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Dr. T. (Tatiana) Markaki

Faculty of Humanities
Capaciteitsgroep Romaanse talen en culturen
Photographer: onbekend

Visiting address
  • Spuistraat 134
  • Room number:317
Postal address
  • Postbus 1641
    1000 BP Amsterdam
Contact details
  • Profile
    Heraklion (Venetian Candia): the Venetian Castello a Mar in the entrance of the port

    From Crete to Amsterdam

    Markaki was born in Heraklion, Crete, and studied History and Archaeology at the Faculty of Arts of the University of Athens (BA cum laude, specialisation: History of the Greek world under Venetian rule). She also acquired a BA in Piano Performance (cum laude) at the National Conservatory in Athens. A follow-up study of the history of Venetian Crete took place at the department of Modern Greek Language and Culture of the University of Amsterdam. Markaki's MA thesis concerned a quantitative analysis of the documents of a Cretan notary in the 16th -17th century, that have been published by prof. dr. Arnold van Gemert and prof. dr. Wim Bakker, both affiliated for many years to this department. A scholarship from the Greek Academy of Sciences offered Markaki the opportunity to work as a fellow at the Istituto Ellenico di Studi Bizantini e Postbizantini in Venice, Italy. In that period she conducted research on the notarial records of Candia (modern Heraklion) at the State Archives of Venice concerning issues of socioeconomic and cultural history.

    Since 1995 Markaki is working as a lecturer Language Acquisition and Modern Greek History at the Department of Modern Greek Language and Culture. Since September 2013 she is Program Director Modern Greek Studies in the same Department. Besides, she works freelance as official interpreter-translator Greek and as advisor/trainer in various educational and intercultural projects.

  • Research

    Culture and Language or Language and Culture?

    Markaki's research interest concerns aspects of both the Greek language (in particular Modern Greek lexicography and translation) and the socio-economic and cultural history of Crete during the Venetian rule (1211-1669).

    Regarding history her interest focusses on the dowry and trousseau that women on Crete brought into their new household at the time of marriage. By studying marriage contracts and inventories – written in Greek and/or Italian, Venetian and Cretan dialect – Markaki maps patterns of marriage and consumption. This is an attempt to contribute to the knowledge of the history of the Greek world during the period of the Venetian rule; a period that has remained underexposed in comparison with other periods of the Greek history.

    Regarding the language, research interest focuses mainly on the translation of Dutch non-fiction into Greek, the lexicography of Modern Greek and the development of teaching material for language proficiency in Modern Greek.

    Cultural History of Crete

    Research project: Women and Material Culture in Venetian Crete (16th-17th century)

    This project has led to a doctoral thesis project, partly financed by:

    a) the Faculty of Humanities, Universiteit van Amsterdam;

    b) the Greek Academy of Sciences in Athens in coöperation with Istituto Ellenico di Studi Bizantini e Postbizantini in Venice, Italy.

    Dissertation: Objects and Identities: Dowry and Material Culture in Venetian Crete in Regional and European Context (1600-1645)

    http://hdl.handle.net/11245.1/88113211-ad31-46df-839d-983825f03745

    The aim of this comparative study was to investigate the socio-economic and cultural function of the dowry given to the bride upon marriage during the first half of the 17th century. The study focussed on the capital city of Crete, Candia (modern Heraklion), and the countryside, by examining unpublished marriage contracts and inventories of movables. The socio-economic aspects included the role of dowry as a medium of social mobility. The cultural aspects included consumption patterns and patterns of material culture. The composition of the dowry and the choices made by the family of the bride, concerning the quantity, quality and value of movables are considered to play a significant role.

    Lexicography of Modern Greek

    Participant for seven years in the research project

     "Woordenboek Nederlands-Nieuwgrieks/Nieuwgrieks-Nederlands"

  • Teaching

    BA Courses in Dutch

    1. Griekenland en Cyprus: van de Ottomaanse tijd tot heden

    BA Courses in Greek & English

    1. Modern Greek Language and Literature 1

    2. Modern Greek Language and Literature 2

    BA Courses in English

    1. Memory and Conflict: Greece, Cyprus and Turkey

    2. Venice, Byzantium and the Greek World

    3. The Mediterranean and Europe

    4. Project Athens

    5. Islamicate Art across the Mediterranean World (guest-lecturer)

  • Positions

    At the University of Amsterdam (UvA)

