Alexandra Kyriaki
Vasileiou
Professor
Byzantine History and Sigillography

Contact

School of History and Archaeology

409B

0030 2310 997228

0030 6949939378

Short CV Presentation

Alexandra-Kyriaki Wassiliou-Seibt was born in Vienna, Austria (1/5/1969). She spent her childhood and school years in Kavala. She studied Classical Philology, Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies at the University of Vienna, Austria, where she completed her postgraduate and doctoral studies, as well  as her habilitation (venia docendi/Byzantine Studies). She is a specialist for Byzantine Sigillography with international recognition. She was Senior Staff Scientist at the Austrian Academy of Sciences, and since 2019 she is visiting researcher (honorary fellow for Byzantine Sigillography) at the same institution. Since 2019 she is a member of the faculty of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (2019-2024 Associate Professor, and since 2024 full Professor for Byzantine History and Sigillography). She has participated in international conferences, workshops, scientific symposia in Greece and abroad (with presentations). She has organized international workshops, round tables, and exhibitions. She is the author of seven scientific monographs and more than seventy articles. Additionally, she has (co-)published four scientific volumes. She has worked/is working in national and foreign research projects. She is  scientific leader of current research projects in Byzantine Sigillography at the Austrian Academy of Sciences. She was Summer fellow in  Dumbarton Oaks. She  studied Greek and international public and private collections of Byzantine Lead seals in situ.  She collaborates with relevant institutions and private seals collectors.  Since 2023 she serves as Vice-President  of the Commission for Byzantine Sigillography at the AIEB. She is co-editor of the international periodicon Studies in Byzantine SigillographyAIEB, and since 2022 as General Secretary of the Hellenic Historical Society.

Short CV Presentation

Alexandra-Kyriaki Wassiliou-Seibt was born in Vienna, Austria (1/5/1969). She spent her childhood and school years in Kavala. She studied Classical Philology, Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies at the University of Vienna, Austria, where she completed her postgraduate and doctoral studies, as well  as her habilitation (venia docendi/Byzantine Studies). She is a specialist for Byzantine Sigillography with international recognition. She was Senior Staff Scientist at the Austrian Academy of Sciences, and since 2019 she is visiting researcher (honorary fellow for Byzantine Sigillography) at the same institution. Since 2019 she is a member of the faculty of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (2019-2024 Associate Professor, and since 2024 full Professor for Byzantine History and Sigillography). She has participated in international conferences, workshops, scientific symposia in Greece and abroad (with presentations). She has organized international workshops, round tables, and exhibitions. She is the author of seven scientific monographs and more than seventy articles. Additionally, she has (co-)published four scientific volumes. She has worked/is working in national and foreign research projects. She is  scientific leader of current research projects in Byzantine Sigillography at the Austrian Academy of Sciences. She was Summer fellow in  Dumbarton Oaks. She  studied Greek and international public and private collections of Byzantine Lead seals in situ.  She collaborates with relevant institutions and private seals collectors.  Since 2023 she serves as Vice-President  of the Commission for Byzantine Sigillography at the AIEB. She is co-editor of the international periodicon Studies in Byzantine SigillographyAIEB, and since 2022 as General Secretary of the Hellenic Historical Society.

Contact

School of History and Archaeology

409B

0030 2310 997228

0030 6949939378

Studies

1988 - 1994

University of Vienna/Austria

Faculty of Humanities/Classical Philology/Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies

Undergratuate degree program

1995 - 1998

University of Vienna/Austria

Faculty of Humanities/Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies

Postgratuate degree program

2012 - 2014

University of Vienna/Austria

Faculty of Humanities/Byzantine Studies

Postdoctoral Program of Studies, Habilitation/venia docendi

Publications

2004

Byzantinische Bleisiegel in Oesterreich. 2. Teil. Zentral- und Provinzialverwaltrung

Alexandra-Kyriaki Wassiliou - Werner Seibt

Books

2009

Highlights from the Robert Hecht Jr. Seals Collection

Alexandra-Kyriaki Wassiliou-Seibt , John Nesbitt, Werner Seibt

2011

Corpus der byzantinischen Bleisiegel mit metrischen Legenden. 1. Teil. Einleitung, Siegellegenden von Alpha bis inklusive My

Alexandra-Kyriaki Wassiliou-Seibt

Books

2016

Corpus der byzantinischen Siegel mit metrischen Legenden. 2. Teil. Siegellegenden von Ny bis inklusive Sphragis

Alexandra-Kyriaki Wassiliou-Seibt

Books

2022

Ο ΧΡΙCΤΟC ΑVTOC CΦΡΑΓΙC ΑCΦΑΛΕCΤΑΤΗ. Byzantinishe Bleisiegel der Sammlung Gert Boersema.

Alexandra-Kyriaki Wassiliou-Seibt

Books

Research Interests

Byzantine Sigillography - Byzantine Numismatics - Byzantie Epigraphy - Byzantine History - Byzantine Administration - Byzantine Prosopography - Byzantine Aristocracy - Byzantine Society - Byzantium and Foreigners

Professional Experience

1994 - 1998

Wiener Urania (Public School)

Teacher, Ancient Greek and Modern Greek Language

Description:

Teeaching of Ancient Greek und Modern Greek Language in Higher Education

1995 - 2019

Austrian Academy of Sciences/IMAFO/ABF

Senior Staff Scientist/Leader of Projects in Byzantine Sigillography

Description:

  1. Processing and registration of sigillographic material from international collections in the Systematic Archive for byzantine Sigillography
  2. Systematic Edition of Byzantine Seals in Austrian Collections
  3. Corpus of Byzantine Seals with metrical inscriptions

2019 - 2014

Austrian Academy of Sciences/IMAFO/ABF

Visiting Researcher

Description:

Processing and registration of sigillographic material from international collections in the Systematic Archive for Byzantine Sigillography

 

Corpus of Byzantine Seals with metrical inscriptions

2000 - 2017

University of Vienna/ Instiute for Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies

Lecturer/Privatdozent

Description:

I taught at the Undergratuate degree program:

  1. Byzantine Sigillography
  2. Cental and Provincial Administration of the Byzantine Empire
  3. Administative and social structures of the middle Byzantine period, especially

2019 - 2024

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Department for Byzantine History and Archeology

Member of the Teaching Research Staff, Scientific collaborator

Description:

Scientific collaborator of the scientific project “Molybdobullae in Byzantine Thrace: Review of data, mapping of the dispersion of finds and tracing of communication networks” (scientific supervisor: Prof. A. Gkoutzioukostas)

Special employment: Systematic critical review of lead sheets, interpretation and historical analysis of sealing data

Courses

2019 - 2021

HBY 101 Introduction to the Byzantine History (Undergraduate)

2019 - 2024

HBY 603/902 Seminaries in Byzantine History (Undergraduate)

2020 - 2024

HBY 405/454 Byzantine Sigillography (Undergraduate)

2019 - 2024

HBY 703 Prosopography and Social Networks (Postgraduate)

2021 - 2024

HBY 704 Byzantine Administration and Institutions (Postgraduate)

2023 - 2024

HBY 708 Special themes of the political and ecclesiastical History of Byzantium (Postgraduate)

Skills

Fundamental Research/Grundlagenforschung

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