Myrsini Zorba is a Doctor of Political Science. She studied Law at the University of Athens and Philosophy of Law at the University of Rome. She founded the publishing house Odysseus. She has served as consultant to the Minister of Culture (1993) and as a Member of the European Parliament (2000-2004). She was the first Director of the National Book Centre of Greece (1994-1999). From 2006 until 2012, she taught cultural theory and cultural policy at postgraduate level. She has participated in European committees and networks and founded along with others the "Network for Children's Rights" where she served as the head of the Board of Trustees (2004-2016). She has published essays in collective tomes and numerous articles in periodicals and newspapers, both Greek and foreign, on matters of cultural policy. Her book Policy of Culture is part of the curriculum of postgraduate studies in many departments in Greece and abroad.
Policy of Culture, Patakis editions, 2014.
From Exarchia to Brussels, Odysseus editions, 2004
Government policy on book publishing, Odysseus editions, 1995
Amongst her articles are included:
"Culture as a mirror of Crisis: Representations, Solidarity, Resilience and Paradigm Shift" in K. Botanova et. (eds) Culturescapes Greece, Christoph Merian Verlag 2017.
"Invisible Cities. Practices of Urban Solidarity through the utilisation of inconspicuous and undervalued resources" in Practices of Urban Solidarity , University of Thessaly publishing, 2016.
"La culture comme politique publique" in Ph. Poirrier (ed.) La politique culturelle en Europe apres la 2me Guerre Mondiale, La documentation Francaise 2011.
"Hegemony and meta-hegemony in cultural studies" in the collective tome G. Voulgaris (ed.) On Antonio Gramsci's tracks – Politics and culture from the nation-state to globalisation, Themelio 2010.
"Conceptualizing Greek Cultural Policy", International Journal of Cultural Policy, 3: 2009.
"Andreas Papandreou – a cultural profile" in the collective tome Andreas Papandreou, Ellinika Grammata, 2005.
"Melina Merkouri and cultural policy" in Lexikon of the 80s, to Perasma, 2010. "Cultural Capitals of Europe" in Lexikon of the 80s, to Perasma, 2010.
"Le Livre en Grèce après la Deuxième Guerre Mondiale", Dictionnaire encyclopédique du livre et de l' édition, Paris, Electre 2005.
She has contributed articles to the newspapers Avgi, Nea, Vima, Efimerida ton Syndakton and the periodicals Metarhythmisi, Athens Voice, Chronos
Olive Tree Routes
The Restoration of the Acropolis
Conference on the Future of Europe
The return of the Parthenon Marbles
Archaeological Museums & Collections in Greece
Intangible Cultural Heritage
A 365 Day Destination (Narrative)
Archaeological Resources Fund
A 365 Day Destination (English)