From left to right: Anastasia Meintani, Dr. Maria Trumpf-Lyritzaki and Dr. Christian Bode
Dr. Maria Trumpf-Lyritzaki has long worked to promote German-Greek academic dialogue and help German archaeology gain greater international attention. The first Maria Trumpf-Lyritzaki Scholarship was awarded in 2011.
The scholarship enables recipients to conduct a research project or continuing education measure at a public or state-accredited German university or non-university research institute. One scholarship is awarded each year to an applicant specialised in the field of archaeology (particularly Pre- and Early Historic Archaeology, Classical and Byzantine Archaeology).
From left to right: Dr. Jürgen Trumpf, Dimitrios Tsiafis and Dr. Maria Trumpf-Lyritzaki.
Photo: Michael Jordan/DAAD.
The first scholarship was officially presented to a Greek student at a ceremony held at the residence of the German ambassador in Athens. The recipient had previously conducted research for her dissertation at the LMU Munich.
Dr. Maria Trumpf-Lyritzaki was born on Crete in 1933 and studied Archaeology at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, earned her doctorate at the University of Bonn in 1956 and has since lived in Germany for most of her life.