Dr Evangelos Kyriakidis

HERITΛGE Director

Dr Evangelos Kyriakidis is the founding Director of the Heritage Management Organization, and Senior Lecturer in Archaeology at the University of Kent. Trained at University College London and at Cambridge in classical archaeology, linguistics and anthropology, Evangelos has been a member of the Subject Committee for Archaeology in the UK, a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London and of the Archaeological Society of Athens, a Leventis Senior Research Fellow in Heritage Management at Kent, as well as a Visiting Professor in the University of Basel and at UCLA. Evangelos has raised over £7 million in funding for heritage management projects to date. His research on heritage management has contributed to the University of Kent being ranked second in the UK for research impact in the most recent Research Excellence Framework. He is also the founding Director of the MA in Heritage Management, a collaborative program between Kent and the Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB), which has been ranked first internationally in the category of Heritage and third internationally in the category of Culture and Creative Industries Management and by Eduniversal. Evangelos has research interests in Mycenaean administration, Minoan religion and iconography, as well as ritual theory. He is also interested in the history of archaeological thought and in archaeological site management and planning. His research has been widely published in over 40 peer reviewed publications.

Publications (selected)

  • Kyriakidis, E. (2019). A Community Empowerment Approach to Heritage Management: From Values Assessment to Local Engagement. [Online]. London, UK: Routledge. Available at: https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429429361.
  • Grammatikakis, I., Demadis, K., Kyriakidis, E., Cabeza, A. and Leon-Reina, L. (2017). New evidence about the use of serpentinite in the Minoan architecture. A ?-Raman based study of the “House of the High Priest” drain in Knossos. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports [Online] 16:316-321. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jasrep.2017.09.029.
  • Kyriakidis, E. and Anagnostopoulos, A. (2017). Engaging Local Communities in Heritage Decision-Making: the Case of Gonies, Crete, Greece. Journal of Eastern Mediterranean Archaeology and Heritage Studies [Online] 5:334-348. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.5325/jeasmedarcherstu.5.3-4.0334.
  • Kyriakidis, E. and Anagnostopoulos, A. (2016). Archaeological Ethnography, Heritage Management, and Community Archaeology: A Pragmatic Approach from Crete. Public Archaeology [Online] 14:240-262. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14655187.2016.1221988.
  • Kyriakidis, E. (2012). Borders and Territories: The Borders of Classical Tylissos. Cambridge Classics Journal [Online] 58:115-144. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1750270512000097.

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