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Lecture Archive

The following lectures were presented by the School during the academic year (October–April) and earlier. They are listed in order of presentation, most recent first. All lectures run approximately 60 minutes unless otherwise noted.

For Live video streaming from Cotsen Hall click here:
 http://www.ascsa.edu.gr/index.php/about/livestream

The ASCSA is able to share videocasts of presentations in Cotsen Hall to a worldwide audience thanks to the generosity of the Paul and Alexandra Canellopoulos Foundation, Mr. Lloyd E. Cotsen and Mrs. Margit Cotsen, and Alexander E. Zagoreos.


November 2016

"Ακολουθίες Αγίων και Χάρτινες Εικόνες"

Αναστασία Τούρτα, Επίτιμη Διευθύντρια του Μουσείου Βυζαντινού Πολιτισμού και Διευθύντρια του Ευρωπαϊκού Κέντρου Βυζαντινών και Μεταβυζαντινών Μνημείων, και ο Κρίτων Χρυσοχοΐδης, Ομότιμος Διευθυντής Ερευνών στο Εθνικό Ίδρυμα Ερευνών

November 18, 2016

"Phaleron Delta: the Archaic Necropolis at the Southern Edge of the City"

Dr. Stella Chrysoulaki, Ephor, Ephorate of Antiquities of Piraeus, Western Attica, and the Islands

November 8, 2016

"International Conference,New Approaches and Paradigms in the Study of Greek Architecture"

Prof. Philip Sapirstein, Assistant Professor, History of Art, University of Nebraska, and Dr. David Scahill, ASCSA

November 3-5, 2016


October 2016

"Converting Risk into Knowledge:Religion & Economics of the Sea at the Bronze Age-Iron Age Transition"

Barbara Kowalzig, Associate Professor of Classics and History, New York University

October 20, 2016

"History in Shadows: Shadow Theater Venues and Audiences in Greece and Turkey"

Prof. Serdar Öztürkr , Department of Radio Television and Cinema, Faculty of Communication in Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey

October 18, 2016

"Fairy Tale Logic: The Philosophy of Mythology through the Eyes of Poetry"

Ginger F. Zaimis, Arts and Literary Chair (Greece) for the International Friends of Bibliotheca Alexandrina, The Library of Alexandria.

October 4, 2016


September 2016

"Glimpses of the Past in the Cultural Expressions of Greece and Turkey - Session I"

History in Motion: Relating the Past through Cinema and Televized Serials
Yannis Papadopoulos & Thanassis Agathos, “Byzantium in Greek Cinema and Television”

September 20, 2016

"The New York Times : Athens Democracy Forum - Ancient Democracy & Religion, Migration. Power + Money"

Eleni Tsakopoulos-Kounelakis, Philanthropists and former Ambassador to Hungary
Josiah Ober, Tsakopoulos-Kounelakis, Professor in Honor of Constantine Mitsotakis, Proffessor of Political Science and Classics, Stanford University
Michel Zaboulakis, Professor of History & Methodology of Economics Department of University of Thessaly
David Lewis, Leverhulme Early Career Fellow, University of Edinburgh

September 14, 2016


June 2016

"The Flora Graeca before Sibthorp"

Dr. Alain Touwaide, Institute for the Preservation of Medical Traditions

June 30, 2016

"Tales from the Wiener Lab: Contributions of the Archaeological Sciences to Classical Studies"

Dr. Melinda Zeder, Smithsonian Institution

June 3, 2016


May 2016

"Was Heinrich Schliemann a Good Archaeologist? What His Books Reveal"

Curtis Runnels, Professor of Archaeology, Boston University

May 24, 2016


April 2016

"Ολοκληρωμένη Διαχείριση Τοπίων Προκλήσεις και Προοπτικές"

ASCSA, Med-Ina, and PIOP

April 25, 2016

"Flora Graeca Sibthorpiana and the botanical exploration of Greece"

Arne Strid, Professor emeritus, former Director of the Göteborg Botanical Garden

April 18, 2016

"Connections: A Flute & Piano Recital in the Greek & American Spirit"

Natalia Gerakis (flute) and Apostolos Palios (piano)

