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VIDEOCAST - Democracy Forum: Then & Now: Women, Immigration, Democracy

09/20/2017
Mary Lefkowitz, Geoffrey Bakewell, Sheila Dillon, Jenifer Neils

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Mary Lefkowitz on the Trojan Horse and Women in Ancient Greek Democracy

09/15/2017
"The Trojans could have refused to take in the horse, they could have let it stay there, they could have set it on fire, or opened it up, but instead they did the one thing they shouldn’t have—taken it without asking any questions. And you can see the subtext here..."

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VIDEOCAST - ‘Learning from Myth: The Case of the Trojan Horse’

09/15/2017
Lecture by: Mary Lefkowitz, Wellesley College

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School Welcomes Sylvian Fachard as New Mellon Professor

09/14/2017
The School welcomes Sylvian Fachard as he begins a three-year appointment as the Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Classical Studies. Fachard is an archaeologist who has excavated in Greece for 20 field seasons.

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Lectures and Events Schedule Set for 2017-18

09/08/2017
The New York Times Democracy Forum and a lecture by Professor Mary Lefkowitz, later followed by the Nights Classical Music at the Gennadeion in September begin a year of diverse lectures and events ahead.

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Hesperia welcomes New Editor: Jennifer Sacher

08/25/2017
After a comprehensive search, the ASCSA has chosen Jennifer Sacher to be the next editor of Hesperia.

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Tombs, Burials, and Commemoration in Corinth’s Northern Cemetery: An Interview with Kathleen Warner Slane

08/15/2017
An interview with Kathleen Warner Slane about her new publication that examines the evidence for changing burial practices in the Greek city, Roman colony, and Christian town of Corinth.

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Conservation Technicians Complete Internship at Corinth Excavations

08/11/2017
Our conservation technician interns have successfully finished their training at Corinth Excavations. For the past six months, the students gained experience on a range of tasks, from lifting and mending terracotta floor tiles from the Frankish Area to carefully excavating a medieval skeleton.

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New Publication: Tombs, Burials, and Commemoration in Corinth’s Northern Cemetery (Corinth XXI)

08/08/2017
Tombs, Burials, and Commemoration in Corinth's Northern Cemetery (Corinth XXI) is now published and available for purchase!

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Generous Funding Modernizes and Updates ASCSA Libraries

08/04/2017
The American School of Classical Studies at Athens (ASCSA) has been awarded three program grants totaling $900,000 to modernize and update its library holdings.

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Gennadius Library closed August 5 - October 31, 2017

08/03/2017
Due to the transfer of books to the new mobile shelving in the refurbished West Wing of the Gennadeion, the Library will remain closed to the public from August 5 to October 31, 2017. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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Meet a Member: Georgia Tsouvala

07/25/2017
Meet Georgia Tsouvala, an Associate Professor of History at Illinois State University who specializes in Greek history, literature and epigraphy.

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New Publication: Terracotta Lamps II: 1967-2004 (Isthmia X)

07/24/2017
Terracotta Lamps II: 1967-2004 (Isthmia X) is now published and available for purchase!

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Gennadius Library acquires manuscript with eyewitness testimony of the 1826-1827 siege of Athens

07/24/2017
At the most recent Vergos Auction the Library acquired a rare manuscript bearing the title "Short Description of the Events around the Siege of Athens" (Σύντομος περιγραφή τῶν διατρεξάντων εἰς τήν Ἀκρόπολιν τῶν Ἀθηνῶν, εἰς τήν πολιορκίαν) [c. 1827].

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Blegen Library’s August opening hours

07/18/2017
During the month of August, the Blegen Library will be open to visitors Mondays through Fridays from 8:30 to 15:30 and will be closed on Saturdays. No new cards will be issued during the month and no orientations will take place.

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BLEGEN LIBRARY’S RECLASSIFICATION PROJECT

07/17/2017
Starting in the fall of 2017, Blegen library is undergoing a major reclassification project.

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Gennadius Librarian attends training at Oxford

07/10/2017
Gennadius Senior Librarian attended The History of Libraries Summer School – 15cBOOKTRADE at Oxford, Lincoln College from July 3 to July 5.

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School Summer Newsletter

07/07/2017
The American School's Summer 2017 issue of the newsletter is now online for viewing.

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Q&A with New Managing Committee Chair Mark Lawall

07/05/2017
Lawall is Professor of Classics at the University of Manitoba. An expert on transport amphoras throughout the Mediterranean, he has conducted research at the School and at the Athenian Agora for two decades. Lawall has served the School through several committees, is an Academic Trustee of the Archaeological Institute of America, and is on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Institute in Greece.

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NEH Fellow’s work on antiquities as state gifts has far-reaching implications

07/05/2017
Nassos Papalexandrou, Associate Professor of Art History at the University of Texas at Austin, received a National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship from the School to spend a year researching “Greek Antiquities as Diplomatic Gifts in Greek-U.S. Relationships after WW II.” An alumnus and former faculty of the ASCSA, Papalexandrou shares insights from his present work in this Q&A.

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