Photike is located in the northern part of the Kokytos valley, close to modern Paramythia in Thesprotia. It was a Roman colonial town, probably founded during the reign of Augustus, which later developed into a Medieval episcopal see. Our knowledge of Photike has until now been based on Roman inscriptions and some partly excavated churches dating to the Early Christian and Middle Byzantine periods.
The Finnish Institute at Athens invites you to the Annual Meeting on Wednesday May 17th, 7pm. The event will be…
International workshop on the topic “Protection of the Environment in Armed Conflicts” to take place at the Institute Thursday 4 May 2023 from 18.00 – 20.30.
Last Wednesday and Thursday, the Finnish Institute at Athens paid tribute to Maria Martzoukou, on the occasion of her retirement.
MA, M.Soc.Sci Lassi Jakola has been appointed as the Finnish Institute’s next Assistant Director. The current post holder Antti Lampinen will hand over to Jakola on August 1st 2023.
An international workshop at the Finnish Institute at Athens that has gathered together a range of scholars to present on diverse themes of ancient ethnography, geography, and ‘septentriography’ –i.e. writings on the northern parts of the oikoumene – and to discuss the parameters of the Greek perceptions of ‘northernness’ from a variety of perspectives.
The Finnish Institute at Athens is hosting the 14th Johannes Sundwall lecture on Friday 25th of November at 6 pm. Our speaker is environmental archaeologist, professor emerita Lilian Karali (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens); her presentation ‘Contribution of Archaeomalacological Research to Aegean Archaeology’ delves into the interpretation of seashells found in archaeological contexts. The lecture will be held at the premises of the Swedish Institute at Athens (Mitseon 9), followed by a reception at the Finnish Institute (Zitrou 16).
With Olga Migliaressi-Phoca and Inga Meldere, moderated by Denis Maksimov-Gupta, September 27, 19.00 – 21.30.
From ancient Mycenaeans to contemporary Athenians, decoration and writing on the walls have been ubiquitous. Murals, inscriptions, paintings, mosaics, graffiti – as well as interpersonal messaging – the medium of inscribing in the public space is vast. By exploring the practices of two visual artists from distant geographies, we will look into engagement with the city’s public space in contemporaneity. In the conversation, we will focus on artists’ engagement with historical and cultural values through ideographs, symbols and signs from the ancient Mediterranean cultural heritage.
7 September 2022 at 7PM – hybrid event at FIA (Zitrou 16) and Zoom The Finnish Institute at Athens is…
The Finnish Institute at Athens invites you to the 37th Annual Meeting on May 23rd, 7pm. The event will be…