    • Chair/Program Director of  Dept. Modern Greek language and culture
    • Chair of the BA Programme Committee (OC) Modern Greek.
    • Public relations officer & webmaster Dept. Modern Greek language and culture.
    • Coordinator Minor Mediterranean Studies.
    • Initiator and founder of the Marilena Laskaridis Chair of Modern Greek Studies, UvA.
    • Member of the Works Council (OR) of the Faculty of Humanities (2015-2018 & 2021-2024); member of the HRM committee.
    • Board member of the Central Works Council (COR): 2015-2017.
    • Member of the Central Works Council (COR): 2021-2024; member of the HRM committee.
    • Coordinator of the International Exams for the Certificate of Attainment in Greek in the Netherlands (organised annually by ΚΕΓ, Thessaloniki, and the Dept. of Modern Greek language and culture)
    • Project leader & developer projects Webklas light Language and Literature, Faculty of Humanities (2008-2010)

    External positions

    • Chair of Dutch Society for Modern Greek Studies (Nederlands Genootschap voor Nieuwgriekse Studies, NGNS)
    • Board member of the European Society for Modern Greek Studies (EENS) (October 2014-October 2022)
    • Chair of the Scientific Advisory Board (WAR) of the Netherlands Institute in Athens (NIA)
  • Publications

    2020

    • Markaki, T. (Accepted/In press). Κρητικός Πόλεμος, γυναίκες και καθημερινός βίος: οι καταγραφές κινητών στο Χάνδακα (1646-1655). In Άγνωστες πτυχές του Κρητικού Πολέμου (1645-1669): Πρακτικά Διεθνούς Συνεδρίου Municipal Library of Heraklion.
    • Markaki, T. (Accepted/In press). ‘Στο Κάστρον επαντρεύθηκε…’: Γαμήλιες πρακτικές στον Χάνδακα του Βιτσέντζου Κορνάρου. In Ερωτόκριτος: αισθητική, ιστορία, κριτική: Πρακτικά Διεθνούς Συνεδρίου Center of Cretan Literature.

    2015

    • Markaki, T. (2015). Cultural transfers and social ruptures in Venetian Crete: dowries of distinguished cittadini in seventeenth-century Candia. In K. A. Dimadis (Ed.), 5th European Congress of Modern Greek Studies, Thessaloniki: Proceedings: Continuities, Discontinuities, Ruptures in the Greek World (1204-2014): Economy, Society, History, Literature. - vol 5 (pp. 207-220). Athens: European Society of Modern Greek Studies. [details]

    2018

    • Markaki, T. (2018). ... άλες τρις κασέλες ταλπεδένιες σγουραφιστές, δουκάτα 36. Συμβολή στη μελέτη του υλικού πολιτισμού στον βενετοκρατούμενο Χάνδακα (1647-1650). In ΠΕΠΡΑΓΜΕΝΑ ΙΑ΄ΔΙΕΘΝΟΥΣ ΚΡΗΤΟΛΟΓΙΚΟΥ ΣΥΝΕΔΡΙΟΥ (Ρέθυμνο, 21-27 Οκτωβρίου 2011): ΤΟΜΟΣ Β1 ΤΜΗΜΑ ΒΥΖΑΝΤΙΝΩΝ ΚΑΙ ΜΕΣΩΝ ΧΡΟΝΩΝ (Vol. B1, pp. 141-157). Rethymnon: Rethymnon Society of Historical and Ethnographical Studies.

    2017

    • Markaki, T. (2017). Υλικά αγαθά σε αέναο ταξίδι: Η περίπτωση της vestura στοv βενετοκρατούμενο Χάνδακα . In Proceedings of the 12th International Congress of Cretan Studies Heraklion: Society of Cretan Historical Studies. [details]

    2011

    • Markakē, T. (2011). Politikes sugkrotēsēs mousikēs tautotētas: sugchronē ellēnikē mousikē kai ekmathēsē glōssas sto diadiktuako topo 'Webklas light Nieuwgrieks' tou Universiteit van Amsterdam. In K. A. Dēmadēs (Ed.), Tautotētes ston ellēniko kosmo (apo to 1204 eōs sēmera): D' Eurōpaïko Sunedrio Neoellēnikōn Spoudōn: Granada, 9-12 Septembriou 2010: praktika = Identities in the Greek world (from 1204 to the present day): 4th European Congress of Modern Greek Studies: Granada, 9-12 September 2010: proceedings. - Tomos E' = Vol. 5 (pp. 645-659). Athēna: Eurōpaïkē Etaireia Neoellēnikōn Spoudōn. [details]

