Eleni Stavroulaki

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Stanley J. Seeger '52 Center for Hellenic Studies.


Eleni Stavroulaki is an art historian whose research focus on the reception of ancient art during the interwar period, when antiquity and modern art came into close alignment. In the 1930s French political setting, characterized by great tensions and polarization surrounding foreign conflicts and the confirmation of authoritarian governments, topics related to a purported "renaissance of European culture" include a wide range of perspectives that are tied to Antiquity in some manner. More specifically, she is interested in how this "modern Antiquity" is mirrored in art journals, which sometimes embrace an anti-classical and anti-humanist stance, while other times embrace a conservative or reactionary agenda. Her articles in peer-reviewed journals reflect similar topics. She holds a Ph.D. in Art History from the School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences in Paris. She has an M.A. in Art History (Paris 1-Sorbonne University) and a B.A. in archaeology from the University of Athens. Her archival research was supported by the French School in Athens and the EHESS Endowment Fund, allowing her to write with primary material from the foreign archaeological schools in Athens, as well as archival holdings from the Centre Pompidou and the INHA. She has participated in the research program on Cahiers d’art, carried out by the Benaki Museum, the EfA and the Zervos Museum at Vézelay.


Ph.D. Art History, School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences, Paris.

M.A. Art History (Paris 1-Sorbonne University)

B.A. Archaeology, University of Athens

20th-Century European Art
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