Agiatis Benardou was born in Athens, Greece. She completed her BA and MA in Ancient History at King’s College London, where she was later awarded her PhD in Archaeology. She also holds an MA on Cultural Management and Communication from Panteion University in Athens.
Her research interests lie in the fields of scholarly research practices and user requirements and she is particularly interested in the ways in which digital tools and methods can provide new gateways through which research communities gain access to, create, revisit and repurpose research data, processes and infrastructures.
Agiatis has worked for a number of public and private organizations in the Greek cultural sector and is now a Senior Research Associate in the Digital Curation Unit, ATHENA R.C., as well as a Fellow in Panteion University in Athens where she has taught Digital Curation.
Agiatis has carried out extensive research as project member, WPL or PI in the context of various EU initiatives, such as Preparing DARIAH – the Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities, EHRI (European Holocaust Research Infrastructure), ARIADNE, NeDiMAH, Europeana Cloud, DARIAH-EU, DARIAH-GR, ARK4, #DARIAHTeach and, more recently, Europeana Research.
Agiatis currently serves as Co-Chair of DARIAH-EU VCC2 (Research and Education Liaison).