabournaki, Thessaloniki (1997).
  • Member of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki excavation team in Vergina since 1998.
  • Member of the University of Ioannina excavation team in Minoa, Amorgos, since 2000.
  • Since 2016 director of the International Hellenic University's excavation in Neo Rysio.


Research experience

  • Since 2006: participation in the “Greek Archaeological Programme in Syria” of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, under the direction of Prof. N. Efstratiou.
  • Since 2006: participation in the Research Programme “Ptolemy’s Geography” of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, under the direction of Prof. E. Livieratos.
  • May-September 2008: study on the restoration of the Roman aqueduct in Hortiatis, Thessaloniki, and the reformation of its surroundings (assigned by the 9th Ephorate of Byzantine Antiquities and the Municipality of Hortiatis), approved by the Local Archaeological Council (May-Sept. 2008).
  • Feb.-June 2009: participation in the Research Programme “Ambient Intelligence” of the Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas (digitalization of archaeological material).
  • Aug. 2008 – 2011: Academic Assistant in the School of Humanities at the International Hellenic University, responsible for the planning and administration of the “MA in Black Sea Cultural Studies” (renamed “MA in Black Sea Studies” in 2014) and other forthcoming postgraduate programmes. Since 2015 scientific director of the “MA in Black Sea Studies”.
  • 30.6 – 11.7.2014: organizer and scientific director of the Summer School on Ancient Macedonia.
  • 2.2014 – 7.2015: participation in the Research Project “Mines, Olives and Monasteries: Towards an Environmental Macrohistory of Halkidiki” of the International Hellenic University in Thessaloniki, funded by a grant from the Aristeia II programme of the Greek General Secretariat for Research and Technology.
  • Since 2014: scientific director and member of the organizing and academic committee of the “MA in the Classical Archaeology and Ancient History of Macedonia”.


Lectures

  • 12.12.1999: “The Monuments of Hortiatis from the Archaic to the Post-Byzantine Period” at the conference on “Historical Monuments of Hortiatis: Preservation and Protection”, organized by the Citizens’ Movement of Hortiatis, in Hortiatis.
  • 24.2.2000: “The Monuments of Hortiatis” at the 3rd Gymnasium of Eleutherion.
  • 1.10.2003: “Polygnotus from Thasos. A pioneer painter of antiquity”, organized by the Thasian Union of Kavala in Kavala.
  • 9.5.2013: Lecture at the Institute of Archaeology at Oxford University, upon an invitation by the organizing committee of the Greek Archaeology Group Seminar. Topic: “Early Greek Presence in the Black Sea”.


