Born in Greece, Maria (Molly) Anastassiathe received a thorough classical education with several honorary distinctions and awards for academic excellence. Molly graduated from the University of Athens, School of Philosophy (B.A. in History, 1988); she continued her graduate studies at Bryn Mawr College, Department of Greek, on a graduate scholarship and received her M.A. degree in Ancient Greek in 1997.
Dr Ianthi Assimakopoulou is Adjunct Academic Staff at the Hellenic Open University and has been teaching as Adjunct Lecturer at the National Kapodistrian University of Athens, the University of Ioannina and the University of Peloponnese. Her Postdoc at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens is focusing on the coexistence of mythological and historical elements and narratives in sixteenth-century art of Florence (in progress, near completion).
Michael Bizimis is Assistant Professor in the Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences at the University of South Carolina. Dr. Bizimis carries out research in igneous petrology, investigating mantle zenoliths, geochemical fluxes in subduction zones.
Heidi Dierckx earned a Ph.D. in 1992 from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and my B.A. and M.A from the University of Durham, England. In 1992 she started teaching at Culver-Stockton College in Missouri and moved in 1998 to Elmira College, where she has taught since. At Elmira College, she teaches courses in the areas of ancient history (Greece, Rome and the Near East), Greek and Roman art and archaeology as well as ancient Greek and classical mythology.
Stratis Georgilas was called to the Athens’ Bar in 1994. He is the Head of Chambers at G-H Law Chambers in Athens (2001 to this date). He holds a Master of Law Degree, LL.M. (i) (Cantab.) from Cambridge University, where he studied at Hughes Hall and the Faculty of Law (1994).
Dr Elena Korka graduated from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (Department of History and Archaeology), obtained an MA degree from the University of Laverne in California, and a PhD thesis from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.
Born in Athens (Greece), Dimitrios Kousoulas received his education in the Lyceum of Argos, and the University of Ioannina (B.A. in Archaeology and History of Art, 2004), participating in several seminars and archaeological researches. He further studied Classical Archaeology (M. A.) at the University of Bonn, where he specialized on ancient Greek sculpture. At the School of Professional Education in Epidauros, he has learned, for two years, the ancient techniques of marble-carving, copying himself ancient Greek masterpieces on Attic marble.
Panagiotis Kousoulis is an Associate Professor of Egyptology at the Department of Mediterranean Studies of the University of the Aegean (Rhodes, Greece) and Director of the Laboratory for the Ancient World of the Eastern Mediterranean. He studied Archaeology and History of Art at the National and Capodistrian University of Athens and Egyptology at the University of Birmingham and University of Liverpool (United Kingdom).
Anastasia Leriou studied at the University of Athens, from which she graduated with an Honours BA degree in Greek Archaeology. After winning a scholarship by the Greek Archaeological Committee U.K., she went on to pursue postgraduate studies at the Institute of Archaeology and Antiquity, University of Birmingham. The title of the doctoral thesis, which was completed in 2005 is The Aegean presence in Cyprus during the period 1200-900 BC: a reassessment.
Professional Education and Training University: University of Rome La Sapienza, School of Architecture,
POST GRADUATE STUDIES:
- International Centre for Conservation (Rome)-ICCROM-UNESCO. Area of Interest: Architectural Conservation 1977.
- Diploma (Ms) in Architectural Conservation, University of Rome “La Sapienza”, School of Monument Restoration and Conservation, (Scuola di perfezionamento per lo studio ed il restauro dei Monumenti) 1984.
- Ph.D. in History of Architecture and Urbanism, University of Rome, “La Sapienza” 1992.