The American School of Classical Studies at Athens

Agora News & Events

  • Trustees Announce Recipient of the 2018 Athens Prize
    The Trustees of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens have announced Ronald S. Stroud as the winner of the Athens Prize awarded for outstanding contributions to the advancement of knowledge of ancient Greece.
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  • Hesperia 86.3 Now Online!
    The American School of Classical Studies at Athens is pleased to announce the publication of Hesperia 86.3. Topics in this issue include a review and analysis of the evidence for the origins of the Ionian cities of Asia Minor, a new interpretation of the Dipylon oinochoe graffito, the publication of a deposit of ostraka from the Athenian Agora, and new evidence for the dating of defensive fortifications in southwestern Anatolia based on the excavations of the Bastion complex on the Tepecik acropolis at Patara in southwestern Turkey.
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Publications and Resources

Excavations in the Athenian Agora are formally published through the Athenian Agora monograph series and articles in Hesperia, the journal of the American School. A number of digital resources are also made available free-of-charge for teaching and resource purposes.

With the support of the Packard Humanities Institute (PHI) the Athenian Agora Excavations has been involved over the last decade in an ambitious program of digitizing older materials and using new technologies to record continuing excavations.

One long term goal of this project is the creation of a single integrated and coherent digital archive of all the archaeological resources at the Athenian Agora: from object databases, photographs, site guides, virtual-reality tours, architectural plans and drawings, to new excavation data, reports, and publications. As part of this project, the Athenian Agora maintains a separate website (http://www.agathe.gr) for experimenting with methods of presenting archaeological data to the general public and for creating experimental digital tools that can be used by the scholarly community and excavators in the field.

In recent years, the Athenian Agora has also been involved in another project (http://www.ascsa.net) to develop a common interface for all the digital resources of the American School of Classical Studies. The uniqueness of this experimental website is that it allows one to search across all the included collections simultaneously.

You will find all the currently available digital resources from the Athenian Agora at both of these websites. If you are interested in following the progress of publishing digital archaeological data from a single excavation, please visit the Athenian Agora Excavations at http://www.agathe.gr. If you are interested in following the experimental progress of publishing archaeological data from multiple excavations through a common unified interface, please visit http://www.ascsa.net.

Yearly preliminary reports of excavations at the Athenian Agora can be found here: Athenian Agora Excavations Preliminary Reports.