Professor Taxiarchis Kolias
Director of the Institute of Historical Research and Vice-President of the National Hellenic Research Foundation
National Hellenic Research Foundation (NHRF)
48 Vassileos Constantinou Avenue
11635 Athens, Greece
Tel.: +30 18.104.22.1689
Fax. +30 22.214.171.1249
Professor Taxiarchis Kolias is Director of the Institute of Historical Research and Vice-President of the Board of the National Hellenic Research Foundation (NHRF). Professor Kolias is also full professor at the University of Athens at the School of Philosophy.
From 1996 he taught as full professor at the Faculty of History and Archaeology of the University of Ioannina. Since 2001 he is Professor of Everyday Life and Culture of the Byzantines at the Faculty of Philology of the University of Athens. He is President of the Greek Committee of Byzantine Studies and editor-in-chief of the academic journal Byzantine Symmeikta (www.byzsym.org) of the Institute of Historical Research which, through his initiative, entered its electronic phase thus widening significantly its readership. From 2006 until 2011 he has been Director of the Institute for Byzantine Research of the National Hellenic Research Foundation. He has been member of the National Committee of Research and Technology until 2011, Vice-President of the Greek Committee of South-Eastern Europe Studies Committee and member of the Board of the Executive Committee of the Turkish Studies Department and the Slavic Studies Department of the University of Athens. He is member of the Board of the Society for Byzantine Studies. At the University of Ioannina he has held numerous posts in the academic administration. At the University of Athens he has initiated and run the e-learning programme entitled Hellenism and the West. He has served as member of the editorial boards of prestigious academic journals, such as Byzantinoslavica, Jahrbuch der Österreichischen Byzantinistik, Journal of Medieval and Islamic History and others. He has been a regular collaborator of the academic journal Byzantinische Zeitschrift. He has also worked for the Lexikon des Mittelalters and has acted as instigator and academic responsible of many national and international research projects focusing on Byzantine history and culture.
He has organized and supervised the organization of more than 30 international conferences and has undertaken the publication of more than 30 volumes on Byzantine history and culture in his capacity as Director of the Institute for Byzantine Research of the NHRF during his previous appointment.
He has a multitude of publications on aspects of Byzantine military history, Byzantine cultural history and other topics of medieval history and culture.