    2008

    • Markaki, T. (2008). Η Nεοελληνική και οι άλλες σύγχρονες γλώσσες στο Πανεπιστήμιο Άμστερνταμ κατά την τελευταία δεκαετία (1997-2007). In Γραπτές εισηγήσεις: 1º Παγκόσμιο Συνέδριο Νεοελληνικών Σπουδών: Αθήνα, 3-5 Ιουλίου 2008, Μέγαρο Μουσικής Αθηνών (pp. 59-63). Αθήνα: Δήμος Αθηναίων [etc.]. [details]
    • van Gemert, A., Lauxtermann, M., Janssen, M., Wennekendonk-Visser, M., Boletsi, M., Bot, A., ... Zervou, R. (2008). Prisma μεγάλο Ελληνο-ολλανδικό λεξικό = Prisma groot woordenboek Nieuwgrieks-Nederlands. Houten: Prisma Woordenboeken en Taaluitgaven. [details]

    2003

    • Markaki, T. (2003). Programma syntaxis Ellino-ollandikou/Ollando-ellinikou lexikou. In I. N. Kazazis (Ed.), The lexicography of Ancient, Medieval and Modern Greek Literature (pp. 121-126). Thessaloniki: Ministry of National Education and Religious Affairs & Centre for the Greek Language.

    2002

    • Brokkaar, W. G., Koster, D. R. J., Lauxtermann, M. D., Janssen, M. C., Markaki, T., Wennekendonk-Visser, J. H. M., ... Aalberts, J. A. (2002). Sapientissimi Imperatoris Leonis Oracula & Anonymi Narratio de Vero Imperatore. The Oracles of the Most Wise Emperor Leo & The Tale of the True Emperor (Amstelodamensis Graecus VI E 8). Text, Translation and Introduction. Amsterdam: vakgroep Nieuwgriekse taal en cultuur.

    2000

    • Markaki, T. (2000). To endyma stis ektimiseis proikas tou M. Varoucha (1597-1613). In T. Detorakēs, & S. Papadakē-Oekland (Eds.), Pepragmena E' diethnous Krētologikou Sunedriou : Ērakleio, 9-14 Septembriou 1996. - T. B: Buzantinē kai mesaiōnikē periodos (pp. 81-93). Ērakleio: Etairia Krētikōn Istorikōn Meletōn.

    1998

    • Markaki, T. (1998). O Venetokratoumenos Chandakas stis arches tou 17ou aiōna kata tēn aphēgēsē tou Ollandou proskynētē Martinus Seusenius. In N. Panagiōtakēs (Ed.), Anthē Charitōn: meletēmata heortia syngraphenta hypo tōn hypotrophōn tou Hellēnikou Institoutou Vyzantinōn kai Metavyzantinōn Spoudōn tēs Venetias epi tē pentakosietēridi apo tēs hidryseōs tēs Hellēnorthodoxou koinotētos Venetias = studi celebrativi scritti dai borsisti dell'Istituto Ellenico di Studi Bizantini e Postbizantini di Venezia in occasione dei cinquecento anni dalla fondazione della Comunità dei Greci Ortodossi di Venezia (pp. 289-299). (Biblioteca dell'Istituto Ellenico di Studi Bizantini e Postbizantini di Venezia; No. 18). Venezia: Hellēnikon Institouton Vyzantinōn kai Metavyzantinōn Spoudōn tēs Venetias. [details]
    • Markakē, T. (1998). Sumfōnētika gamou kai proikōes dikaiopraxies ōs pēges ereunas tēs koinōnikēs istorias kai anthrōpologias stē benetokratoumenē Krētē (1600-1648). Cretan Studies, 6, 71-88. [details]

    1993

    • Markaki, T. (1993). I dimiourgia koinon politismikon glosson. Paideia kai Mousiki. Archeiaka tekmiria kai vivliografia. In C. Maltezou (Ed.), Venetiae quasi alterum Byzantium. Opseis tis Istorias tou Venetokratoumenou Ellinismou. Archeiaka tekmiria. (pp. 399-433). Athens: Foundation of Greek Culture.
    • Markaki, T. (1993). I dimiourgia koinon politismikon glosson. Paideia kai Mousiki. In C. Maltezou (Ed.), Venetiae quasi alterum Byzantium. Opseis tis Istorias tou Venetokratoumenou Ellinismou. Archeiaka tekmiria. (pp. 375-383). Athens: Foundation of Greek Culture.

