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Landscaping Ancient Agora in the 1950s. Before-and-After Photos

09/05/2017
The Ancient Agora of Athens is considered by all, locals and tourists, to be a small oasis in the center of the city. Strolling in the largest archaeological park of Athens, in the shade of tall oaks, planes, and olives, we hardly realize how much effort was devoted to landscaping the site in the early 1950s. That was a major undertaking, one comparable to the reconstruction of the Stoa of Attalos itself. One only needs to see before-and-after photos in order to grasp the magnitude of this achievement.

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The George Mylonas Papers Catalogued

08/11/2017
Born in Izmir, George Mylonas (1898-1988) studied archaeology at the University of Athens and at Johns Hopkins University. He was the ASCSA's first bursar in the 1920s and worked with David M. Robinson at Olynthus. Mylonas taught archaeology at the Washington University Saint Louis from 1933 until his retirement in 1968. Mylonas is known for his excavations at Eleusis and Mycenae. A large part of his papers are housed in the Archives of the American School.

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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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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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BLEGEN LIBRARY’S RECLASSIFICATION PROJECT

07/04/2017
Starting in the fall of 2017, Blegen library is undergoing a major reclassification project.

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Psychiatrists and psychotherapists from “Antistixi” Visit the ASCSA

06/28/2017
To Σάββατο 24 Ιουνίου, ο Δημήτρης και η Ελένη Καραγιάννη, ψυχίατροι-ψυχοθεραπευτές και οι συνεργάτες τους από το θεραπευτικό και εκπαιδευτικό Ινστιτούτο «Αντίστιξη» ξεναγήθηκαν στις εγκαταστάσεις της Αμερικανικής Σχολής Κλασικών Σπουδών.

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Meet a Member: Robert Pounder

06/21/2017
Meet Robert Pounder, an Emeritus Professor of Classics at Vassar College who has been involved, in one way or another, with the American School for 50 years now.

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Access to the Archives of the Gennadius Library

06/15/2017
Researchers will not be able to access the Archives of the Gennadius Library between November 1, 2017 and May 31, 2018. H πρόσβαση των ερευνητών στα Αρχεία της Γενναδείου Βιβλιοθήκης δεν θα είναι δυνατή από 1/11/2017 έως 31/5/2018.

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Graduate Students from the University of Athens at the ASCSA

06/13/2017
Οι μεταπτυχιακοί φοιτητές του Πανεπιστημίου Αθηνών στο πρόγραμμα Διαχείρισης Μνημείων (Cultural Heritage Management) επισκέφτηκαν τα Αρχεία της Αμερικανικής Σχολής Κλασικών Σπουδών, με πρωτοβουλία του καθηγητή τους κ. Διονύση Μουρελάτου.

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Conductor and artistic director Peter Tiboris at the Gennadius Library

05/15/2017
Conductor, artistic director, and collector Peter Tiboris visited the Gennadius Library where ASCSA director Jim Wright, librarian Irini Solomonidi, and archivist Natalia Vogeikoff-Brogan showed him rare editions from the collections of the Library, and the papers of Dimitri Mitropoulos from the Archives. Thrilled to see some of Mitropoulos's scores and letters, Peter shared with us that he collects batons and that he is proud of owning one of Leonard Bernstein's four batons. He also shared with us Bernstein's memoirs of his rival Dimitri Mitropoulos.

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VIDEO: The First Greek Editions of Homer

05/10/2017
Take a peek inside our Gennadius Library rare book room with Senior Librarian Irini Solomonidi to learn about the first printed Greek editions of Homer.

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Nea Erythraia Lyceum Visits the Gennadius Library

04/05/2017
Το Λύκειο της Νέας Ερυθραίας στη Γεννάδειο Βιβλιοθήκη για να δει από κοντά τα αρχεία της "Γενιάς του '30"

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C. M. Woodhouse’s War in Greece in Fiction, Memoir, and History

02/09/2017
The Annual Archives Lecture for 2016-17 featured Professor David Roessel of Stockton University who talked about Monty Woodhouse's fictional war stories, published in One Omen (1956).

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Announcement Concerning Access to the Archives in the Gennadius Library

01/20/2017
Researchers will not be able to access the Archives of the G.L. between July 1, 2017 and February 28, 2018. H πρόσβαση των ερευνητών στα Αρχεία της Βιβλιοθήκης δεν θα είναι δυνατή από 1/7/2017 έως 28/2/2018.

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Dorothy Burr Thompson’s Photography Gets Publicity in LIFO Magazine

01/16/2017
Γαμήλιος χορός στα Παραπούγγια Βοιωτίας το 1924 και η αυστηρή ποίηση μιας παλιάς Ελλάδας. Από τον Στάθη Τσαγκαρουσιάνο της LIFO.

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New AMBROSIA Launched

12/05/2016
The online home to the catalogues of the Gennadius, Blegen,Wiener Laboratory, and the British School, the new AMBROSIA is simpler and easier to use.

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Austrian Students from Vienna at the ASCSA

11/14/2016
On October 27th, 2016, Dr. Georg Ladstätter of the Austrian Archaeological Institute and Professor Maria Stassinopoulou of the University of Vienna together with a small group of graduate students visited the Gennadius Library and the Archives of the American School.

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Colophon Excavations Archive

11/02/2016
Deirmendere, Asia Minor, April 13, 1922. The excavation house is now in a little better order than it was yesterday and the day before... When both the tents were pitched, we gave the two ladies [Hetty Goldman and Lulu Eldrigde] the choice of living quarters and of course they took the lower tent, which we all claim to be better... The beds we have were shipped from Athens in large wooden boxes and we are using these boxes now as our bureaus..." wrote a young Benjamin Meritt (23 years old) to his fiancée Elizabeth Kirkland from Colophon.

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66 Annual Reports Digitized and Available Online

10/20/2016
66 Annual Reports (1919-1985) were digitized and are available online

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Revisiting Greece Through Painting

08/31/2016
Former member Brian Nolan has not been to Greece in years, but he often paints scenes of Meteora and Crete.

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