University of Thessaly, with 37 Departments, and 8 schools is a university with its own identity and with a prominent position in our national educational system. University of Thessaly provides undergraduate and postgraduate programs and extra-curricular modules in specific research and business fields, for over 43.000 students. Part of the School of Humanities of the University of Thessaly, The Department of History, Archaeology and Social Anthropology is based in Volos at the university’s seaside campus. The department grants a single degree that indicates the discipline in which the student specialized. These disciplines are:
The history curriculum encompasses all periods and theoretical orientations of Greek and international historical studies. In addition to their training in historical analysis, students are instructed in how to access, manage and evaluate computerized data, as well as produce content for the new technological environments of cultural management fields (education, research centers, museums, publishing houses, cultural policy development, etc.)
The archaeology program offers a wide range of courses in archaeology and art history that covers broad subject matters and chronological periods from the Paleolithic era to the post-Byzantine period. The curriculum includes introductory courses for 1st and 2nd year students and advanced courses for students in their 3rd and 4th year of study. Additionally, during the course of their studies, students are introduced to new technologies used in the documentation and mapping of archaeological sites and monuments and are given the opportunity to participate in a number of archaeological field projects conducted by faculty members and the Greek Archaeological Service.
- Social Anthropology
The anthropology curriculum consists of courses focused on the cross-cultural analysis of social and cultural phenomena, as well as on contemporary cultural theory. The interdisciplinary link with history and archaeology enables the application of anthropological knowledge to the study of local history, analysis of regional social phenomena, the evaluation of initiatives for social intervention that require an understanding of multiculturalism (immigration, racism, etc.), the analysis and development of cultural heritage projects and the transcription of ethnographic data in computerized and audiovisual environments.