College Fellows and Staff

Dr Galanakis

Dr Ioannis Galanakis

Fellow in Classics

Director of Studies in Classics

College Room: S2

College Tel: +44 1223 3 38879


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Personal Biography

Yannis Galanakis is a University Senior Lecturer in Classics (Aegean Archaeology) at the Faculty of Classics and Fellow in Classical Art and Archaeology at Sidney Sussex, where he also serves as the Director of Studies for Part 1B and II in Classics and Part II in Archaeology. He is also the Director of the Museum of Classical Archaeology. His research interests include the archaeology and art of Bronze and Early Iron Age Aegean, mortuary archaeology and architecture, the collection, trade and display of antiquities, law and archaeology, and the integration of material, textual, historical and scientific-based research.

Yannis did his BA in Athens (Greece) and his MPhil and DPhil in Oxford (Keble College), where he also held a Junior Research Fellowship at Worcester College. Between 2007 and 2012 he was the Curator for the Aegean Collections and the Sir Arthur Evans archive at the Ashmolean Museum. At the Ashmolean he prepared a number of highly successful exhibitions, including the permanent gallery of the 'Aegean World'. In 2012-2013 he held a Fellowship at the Center for Hellenic Studies of Harvard University. He joined Sidney in January 2013.

Yannis is currently co-directing a field project in Greece. He is also responsible for the publication of a number of Late Bronze Age tombs from Thessaly, Messenia and Crete. In 2013, he published The Aegean World. A Guide to the Cycladic, Minoan and Mycenaean Antiquities in the Ashmolean Museum, and in 2017 (with A. Christophilopoulou and J. Grime) Codebreakers & Groundreakers. He is now working on a monograph entitled The Digger, the Dealer and the Diplomat: the 19th-century antiquities trade in Greece.

Selected Publications