Chrysafi Eleni

Laboratory Teaching Staff
Teaching: Byzantine Archaeology, History of Art, Byzantine Culture and Aesthetics

  • PhD in Byzantine Archaeology / AUTH, Faculty of Philosophy, School of History and Archaeology
  • MA in Byzantine Archaeology / AUTH, Faculty of Philosophy, School of History and Archaeology
  • MA in Translation, Interpretation and Communication / AUTH, Faculty of Philosophy, School of Italian Language and Philology
  • BA in History and Archaeology / AUTH, Faculty of Philosophy, School of History and Archaeology
  • BA in Italian Studies / AUTH, Faculty of Philosophy, School of Italian Language and Philology
Research Interests
  • Byzantine art and archaeology
  • Byzantine and post-byzantine iconography
  • Material culture of Byzantium (esp. mosaics, minor arts, textiles)
  • Aesthetics of Christian art in Byzantium and the West
  • Byzantine Heritage monuments and Religious/Cultural tourism
  • Cultural and artistic relations of Byzantium and Italy
  • Italian Art History between Late Antiquity and Renaissance
  • Christian Cultural Heritage preservation / Documentation and management of ecclesiastical cultural treasures
Φ.Ε.Κ. Προκήρυξης ΦΕΚ 2000/23-7-2014, τ. Β’

Phone +30 2310 996955
Office nο 328, 3rd floor, Faculty of Theology Building
Office hours Every Monday & Wednesday 12:00-14:00 / Possibility of remote collaboration via videoconferencing
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Selected publications


Angels as members of the Heavenly Court in the art of the early and middle byzantine period [Center for Byzantine Research ΑUTH / Byzantine Monuments 19], Thessaloniki 2024 (ISBN 978-960-7856-65-4).


• “Byzantine silk textiles: commercial, cultural and artistic networks between East and West”, in: Ν. Poulou (ed.), Networks and Communication in Byzantium, European Centre for Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Monuments, Thessaloniki 2022, 229-247.

• “The Galerian Palace Complex in Thessaloniki: its history and interior decoration”, in: V. Ruppienė (ed.), Stone and Splendor. Interior decorations in late-antique palaces and villas. Proceedings of a workshop, Trier, 25-26 April 2019 [Forschung zu spätantiken Residenzen 1], Wiesbaden 2021, 69-84.

• “Proteggendo i preziosi tra cielo e terra: l’iconografia dell’arcangelo Michele come custode e difensore sulle monete bizantine”, in: I. Baldini / A.L. Morelli (a cura di), Beni da conservare. Forme di tesaurizzazione in età romana e medievale, Atti del VII Seminario interdottorale: Ornamenta 7 (Bologna, 20 ottobre 2017), Bologna 2020, 137-146.

• “BYZART Multilingual Metadata Enrichment” (in collaboration with L. Kniffitz and Ch. Pausini), in: I. Baldini / C. Lamanna / G. Marsili / L.M. Orlandi (ed.), The Silk and the Blood. Images of Authotiry in Βyzantine Art and Archaeology, Proceedings of the final meeting of BYZART Project / Byzantine Art and Archaeology on Europeana (Bologna, 15 February 2019), Bologna 2020, 35-39.

• “Gli arcangeli negli oggetti devozionali bizantini”, in: I. Baldini / A.L. Morelli (a cura di), Oro sacro. Aspetti religiosi ed economici da Atene a Bisanzio, Atti del V Seminario interdottorale: Ornamenta 5 (Bologna, 9-10 ottobre 2012), Bologna 2014, 155-174.

• “Rotunda (St. George)”, in: Α. Μentzos / Α. Pliota (επιμ.), Αποτυπώματα. Η βυζαντινή Θεσσαλονίκη σε φωτογραφίες και σχέδια της Βρετανικής Σχολής Αθηνών (1888-1910) / Impressions: Byzantine Thessalonike through the Photographs and Drawings of the British School at Athens (1888-1910) (Exhibition catalogue), Thessaloniki 2012, 46-63.

