Gareth Owens studied (1982-1985) Classical Philology and Ancient History in the Department of Greek and Latin at University College London in London University, where he also gained a Masters in Greek Philology and Archaeology.
Then (1986-1991) he gained an M.Phil with his Thesis “From Linear A to Linear B: A Diachronic Study of the Scripts of Late Minoan Crete” from the Department of Archaeology at University College London.
He remained there for one year (1991-1992) as Lecturer at the Institute of Classical Studies and at UCL, teaching Linear B, and he was awarded the “Ventris Award” for Mycenaean Studies.
From 1992-1994 he held a Post-Doctorate Position from the “Council of Europe” and the Hellenic State Scholarship Foundation, for “A Study of Minoan Linear A”, at the University of Crete and at the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion.
From 2001-2004 he carried out a Doctoral Dissertation with the title “A Provisional Approach to the Minoan Language”, in the Department of Linguistics at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.
For the next 4 years (2004-2008) he was a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Linguistics at Athens University, in order to study the “Cretan Hieroglyphic” Inscriptions of the First Palace Period, including the Phaistos Disk and also worked on the Daidalika website and Labyrinth Book.
He is currently working as Erasmus+ Co-ordinator of the European Union Programme at the International Relations Office of the TEI of Crete, now Hellenic Mediterranean University and is, at the same Institution, Erasmus University Teacher for An Introduction to the History of Crete, Modern Greek, Academic English and An Introduction to Philosophy Past-Present-Future for Erasmus Students at HMU.
The “DAIDALIKA” Website © 2008-2022 was conceived and designed by Gareth Owens at the TEI of Crete, Hellas. It was constructed by the PASIPHAE Research and Development of Telecommunications Systems Laboratory, Department of Informatics Engineering, at the “DAIDALIC” Technological Educational Institute of Crete, Hellas.
Thanks are also due to all who assisted with the production of the website, especially the TEI of Crete, the University of Crete, the Municipality of Heraklion, and Museums of Crete, as well as those listed in the detailed Bibliography. The “DAIDALIKA” Websites were revised by Erasmus Students at the TEI of CRETE 2010-2011.