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  • Book Reclassification Project
  • From the Field The ASCSA's libraries (Blegen, Gennadius and the Wiener Laboratory) are undergoing a major reclassification project for their collections following the Library of Congress system of call numbers. Live updates will be posted here as well as on the Facebook pages of the School.
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Rethinking Ceramics at Corinth: Reflections from Author Sarah A. James

08/10/2018
Sarah A. James discusses the latest addition to the Corinth series, Hellenistic Pottery: The Fine Wares (Corinth VII.7).

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Blegen Library: New donations

07/30/2018
The Blegen Library welcomes gifts of books, journals, or offprints which may be appropriate for its collection as defined by the Acquisitions Policy. See below a small number of recent donations.

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School’s Libraries Implement Reclassification Project

07/22/2018
The ASCSA's libraries (Blegen, Gennadius and the Wiener Laboratory) are undergoing a major reclassification project for their collections following the Library of Congress system of call numbers. Live updates will be posted here as well as on the Facebook pages of the School.

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Blegen Library will be closed July 4

07/03/2018
Blegen Library will be closed to visitors on Wednesday July 4, 2018, in observance of Independence Day.

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Blegen Library’s August opening hours

07/03/2018
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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“Triumph Over Time” in Ano Koufonisi

06/29/2018
"Τriumph Over Time," a film about Greece produced in 1947 by the American School, will be played during the summer on the island of Ano Koufonissi, at the old δημοτικό σχολείο, which has been renovated to house the island's antiquities collection. The event is part of Constellations in the Dirt (Αστερισμοί στο Χώμα) organized by NEON and the Ephorate of Antiquities of Cyclades

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Finally in Our New Home!: The “New” Consolidated ASCSA Archives

06/25/2018
After several months of extensive remodeling (Nov.2017-March 2018), two months of relocating (April -May 2018), we finally made it to our new home: The East Wing of the Gennadius Library (a.k.a Gennadeion East).

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Examining Samothracian Agency: An Interview with Samothrace 9 Author Bonna D. Wescoat

06/12/2018
Bonna Wescoat discusses The Monuments of the Eastern Hill (Samothrace 9), the first Samothrace volume published by the ASCSA

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Increasing Accessibility through the Ancient Corinth: Site Guide

05/21/2018
An interview with the authors of the first official guidebook to Corinth released by the ASCSA in over 50 years.

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VIDEOCAST - Open Meeting 2018

03/21/2018
"The Work of the School," Jenifer Neils, Director, ASCSA "Nessun Dorma! Ancient Greece after Sunset," Angelos Chaniotis, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton

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Meet a Member: John Haberstroh

12/15/2017
Meet John Haberstroh, a Ph.D. student studying Ancient Mediterranean History at the University of California, Riverside. He is currently is a Regular Member at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens.

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Blegen Library Christmas holiday hours 2017

12/13/2017
During the Christmas holiday period, the Blegen library will be closed to visitors on the following days: December 25-26, 2017, January 1, January 6, 2018. No new cards will be issued and no orientations will take place between December 25th and January 6th.

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Meet a Member: Elina Salminen

12/01/2017
Meet Elina Salminen, an Associate Member at the American School working on a dissertation on the mortuary record of northern Greece from the Archaic to the Early Hellenistic period.

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Meet a Member: Eliza Gettel

11/21/2017
Meet Eliza Gettel, a PhD candidate working on a dissertation on political institutions of the Greek world under Roman imperium.

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Access to the Archives in the Blegen Library

11/14/2017
Owing to the transfer of the Archives in the Blegen Library to the East Wing of the Gennadius Library, researchers will not be able to access the School’s archival collections between January 15th and May 31st, 2018.

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RECLASSIFICATION OF RESEARCH COLLECTIONS

10/12/2017
Starting September 2017, the libraries of ASCSA (the Blegen, the Gennadius and the Wiener Laboratory) are undergoing a major reclassification project for their collections following the Library of Congress system of call numbers.

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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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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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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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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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