• P. Assimakopoulou-Atzaka / E. Chrysafi / Chr. Papakyriakou / M. Parcharidou-Anagnostou / A. Pliota, “Mosaic icons in Greece: Techniques and methods of conservation”, in: A. Ben Abed, M. Demas, Th. Roby (eds.), Lessons Learned: Reflecting on the Theory and Practice of Mosaic Conservation, 9th Conference of the International Committee for the Conservation of Mosaics, Hammammet-Tunisia, Nov. 29-Dec. 3, 2005, Los Angeles: Getty Conservation Institute 2008, 335-339.

Courses of the Undergraduate Program
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Postgraduate Courses "Orthodox Theology and Christian Culture"
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Postgraduate Courses "Studies in History, Spirituality, Art and Musical Tradition of Mount Athos"
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Our staff

Special Teaching Staff - Foreign Language Teachers

Agne Daffa
Fanny Maquet-Sarafopoulou
Vasileia Kazamia

Former staff

Ioannis Fountoulis (†)Fr. Ioannis Romanidis (†)
Metropolitan of Tyroloe and Serention Panteleimon Rodopoulos (†)Christina Boulaki-Zisi
Georgios StogioglouStergios Tsiamis (†)
Stergios Sakkos (†)Theologos Aliprantis (†)
Metropolitan of Pergamon Ioannis Zizioulas (†)Athanasios Angelopoulos
Antonios Papadopoulos (†)Protopresbyter Konstantinos Karaisaridis
Christos Krikonis (†)Protopresbyter Spyridon Antoniou
Euthymios Tsigaridas
Christos Vantsos (†)
Pausanias Koutlemanis (†)
Eustratios Zeginis (†)
Stavros Kalantzakis
Soterios Varnalidis
Elias Nikolakakis
Vassileios Fanourgakis
Georgios Theodoroudis
Protopresbyter Theodoros Zisis
Athanassios Karathanassis
Christos Economou
Despo Lialiou
Michael Tritos
Heraklis Rerakis

Doctors Honoris Causa

Ioannis Karmiris, Professor Emeritus of the University of AthensNovember 14, 1973
Archbishop Iakovos of AmericaApril 17, 1975
Patriarch Ignatius IV of Antioch and All the EastFebruary 20, 1976
Rev. Dr. Dumitru Staniloae, Professor of the University Theological Institute of BucharestMay 13, 1976
Nicholas Dimitrijevic Uspensky, Professor Emeritus of the Leningrad Theological AcademyNovember 29, 1979
Elder Metropolitan of Chalcedon MelitonMarch 15, 1984
Metroplitan Maximos of SardisMarch 15, 1984
Metroplitan Chrysostomos of MyraMarch 15, 1984
Metroplitan Damaskinos of SwitzerlandMay 20, 1985
Metropoltan Panteleimon II of ThessalonikiNovember 12, 1996
Ecumenical Patriarch BartholomewOctober 1, 1997
Panagiotis Angelopoulos, Archon Great Benefactor and Grand Logothete of the Ecumenical PatriarchateJune 15, 1998
Anastasios Marinos, Vice-President of the Council of State (Greece)May 27, 1999
Patriarch Petros VII of Alexandria and All AfricaMay 24, 2001
Metropolitan Sava of Warsaw and All PolandOctober 8, 2002
Rev. Dr. George Dragas, Professor of Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of TheologyJune 2, 2005
Metropolitan Nikephoros of Kykkos and TellyriaJune 3, 2008
Metropolitan Kallistos (Ware) of DiokleiaJune 3, 2015
Archbishop Hieronymos II of Athens and All GreeceNovember 10, 2016
Erich Lamberz, Honorary Professor of the University of MunichJune 19, 2019
Metropolitan Anthimos of ThessalonikiJuly 15, 2019
Vlasios Pheidas, Professor Emeritus of the University of AthensMay 26, 2022

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