Evagelos Karamanes

Ειδικότητα: Research director at the Hellenic Folklore Research Centre, Academy of Athens

He studied Archaeology at the University of Thessaloniki, before undertaking

postgraduate studies in Folklore, Social Anthropology and Ethnology in Thessaloniki

and the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris (PhD 1999).

A research director at the Hellenic Folklore Research Centre (HFRC), Academy of

Athens, where he serves since 2002 and as acting director since 2014. He works for

the documentation and digitization of folklore and ethnographic material and the

diffusion of content in the framework of the digital environment by participating or

directing recherche programs. He published papers on the history of Greek

folkloristics holding a reflective and critical analysis on archival practices of folklore

collections. He worked on traditional production techniques (mainly food

production, by doing fieldwork at pastoral communities of Northern and Central

Pindus) and on the cultural dimensions of agricultural production within the modern

processes of safeguarding and promoting agricultural heritage. He encouraged

collaboration of HFRC with Self-Government bodies, associations, and citizens,

developing a long-time tradition in Greek Folkloristics.

Member the Executive Board of the International Society for Ethnology and Folklore

(SIEF), member of the Scientific Council of the Research Centres of the Academy of

Athens, the National Scientific Committee for the implementation of the Convention

for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, the General Assembly of the

Hellenic Foundation for Research and Innovation (H.F.R.I.) and other scientific


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