Participation – Organizing of congresses/workshops

  • 24-28.9.2001: participation in the International Congress of Pottery “Griechische Keramik im kulturellen Kontext” organized by the Christian-Albrechts-Universität in Kiel, Germany, with the presentation “Strafendarstellungen auf archaischen attischen Vasen und ihre politische und soziale Dimension”.
  • 18-23.10.2005: participation in the 10th International Congress of Thracology “Thrace in the Graeco-Roman World”, organized in Komotini and Alexandroupolis by the 19th Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities and the Institute for Greek and Roman Antiquity of the National Research Foundation, with the presentation “Kissos. An approach to the History of an Ancient Thracian Town”.
  • 16-18.2.2006: participation in the 19th Congress “The Archaeological Work in Macedonia and Thrace” held in Thessaloniki, with the presentation “The Placement of Aegae in Claudius Ptolemaeus’ Geography”.
  • 18-19.5.2006: participation in the 1st International Workshop “Digital Approaches to Cartographic Heritage”, organized in Thessaloniki by the International Cartographic Association, in cooperation with the National Centre for Maps and Cartographic Heritage, the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and the Hellenic Cartographic Society, with the presentation “On the digital placement of Aegae, the first capital of ancient Macedonia, according to Ptolemy’s Geographia”. Also, member of the Organizing Committee of the Workshop.
  • 18-19.5.2007: participation in the 2nd International Workshop “Digital Approaches to Cartographic Heritage” under the title “A digital look at Righas Charta”, organized in Athens by the International Cartographic Association and the National Research Foundation, in cooperation with the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and the Hellenic Cartographic Society, with the presentation “A note on the ancient sites on Righas’ Charta”.
  • Participation in the same congress with the presentation “Ptolemy’s Geographia in digits”, together with E. Livieratos, Ch. Boutoura and A. Tsorlini.
  • 8-13.7.2007: participation in the 22nd International Congress on the History of Cartography in Bern, Switzerland, with the presentation “Thessaloniki Project on Ptolemy’s Geographia”, together with E. Livieratos, Ch. Boutoura and A. Tsorlini.
  • 11.11.2007: participation in the conference “Righas Charta in the digital world” in the Tellogleion Foundation of Arts, organized by the School of Engineering and the Central Library of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, the Museum of Byzantine Culture, the Tellogleion Foundation of Arts and the Hellenic Cartographic Scientific Association, with the presentation “Ancient sites on Righas’ Charta. The case of central Macedonia”.
  • 13-15.3.2008: participation in the 21st Congress “The Archaeological Work in Macedonia and Thrace” held in Thessaloniki, with the presentation “The water-drawing system (qanat) of St. Paraskevi in Hortiatis”, together with P. Androudis.
  • 2-4.4.2009: participation in the 22nd Conference “The Archaeological Work in Macedonia and Thrace” held in Thessaloniki, with the presentation “The aqueduct of Hortiatis”.
  • 5.12.2009: participation in the yearly conference of the Hellenic Union of Antiquities Renovators, held in Athens, with the presentation “Church of the Transfiguration of the Saviour in Hortiatis – Essay on the conservation conditions of the frescoes”, together with G. Gousias, K. Sarivassili and T. Tassiou.
  • 21-23.9.2012: organizing of the International Workshop on the Black Sea in Antiquity at the International Hellenic University, with 16 participants from 12 countries. Participation with the presentation “The Southern Black Sea in the Homeric Iliad: Some Geographical, Philological and Historical Remarks”.
  • 17-21.9.2013: participation in the “5th International Congress on Black Sea Antiquities” in Belgrade, with the presentation “Greek colonies and the southern Black Sea hinterland: looking closer into a long, complex and multidimensional relationship”.
  • 10.3.2014: organizing of the workshop “Harbours and maritime activity in the Back Sea, from Antiquity to the modern period”, at the International Hellenic University. Participation with the presentation “Maritime activity in the Black Sea in Antiquity”.
  • 6.2.2015: participation in the conference “GREEK COLONISATION: New Data, Current Approaches”, organised by the Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki and Alpha Bank in the Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki. Title of presentation: “The Greek colonisation in the southern Black Sea from the viewpoint of the local populations”.
  • 25-26.2.2015: co-organizing, with the NGO Eurasian Dialogues, of the workshop “Comparing the Black Sea and Caspian: Interdisciplinary Perspectives”, at the International Hellenic University.
  • 21.5.2015: participation in the workshop “Mines, Olives and Monasteries. Aspects of Halkidiki’s Environmental History”, organized by IHU at the School of Philosophy of AUTH and addressed to postgraduate students of the Department of History and Archaeology. Title of presentation: “The Rivers of Halkidiki in the cartographic research: A History of Misunderstandings”.
  • 17.7.2015: participation in the conference “Mines, Olives and Monasteries. Aspects of Halkidiki’s Environmental History”, organized by IHU at IHU. Title of presentation: “The Rivers of Halkidiki in Antiquity”.
  • 18-20.9.2015: organizing of the 2nd International Workshop on the Black Sea in Antiquity: The Black Sea in the light of new archaeological data and theoretical approaches, at the International Hellenic University, with 23 participants from 11 countries. Title of presentation (with A. Argyri and G. Birtsas): “Coins from the Propontis and the Black Sea found during the Metro excavations in Thessaloniki”.
  • 26-29.10.2015: participation in the International Congress “Ionians in the East and West”, organized in Empuris/L’Escala. Διοργανώθηκε by the Museu d’Arqueologia de Catalunya and Deutsches Archaeologisches Institut, Abteilung Madrid. Title of presentation: “Ionians in the Southern Black Sea Littoral”.


