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The Association of Greek Art Historians (EEIT) was founded in 2001. Its thirty six founding members included academics as well as curators of collections in public and private museums. To this date, the association has grown to include more than one hundred and fifty members – almost the entire body of professionals active in the field of art history in Greece. EEIT’s members can be found especially at universities and other institutions of higher education as faculty and graduate students; at cultural institutions and museums; members also include independent scholars, researchers and curators.

Mission

EEIT is a nonprofit membership organization that promotes the study of art and its history(ies). The aims of EEIT, as these are delineated in its constitution, include: the establishment of art history as a distinct field of study in the public sector in Greece; the support and promotion of the scholarly work of its members; the facilitation of an academic exchange among its members as well as members of the international community; the promotion of the study of Modern Greek art; the enhancement of the appreciation of art and its interpretation(s) from a wider audience; the institutional recognition and promotion of the professional rights of Greek art historians.

Programs

EEIT has organized four National Conferences, which took place in Athens (2005, 2012, 2016) and Thessaloniki (2007). The proceedings of the conferences are published by the association; proceedings of past conferences are available either in hard copy or in digital format at the website of EEIT. It also organizes one-day colloquia, round table discussions and lectures, by members of the association and the wider scholarly community. In its effort to reach a wider audience, EEIT organizes a series of lectures/seminars offered by art historians of international renown. These lectures are open to the public. Speakers have so far included: Eric Anderson, Timothy J. Clark, Nicos Hadjinicolaou, Eric Michaud, Rudolf Preimesberger, Donald Preziosi, James M. Saslow, Ernst van de Wetering, Οtto Karl Werckmeister, Frank Zöllner.

 

Current Executive Board

President: Evgenios D. Matthiopoulos, Professor of Art History, University of Crete
Vice President: Angeliki Pollali, Associate Professor of Art History, Deree-The American College of Greece
Secretary: Titina Kornezou, Assistant Professor of Art History, University of Crete
Treasurer: Konstantinos J. Stefanis, PhD Art History, Benaki Museum – The Efstathios Finopoulos Collection
Member: Annie Kontogiorgi, Art historian PhD, Theatrologist, Head of the Department of Museums of Modern Cultural Heritage, Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports,Directorate of Modern Cultural Heritage
Member: Thodoris Koutsogiannis, PhD Art History, Chief Curator, Hellenic Parliament Art Collection
Member: Lia Yoka, Associate Professor of Art History, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

 

 

 

News / Announcements

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MATTHEW RAMPLEY

A Legacy of Empire? Art and Architecture in Central Europe after 1918

May 17, 2019
National Hellenic Research Foundation, Athens, Greece

Organization by EEIT.

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Mark Crinson

Babel as Modernism

April 11, 2019
Athens School of Fine Arts, Athens, Greece

Organization by EEIT in collaboration with the MA in Art Theory and History of Art, Athens School of Fine Arts (ASFA).

The lecture was video recorded by Bodossaki Foundation – BLOD (Bodossaki Lectures on Demand).
Please find below the link to the video recording.

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James Elkins

The End of Diversity in Writing about Art

January 11, 2019
Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece

Organization by EEIT.

The lecture was video recorded by Bodossaki Foundation – BLOD (Bodossaki Lectures on Demand). Please find below the link to the recording.

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Political Monuments from the 20th to the 21st Century: Memory, Form, Meaning

November 30 – December 1, 2018
Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art

Organization by EEIT in collaboration with the Interuniversity Postgraduate Program in Museology and Cultural Management and the School of Architecture of the the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

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James M. Saslow

Venus versus Jesus:
Subversive Sexuality in Religious Art, from Donatello to Artemisia Gentileschi

March 9, 2018
Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece

Organization by EEIT.

The seminar was video recorded by Bodossaki Foundation – BLOD (Bodossaki Lectures on Demand).
A sound recording of the entire seminar, including the discussion, was taken by EEIT.
Please find below the links to the recordings.

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