Department of History and Archaeology

The education offered to students of the Department of History & Archaeology aims at teaching them the methodology of resolving old and new scientific problems, guiding them to identification and search of archives, providing them any necessary knowledge on the basic specializations of History & Archaeology Studies and Folklore. Graduates are mostly employed in Secondary Education, both in public and private schools. However, there are many who continue their postgraduate studies in Greece or abroad or in relevant research institutes.

For this reason, the undergraduate course offers both core and syllabus modules (compulsory and elective), foreign language modules (English, French, German) and modules offered by faculty members from other Departments. Teaching methods also include seminars-conferences, lectures by Greek and foreign scientists, projects and special courses (design – photography). Students may further participate in excavations, field research, museum visits, archive collection projects and assignments, field trips etc.

Compulsory minimum period of study: eight (8) semesters.

  • Ioannis Prelorentzos, Professor

  • Ioannis Lolos, Professor

Contact information

Secretary: Katerina Papadima

Department of History & Archaeology Secretariat
Administration Building, 1st floor
University of Ioannina
45110 Ioannina

Phone: (+30) 26510 07180-1, 07231, 07232
Fax: (+30) 26510 07035

Postgraduate Study

The Department offers three Postgraduate Courses:

a) Byzantine Studies,

b) Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Course in Modern History and Folklore Tradition , and

c) Postgraduate Course entitled “Ancient World: History and Archaeology”.

Διδακτορικές Σπουδές

Doctoral Study applications are welcome from holders of a Master’s (MSc) Degree. Under exceptional circumstances, and following a substantiated decision by the Special Composition General Assembly, non-holders of a Master’s Degree may be accepted as doctoral students. Graduates of Technological Educational Institutes, the Higher School of Education and Technical Training, or equivalent Schools may only be accepted as doctoral students provided they hold a Master’s Degree.

An applicant who is interested in writing a doctoral dissertation must submit a relevant application to the Department’s Secretary by filling in a special form.

The following supporting documents must be attached to the application:

  1. Copy of Bachelor’s Degree
  2. Copy of Master’s Degree
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. Copies of scientific publications or papers (if applicable)
  5. Substantiated Research Proposal accompanied by indicative literature.

Holders of a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree from a foreign university must submit a confirmation from the National Academic Recognition Information Centre (DOATAP) certifying equivalence to those granted by Greek universities.
Please note that we will not consider applications that do not include all necessary supporting documents.

The provisions of law 3685/2008 are applicable to all other matters.