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  • We would like to inform the public that due to the progress of the reconstruction works in the West Wing of the Library the levels of noise will increase significantly in the next few weeks and the operation of the reading room may be disrupted.
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Καλώς Ήρθατε

Η Γεννάδειος Βιβλιοθήκη είναι η βιβλιοθήκη της Αμερικάνικης Σχολής Κλασικών Σπουδών με εξειδίκευση στην Ελλάδα μετά το τέλος της αρχαιότητας.

Οι συλλογές ξεπερνούν τους 120.000 τόμους και συνεχίζουν να αυξάνονται. Ακόμα διαθέτει τα προσωπικά αρχεία γνωστών πολιτικών, λογοτεχνών και καλλιτεχνών.

Περισσότερες πληροφορίες

Opened in 1926 with 26,000 volumes from diplomat and bibliophile, Joannes Gennadius, the Gennadius Library now holds a richly diverse collection of over 120,000 books and rare bindings, archives, manuscripts, and works of art illuminating the Hellenic tradition and neighboring cultures.

Located in an architecturally significant building across the street from the main American School campus, the Library has become an internationally renowned center for the study of Greek history, literature, and art, from ancient to modern times. In addition to its role as a library and research institution, “the Gennadeion” is also an active participant in the Athenian and international community through its public lectures, seminars, concerts, exhibitions, and publications.

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Gennadius Library News

VIDEOCAST - History in Shadows: Shadow Theater Venues and Audiences in Greece and Turkey

Anna Stavrakopoulou will talk on "Karaghiozis Performances from the Cities to the Countryside" while Serdar Öztürk will give a speach on "The Affective Public Sphere: Karagöz Talks to Ottoman Coffeehouse Frequenters".

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Gennadius Library closed on October 28

The Gennadius Library will be closed on Friday, October 28, 2016.

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Seminar of Textual Interpretation visits the Gennadius Library

The Gennadius Library generously shared treasures from their rare collection of books with a group of scholars studying textual interpretation.

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