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COLONAS VASILEIOS
Country: GREECE
Position/Affiliation: Professor/University of Thessaly, Greece
Subject in the Project: Coordinator of the Research Group of University of Thessaly - History of Architecture of port-cities


Born in Thessaloniki, was graduated from the School of Architecture of the Aristotle University. Continued his studies in Paris, in the fields of Conservation and Restoration of Historic Buildings and Monuments, Art History and Museology (University of Paris I), while at the same time working in the French Academy of Architecture (1979-1986). Earned his doctorate from the School of Architecture, Aristotle University, in 1992. Since 2003, Professor of Architectural History of 19th-20thc. in the School of Architecture of the University of Thessaly in Volos.

Has taken part in numerous scientific conferences in Greece and abroad and published studies in Greek and foreign books and periodicals. He has worked in the fields of exhibition organization and museology and was member of numerous European Research Programs related to the architectural heritage in the Eastern Mediterranean and Black Sea countries of the 19th-20th centuries.

He has been research fellow-lecturer in Universities in the USA and Canada (Stanley J. Seeger Visiting Fellowship, Program in Hellenic Studies (Princeton, 1998) Onassis Foundation (Urbana Champaign, Chicago, Brown, Mac Gill, S. Francisco, 2006), Fulbright Foundation (Columbia, 2014), Getty Foundation (Society of Architectural Historians, Chicago, 2015).

In 1999 he was awarded the title of the Chevalier of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic for his work on 19th century Italian architects in the Ottoman Empire.

His books after 2000: A hundred years of Hospitality, the hotels of Thessaloniki 1914-2014, University Studio Press, Thessaloniki 2015 (in Greek and English), Thessaloniki extra muros. The iconography of the “Campagnes” district 1885-1912, University Studio Press, Thessaloniki 2014 (in Greek), Urban space in the work of Cavafy, University Studio Press, Thessaloniki 2013 (in Greek), Thessaloniki 1912-2012, A Hundred Years of Architecture, University Studio Press, Thessaloniki 2012 (in Greek), The Army Share Fund Building, Banc of Piraeus, Athens 2007 (in Greek), Greek architects in the Ottoman Empire, Olkos, Athens 2005 (Greek and English editions), Italian architecrure in the Dodecanese islands (1912-1940), Olkos, Athens 2002, (in Greek and English).


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