National Lecture Program

AIA Lecturer: Yannis Galanakis

Affiliation: University of Cambridge

Dr. Ioannis (Yannis) Galanakis is Lecturer in Greek Prehistory in the Faculty of Classics; Fellow and Director of Studies in Classics at Sidney Sussex College, University of Cambridge.  He holds his degrees from the University of Oxford (D.Phil,. and M. Phil.) and the University of Athens.  His areas of specialization include Aegean archaeology, funerary archaeology, and the antiquities trade.  Dr. Galanakis’ current publications include The Aegean World. A Guide to the Cycladic, Minoan and Mycenaean Collections in the Ashmolean Museum (Ashmolean Museum and Kapon Editions, 2013), The dealer, the digger, and the agent: the 19th century aniquities trade in Greece (in preparation, Cambridge University Press), and Power of Death. Funerary Architecture and Practice in the Aegean, 1700-1000 BC (in preparation).

“I have participated in excavations, surveys and study seasons in Crete, the Peloponnese and central Greece. I am directing the publication of a number of Late Bronze Age tombs from Thessaly, Messenia and Crete. With the Herakleion Museum in Crete, I am involved in the final publication of the ‘Palm Fresco’ from the Throne Room at the Palace at Knossos, and with Professor V. Aravantinos and Dr I. Fappas on the publication of a Mycenaean building discovered a few years ago at Thebes in Boeotia. In the summer of 2014, I will participate with a group of Cambridge students in the excavations of the Thebes Ephorate at a Mycenaean cemetery near Orchomenos (Boeotia) and in the geophysical survey of the Chalkis Ephorate at Pyrgos hill at Paralia Avlidos (former Dramesi) in central Greece.”

Dr. Galanakis is a 2014/2015 Kress Lecturer for the AIA.


See Yannis Galanakis's work in the American Journal of Archaeology.

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