Research

Research Projects 

2018

Research fellow,

the Honor Frost Foundation, U.K. in the oral history project «Soundings: The Frost interview project».

Responsible for interviewing maritime archaeologists in Greece and Egypt for the H.F.F. Oral History Archive.

2017

Research fellow,

the Honor Frost Foundation, U.K. in preparing the editing of the «proceedings of the 8th, 9th and 10th Tropis, International Conferences on Ship Construction in Antiquity».

2015-2016

Researcher,

the European Program ITHACA- «Innovation Technologies and Applications for Coastal Archaeological Sites», Hellenic Institute of Marine Archaeology (H.I.M.A./I.EN.A.E.). My contribution to the program was to collect, record and document archaeological finds from the underwater archaeological excavations of the Institute in the Pagasetic Golf in Greece.​​

Conferences

2009

Wachsmann, S., Tsoukala, V., Sakellariou, D., Davis, D., Smith, C., Buxton, B., Maroulakis, S., Rousakis, G., Georgiou, P., Hale, J., Hohlfelder, R., Griffin, D., Theodoridou, D., Chyssocheri, E., Fix, P.

«The Danaos project, 2008: Reconstructing the Crete to Egypt route».

Collective paper presented at the 9th Pan-Hellenic Symposium of Oceanography and Fisheries, Patra.

2007

Harry E. Tzalas, Irene Chryssocheri,

«The Underwater Archaeological Surveys of the Greek Mission in Alexandria, Egypt (1998-2006)».

In the International DEGUWA- In Poseidons Reich XII Conference, Cologne.

2005

«Underwater archaeological parks: thoughts on their necessity. The example of the Eastern harbour of Alexandria».

In Tropis IX: 9th Symposium of Ship Construction in Antiquity, Agia Napa, Cyprus.

2005

Harry E. Tzalas, Irene Chryssocheri,

«The Underwater Archaeological Surveys of the Greek Mission in Alexandria, Egypt: 1998-2004».

Paper presented at the Conference of the Institute of Underwater Archaeological Research (IENAE): «30 years of underwater research: from Pelagonisi to Korakia», May 20-22, Athens.

Collective Publications

2011

Wachsmann, S., S. Demesticha, I. Chryssoheri, and K.L. Croff Bell (2011).

«Archaeological discoveries on Eratosthenes seamount»,

in Bell K.L.C. and S. Fuller S. (eds) New Frontiers in Ocean Exploration: The E/V Nautilus 2010 Field Season, Oceanography 24(1).

2009

Wachsmann, S., Tsoukala, V., Sakellariou, D., Davis, D., Smith, C., Buxton, B., Maroulakis, S., Rousakis, G., Georgiou, P., Hale, J., Hohlfelder, R., Griffin, D., Theodoridou, D., Chyssocheri, E., Fix, P.

«The Danaos project, 2008: Reconstructing the Crete to Egypt route»,

in the proceedings of the 9th Pan-Hellenic Symposium of Oceanography and Fisheries, Patras: HCMR-Patras University: 146-151.

2005

Tzalas, H., Chrysocheri, E. (2005).

«The Underwater Archaeological Surveys of the Greek mission in Alexandria: 1998-2004»

in ENALIA, Athens (Τζάλας Χ., Χρυσοχέρη Ε., (2005). «Οι ενάλιες αρχαιολογικές έρευνες της ελληνικής αποστολής στην Αλεξάνδρεια: 1998-2004», ΕΝΑΛΙΑ, Αθήνα)

Lectures 

2004

«A proposal for the establishment of a Maritime-Pharos Museum in Alexandria»,

in the Cultural Centre of the Egyptian Embassy in Athens.

Several lectures in Greece and Egypt on the

“Underwater archaeological surveys of the Greek mission in Alexandria”

 

Teaching experience

2019-2020

Visitor lecturer of Maritime Archaeology,

in courses attended by American undergraduate students.

Study Abroad Institution DIKEMES: International Centre for Hellenic and Mediterranean Studies, Athens (in English)

 

2014

Lecturer of Archaeology in the “Summer School for Undergraduates”,

of the British School at Athens (BSA). A three-week residential course for UK-based undergraduates on “The Archaeology and Topography of Greece” (in English)

 

2008-2012

Visitor lecturer of Maritime Ethnography,

Alexandria Centre for Maritime Archaeology and Underwater Cultural Heritage, Faculty of Arts, Alexandria University (in English)   

2007

Lecturer in a summer course in Underwater Archaeology,

Institute of Underwater Archaeological Research (IENAE)

2006-2008

Lecturer of undergraduate courses in Maritime Archaeology,

attended by American students at the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HCMR) in Rhodes, Greece (in English)

 

2005-2007

Lecturer of Archaeology and Maritime Archaeology in schools,

“Platon School" (2005-2006), the “Athens College Elementary School" (2006-2007) and other private schools

 
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Archaeological fieldwork

2001- 2016

Underwater excavations of the

Hellenic Institute of Ancient and Medieval Alexandrian Studies in Alexandria- Egypt,

as a diver archaeologist.

Director: Harris Tzalas (two field seasons per year)

2015-2016

Underwater excavation of the

Hellenic Institute of Marine

Archaeology (H.I.M.A./I.EN.A.E.)

in the Pagasitikos Gulf,

as a diver archaeologist.

Director: Ilias Spondilis.

2010

Ocean Exploration Trust. E/V Nautilus.

Geo-physical and deepwater archaeological research,

at the «Eratosthenes» seamount in Cyprus 

 

2008

Deepwater archaeological survey: The Danaos project,

2008: Reconstructing the Crete to Egypt route. A collaborative endeavour between the Institute of Nautical Archaeology (INA) at Texas A&M University, the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HCMR) and the Hellenic Institute for Ancient and Medieval Alexandrian Studies (HIAMAS). 

 

2007

Kylleni Harbour Project.

Interdisciplinary underwater archaeological and geophysical research at Kylleni harbour, as a diver archaeologist.

Finnish Institute at Athens and the Ephorate of Underwater Antiquities

 

2006-2007

Underwater excavation of the

Hellenic Institute of Marine

Archaeology (H.I.M.A./I.EN.A.E.)

in the Pagasitikos Gulf,

as a diver archaeologist.

Director: Ilias Spondilis.

2004 & 2006

Akrotirio Souniou Project.

Underwater archaeological and geophysical research, as a diver archaeologist.

Department of Geology, University of Patras & Ephorate of Underwater Antiquities.

Director: Kalliopi Baika

2006

Underwater excavation of the

Hellenic Institute of Marine

Archaeology (H.I.M.A./I.EN.A.E.) in the Argosaronikos gulf,

as a diver archaeologist.

Director: Christos Agouridis 

 

2005

Geo-archaeological research at the harbours of Ramnounda, Eastern Attica.

Research under the direction of the

Archaeological Society at Athens

and D. Blackman & B. Petrakos,

University of Oxford,

as a diver archaeologist  

 

2005

Naval Bases in the Aegean Sea (2000-2006).

Underwater research and topographical mapping of carved shipsheds in Creta (Tripiti, Matala, Rethimno), as a diver archaeologist.

Director: Kalliopi Baika 

 

1999

Land excavations of the 20th Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities Administration

as contract archaeologists

 

1993

Land excavations at Minoa,

Amorgos, Greece

Director: Professor Lila Maragou

1992

Land excavations at Oiniades- Messolongi, Greece

Director: Professor E. Papoutsaki-Serbeti

 
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