Anastasia Loudarou

Anastasia Loudarou is conducting epigraphical and archaeological fieldwork for the project in Greece.

In 2002 to 3 she studied at the FU–Berlin, Department of Archaeology. She was awarded a Ptychion (Bachelors) in Archaeology in 2004 from the Department of History and Archaeology, School of Philosophy, University of Ioannina, Greece. In 2010 she was awarded a Masters in Cultural Organisational Management from the Open University of Patras, Greece. She is currently a PhD candidate in Ancient History and Epigraphy at the University of Thessaloniki.

As a member of the Minoa–Amorgos excavation team she conducted fieldwork between 1999 and 2004. This was under the direction of Prof. Lila Marangou of the University of Ioannina, Greece. She is currently project manager for the project ‘Judaica Europeana’ in association with the Jewish Museum of Greece. This project is sponsored by the European Commission and will integrate cultural objects into Europeana’s digital database. In 2009 she helped with the Greek translation and editing of three Jewish inscriptions currently on display at the Castle of Karababa in Chalkis. She has been involved with the Jewish Museum of Greece’s project: “Corpus of Jewish Inscriptions of Greece” since 2007. This is in collaboration with Mrs Z. Battinou, director of the Jewish Museum Greece. The project is ongoing. Anastasia is a member of the Canadian Archaeological Institute in Greece.

Her areas of research interest include classical archaeology, epigraphy, Jewish history (Hellenistic–Roman Period) and cultural management.

‘A Rare 19th c. Document from the Jewish Community of Corfu Augments the JMG Collection’, The Newsletter of the Jewish Museum of Greece 58 (Autumn–Fall 2010).

‘Museum’s Pricing Policy: The Cost of Free Admission in the Permanent Collections of Museums: The Case of the National Archaeological Museum and the National Historical Museum’. Unpublished Master Thesis, Library of the Open University of Patras 2010.

‘Corpus Inscriptionum Judaicarum Graeciae: A project of the JMG’ Bulletin of the Canadian Archaeological Institute in Greece. 26 (Autumn 2010).

‘Hadrian's Aqueduct in Nea Ionia’, newspaper article (forthcoming).
‘Two Ptolemaic Coins from the Jewish Museum of Greece Numismatic Collection’, Newsletter of the Jewish Museum of Greece (forthcoming).

‘Corpus of Jewish Inscriptions of Greece’, presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association of European Jewish Museums at Athens, November 21st–23rd, 2009.

‘Menorah: Iconography and Symbolism in Greek Jewish Art and Tradition’, to be presented at the conference to be held by the Museum of Greek Folk Art, entitled,  ‘Fire - Source of Life, Power and Purification’, Athens, March 2011.

  • Mapping the Jewish communities of the Byzantine Empire
  • is funded by:
  • ERC
  • and hosted by:
  • University of Cambridge