April 1, 2016


March 2016

"ASCSA Open Meeting, Athens"

Prof. James C. Wright (Director, ASCSA) and Prof. C. Brian Rose (University of Pennsylvania)

March 11, 2016

"New Sophistry:Reassessing the Importance of the Sophists in the Life of 5th Century Greece"

Prof. Richard McKirahan, Pomona College

March 03, 2016


February 2016

"Murder on Black Mountain: Love and Death on a Nineteenth Century Greek Island"

Thomas W. Gallant, University of California San Diego

February 23, 2016

"New Underwater Research at Antikythera"

Dr. Brendan Foley, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute

February 18, 2016

35th Annual Lecture in Ηonor of Francis R. Walton - "The Peacock and the Basket, the Marble and the Brick. Architectural ornaments and their materiality in a transcultural perspective. Constantinople to Bukhara (6th to 10th century)"

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Wolf Director, Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz - Max-Planck-Institut

February 16, 2016

"Hetty Goldman at Colophon: A ‘Notebook Excavation’ in the Archives of the ASCSA"

Dr. Ulrike Muss, University of Vienna

February 04, 2016


January 2016

"Sauroktonos: Apollo? Praxiteles?"

Prof. Jenifer Neils, Case-Western University

January 21, 2016


December 2015

"The Politics of Consumption in an Archaic Cretan City"

Prof. Donald Haggis, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

December 10, 2015


November 2015

"Sikyon in Context"

Prof. Yannis Lolos (Department of History, Archaeology and Social Anthropology, University of Thessaly)

November 12, 2015

"Βλέμματα εκ του μακρόθεν: Άγιον Όρος και γυναίκες της Δύσεως,1880-1980"

Veronica della Dora, Chair of Human Geography, Royal Holloway, University of London

November 10, 2015


September 2015

"ΟΞΥΔΕΡΚΕΙΝ ΑΤ KORAKOU: A CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION OF C.W.BLEGEN’S 1915-1916 EXCAVATIONS"

A Conference sponsored by the Institute of Aegean Prehistory and by the American School of Classical Studies at Athens

September 4-6,  2015


June 2015

"The Ottoman Monuments of Athens"

Machiel Kiel

June 2,  2015


May 2015

"International Conference: “Athens and Attica in Prehistory"

ASCSA, Ministry of Culture, Faculty of History and Archaeology, University of Athens, and the Museum of Cycladic Art

May 27-31, 2015

"Σαν τα παλιά τα παραμύθια"

Αφήγηση παραμυθιών για μικρούς και μεγάλους - Σάσα Βούλγαρη

May 10, 2015

"Της Μοίρας το Χρυσό Δαχτυλίδι"

Αφήγηση παραμυθιών για ενήλικο κοινό - Σάσα Βούλγαρη

May 7, 2015


"The Mystic Lettrist 'Abd al-Rahman al-Bistami and the Origins of Ottoman Historical Consciousness"

Cornell Fleischer, Kanuni Suleyman Professor, Ottoman and Modern Turkish Studies, University of Chicago

May 5, 2015

 


April 2015

"Telling the Whole Story at Multi-Period Sites"

Dr. Gaetano Palumbo Program Director North Africa, the Middle East, and Central Asia World Monuments Fund

April 25, 2015

"The Topography of Ottoman Athens. Archaeology & Travel - Symposium"

Symposium in the Gennadius Library

April 23-24, 2015

"Why we love and fear philia:The challenges of writing about friendship"

Gregory Jusdanis, Humanities Distinguished Professor, The Ohio State University, Department of Classics

April 2, 2015

 


March 2015

"Work of the ASCSA during 2014" & "Archaeology, History and Science: a Microscopic Approach"

James C. Wright, Director of ASCSA; Professor of Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology, Bryn Mawr College and Dr. Panagiotis Karkanas, M. H. Wiener Laboratory for Archaeological Science, ASCSA

March 13, 2015


February 2015

A New Reconstruction of the Archaic Parthenon

Elisavet P. Sioumpara, Service for the Restoration of the Acropolis Monuments (Υ.Σ.Μ.Α.) - Greek Ministry of Culture

