Black Sea Region

The Black Sea region constitutes an area of a special cultural and political significance, being the natural geophysical link between Europe and Asia. Its abundance in natural resources and its crucial location at the hub of important commercial routes, aroused the interest of neighbouring (or not) nations over the ages, thus provoking a series of significant cultural and historical events. The programme in Black Sea Studies focuses on an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the history and culture of the Black Sea region. The comprehension and interpretation of the historical, cultural, political and economic data of this region will provide the student with an outstanding opportunity for a thorough access in a research domain of a major significance orientated towards two main scientific areas, History and Archaeology and Politics and Economy Research and teaching focuses on:

  • the latest archaeological research of the area, through a comparative study of the contemporaneous cultures and civilizations
  • past and present history of the region
  • ancient and modern art, thus gaining an in-depth knowledge of the Black Sea cultural identity
  • political and economic relations and interactions among the Black Sea countries and the countries of rest of the European continent, as well as the Asian world.
  • immigration, emigration and minorities, based on the study of the various economic, social, political, historical factors that motivated such events.

Staff Members

The following staff members are active in this research area:

Manoledakis Manolis

Assistant Professor, Classical Archaeology , School of Humanities

Tel: +30 2310 807537

Aristodemou Georgia

Academic Associate, PhD in Roman Archaeology, School of Humanities

Tel: +30 2310 807570


  • Black Sea Monuments Archive

    This project constitutes a visual Monuments Archive. This archive includes photographic material, maps, charts, all related to the Black Sea Region on grounds of archaeological research, historical evidents, ancient and modern Art, and other subjects related both to the stream... View Full Details »

Selected Publications

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