Proofreading

Proofreading of the Greek translation of V. Sariyiannidis’ book “Zoroastrianism. A New Motherland of an Old Religion”, Thessaloniki 2008 (ISBN 978-960-467-078-9), about the results of the archaeological research in ancient Margiane.


Editing

  • Editor of the Proceedings volume of the International Workshop on the Black Sea in Antiquity: Exploring the Hospitable Sea. Proceedings of the International Workshop on the Black Sea in Antiquity held on Thessalonki in 21-23 September 2012, Oxford 2013 (British Archaeological Reports International Series 2498, ISBN 9781407311142).
  • Editor of the Proceedings volume of the 2nd International Workshop on the Black Sea in Antiquity: The Black Sea, in the light of new archaeological data and theoretical approaches. Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on the Black Sea in Antiquity held on Thessalonki in 18-20 September 2015, Oxford, forthcoming (Archaeopress).
  • Member of the Editorial Board (with G. Tsetskhladze, I. Xydopoulos and S. Drougou) of the collective volume Essays on the Archaeology and Ancient History of the Black Sea Littoral (Colloquia Antiqua Series, Leuven, forthcoming).


Publications
Monographs

  • M. Manoledakis, «Nέκυια». Tο έργο του Πολύγνωτου στους Δελφούς (Nekyia. Polygnotus’ work at Delphi), Thessaloniki 2003, K. Sfakianaki Editions, 286 pages, 45 illustrations. ISBN 960-87136-5-X.
  • M. Manoledakis, Δίκη Πολύποινος. Η απονομή δικαιοσύνης στην αρχαία ελληνική μυθολογία και τέχνη (Dike Polypoinos. The dispensing of justice in ancient Greek mythology and art), Thessaloniki 2005, K. Sfakianaki Editions, 350 pages, 110 illustrations. ISBN 960-88132-8-X.
  • M. Manoledakis, Από τον Κισσό στον Χορτιάτη (From Kissos to Hortiatis), Thessaloniki 2007, K. Sfakianaki Editions, 200 pages, 90 illustrations. ISBN 978-960-6681-08-0.