    2016

    • Markaki, T. (2016). Commentaar op de Griekse crisis [Bespreking van: J. Hinrichs, S. el Sherbini (2016) De Griekse crisis: een land op zoek naar zijn plaats in Europa]. Lychnari : Verkenningen in het Griekenland van Nu, 2016(1), 46. [details]

    Membership

    • Markaki, T. (2020-2022). Voorzitter, Wetenschappelijke Adviesraad Nederlands Instituut te Athene.
    • Markaki, T. (2018-2022). Board member until October 2022, European Society of Modern Greek Studies.
    • Markaki, T. (2018-2021). Toezicht houden op de activiteiten en de financieën van het Nederlands Instituut in Athene., Wetenschappelijke Adviesraad Nederlands Instituut te Athene.
    • Markaki, T. (2015-2019). Dutch Society of Modern Greek Studies (NGNS).
    • Markaki, T. (2014-2018). Board member of the European Society of Modern Greek Studies., European Society of Modern Greek Studies.

    Media appearance

    • Markaki, T. (31-10-2019). International Congress (1-3 November 2019) on the Cretan War (1645-1669) [Radio] SKAI RADIO. Daily life during the Cretan War (1645-1669) in Candia (Heraklion).
    • Markaki, T. (03-11-2011). Papandreou kon zijn volk niet langer negeren [Print] Algemeen Dagblad. Papandreou kon zijn volk niet langer negeren.
    • Markaki, T. (23-09-2011). Man & Paard. Interview door Raymond Krul [Print] Villamedia, vakblad over Journalistiek, Villamedia. Man & Paard. Interview door Raymond Krul.

    Journal editor

    • Markaki, T. (editor) (2019). Pharos: journal of the Netherlands Institute in Athens (Journal).

