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Eleni Gemtou

Basic Information

Title: Assistant Professor
Area of Specialization: History of Art with an Emphasis on its Relationship to the Sciences
Division: History and Philosophy of Science and Technology

Contact details

Phone No. : (+30) 210 727 5521
Fax: (+30) 210 727 5530
E-mail: egemtos[at]phs.uoa[dot]gr
Office hours: Friday 15:00-17:00
Contact address: 37 Salaminos str.,
15343, Agia Paraskevi

Academic information


  • Archaeology (MA, LMU, München)
  • Art History (PhD, Department of History and Archaeology, University of Athens)

Research interests

  • The Methodology of Art History
  • The Relationship between Art and Science
  • The Relationship between the Visual Arts and other Art Forms

Courses and Seminars


  • “Introduction to Art History”
  • “Modern Art”
  • “Art of the Italian Renaissance”
  • “Visual Arts and Cinema”


  • “The Methodology of Art History”

Selected Publications

  •   “Die Rolle der Tradition in der modernen Kunst Griechenlands“, Thetis. Mannheimer Beiträge zur klassischen Archäologie und Geschichte Griechenlands und Zypern, Bd.11-12, Mannheim 2005.
  • "The Social Role of Art", Science and Society, vol.20, 2008, 199-218. (in Greek)
  • “Analogies, Metaphors and Models in Art and Science", Philosophical Inquiry, International Quarterly, vol.XXXI, Summer - Fall 2009, no 3-4, 51-64
  • “Beauty in Art and Science”, Anistoriton, vol.11 (2008-9) Art.
  • "Film and the Visual Arts”, Cogito, Issue. 09, March 2009, s.96-99 (in Greek)
  • “Subjectivity in Art History and Art Criticism”, Rupkatha Journal. On Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities, vol.2, N.1, 2010 (special Issue: Visual Arts), pp.2-13
  • «Depictions of Sunsets as Information Sources», Leonardo. The International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology, MIT Press, Volume 44, Issue 1, February 2011, s.49-53
  • “‘Medicine for Art's Sake'?: A Philosophical Study on the Relationship between Medicine, Art and Science», Rupkatha. Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities, vol.3, no 4, 2011, 639-650.
  • “The Concept of Crisis in Art and Science”, Rupkatha. Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities, Vol.5, No 3, 2013
  • “Art without Artistic Intention: The Case of ‘Planking’”, Anistoriton Journal, vol. 14 (2014-2015) ArtHistory, 1-10.
  • “Exploring the Possibilities of Postdramatic Theater as Educational Means”, International Journal of Education and the Arts, Vol. 15, No12, Sept.20, 2014.