February 12, 2015

Ottoman Athens, 1458-1833 Exhibition & Lecture by John Camp “Dodwell and Ottoman Athens, 1805”

John Camp II, Director of the Athenian Agora Excavations, ASCSA; Stavros Niarchos Professor of Classics, Randolph-Macon College

February 10, 2015


January 2015

George Cram Cook, Susan Glaspell, and the Experience of Delphi

Linda Ben-Zvi, Professor Emerita, Theater Studies, Tel Aviv University; English and Theater, Colorado State University

January 29, 2015

The Power of Sculpture at Roman Corinth, Capital of the Province Achaia

Aileen Ajootian, Professor of Classics and Art, Department of Classics, The University of Mississippi and 2014-15 Whitehead Professor

January 22, 2015

Ιστορίες Μαγείας από το Βυζάντιο στην Ευρώπη

Alexander Alexakis, University of Ioannina

January 13, 2015


December 2014

A Sacred Law from the Athenian Agora

Kevin Daly, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Classical Studies, ASCSA and Associate Professor of Classics and Ancient Mediterranean

December 11, 2014

Ανασκαφές στα Νεκροταφεία της Πύδνας

Ματθαίος Μπέσιος & Αθηνά Αθανασιάδου, ΚΖ’ Εφορεία Προϊστορικών και Κλασικών Αρχαιοτήτων

December 4, 2014


October 2014

Χαρτογραφία και Ιατρική “στον απόηχο του χρόνου και του χώρου”. Διδάγματα από την Ιστορία

Dr. Panayotis N. Soucacos

October 14, 2014

Voice, Signature, Mask: The Byzantine Author

Stratis Papaioannou, Associate Professor of Classics, Brown University and 2014-15 Whitehead Professor, ASCSA

October 9, 2014

«Ψυχῆς Ἄκος» Ημερίδα για την επέτειο 200 χρόνων από την ίδρυση της Σχολής & της Βιβλιοθήκης Μηλεών

Bertrand Bouvier, Πασχάλης Κιτρομηλίδης, Ντία Φιλιππίδου

October 3, 2014


September 2014

The Song of the Earth
Theatrical performance of Stratis Myrivilis’s “The Song of the Earth”

Direction-Adaptation-Interpretation: Stratis Panourios
Composition-Kanun-Song: Lida Xydia
Costume & Stage Editor: Vera Zefki

September 29, 2014


May 2014

“Harvesting the Sea: Aegean Societies and Marine Animals in Context”

Wiener Laboratory, Organized by Tatiana Theodoropoulou, Wiener Laboratory Post-Doctoral Fellow

May 29-31, 2014

“Poseidon’s Net: Sanctuaries and Sea Routes”

Margaret M. Miles, Andrew W. Mellon Professor, ASCSA; Professor of Art History and Classics, University of California, Irvine

May 22, 2014

“The Alternative Archaeologies of Eva Palmer Sikelianos”

Artemis Leontis, Αν. Καθηγήτρια Νέων Ελληνικών, Πανεπιστήμιο Michigan

May 06, 2014


April 2014

“Reconsidering the Largest EBA Cycladic Cemetery: The Recent Excavations at Chalandriani on Syros”

Marisa Marthari, Ephor emerita, 21st Ephoreia of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities

April 29, 2014

“Samothrace and the NE Aegean in Prehistory”

Dimitris Matsas, Ephor, 19th Ephoreia of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities

April 10, 2014


March 2014

ATHENS OPEN MEETING

“Work of the School during 2013” and “Rupestral Inscriptions in the Greek World”

James C. Wright, Director, ASCSA; Professor of Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology, Bryn Mawr College
Merle Langdon, Research Professor, University of Tennessee at Knoxville; former Mellon Professor, ASCSA

March 14, 2014

“Building Archaeology: Corinth’s Forgotten Architects”

Kostis Kourelis, Assistant Professor, Franklin and Marshall College, Department of Art and Art History

March 11, 2014


February 2014

“Same River, Different Waters: Official Dining in the Agora”

Ann Steiner, NEH Fellow, ASCSA; Shirley Watkins Steinman Professor of Classics, Franklin & Marshall College

