Yatromanolakis, Dimitrios

Professor, Department of Classics, Department  of Anthropology, and Department of Comparative Thought, Johns Hopkins University

Dimitrios Yatromanolakis holds appointments as Professor at the Department of Classics, the Department of Anthropology, and the Department of Comparative Thought at John Hopkins University. He has been awarded numerous international Fellowships and Research Grants, including the William Milton Award (Harvard University) and the Berlin Prize.

He is a former Fellow of the Society of Fellows, Harvard University. He has lectured widely in Europe, the United States, Canada, and Latin America. He has served as External Member on the Institution Council of the Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences. He has also been a Research Associate of the Center for Hellenic Studies (Harvard University). His publications focus on both technical and more cross-disciplinary fields: ancient Greek vase-painting and vase-inscriptions; Greek epigraphy and papyrology; archaic and classical cultural history and performance cultures; ancient Greek ritual and mythology; and historical and comparative anthropology. His research interests include music archaeology and the ancient Greek sciences of harmonics and acoustics. Some of his seminal works: Epigraphy of Art: Ancient Greek Vase-Inscriptions and Vase-Paintings, An Archaeology of Representations: Ancient Greek Vase-Painting and Contemporary Methodologies, Greek Mythologies, Sappho in the Making, and Towards a Ritual Poetics. Professor Yatromanolakis studied classics and classical archaeology at the University of Oxford. While at Oxford, he specialised in Greek papyrology, studying with Professor Peter J. Parsons. He continued his cross-disciplinary research at Harvard University. He is the Co-founder and Co-chair of “Cultural Politics” at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University.