An Orthodox Journal of Cross-Cultural Theology, Dialogue and Mission

Dr. Gregory Stournaras


Member of the Editorial Board

Archaeologist, PhD. Architecture N.T.U.A., Academic Convenor in “Magnesia for Culture” Education Center for Lifelong Learning 1

“When we approach different cultures and civilisations, as well as diverse social and religious groups, we need to cultivate an attitude of respect. We need to listen carefully to the stories of each artifact and monument, to see them as they are, the handiwork of people. In this way we shall discover not only the historical controversies, but also the co-existence that has existed between different peoples and the cultural exchange between them.”

Gregory Stournaras is a graduate of the Department of Archaeology and History of the Faculty of Philosophy, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and has obtained a PhD in Urban and Regional Planning from the National Technical University of Athens (School of Architecture).

He has received funding for postdoctoral research by the National Institute for Funding (Greece). He has also received scholarships and funding for study and his own research from the Institute for Aegean Prehistory (USA), the Μax van Berchem Foundation (Switzerland), the American School of Classical Studies and Archaeology at Athens in association with the American Research Institute in Istanbul.

He is actively involved with a number of research projects either as a principal investigator or as a member.


He participated as an associated researcher in scientific programs of the University of Thessaly (Department of History, Archaeology and Social Anthropology, Department of Primary Education) and of the Greek Ministry of Culture.

He takes part in conferences in Greece and abroad with presentations and academic papers. He is a member of the Greek Historical Company, the American School of Classical Studies and Archaeology, and the Philological, Historical and Archaeological Society of Thessaly.

Research interests: ottoman history, ottoman civilization, Islamic architecture, material culture studies, the relationship between archaeology and politics, society and education, and the teaching of Greek (Ancient and Modern) and Arabic language.