Dr. Eleni Stefanou is an archaeologist (BA, Dept. of History and Archaeology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, GR), and specialises in museum and heritage studies (MA, PhD University of Southampton, UK). Since October 2013 she works as Adjunct Lecturer at the postgraduate course Management of Cultural Organisations (MSc) of the Hellenic Open University. Since 2008 she has taught modules related to the theory and practice of museum studies, museum education, management of cultural heritage and archaeological site management at a BA and MA level at several Universities (University of the Aegean, University of Ioannina, University of Western Greece, University of Western Macedonia, Athens University of Economics and Business, University of Kent). She collaborates with diverse cultural and educational institutions on museum planning, educational design and community archaeology and heritage programs (Museum of Aegean Shipbuilding and Maritime Arts, The Heritage Management Organization -HERITΛGE, Live the Mo(nu)ment research collective). She has participated in many Greek and international conferences, she publishes in Greek and English language and has co-authored the edited volume From archaeology to archaeologies: the ‘other’ past (BAR International Series, 2012). Her publications and her broader research interests evolve around the ideological uses of the past in the present, as these are shaped through the fields of museology and cultural heritage, archaeological ethnography, community engagement, memory practices and education, i.e. the predominant fields that shape the intimate relationship of various social groups with the past.
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