Welcome to the website of the School of History and Archaeology AUTh

The School of History and Archaeology has a long history in the University. It was among the first Schools to be established within the Faculty of Philosophy. History and Archaeology studies were of special significance in the initial planning of the Faculty, as we can understand, from the presence of three historians and three archaeologists among the twelve members of the first faculty. A number of distinguished scholars, with a long and significant influence on the intellectual life of the country, taught at the School. In 1982 the School was established in its present structure.

The School of History and Archaeology consists of the following Departments:

  • Department of Ancient Greek, Roman, Byzantine, and Medieval History
  • Department of Modern and Contemporary History, Folklore, and Social Anthropology
  • Department of Archaeology
  • Department of History of Art

Allthough, these four Departments follow a common educational policy, they structure independently their research activities. Moreover, all Departments participate in the Program of Postgraduate Studies.

The objectives of the School Study Program are the following (articles 1 & 2 of Law 1268/82):

  • To provide students with the necessary knowledge for their scientific and professional career
  • To help them develop an inquiring mind and create the necessary conditions for their conscious participation in educational activities
  • To prepare students for the specializations the School offers, and provide them with the basic methodological qualifications for independent research work or for their participation in postgraduate courses
  • To encourage the free circulation of scientific knowledge and ideas, and a critical approach to historic and social phenomena, thus contributing to shaping personalities with a social and political conscience

In order to accomplish its objectives, the Undergraduate Program of Study is based on a combination of core and elective courses. Selection from a wide variety of subjects allows students to make their individual program of study  adjusted to their specific interests and needs.

The School of History and Archaeology offers the following degrees:

  • BA in History or Archaeology (depending on the specialization)
  • MA in Prehistoric Archaeology, Classical Archaeology, Byzantine Archaeology, History of Art, Ancient or Byzantine History, Modern and Contemporary History, History of Slavic Peoples, Turkish Studies
  • PhD in History or Archaeology


The School of History and Archaeology has the following Departmental libraries:

  • Library of Ancient History
  • Library of Archaeology and History of Art
  • Library of Modern and Contemporary History
  • Libraryof Folklore and Social Anthropology
  • Library of Byzantine and Medieval History


Moreover, research and teaching at the School are supported by a number of archives, collections and Museums, including:

  • Historical Archive
  • Folklore Museum and Archive
  • Museum of Casts and Antiquities
  • The School of History and Archaeology publishes an annual Study Guide, that distributes to the students free of charge. It has also been publishing, since 1989, the Yearbook “Egnatia” (10 issues: 1989, 1990, 1991-92, 1993-94, 1995-2000, 2001-2002, 2003-2004, 2005, 2006, 2007).