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

05/29/2017
Nassos Papalexandrou received a NEH fellowship from the School to spend a year researching “Greek Antiquities as Diplomatic Gifts in Greek-U.S. Relationships after WWII.”

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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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Schliemann Returns to Japan

07/26/2016
One hundred and fifty years after his first journey to China and Japan, Schliemann's spirit recently returned to Japan on the occasion of two exhibits.

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George Theotokas Joins the “30s Generation” at the Gennadius Library Archives

07/21/2016
And rightly so! How could the papers of the man who penned the manifesto of the "30s Generation" (and also credited by many with coining the term) not be at the Archives of the Gennadius Library, together with the papers of George Seferis, Odysseus Elytis, Stratis Myrivilis, Angelos Terzakis, and Elias Venezis?

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Descendants of the Capps Family Visit the ASCSA

07/11/2016
On July 1st, 2016, Joshua Capps Lister and his family visited the School and spent time at the Archives looking at documents and photos related to Edward Capps.

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Dorothy Burr Thompson: Landscape Photography, 1923-1939

05/27/2016
Dorothy Burr Thompson. Φωτογραφίζοντας το τοπίο: Φωτογραφίες 1923-1939.

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A Finding Aid for the Pylos Excavations Archive

04/13/2016
A new finding aid for the Pylos Excavations Archive has replaced the old inventory.

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