Articles

  • M. Manoledakis, Polygnotus from Thasos. A pioneer painter of antiquity, Θασιακά 11 (1998-2000), 195-207.
  • M. Manoledakis, Strafendarstellungen auf archaischen attischen Vasen und ihre politische und soziale Dimension, in: B. Schmalz - M. Söldner, Griechische Keramik im kulturellen Kontext. Akten des Internationalen Vasen-Symposions in Kiel vom 24. bis 28.9.2001 veranstaltet durch das Archäologische Institut der Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Münster 2003, 130-132.
  • M. Manoledakis, Η θέση των Αιγών στη «Γεωγραφία» του Κλαύδιου Πτολεμαίου (The Placement of Aegae in Claudius Ptolemaeus’ Geography), ΑΕΜΘ (The Archaeological Work in Macedonia and Thrace) 19 (2005), 483-494.
  • M. Manoledakis – E. Livieratos, On the digital placement of Aegae, the first capital of ancient Macedonia, according to Ptolemy’s Geographia, Proceedings of the First International Workshop “Digital Approaches to Cartographic Heritage”, Thessaloniki 2006, 262-270. Also in e-Perimetron 2.1 (2007), 31-41 (e-journal: http://www.e-perimetron.org).
  • M. Manoledakis, Ist die vergebliche Mühe in der Unterwelt immer eine Strafe? Die Fälle der Danaiden und des Oknos, Thetis 13/14 (2007), 33-40.
  • M. Manoledakis, Kισσός. Προσέγγιση της ιστορίας μιας αρχαίας θρακικής πόλης (Kissos. An approach to the History of an Ancient Thracian Town), in: Proceedings of the 10th International Congress of Thracology “Thrace in the Greaeco-Roman World”, Komotini-Alexandroupolis, 18-23 October 2005, Athens 2007, 359-370.
  • M. Manoledakis, Απολλωνία Μυγδονίας (Appolonia Mygdonia), Εγνατία 11 (2007), 73-90.
  • Μ. Manoledakis – P. Androudis, Το σύστημα υδρομάστευσης (qanat) της Αγ. Παρασκευής Χορτιάτη (The water-drawing system (qanat) of St. Paraskevi in Hortiatis), ΑΕΜΘ 21 (2007), 285-292.
  • M. Manoledakis, Η θέση του Εύξεινου Πόντου στην άκρη του γνωστού κόσμου και οι πρώτες επαφές των Ελλήνων με την περιοχή, σύμφωνα με τις πρώιμες μαρτυρίες των μύθων (The place of the Black Sea at the edge of the known world and the first Greek contacts with the region, according to the early evidence of the myths), Ελληνικά 58.2 (2008), 173-200.
  • Ε. Livieratos - Ch. Boutoura - A. Tsorlini - M. Manoledakis, Ptolemy’s Geographia in digits, e-Perimetron 3.1 (2008), 22-39.
  • M. Manoledakis, Ancient sites on Righas’ Charta. Some remarks based on the case of central Macedonia, e-Perimetron 3.3 (2008), 161-172.
  • M. Manoledakis, Το αρχαίο φρούριο στην κορυφή του Χορτιάτη (The ancient fortress on the summit of Hortiatis), Θεσσαλονικέων Πόλις, 1/24 (2008a), 22-31.
  • M. Manoledakis - E. Marki, Το υδραγωγείο του Χορτιάτη (The aqueduct of Hortiatis), ΑΕΜΘ 22 (2008), 361-368.
  • M. Manoledakis, Ο Εύξεινος Πόντος στην αρχαία ελληνική γραμματεία. Μύθος-γεωγραφία-ιστορία (The Black Sea in the Ancient Greek Literary Tradition. Myth-Geography-History), Φιλόλογος 135 (2009), 778-793.
  • M. Manoledakis, Choirades, Kerasous, Pharnakeia. Observations on three ancient place-names in the southern Black Sea, AWE (Ancient West and East) 9.2010, 137-155.
  • M. Manoledakis, A proposal relating to a votive inscription to Zeus Helios from Pontus, ZPE (Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik) 173 (2010), 116-118.
  • M. Manoledakis, On the cults of Sinope and the founders of the city, in: E.K. Petropoulos – A.A. Maslennikov (eds.), Ancient Sacral Monuments in the Black Sea, Thessaloniki 2010, 563-576.
  • M. Manoledakis, Ancient Macedonia in Cartography, in: G.B. Grammenos (ed.), In Macedonia from the 7th c. BC until Late Antiquity, Thessaloniki 2011, 45-75.
  • M. Manoledakis, Red-figure pottery from Minoa on Amorgos, in: D. Paleothodoros (ed.), The Contexts of Painted Pottery in the Ancient Mediterranean World (seventh-Fourth Centuries BCE), British Archaeological Reports International Series 2364, Oxford, 2012,41-79.
