Dr. Ioanna Christoforaki


Research Centre for Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Art, Academy of Athens


Curriculum vitae :


Ioanna Christoforaki was educated at the University of Athens, where she gained her BA in Archaeology and History of Art. She continued her studies at the University of Oxford, graduating with an MPhil and DPhil in Byzantine Studies under the supervision of Prof. Cyril Mango. She also holds an MA from City University, London, in Museum and Gallery Management. She is currently a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Byzantine and Post–Byzantine Art of the Academy of Athens.
She is currently a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Art of the Academy of Athens. She is the recipient of awards from the British School in Athens, the Council of American Oriental Research Centers, the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation and the A. G. Leventis Foundation. Her research interests focus on the artistic interchange between East and West in the Eastern Mediterranean after the Fourth Crusade, the art and material culture of Latin Greece and the formation of sacred landscapes by the cult of local saints. Her ten main publications are the following.
Wichtigste Publikationen:
An Unknown Cretan Icon of Saint Martin at the Petit Palais Museum in Paris, Festschrift for Professor P. L. Vocotopoulos, Centre for Byzantine Studies, Thessaloniki [forthcoming];

Lusignan Cyprus, Armenian Cilicia and the Holy Land: Artistic Interchange Across Frontiers, in: Gesta [forthcoming];

An 'Italo-Byzantine' Icon with the Pietà and Saints from Cyprus, in: Kypriakai Spoudai [=Cypriot Studies] 72 (2008) [2012], S. 137–160, figs. 1-10 [in Greek with summary in English];

Paving the Road to Sinai: George and Maria Soteriou on the Holy Mountain, in: Sharon E.J. Gerstel & Robert S. Nelson (eds.), Approaching the Holy Mountain. Art and Liturgy at St Catherine's Monastery in the Sinai, (Turnhout: Brepols, 2011), S. 15–33;

Sainted Ladies and Wicked Harlots: Perceptions of Gender in Medieval Cyprus, in: Diane R. Bolger and Nancy J. Serwint (eds.), Engendering Aphrodite: Women and Society in Ancient Cyprus. Proceedings of an International Conference held at the Cyprus American Archaeological Research Institute, Nicosia, March 19-23, 1998 (CAARI Monographs 3-American Schools of Oriental Research Archaeological Reports 7, Boston, M.A., 2002), S. 157–168;

Images of Everyday Life: Life in the City and the Countryside (S. 81–98); Images of Everyday Life: Life at Home (S. 99–115); The Brilliance of Byzantine Civilization: The Influence of Byzantium beyond the Frontiers of the Empire (S. 117–133): chapters in the collective volume Byzantine Hours. Works and Days in Byzantium, Athens-Thessaloniki-Mystras, accompanying the homonymous exhibition (Athens: Ministry of Culture, 2001) [in Greek and English];

An Unusual Representation of the Incredulity from Lusignan Cyprus, in: Cahiers Archéologiques, 48 (2000), S. 71–87, figs. 1–24;

Dedicatory Inscriptions and Donors’ Portraits in the Churches of Hospitaller Rhodes, 1204–1522, in: Rhodes 2400 Years. The City of Rhodes from Its Foundation to the Turkish Conquest. Proceedings of an International Conference, Rhodes, 24–29 October 1993, 2 vols. (Athens: Archaeological Receipts Fund, 2000), vol. 2, S. 449-464, pls. 175–182. [in Greek];

The Medieval Art of Cyprus in the Era of Leontios Machairas and Georgios Boustronios, in: Leontios Machairas and Georgios Bourstronios. Two Chronicles of Medieval Cyprus. Proceedings of a Conference held at the Leventeion Municipal Museum, Nicosia, September 21, 1996 (Nicosia: The Leventis Foundation, 1997), S. 87–96, pls. IV–IX. [in Greek];

Cyprus between Byzantium and the Levant: Eclecticism and Interchange in the Cycle of the Life of the Virgin in the Church of the Holy Cross at Pelendri, Epeteris Kentrou Epistimonikon Erevnon [=Annual of the Cyprus Research Centre], ΧΧΙΙ (1996), S. 215–245, figs. 1–18.