February 27, 2014

Επισκέπτες και Αναγνώστες στη Λαυρεντιανή Βιβλιοθήκη

Paschalis Kitromilides, Prof. of Political Science, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

February 18, 2014

“ Landscape Ecology and the End of Antiquity: The Archaeology of Deforestation in South Coastal Turkey”

Nicholas Rauh, NEH Fellow, ASCSA; Professor of Classics, Purdue University

February 6, 2014


January 2014

“Η χαρτογραφία του Κλαύδιου Πτολεμαίου”

Άρτεμις Σκούταρη, Sylvia Ioannou Foundation

January 28, 2014

“Bouphonia: Killing Cattle on the Acropolis”

NJeremy McInerney, Whitehead Professor, ASCSA; Davidson Kennedy Professor, University of Pennsylvania

January 23, 2014


December 2013

“How the Mycenae Lion Gate Relief Was Made: New Evidence and Implications”

Nicholas Blackwell, Assistant Director, ASCSA

December 12, 2013

“Ötzi and Modern Mummy Research-The Life and Death of the 5300-year-old Tyrolean Iceman”

Albert Zink, Director of the Institute for Mummies and the Iceman, European Academy of Bolzano, Italy

December 5, 2013

Musical Humors - Concert

Katerina Ktona & Effi Minakoulis

December 3, 2013


November 2013

“Colloquium: “From Ptolis to Polis: Issues in the Transition of Political Economies”

Maria Iacovou, Professor, Archaeological Research Unit, University of Cyprus Donald Haggis, Nicholas A. Cassas Professor of Greek Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Alexander Mazarakis-Ainian, Professor of Classical Archaeology, University of Thessaly Catherine Morgan, OBE. Director, BSA James Wright, Director, ASCSA

November 26, 2013

“Το πάθος με το γράψιμο. Μια εκδήλωση για το Βαγγέλη Ραπτόπουλο και το Αρχείο του"

Βασίλης Βασιλικός, Αλέξης Ζήρας, Αλέξης Πανσέληνος & Βαγγέλης Ραπτόπουλος

November 12, 2013

“Dissent and Democracy: Freedom of Thought and Freedom of Religion in the Athens of Socrates"

Richard Janko, Whitehead Professor, ASCSA; Gerald F. Else Distinguished Professor of Classical Studies, University of Michigan

November 7, 2013


October 2013

“The Emergence of a Warlike Elite at Mitrou, East Lokris, in the Prepalatial Bronze Age”

Aleydis Van de Moortel, NEH Fellow, ASCSA; Associate Professor of Classics, University of Tennessee

October 10, 2013

Reconfiguring Constantinople: Story Spaces & Storied Imperial Places in the Madrid Skylitzes MSS

Elena Boeck, Associate Professor of Art History, DePaul University

October 7, 2013


May 2013

Μαρία Μαυρουδή, Ελληνική φιλοσοφία στην αυλή του Μωάμεθ Β΄

Μαρία Μαυρουδή, University of California, Berkeley Ελληνική φιλοσοφία στην αυλή του Μωάμεθ Β΄

May 29, 2013

“Houses around the Athenian Agora. New Thoughts on Old Mosaics”

Barbara Tsakirgis, Vanderbilt University

May 28, 2013


April 2013

"Presentation of the Elias Venezis Archive"

Anna Venezi Kosmetatou (Venezis' daughter), Takis Theodoropoulos (Writer), Demetra Papaconstantinou (Demos Fellow) and Natalia Vogeikoff-Brogan (Doreen Canaday Spitzer Archivist) will present the Elias Venezis' archive.

