Metaxia Papageorgiou

History, Philosophy and the Ancient World

BA, Archaeology and History of Art, University of Athens; MA, Archaeology, MSc, Technology and Analysis of Archaeological Materials, University College London; PhD, Classical Archaeology/Archaeometry, University of Athens/N.C.S.R. “Demokritos”

Dr. Papageorgiou has been a member of the Deree faculty since 2016. She teaches courses in the history and archaeology of Greece and Rome. As of September 2019, she also serves as Coordinator of the History Program.

Her research methodology aims at illuminating aspects of societal transformation and economy of the ancient Greek past by synthesizing archaeological, literary and scientific evidence. Her previous funded research focused on the interdisciplinary study of various Roman glass collections from the Peloponnese, while her current funded post-doctoral research project, hosted at the National Hellenic Research Foundation, involves the production and circulation of ancient Greek medicinal compounds and their containers.

She has served as teaching assistant at the University of Peloponnese and as organizing committee member for various international symposia. She has collaborated with renowned research centers including the American School of Classical Studies and N.C.S.R. “Demokritos”, and has participated in systematic excavations such as that of the Athenian Agora and Akrotiri, Thera. She has also contributed to salvage excavations for the Greek Archaeological Service. Apart from being a published researcher, Dr. Papageorgiou has also served as assistant to the Editor-in-chief for the Mediterranean Archaeology and Archaeometry Journal and as Historical Editor for the digital encyclopedia of the Foundation of the Hellenic World. As of January 2018 she serves as Board Member of the Hellenic Society for Archaeometry.