Maria D. Efthymiou

Maria D. Efthymiou

Historian | National & Kapodistrian University of Athens

She was born in Larissa in 1955. She studied at the Department of History and Archaeology of the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens and at the University of Sorbonne in Paris. She has been taught seven foreign languages.

Since 1981, she has been a member of the teaching and research staff of the University of Athens. She has represented Greece in various History Committees of the European Union. Also, she has participated in the Mathesis project of the Crete University Press, with six sections on Greek and World History (

During the 2006-2017 decade, she taught World and Greek History to tens of thousands of people belonging to the general public – for free, on an evening basis – around Greece (in municipalities, libraries, schools, cultural centers, prisons and drug rehabilitation centers), for a total of approximately 2,300 hours.

She has written and edited four History books, and has published about seventy studies, scientific contributions and articles. The daily press has occasionally hosted interventions and opinion articles of hers on academic and social issues.

In 2013 she was awarded the “University Teaching Excellence Prize in memory of V. Xanthopoulos – St. Pnevmatikos”.

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