Eirini Papadaki


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Eirini Papadaki studied Journalism and Mass Media Communication at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. She continued her studies at the University of Kent at Canterbury, UK, where she received her doctorate in Communication and Image Studies in 2002. Her doctorate thesis was entitled "The Mediation of Art through the Mass Media".

Since 2002 she worked at the Chamber of Fine Arts of Greece. Between 2004 and 2007 she was the scientific project manager for such projects as the digitization of artworks created by  Greek visual artists, the creation of a database for Greek visual artists and the creation of an internet portal for their incorporation and communication.

Her teaching experience include teaching at the University of Kent at Canterbury, UK, (School of Drama, Film and Visual Arts), the University of Ioannina (Department of Plastic Arts and Art Sciences), the University of the Aegean (Department of Pre-School Education and Educational Design), the University of Peloponnese (Department of History, Archaeology and Cultural Resources Management), as well as the Technological Educational Institute of Epirus (Department of Traditional Music and Department of Business Administration).

Her research interests focus on the mediation of art and culture, the communication of cultural goods with their spectators/auditors, the semiotics of the image, cultural and tourist administration and communication, as well as the "virtual" and the new dimensions of communication in the era of technoculture.

Publications (selection)

Eirini Papadaki (2014), "Image and visual experience in the era of technoculture: the digital visitor" (to be published in an edited volume).

Eirini Papadaki (2014), "Decoding children's drawings: a guide to abstract thought", proceedings of the 10th International Conference of Semiotics

Eirini Papadaki (2014), "The work of art as a first step towards knowledge", (to be published), Via Panoramica, CETAPS, 2014 issue

Eirini Papadaki (2013), "Watching tango: Tango and its mediation through the european cinema", Audio Technologies for Music and Media proceedings, Bilkent University, pp. 315-332

Eirini Papadaki (2012), “Global views on personal moments: photographs and individual narratives in social media”, Connectivity in the 21st Century, eBook.

Eirini Papadaki (2009), "Education and museums: Evaluation of educational programmes of Greek museums", proceedings of the 3rd International Conference of the Association of Primary Music Education Teachers (Ε.Ε.Μ.Α.Π.Ε), Athens

Eirini Papadaki (2008), "The charisma of the local and the impressive of the virtual: museums near archaeological sites and musuems on the Internet", Technology at the service of cultural heritage, ed. by Alexandra Bounia and Maria Economou, Athens: Kaleidoscopio, pp.102-114

Eirini Papadaki, Ifigeneia Mylona (2008), "Balkan art in the Greek media", The Image of the Balkans : Historical Approaches and Communication Perspectives, pp: 334-340

Eirini Papadaki (2007)(ed.), Visual Arts in Greece, digital edition, EETE 

Eirini Papadaki (2007), "The mirror, the window and the exiled poet: Images of the self and the other in the European media", Innovations and challenges for the european media, ed. Sofia Kaitatzi-Whitlock, Alexandros Baltzis, Thessaloniki: University Press, pp.321-343

Eirini Papadaki, (2007), "Narrating personal moments through social images:
Postcards as souvenirs of memorable instances and places», Narrative, Memory & Knowledge: Representations, Aesthetics & Contexts, University of Hudderfield Press, pp. 55-62

Ifigeneia Mylona, Eirini Papadaki (2007), "New way of collecting information & producing news? Examining the production of media content in the Internet era", The Impact of Internet on the Mass Media in Europe, ed. Nikos Leandros, Abramis editions, pp. 391-402

Ifigeneia Mylona, Eirini Papadaki (2007) "Communication research through the Internet: strengths & boundaries",  The Cyprus Journal of Sciences, Americanos College Vol. 5/Summer 2007,  pp. 127-138

Eirini Papadaki (2004), "Mass-produced images of archaeological sites: The case study of Knossos on postcards", Visual Resources: An International Journal of Documentation, Taylor & Francis , Vol XX No4, pp.365-382