Nicholas Chr. Stampolidis


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Nicholas Chr. Stampolidis graduated from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki with first-class degree in History and Archaeology He did post-graduate studies at the University of Bonn, Germany (1975-1978) and received his doctorate diploma in Archaeology from the University of Thessaloniki in 1982 (for his thesis «Ο βωμός του Διονύσου στην Κώ» focusing on Hellenistic sculpture and architecture).

In 1984 he started teaching as a Lecturer at the Department of History and Archaeology of the University of Crete and in 1994 he was elected Full-time Professor. He has served as President of the Department (1991-1993), Dean of the School of Philosophy (1994-1997), co-director of the postgraduate program “The Ancient Greek World” and director since 2005.

Since 1996 he has been, also, Director of the Museum of Cycladic Art. He has organized and curated several archaeological exhibitions, including The City beneath the City (2000), Sea Routees... From Sidon to Huelva. Interconnections in the Mediterranean 16th - 6th c.BC (2003) , Magna Grecia - Athletics and the Olympic Spirit on the Periphery of the Hellenic World (2004), Eleutherna:Polis-Acropolis-Necropolis (2004/5), EROS (2009). He has also organized the exhibitions «Cicladi: Capolavori di una civiltà Egea» (2006) in Rome and Beijing (2008), and «Eastern Mediterranean, 16th-6th c. BC» in Herakleion, Crete (1998) and Rome (2001).

He has excavated at Vergina, Akanthos, Rhodes and Crete. Since 1985, he is conducting a systematic excavation at the site of ancient Eleutherna (West Section III) in Crete.

He has organized International Symposia and Conferences and edited their Proceedings, sometimes in collaboration with other scholars.

Honorary Distinctions

Member of the D.A.I. (Germany),

Silver Medal of the University of Crete,

Honorary Citizen of Eleutherna,

Prize of Letters and Arts of the Church of Crete,

1st Prize of the Regional Government for his achievements at Eleutherna,

Premio Teocle in Giardini Naxos (Sicily, Italy),

Decoration from the President of the Italian Republic, Knight of Letters and Arts.

Books & Articles

Nicholas Stampolidis is the author of eight books, including The Altar of Dionysos on Cos (1981; in Greek), The Seal-Impressions from Delos (1992; in Greek), Eleutherna III.1, 2, 3 (1993-1995; in Greek), Reprisals (1996), Aegean Olympic Victors (2001), Olympic Victors in Antiquity (2004; in Greek). Aegean Waves (2007); Eleutherna West Sector III: a short guide (2008). He has also edited several volumes and has written chapters in additional volumes, including Eastern Mediterranean (1998), Cycladic Light (1999), Cremations in the Bronze Age and the Early Iron Age (2001), The Aegean during the Early Iron Age (2004); Genethlion. Anniversary volume for the Museum of Cycladic Art (2006). His papers (90 in total) have been published in Greek and international academic journals and conference proceedings in Greek, English and German.

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