Climate change impacts on cultural heritage: Facing the challenge

Kyriakidis Evangelos

Dr. Evangelos Kyriakidis is the founding director of the Heritage Management Organization, was Senior Leventis Research Fellow in Heritage Management and Senior Lecturer in Aegean Prehistory in the University of Kent, Canterbury. Trained in UCL and Cambridge in Classical Archaeology, Linguistics and Anthropology, and having fundraised 7M for heritage management projects, Evangelos has been the sole external expert in the only ever committee for the management of monuments in Greece, 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 and a visiting professor at UCLA. Evangelos' research on heritage management has contributed to Kent being rated second for its impact in society in the UK. He is the founding director of the MA in Heritage Management between Kent and AUEB, a program consistently rated this year as 3rd internationally for Culture and Creative Industries Management and first for Heritage by Eduniversal. The Heritage Management Organization has run a three year project on climate change and its effects on monuments in partnership with ICCROM and the Canadian Conservation

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2004-2006            University of Kent at Canterbury, Post-Graduate Certificate in Higher Education, a Teaching Qualification

1998- 2002            St. John's College, University of Cambridge, Dept. of Archaeology

Ph.D.: Ritual and its Establishment: The Case of some Open Air Rituals in Minoan Crete. Supervisors: Prof. C. Renfrew and Prof. I. Hodder

1997- 1998           St. John's College, University of Cambridge

  1. Phil. in Classics (Linear B)
    • University College London,

B.A. in Classical Archaeology (First Class Honours)



2008-pres.            University of Kent at Canterbury, Senior Lecturer in Aegean Prehistory

2008-pres.            The Heritage Management Organization, Director

2011-2017            Leventis Senior Fellow in Heritage Management

2004-2008.           University of Kent at Canterbury, Lecturer in Aegean Prehistory (December 2004 tenure, May 2007 Lecturer B)

2003-2010            Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at UCLA, Visiting Scholar (2003-4) and Research Associate (2004-2010.)

2002                       Goulandris Museum of Cycladic Art, Athens, Curator

1999-2001            Cultural co-ordinator, Crete, for a project of the European program ARCHI-MED. Study on the cultural importance of the fauna and flora of Crete.

  • Herakleion Museum, Crete (together with Cairo, BM, Louvre, Metropolitan, other Cretan Museums and National Museum of Greece). Study and publication of the scarabs of Crete with Othmar Keel. Worked also in the museums of Rethymnon, Chania, Aghios Nikolaos and Université Misericorde, Fribourg, Switzerland (funded by Cambridge and Herakleion) -see below publications-.