Prof. Dr. Maria Georgopoulou


Gennadius Library, American School of Classical Studies at Athens



Curriculum vitae:

1983: B.A., History and Archaeology, National University of Athens, Greece; 1984: Maîtrise, Art and Archaeology, Université de Paris I‑Panthéon‑Sorbonne; 1985: D.E.A., Art and Archaeology, Université de Paris I-Panthéon-Sorbonne; 1992: Ph.D., Art History, University of California, Los Angeles, Dissertation title: The Meaning of the Architecture and Urban Layout of Venetian Candia: Cultural Conflict and Interaction in the Late Middle Ages; 1992–2004: Yale University, Department of the History of Art first Assistant Professor, than Associate Professor in History of Art; 2001–2004: Founder and Co-Chair, Hellenic Studies Program, Yale University; 2004–present: Director, The Gennadius Library, American School of Classical Studies at Athens.

Wichtigste Publikationen:
Venice’s Mediterranean Colonies: Architecture and Urbanism, Cambridge 2001, Paperback edition 2010;
Late Medieval Crete and Venice: An Appropriation of Byzantine Heritage, in: Art Bulletin 77/3 (1995), S. 479–496;
Mapping Religious and Ethnic Identities in the Venetian Colonial Empire, in: Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies 26/3 (1996), S. 467–496;
Orientalism and Crusader Art: Constructing a New Canon, in: Medieval Encounters 5/3 (1999), S. 288–321;
Geography, Cartography and the Architecture of Power: the Mosaics of the Great Mosque of Damascus, in: The Built Surface, vol. 1, Eds. Christy Anderson and Karen Koehler, London 2001, S. 47–74;
Gothic Architecture and Sculpture in Latin Greece and Cyprus, in: Byzance et l'extérieur, Ed. Michel Balard, series Byzantina Sorbonensia 21 (2005), S. 1–28;
The Artistic World of the Crusaders and Oriental Christians in the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries, in: Special issue: Encounters with Islam: The Medieval Mediterranean Experience, Gesta 64 (2005), S. 115–128;
Fine Commodities in the Thirteenth-century Mediterranean. The Genesis of a Common Aesthetic, in: Aspects of intercultural existence in the late medieval Mediterranean area – testimonies in art, architecture and text, Eds. Margit Mersch und Ulrike Ritzerfeld, Berlin 2009, S. 63–89;
Vernacular Architecture in Venetian Crete: Urban and Rural Practices, in: Medieval Encounters 18 (2012), S. 447–480;
The Landscape of Medieval Greece, in: A Companion to Medieval Greece, Ed. Peter Lock and N. Tsougarakis, (Brill Publishers, 2013), forthcoming.