    Talk / presentation

    • Markaki, T. (invited speaker) (2-11-2019). Κρητικός Πόλεμος, γυναίκες και καθημερινός βίος: οι απογραφές κινητών στον Χάνδακα (1646-1652), Άγνωστες πτυχές του Κρητικού Πολέμου (1645-1669), Heraklion.
    • Markaki, T. (invited speaker) (30-10-2019). Γαμήλιες πρακτικές στο Χάνδακα του Βιτσέντζου Κορνάρου: μια ματιά στις κρητολογικές σπουδές του Πανεπιστημίου Άμστερνταμ, Ψηφίδες Κρητικής Ιστορίας, Heraklion.
    • Markaki, T. (speaker) (21-6-2019). "Στο Kάστρον επαντρεύθηκε…": Γαμήλιες πρακτικές στο Χάνδακα του Βιτσέντζου Κορνάρου (1590-1613), Ερωτόκριτος: αισθητική, ιστορία, κριτική, Rethymnon.
    • Markaki, T. (invited speaker) (3-12-2018). Family, dowry and material culture in Venetian Crete (17th century), The Greek-Latin World (13th-18th century), Athens.
    • Markaki, T. (speaker) (21-11-2018). Heraklion in de “Renaissance”: Candida alias civitas Venetiarum apud Levantem?.
    • Markaki, T. (invited speaker) (21-2-2018). Heraklion during the "Cretan Renaissance", University of Gent.
    • Markaki, T. (speaker) (23-9-2016). Υλικά αγαθά σε αέναο ταξίδι: η περίπτωση της vestura στο βενετοκρατούμενο Χάνδακα, 12th International Congress of Cretan Studies, Heraklion, Crete.
    • Markaki, T. (speaker) & d'Amora, R. (speaker) (17-2-2015). The Greek-Turkish War: 1919-1922, Lecture organised by the Dutch Society for Modern Greek Studies, Amsterdam.
    • Markaki, T. (speaker) (28-11-2014). El Greco 1541-1567: de eerste stappen van een kosmopolitische kunstenaar, In het spoor van El Greco: manifestatie nav de 400 jaar na de dood van de Kretenzische kunstenaar, OMHP, UvA, Amsterdam.
    • Markaki, T. (speaker) (2-10-2014). Cultural transfers and social ruptures in Venetian Crete: dowries of distinguished cittadini in seventeenth-century Candia, Paper for the 5th European Congress of Modern Greek Studies, Thessaloniki, Greece.
    • Markaki, T. (speaker) (25-4-2013). De hedendaagse Griekse politiek: Nationalisme in Griekenland, Congres opleiding Europese Studies, UvA: Hedendaags nationalisme binnen de Europese Unie, Amsterdam.
    • Markaki, T. (speaker) (11-5-2012). "Mια κασελα ταλπεδενια στιμαδι υπερπυρα 30…" - Materiële cultuur en consumptiepatronen in Venetiaans Candia tijdens de Kretenzische Oorlog (1647-1650), Varia-lezing Opleiding Nieuwgriekse taal en cultuur, Amsterdam.
    • Markaki, T. (speaker) (6-2-2012). Nees technologies kai nees prokliseis sti didaskalia ton ellinikon os xenis glossas se ollandofonous stin polipolitismiki Evropi, 21e Congres "Evropi: Koinonia kai Paideia". Organisatie: Coördinator Grieks Onderwijs in Noord-West Europa & Directoraat-generaal Communicatie van de Europese Commissie, Brussel.
    • Markaki, T. (speaker) (22-9-2011). "…ales tris kaseles talpedenies sgourafistes, ducata 36 …". Symvoli sti meleti tou ylikou politismou sto venetokratoumeno Chandaka tin periodo tou Kritikou polemou (1647-1650), XI International Congres of Cretan Studies, Rethymnon, Crete.
    • Markaki, T. (speaker) (9-3-2011). Webklas light Taal en Letterkunde: een nieuw voorlichtingsinstrument van het Departement Taal & Letterkunde van de UvA, Symposium VSNU Platform Aansluiting VWO-WO, Utrecht.
    • Markaki, T. (speaker) (20-1-2011). Webklas light Taal & Letterkunde: voorlichting en studiesucces., UvA Onderwijs Symposium: Studiesucces., Amsterdam.
    • Markaki, T. (speaker) (10-11-2010). Webklas light Taal & Letterkunde: de kleine talen in de schijnwerpers, ICT-congres Dé Onderwijsdagen 2010 Innovatie en Realiteit, Utrecht.
    • Markaki, T. (speaker) (11-9-2010). Politikes sygkrotisis mousikis taftotitas: sygchroni elliniki mousiki kai ekmathisi glossas sto diadiktiako topo Webklas light Nieuwgrieks tou Universiteit van Amsterdam., IV Congres of the European Association of Modern Greek Studies, Granada, Spain.
    • Markaki, T. (speaker) (18-5-2010). Webklas light Nieuwgrieks, Symposium over het Onderwijs in het Grieks in Nederland, Amsterdam.
    • Markaki, T. (speaker) (23-5-2009). Het "Prisma Groot Woordenboek Nederlands -Nieuwgrieks & Nieuwgrieks -Nederlands": de totstandkoming van een groot lexicografisch project, Algemene Ledenvergadering van de Vereniging van Vrienden van het Nederlands Instituut in Athene (VVNIA), Amsterdam.
    • Markaki, T. (speaker) (9-3-2009). Het belang van het Woordenboekproject Nieuwgrieks, Persconferentie georganiseerd door de Nederlandse Ambassade en het Nederlands Instituut in Athene, Nederlands Instituut in Athene.
    • Markaki, T. (speaker) (7-3-2009). The "Prisma Comprehensive Dutch-Greek & Greek-Dutch Dictionary": facts and numbers, Onderwijs-HELEXPO, Athene.
    • Markaki, T. (speaker) (26-9-2008). Renaissance Crete (1570-1669). The historical and social context of the Erotokritos, Varia-colleges (lezingen) georganiseerd door de opleiding Nieuwgriekse taal en cultuur, Amsterdam.
    • Markaki, T. (speaker) (10-11-1997). Γαμήλιες σχέσεις, προικοδότηση και κατανάλωση στο βενετοκρατούμενο Χάνδακα (1600-1648), Eλληνολατινική Aνατολή: 1st International Conference MA-students Modern Greek History in honour of Gunnar Hering, University of Athens, Athens.
    • Markaki, T. (speaker) (9-11-1997). Programma syntaxis Ellino-ollandikou/Ollando-ellinikou lexikou, International Conference: The lexicography of Ancient, Medieval and Modern Greek Literature. Present state and prospects of current major projects., Thessaloniki, Greece.
    • Markaki, T. (speaker) (20-6-1997). Symfonitika gamou kai proikoes dikaiopraxies os piges erevnas tis koinonikis istorias kai anthropologias sti Venetokratoumeni Kriti, Internationaal Symposium ter ere van prof. dr. W. Bakker: De historische en sociale context van de literatuur van de Kretenzische Renaissance, Amsterdam.
    • Markaki, T. (speaker) (12-9-1996). To endyma stis ektimiseis proikas tou M. Varoucha (1597-1613), VIII International Congress of Cretan Studies, Heraklion, Crete.

    2018

    • Markaki, T. (2018). Objects and identities: Dowry and material culture in Venetian Crete in regional and European context (1600-1645). [details]
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