Vicky Foskolou

On sabbatical during academic year 2023-24

Assistant Professor of Byzantine Archaeology
E-mail: foskolou[at]uoc[dot]gr
Office No.: 67
Telephone: 0030 28310 77358
Office hours: Wednesday 16.30 – 17.30, Thursday 14.30 – 15.30

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Vicky Foskolou studied History and Archeology at the University of Athens (1985-9) and continued her postgraduate studies at the University of Heidelberg (1991-1996). She received her PhD from the University of Athens (2000). The subject of her doctoral dissertation was: The Omorphi Ekklesia in Aigina. Iconographic and stylistic Analysis of the Wall Paintings. She has taught Byzantine Archeology as to Lecturer on temporary appointment at the University of Crete and as tutor at the Greek Open University (2003-2017). In October 2004 she became lecturer and in June 2012 assistant professor in Byzantine Archeology at the Department of History and Archeology of the University of Crete.

Research interests: Byzantine monumental painting; Iconography; Byzantium – West: relationships and interactions in the field of art; Pilgrimage; Aspects of private devotion in the Byzantine world: artefacts, beliefs and practices



Recent Publications:

2014, «The Magic of the Written Word: the evidence of inscriptions on Byzantine magical amulets», Deltion of the Christian Archaeological Society 35, 329-348.

2015, “The blonde sister of Lazarus in the Omoprhe Ekklesia of Athens. Another proposal for a historical reading of ‘Western influences’”, in DASKALA. A honorary tribute to Prof. Maria Panayotidi-Kesisoglou, eds. Pl. Petrides, V. Foskolou, University of Athens, 507-523 (in Greek). 

2016, “Relics, Miracles and Eulogiae: The Archeology of the Cult of Local Saints”, Deltion Christianikes Arheologikes Etaireias 37, 157-180 (in Greek).