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BA Program in the Archaeology, History, and Literature of Ancient Greece


Senior Researcher, National Hellenic Research Foundation

Dimitra Andrianou graduated from the Department of Archaeology and Art History, University of Athens (BA in Archaeology, 1992), and continued her graduate studies as a Fulbright Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania (MA in Archaeology and Architecture, 1997) and Bryn Mawr College (PhD in Hellenistic Archaeology, 2003). In 2003 she was a post-doctoral fellow and recipient of the Hirsch Fellowship at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens. Dimitra Andrianou has excavated extensively in Greece, Cyprus and Turkey, and taught various graduate and undergraduate archaeological courses on Greek Art and Archaeology at the University of Pennsylvania, Bryn Mawr College and the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. She has worked as a research assistant at the Institute for the Study of Aegean Prehistory (INSTAP) and as a museum intern at the University of Pennsylvania Museum in Philadelphia. In 2010 she was awarded a prize by the Academy of Athens for her monograph The Furniture and Furnishings of Ancient Greek Houses and Tombs (Cambridge University Press, 2009). Since 2005 she is a Researcher at the National Hellenic Research Foundation and the Institute of Greek and Roman Antiquity. She is currently a member of the Getty Travel Seminar 'Beyond Northern Aegean' ( and of the European COST action project EuroWeb: a Network for an Integrated and Interdisciplinary Humanities, funded by the EU Framework Program Horizon 2020 (Cost Action 19131).

Research interests

  • Funerary iconography and architecture
  • Domestic archaeology and interior space
  • Ancient furniture
  • Greek Epigraphy

Select publications (books)

  • The Furniture and Furnishings of Ancient Greek Houses and Tombs (Cambridge University Press, 2009)
  • Memories in Stone: Figured Grave Reliefs from Aegean Thrace (National Hellenic Research Foundation, 2017)
  • Cultural History of Furniture, vol. 1 Antiquity, edited volume (Bloomsbury Press, 2022),

Most of her publications and complete CV may be found on