Saturday 30 September 2006

Katerina Kopaka

Three decades of Prehistoric Archaeology at the University of Crete, Rethymno

The University of Crete is a relatively young academic institution of the Greek periphery, and was founded in 1973/74, with a multi-disciplinary and research-oriented perspective in the Humanities (based in Rethymno) and Sciences (based in Iraklio). Prehistoric Archaeology has been taught here for almost thirty years.
In this paper, an effort is made to present, and discuss briefly:
   - the institutional and academic framework within which Prehistoric Archaeology evolved at this University and, more specifically, in the Department of History and Archaeology, and the Section of Archaeology and History of Art: thus, in close relation and direct interaction with these respective disciplines, their various scientific fields and different policies.
   -  The “prehistory”, “protohistory” and present state of Prehistoric Studies at the University of Crete: in particular, the first scholars and their original visions; how things have advanced since, through objectives that have (or have not) been achieved; and finally, some of the main features that shape today’s academic profile of teaching and research in Prehistoric Archaeology.


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Friday 12 May 18.30

M. Marthari
Raos on Thera...