Efrosyni Rizopoulou Egoumenidou

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Euphrosyne Rizopoulou-Egoumenidou was born in Larissa, Greece in 1946. She studied History and Archaeology at the University of Athens, Prehistoric and Classical Archaeology at the Institut für Ur- und Frühgeschichte, University of Heidelberg, Germany, and at the Institute of Archaeology, University of London. She obtained her PhD from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

Prof. E.E. became a permanent resident of Cyprus in 1978. She worked as a High School teacher (1980-1982) and then in the Department of Antiquities, Cyprus, as an Archaeological Officer (1983-1995) and as Head of the Branch of Folk Culture (1990-1995). From 1995 to 2013, she taught Folk Art and Architecture at the Department of History and Archaeology, University of Cyprus. Since 2012 she is an Expert of the Cyprus National Commission for UNESCO for the implementation of the Convention for the Protection of the Intangible Cultural Heritage. Since 2013 she is Professor Emerita at the University of Cyprus, and, since 2015, Adjunct Professor at The Cyprus Institute, Nicosia. In 2019 she was elected Founding Member and Vice-President of the Cyprus Academy of Sciences, Letters and Arts.

She is a member of 20 academic committees and societies of History, Archaeology, Ethnology, Folklore and Folk Art. From 1998 to 2004, she was a member of the first Council of the Cyprus Radiotelevision Authority. She participated in 31 research programs and in 103 conferences in 25 countries. She is author or co-author of 17 books (two more are under publication), and 39 chapters in books. 27 of her articles have been published in Greek and International scientific journals, and 41 papers (three more under publication) in Conference Proceedings. Her work has been published in five European languages. 

Research interests: Material Life of the Recent Past (18th-20th c.), Folk Culture, Folk Art, Folk Architecture, Traditional Crafts and Craftsmen, Ethnographic Collections, Archival Material, Pre-industrial Technology, Customs and Rites, Tangible and Intangible Cultural Heritage