  • M. Manoledakis, Hekate with Apollon and Artemis on a gem from the southern Black Sea region, Mitteilungen des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts. Abteilung Istanbul (IstMitt) l62 (2012), 289-302.
  • M. Manoledakis, The Southern Black Sea in the Homeric Iliad: Some Geographical, Philological and Historical Remarks, in: M. Manoledakis (ed.), Exploring the Hospitable Sea. Proceedings of the International Workshop on the Black Sea in Antiquity (Thessaloniki, 21-23 September 2012), British Archaeological Reports Series, Oxford 2013, 19-37.
  • M. Manoledakis, Πολύγνωτος ο Θάσιος (Polygnotus from Thasos), in: Κ. Papaefthymiou-Papanthimou (ed.), Η Θάσος στην Τροχιά των Αιώνων (Thasos through the ages), Athens 2014, 137-146.
  • M. Manoledakis, The Odyssey, the Black Sea, and an endless voyage to a utopian destination, Ancient West and East 14 (2015), 301-312.
  • M. Manoledakis, Greek colonies and the southern Black Sea hinterland: looking closer into a long, complex and multidimensional relationship, in: G.R. Tsetskhladze – A. Avram – J. Hargrave (eds.), The Danubian Lands between the Black, Aegean and Adriatic Seas (7th Century BC – 10th Century AD). Proceedings of the fifth International Congress on Black Sea Antiquities (Belgrade 17-21 September 2013), Oxford 2015, 79-87.
  • M. Manoledakis, The rivers of Halkidiki in antiquity, in: B.C. Gounaris (ed.), Mines, Olives and Monasteries. Aspects of Halkidiki’s Environmental History, Thessaloniki 2015, 71-107.
  • M. Manoledakis, The Greek colonisation in the southern Black Sea from the viewpoint of the local populations, in: P. Adam-Veleni – D. Tsangari (eds.), Proceedings of the meeting Greek Colonisation: New Data, Current Approaches, Athens 2016, 59-71.
  • M. Manoledakis, From Macedonia to Anatolia. Some comments on the Phrygians and their migration, in: M. Giannopoulou – Chr. Kallini (eds.), Volume in Honour of Professor Stella Drougou, Athens 2016 (in press).
  • M. Manoledakis, Misplacing ancient rivers in cartography and literature of the modern era: the cases of the Chabrias and the Olynthiacus in Chalcidice, Orbis Terrarum: Journal of Historical Geography of the Ancient World (forthcoming).
  • Α. Argyri – G. Birtsas – M. Manoledakis, Coins from the Propontis and the Black Sea found during the Metro excavations in Thessaloniki, in: M. Manoledakis (ed.), The Black Sea, in the light of new archaeological data and theoretical approaches. Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on the Black Sea in Antiquity (Thessaloniki, 18-20 September 2015), Archaeopress, Oxford 2013 (forthcoming).
  • M. Manoledakis, Early Greek Presence in the Southern Black Sea, in: M. Manoledakis, G. Tsetskhladze, I. Xydopoulos, S. Drougou (eds.), Essays on the Archaeology and Ancient History of the Black Sea Littoral, Leiden (forthcoming).
  • M. Manoledakis, The local peoples of the southern Black Sea coast, in: M. Manoledakis, G. Tsetskhladze, I. Xydopoulos, S. Drougou (eds.), Essays on the Archaeology and Ancient History of the Black Sea Littoral, Leiden (forthcoming).
  • M. Manoledakis, Ionians in the Southern Black Sea Littoral, Proceedings of the International Congress “Ionians in the East and West”, Empurias, 26-29 October 2015 (forthcoming).
  • M. Manoledakis, The water supply of Roman Thessaloniki, in: G. Aristodemou (ed.), Great waterworks in Roman Greece: Aqueducts and Monumental Fountain structures (forthcoming).


Essays

  1. M. Manoledakis, The monuments of Hortiatis and the need for their protection, Hortiatis 2000. 40 pages, 32 illustrations.
  2. E. Marki – Ch. Siaxabani – M. Manoledakis – A. Passia – G. Michailidis – Z. Vlysidou, Study for the consolidation and conservation of the Hortiatis aqueduct in Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki 2008.
  3. M. Manoledakis, Black Sea Region in Antiquity (edition of the International Hellenic University), 2nd edition: Thessaloniki 2012 (1st ed. 2010). 21 pages, 5 illustrations.

 

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