Yiannis Theocharis: Lecturer
Dr. Theocharis was born in Thessaloniki in 1976 and received an A.B., history and archaeology, in 1999 from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, an A.M., Byzantine archaeology 2005, and is a Ph.D. candidate in Byzantine archaeology. He is now an archaeologist in the Hellenic Ministry of Culture, as curator of the Sculpture Collection, Byzantine and Christian Museum of Athens.
He was a member of the research group of the Museum of Greek Musical Instruments (Piraeus Bank Group Cultural Foundation 2002–2004); member of the group for the exhibition Transition: From the Ancient World to Byzantium, Onassis Cultural Center (New York), 2011. Participated in rescue excavations in Chalkidike—N. Potidaia (2005) and Veroia (2003); university excavations in Dion (Prof. Ar. Mentzos, 2001–2005), Philippi (Prof. G. Gounaris, 1998–1999), Thessaloniki-Karabournaki (Prof. M. Tiberios, 1997–1998).
He held a fellowship from Università degli Studi di Bologna (Dipartimento di Archeologia). A research scholarship from the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (October–December 2007), project: “La rapresentazione di Ecclesio in San Vitale di Ravenna: la promozione del vescovo sul campo della storia edilizia del monumento”.
His publications are related to the iconography, history and sculpture of the Byzantine era.