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Athanasios Vionis

Department of History and Archaeology
Cyprus University of Technology

Athanasios Vionis


Born on the island of Paros (Greece), on January 1st, 1975. PROFESSIONAL PREPARATION PhD in Medieval Archaeology, Universiteit van Leiden (The Netherlands), 2005 Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Ancient History and Archaeology, University of Durham (UK), 1997 Certificate in Journalism, Athenian Centre of Journalism and Communication (Greece), 1994 ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS Assistant Professor in Byzantine Archaeology and Art, University of Cyprus, May 2013 - today Lecturer in Byzantine Archaeology and Art, University of Cyprus, August 2009 - April 2013 TEACHING AND RESEARCH POSITIONS Visiting Lecturer, University of Cyprus (Cyprus), January - May 2009 Post-Doctoral Fellow in International Mobility, Sagalassos Archaeological Research Project, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium), September 2007 - November 2008 Research Assistant, Project "Digital Crete: the Ottoman/Islamic tombstones of Rethymno", University of Crete and Institute of Mediterranean Studies, Crete (Greece), May - June 2007 Research Assistant, "Historic Landscape Characterisation" Project, University of Newcastle (UK), April 2007 Visiting Lecturer, Universiteit van Leiden (The Netherlands), January - March 2007 Archaeologist/Surveyor, 2nd Ephorate of Byzantine Antiquities of the Cyclades, Ministry of Culture (Greece), November - December 2006

Research Interest

Landscape archaeology and archaeological survey Settlement archaeology Sacred landscapes The transition from polytheism to Christianity (4th-6th c. AD) The transition from Late Antiquity to the Early Middle Ages (7th-9th c. AD) Identity in Byzantine art and material culture (social, religious, ethnic) Byzantine everyday life through the sources (texts – pictorial evidence – material culture) The history and archaeology of food consumption Technology/production – distribution – use of Byzantine and post-Byzantine ceramic vessels


  • Vionis, A.K., Papantoniou, G. 2017. 'Sacred landscapes as economic central places in Late Antique Naxos and Cyprus'. Antiquité Tardive 25 (υπό εκτύπωση).

  • Vionis, A.K. 2017. 'Sacred townscapes in Late Antique Greece: Christianisation and economic diversity in the Aegean'. Journal of Mediterranean Archaeology 30.2 (in press).

  • Vionis, A.K. 2017. ‘Understanding Settlements in Byzantine Greece: New data and approaches for Boeotia, sixth to thirteenth centuries’. Dumbarton Oaks Papers 71, 127-173.

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