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RECLASSIFICATION OF RESEARCH COLLECTIONS

October 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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Lectures and Events Schedule Set for 2017-18

September 08, 2017
The New York Times Democracy Forum and a lecture by Professor Mary Lefkowitz, later followed by the Nights Classical Music at the Gennadeion in September begin a year of diverse lectures and events ahead.

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Generous Funding Modernizes and Updates ASCSA Libraries

August 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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Gennadius Library closed August 5 - October 31, 2017

August 03, 2017
Due to the transfer of books to the new mobile shelving in the refurbished West Wing of the Gennadeion, the Library will remain closed to the public from August 5 to October 31, 2017. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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Gennadius Library acquires manuscript with eyewitness testimony of the 1826-1827 siege of Athens

July 24, 2017
At the most recent Vergos Auction the Library acquired a rare manuscript bearing the title "Short Description of the Events around the Siege of Athens" (Σύντομος περιγραφή τῶν διατρεξάντων εἰς τήν Ἀκρόπολιν τῶν Ἀθηνῶν, εἰς τήν πολιορκίαν) [c. 1827].

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Gennadius Librarian attends training at Oxford

July 10, 2017
Gennadius Senior Librarian attended The History of Libraries Summer School – 15cBOOKTRADE at Oxford, Lincoln College from July 3 to July 5.

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School Summer Newsletter

July 07, 2017
The American School's Summer 2017 issue of the newsletter is now online for viewing.

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

July 05, 2017
Nassos Papalexandrou, Associate Professor of Art History at the University of Texas at Austin, received a National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship from the School to spend a year researching “Greek Antiquities as Diplomatic Gifts in Greek-U.S. Relationships after WW II.” An alumnus and former faculty of the ASCSA, Papalexandrou shares insights from his present work in this Q&A.

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Juan Carmona Zabala sheds light on tobacco trade in modern Greece and Germany

July 05, 2017
Associate Member Juan Carmona Zabala’s project, “Politics, Work, Leisure: Oriental Tobacco in Greece and Germany (1880–1945)” has led him through archives at the Gennadius Library and Athenian banks; to once-prosperous tobacco farming villages in northern Greece; to the port of Trieste; and to German centers of the interwar cigarette industry Dresden, Hamburg, and Berlin. The emerging story of how the political and economic culture of the day affected the peasants who grew and sold the tobacco has yet to be told. Carmona Zabala shares his insights and findings in this Q&A.

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BLEGEN LIBRARY’S RECLASSIFICATION PROJECT

July 04, 2017
Starting in the fall of 2017, Blegen library is undergoing a major reclassification project.

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