Ioannis Fappas, PhD

Dr Ioannis Fappas studied History and Archaeology at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He also has received a Masters, a PhD, and a PostDoc from the same institution. During his doctoral studies he received training in Mycenaean Linear B script at the Universities of Cambridge and Oxford, where he also conducted research on the archaeology and cuneiform epigraphic corpora from the ancient Eastern Mediterranean. During his academic course he has received various awards and grants from the British School at Athens, the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, the Academy of Athens, the Institute for Aegean Prehistory (Philadelphia, NJ), the Institute of Classical Studies (London), the Center for Hellenic Studies, Harvard University (Washington, DC), the Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies, Princeton University, and the ANAMED, Koç University Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations (Istanbul).

He has participated in several conferences around the world and he has delivered many lectures and published numerous articles as well as a monograph on the manufacture and use of perfumed oils in Mycenaean Greece and the ancient Near East during the 14th and the 13th centuries BC. He is deeply engaged with the major excavation project of the Mycenaean palace of Thebes, as well as with various other international interdisciplinary research projects, and he has undertaken the study and publication of Mycenaean material culture from Boeotia and Argolis, two core regions of the Mycenaean civilization in mainland Greece. For a considerable period of time Dr Fappas worked as an archaeologist and Museum Curator in the Greek Ministry of Culture and the redevelopment of the archaeological Museums of Thebes and Chaeronea.

From the academic year 2016-1017 he teaches Aegean Prehistory as a contract lecturer at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He specializes in Aegean Archaeology, the Mycenaean Linear B script and Aegean material culture, with special interests on trade contacts and intercultural connections and exchanges in the Late Bronze Age Eastern Mediterranean. From June 2018 he is working as Curator of Antiquities in the Museum of Cycladic Art, Athens.