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Site Repository

Our Site Repository contains thousands of artifacts about Macedonian people, places and events to assist your academic research. Please note you will need to have a valid Microsoft Login registered to view the Repository. To obtain access to the Repository please fill out the contact form below and provide an email address that is linked to a Microsoft account.

Macedonian Studies Journal

The Macedonian Studies Journal contains academic articles about the history and culture of Macedonia.

The Ancient Empire of Macedonia through the conquests of Alexander the Great

The Ancient Empire of Macedonia through the conquests of Alexander the Great

The Australian Institute for Macedonian Studies (AIMS) was formed in August 1986 by a group of academics, teachers and professionals, aiming to promote the cultural and historical identity of Macedonian Hellenism and to conduct research on various domains and disciplines including anthropological, socio-cultural, linguistic and historical pertinent to Hellenism; the scope of studies extends over the wider geographic region of Macedonia from the 11th century BC to the present day, covering the ancient, medieval and post-liberation period.

AIMS Board of Directors and Editorial Committee

AIMS Board of 2022 (and where indicated key members who collaborate with the Board)
Anastasios Tamis

Prof. Anastasios Tamis


Professor Dr. Anastasios Myrodis Tamis was born in Thessaloniki, Greece. He arrived in Australia in 1971. He studied Modern and Ancient Greek literature and Linguistics and completed his postgraduate and doctoral research on social linguistics and the history of the Greek Diasporas. He was honoured with a Doctorate of Letters (Honoris Causa) by the National University of Athens (2006), the Professional Award by the Hellenic Chambers of Commerce and Industries (2002); a laureate of the Academy of Athens (1995); laureate of the Onassis International Award (2006); laureate of the State Book Award by the Hellenic Republic (2007).

Christina Kotsifaki-Saris

Christina Kotsifaki-Saris

Vice President / Culture and Activities
Theofani Karabatsa

Theofani Karabatsas

Chairperson / Culture and Activities

Theofani Karabatsas has been a longstanding member of AIMS. She has provided services to the multicultural community over many years, having been a member of Australia's first Multicultural Council under the late Honourable Michael Mackellar, Minister for Immigration and Ethnic Affairs (1975-1979). Her academic qualifications include postgraduate degrees in the Arts and Humanities, including a PhD which she is currently undertaking at Latrobe University.

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Panagiotis Gogidis

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Prof. Vasilis Sarafidis

Co-Editor of the Macedonian Studies Journal
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Prof. Anastasios Panagiotelis

Associate Treasurer, Co-Editor
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Makis Kaznaxis

Building and Resources
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Dr Dimitris Gonis

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Nikoloas Papakonstantinou

Convenor - Publications
George Lioukas

George Lioukas

Convenor - Information Technology
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Evangelos Binos


Affiliated Organisations

Below is a selection of Universities and Institutions that are affiliated with the Australian Institute of Macedonian Studies
University of Macedonia Logo

University of Macedonia

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Logo

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Institute for Balkan Studies Logo

Institute for Balkan Studies

Museum for the Macedonian Struggle Logo in English

Museum of the Macedonian Struggle

University of Athens Logo

University of Athens

Society for Macedonian Studies (Thessaloniki)

Society for Macedonian Studies (Thessaloniki)

News and Events

Find out about Lectures, Cultural events and News about AIMS


free verse 12/2/2013 (From the collection of poems “Κyκlamιnο”) Theofani Karabatsas Uriah wind, don’t stop,Drag and wave the banners and flags,Trumpets, trumpet our national anthem,Resoundingly, and in awe.Awe for the people who left. Their blood, Read more…


ελεύθερος στίχος 12/2/2013 (Από τη συλλογή ποιημάτων Κυκλάμινο) Θεοφανής Καραμπάτσα Ούριε άνεμε, μη σταματάς,Σύρε κι’ ανέμησε τα λάβαρα και τις σημαίες,Σάλπιγγες, σαλπίστε τον εθνικό μας ύμνο,Ηχηρά, και με δέος.Δέος για τους ανθρώπους που έφυγαν. Το Read more…

International Women’s Day

Overview (Anavlemma) March 2024 – by Theofani Karabatsas “I will praise our women and swear by their name” – Dionysios Solomos On the occasion of International Women’s Day , the Australian Institute of Macedonian Studies Read more…

Διεθνής Ημέρα της Γυναίκας

Aνάβλεμμα Μάρτιος 2024 – Θεοφανή Καραμπάτσα <<Θαυμάζω τες γυναίκες μας και στ΄όνομά τους μνέω>> – Διονύσιος Σολωμός Με την ευκαιρία της Διεθνούς ημέρας της Γυναίκας το Αυστραλιανό Ινστιτούτο Μακεδονικών Σπουδών (AIMS) και το Aυστραλιανό Ινστιτούτο Read more…

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