April 9, 2013

"St. Luke and the Icon of the Virgin Kykkotissa in Cyprus"

Annemarie Weyl Carr, Southern Methodist University

April 2, 2013


March 2013

"Αρχείο Κωνσταντίνου Βοβολίνη - Μεγάλο Ελληνικό Βιογραφικό Λεξικό"

Stathis Kalyvas, Kostas Kostis, Antonis Papagiannidis

March 11, 2013

"ATHENS OPEN MEETING - The American School of Classical Studies at Athens - 2013"

James C. Wright, Director, American School of Classical Studies at Athens

Jeremy Rutter, AIA Gold Medalist 2013

March 8, 2013


February 2013

"Ο Ιωάννης Γεννάδιος και οι καλές τέχνες"

Μαρία Γεωργοπούλου, Διευθύντρια Γενναδείου Βιβλιοθήκης

February 20, 2013

"Mapping the Jewish Communities of the Byzantine Empire: A New Web-Based Resource”

Nicholas de Lange, Professor Emeritus of Hebrew and Jewish Studies, University of Cambridge

February 13, 2013

"Brute Force Philology? Text Mining the Classics”

 Helma Dik, (University of Chicago and ASCSA Whitehead Professor)

February 12, 2013


January 2013

"Vassilis Aravantinos, More Sphinxes and Puzzles from Mycenaean- Palatial Thebes”

Vassilis Aravantinos, Επίτιμος Έφορος Αρχαιοτήτων Βοιωτίας

January 22, 2013

"George Mavrogordatos and Ayhan T. Aktar, “The 1923 Exchange of Populations. An Ongoing Debate”"

George Mavrogordatos, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, and Ayhan T. Aktar, Istanbul Bilgi University

January 15, 2013


December 2012

"“The Norton Anthology of Greek Poetry: Translations, Anthologies and their Critical Excess”"

Karen Van Dyck, Fulbright Fellow and Professor at Columbia University

December 11, 2012

"Mapping the Ancient Environment: The Contribution of Manuscripts and Texts"

Alain Touwaide, Smithsonian Institution

December 3, 2012

 


November 2012

"Picturing Anatolia: The Photographs of John Henry Haynes"

Robert Ousterhout, University of Pennsylvania

November 27, 2012

 

"Archaeology, the longue durée, and regional histories: 5,000 years of settlement in the Nemea Valley"

James C. Wright, American School of Classical Studies

November 19, 2012

 


October 2012

“1453: How Important Was It?”

Molly Greene, Princeton University

October 30, 2012

The Age of Titans: Great Ships of the Hellenistic Monarchs

William Murray, University of South Florida
October 16, 2012

Αρχαία Κόρινθος,Φενεός,Τενέα: Tα πρόσφατα ευρήματα Κωνσταντίνος Κίσσας

Κωνσταντίνος Κίσσας, ΛΖ’ ΕΠΚΑ
October 2, 2012


May 2012

Archives Lecture
“Our Complicity in this Classical Looting: Triangulating the Past at Sardis, 1922–1925.”

Fikret Yegül (University of California, Santa Barbara).
May 29, 2012

Walton Lecture - Henry Maguire (Johns Hopkins University). “Nectar and Illusion: Art, Nature, and Rhetoric in Byzantium.”

Henry Maguire (Johns Hopkins University)
May 8, 2012

Nancy Bookidis (Assistant Director Emerita, Corinth Excavations, ASCSA) “Corinth: A Portrait of an Idiosyncratic Greek City”

Nancy Bookidis (Assistant Director Emerita, Corinth Excavations, ASCSA)
May 22, 2012

Artemis Cooper “Patrick Leigh Fermor in Greece.”

Artemis Cooper (Biographer)
May 24, 2012


April 2012

Malcolm H. Wiener Lecture
Michael D. Glascock (University of Missouri-Columbia). “Chemistry and Provenance: Production and Exchange of Ceramics from Greece and the Eastern Mediterranean.”

Michael D. Glascock (University of Missouri-Columbia)
April 24, 2012

Joanita Vroom (University of Amsterdam). “Mr. Turkey Goes to Turkey. How a Dutch Diplomat Wined and Dined in 18th-century Constantinople.”

Joanita Vroom, University of Amsterdam
April 3, 2012


March 2012

Stathis Kalyvas (Yale University). “Αντίσταση και Εμφύλιος: Διερευνώντας μία δύσκολη διαπλοκή.”

Stathis Kalyvas, Yale University
March 13, 2012

OPEN MEETING - The American School of Classical Studies at Athens - 2012 Watch it Online!

