The National Hellenic Research Foundation (NHRF) is a multidisciplinary Research Centre established by Royal Decree on 9th October 1958. Its purpose is the organisation, finance and support of high-level research projects in the humanities and the natural sciences.
The Humanities Institutes cover a wide spectrum of study and research fields in Greek history and culture, contributing substantially and critically to the knowledge and promotion of Greek identity.
The Natural Sciences Institutes perform basic and applied research in leading edge areas of science such as health, pharmaceuticals, environment, biotechnology and new materials. They develop innovative methods for solving complex problems facing Greek industry and they provide specialised services and know-how both to the public and private sector.
The NHRF is governed by the Board of Directors and the Central Administration under the Director/Chairman of the Board. Geopac. › Website › See letter of support (.pdf)
Dr Charikleia PapageorgiadouCh. Papageorgiadou was born in Athens in 1958. She graduated from the History and Archaeology Department of the Philosophical School of Athens University in 1980 and obtained her Ph.D from the same University in 1987. She has worked at Papyros-Larousse-Britannica, and the Epigraphic and Numismatic Museum. Since 1985 she is a researcher at KERA. She participated, as scientific coordinator, in joint research programs and has organized conferences on numismatic subjects. Research interests: Numismatics and coin circulation; ancient, especially Roman, economic history. › Personal Page
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Panteion University is a public institution located in Athens, since 1927. It has a long history of creative development of social and political sciences, and ranks among the three oldest universities of political sciences in Europe. It has ten undergraduate departments and graduate programs, as well as several institutes and research centers, all focusing on subjects concerning Public Administration, Political Science & History, Psychology, Communication, Media & Culture, Social & Cultural Anthropology, Sociology, Economic & Regional Development, International & Economic Studies, Social Policy, and Law.
Furthermore, Panteion participates in several EU programs, such as the Jean Monet Program, the ERASMUS and Leonardo Da Vinci programs, EQUAL Community Initiative, Equapol, Tempus, Geopac.› See letter of support (.pdf) › Website
Dr. Eleni PapagaroufaliI studied social anthropology at Columbia University, New York, and I am teaching at Panteion University, Athens, as associate professor.
I have done fieldwork in Greece, on the Women’s Movement, Organ/Body Donation After Death, Mixed Marriages and, currently, I am doing research on “twinnings” between Greek and other European towns and schools. The municipalities and schools in Europe that Greeks tend to prefer include former ancient Greek colonies in S. Italy, Spain, France, as well as more recent “colonies” of theirs established in “the Balkans” (e.g., Turkey, Serbia, Bulgaria etc.).
I believe that the COST project on European monetary unification, from Antiquity to modern times, fits very well the transnational orientation of my research, as well as the current economic situation in Greece and its age-old, ambiguous relationship to Europe and the European Union.
Dr. Aliki Angelidou Dr. Aliki Angelidou is lecturer in Social Anthropology at the Department of Social Anthropology, Panteion University, Athens. She completed her PhD in Social Anthropology at Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, in Paris, exploring socio-economic transformations and redefinitions of individual and collective identities in rural Bulgaria, with special focus on post-socialist agricultural cooperatives.
Her main fields of interest are economic anthropology, the emerging capitalisms in Eastern Europe and EU enlargement. Currently, she carries out research on migration and borders in SEE, with special focus on migrants' economic practices and on the economic elites' mobility in the Balkans. The Cost project will enable her to examine the flows of representations, models and stereotypes that go together with the flows of goods, people and, especially, money between a country member of the eurozone (Greece), a non-member of the eurozone (Bulgaria) and countries that are not EU members such as Albania or Macedonia.
The Centre was founded in 1945 under the name Historical Archive of Modern Hellenism (IANE) and its mission is to promote research in Greek 19th and 20th century history. It is one of the 14 research centres of the Academy of Athens. Six researchers are currently employed at the Centre.
The main task of the Centre is to conduct research projects and scholarly publications. The archival collections and the library of the Centre are also available to the scholarly community for research purposes. The Centre houses a specialised library and archival material in original form and in copies. Scholars may visit the Centre daily between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. They are encouraged, however, to contact the Centre prior to their visit, because research facilities for outside visitors are limited. › Website
Dr Catherine BregianniResearch in progress :
1. Money and monetary mechanisms.
Monograph: Nomisma. Politics and ideology in Greece. From the Greek Revolution to the interwar period (Athens, Academy of Athens, under publication).
In the frame of this research are examined different aspects of monetary questions : their institutional and political structures, the phases of minting Modern Greek coins, their iconography and, also, the ideological use of the numismatic symbols. An effort was taken to integrate the Greek example to the European monetary mechanisms.
In the same research field is incorporated the study of Modern Greek metals, analyzed from the iconological and historical perspective.
2. Aspects of economical and social evolution in Modern Greece are examined through the methodological instrument of economic and social networking. Technical and personnel networks are approached as a means of landscape’s organization. › Personal Page
The Department offers teaching in history and in archaeology with particular emphasis on methodological matters. It comprises a large number of scholars with a specific interest in ancient, medieval and modern economic history (agrarian, numismatic, institutional and other).
Several members of the academic staff run or participate in research projects at the Institute of Mediterranean Studies, which is also based in Rethymno, and elsewhere.
The Division of Archaeology and Art History conducts excavations at important Cretan sites, not least at Eleutherna (a significant site with continuous occupation from the Archaic period through to the thirteenth century AD). › Website
Dr. Katerina PanagopoulouLecturer in Ancient History at the Department of History and Archaeology, University of Crete, Rethymno/Greece. Her doctoral dissertation, entitled “The Early Antigonids: Coinage, Money and the Economy”, is under publication jointly by the Royal Numismatic Society and by the American Numismatic Society. Her current research focuses on Greek Cash Economies and aims at integrating numismatic evidence into economic and financial debates regarding the ancient world.
Her research interests also encompass the application of the Social Networks Analysis theory onto modern discussions of ancient economies and historical demography.