Jack L. Davis (Director, American School of Classical Studies at Athens)
March 9, 2012


February 2012

Edward E. Cohen “Financial Crisis! Economic Lessons from Ancient Athens.”

Edward E. Cohen, University of Pennsylvania
February 7, 2012


January 2012

Glenn A. Peers “Forging Byzantine Animals: Manuel Philes in Renaissance France.”

Glenn A. Peers, University of Texas at Austin
January 31, 2012

Richard Hodges “An ‘Ice Age Settling on the Roman Empire”

Richard Hodges, University of Pennsylvania
December 13, 2011


November 2011

Vassilis Vassilikos (Author). “Λογοτεχνία και τεχνολογία.”

Vassilis Vassilikos (Author)
November 29, 2011

Björn Forsén (University of Helsinki). “Sanctuary of Secrets”

Bjorn Forsen, University of Helsinki
November 22, 2011


October 2011

Οδυσσέας Ελύτης. Στοιχεία μιας ποιητικής ταυτότητας

Ioulita Iliopoulou, Gennadious Library
October 18, 2011

Recent Prehistoric Finds at the Costa Navarino Resort in Messenia

Jörg Rambach (ΛΗ’ ΕΠΚΑ)
October 18, 2011

Exploring Greek Manuscripts in the Gennadius Library

Gennadius Library
October 11, 2011


April 2011

The Americans and the Greeks, 1949-1959: Intervention and Modernization

Evanthis Hatzivassiliou, University of Athens
April 12, 2011

Animals in the Agora: Reconstructing Cultural Life in Ancient Athens from Zooarchaeological Remains

Michael MacKinnon, University of Winnipeg
April 5, 2011


March 2011

30th Annual Walton Lecture: “Kings, Princes and Powers: Venizelos and Dilemmas of National Revival”

Sir Michael Llewellyn Smith, King’s College London
March 29, 2011

Open Meeting of the Work of the School / The Goddess and the Ancestors at Mochlos, Crete

Jack L. Davis, Director, ASCSA; Jeffrey S. Soles, University of North Carolina-Greensboro
(runs 1 hr. 50 min.)
March 11, 2011

Baldness in the Greek and Roman Imagination

Corey Brennan, Mellon Professor at the American Academy of Rome
March 1, 2011.


February 2011

New Excavations at Stobi 2009–2010

Silvana Blazevska, National Institution Stobi
February 22, 2011

Mycenaean Wall-Paintings in Context New Discoveries and Old Finds Reconsidered - WORKSHOP

2 - Day WORKSHOP (KERA)
February 12, 13, 2011

Telltale Depictions: A Contextual View of Mycenaean Wall-Paintings

John Bennet, University of Sheffield
February 11, 2011


January 2011

Η Ελλάδα του Ortelius μέσα από τους χάρτες της Συλλογής Σαμούρκα

George Tolias, National Hellenic Research Foundation
January 20, 2011


December 2010

Working in Cotton, Metal and Fayence: Ottoman Artisans in the Early Modern Age

Suraiya Faroqhi, Bilgi University, Istanbul
December 14, 2010

Exiles in Pisa, 1821. Mavrokordatos the Shelleys and the Greek Revolution

Roderick Beaton, King’s College London
December 8, 2010

Παλιές και νέες αρχαιολογικές ανακαλύψεις στη Μεσσηνία

Xeni Arapogianni, Directorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities, Kalamata
December 7, 2010


November 2010

The Quality of Life in Classical Antiquity

Walter Scheidel,Stanford University
November 23, 2010


October 2010

A Decent Burial: Commemoration and Community in Roman Corinth

Kathleen Slane, University of Missouri-Columbia
October 19, 2010

Οι Φαναριώτες και ο πρώιμος Διαφωτισμός (1680-1780)

Jacques Bouchard, Interuniversity Center for Neohellenic Studies of Montreal (Université de Montréal)
Phrixos B. Papachristidis, McGill University
October 12, 2010

Graphic Greeks: Ancient Greece in Three Comics Narratives

Apostolos Doxiades and Alekos Papadatos, Logicomix
Eric Shanower, Age of Bronze
October 5, 2010


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