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New Publication: Votive Reliefs (Agora XXXVIII)

Destini Price
05/22/2017
Votive Reliefs (Agora XXXVIII) is now published and available for purchase!

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American School Celebrates Annual Gala in New York City


05/22/2017
Nearly 350 guests attended the Annual Gala Dinner celebrating the School and the Gennadius Library on Wednesday, May 10, 2017. Malcolm H. Wiener and Lloyd E. Cotsen were honored at the event.

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Meet a Member: Maria Papaioannou

Moira Lavelle
05/19/2017
Meet Maria Papaioannou, an Associate Member at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens working on a dissertation on Early Greek Epigram.

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Conductor and artistic director Peter Tiboris at the Gennadius Library

Natalia Vogeikoff-Brogan
05/15/2017
Conductor, artistic director, and collector Peter Tiboris visited the Gennadius Library where ASCSA director Jim Wright, librarian Irini Solomonidi, and archivist Natalia Vogeikoff-Brogan showed him rare editions from the collections of the Library, and the papers of Dimitri Mitropoulos from the Archives. Thrilled to see some of Mitropoulos's scores and letters, Peter shared with us that he collects batons and that he is proud of owning one of Leonard Bernstein's four batons. He also shared with us Bernstein's memoirs of his rival Dimitri Mitropoulos.

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Azoria Project Excavations Wins New Grants


05/12/2017
The Azoria Project excavations on Crete has won grants this year from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation and the National Geographic Society

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In Memoriam: Lloyd Cotsen


05/12/2017
The American School is saddened to learn of the death of Lloyd Cotsen on May 8, 2017. His love of Greece and the Greek people was on view at the School's Annual Gala Wednesday night and his family accepted the Gennadius Prize on his behalf. See the video tribute here.

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Donations to the Blegen Library


05/10/2017
The Blegen Library gratefully acknowledges the generous donation of the following publications.

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VIDEOCAST - Excavations on the Ismenion Hill in Thebes, 2011-2016


05/09/2017
Professors Stephanie Larson, Associate Professor, Bucknell University, and Kevin Daly, Mellon Professor of Classical Studies, ASCSA

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VIDEOCAST - Plagues and Pestilence in Thebes


05/09/2017
Prof. Maria Liston, Department of Anthropology, University of Waterloo, Canada; Whitehead Professor, ASCSA

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VIDEOCAST - The Colonel’s Dictatorship: the View from London, Thirty-Sixth Annual Walton Lecture


05/09/2017
Richard Clogg is an Emeritus Fellow of St Antony’s College, Oxford

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Published: Corinth Excavations Field Manual


04/28/2017
Corinth Excavations Archaeological manual has been published by the The Digital Press at the University of North Dakota

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VIDEOCAST - Human-Environment Dynamics in the Peloponnese and Beyond: Ideas-Methods-Results


04/28/2017
Conference on Environment and Human Activity in the Peloponnese, 6-9 April, organized in cooperation with the Swedish Institute at Athens.

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Constantine (Deno) and Marie Macricostas and the Macricostas Family Foundation Name West Wing in honor of General Ioannis Makriyannis


04/27/2017
Maria Georgopoulou, Director of the Gennadius Library announces that Constantine (Deno) and Marie Macricostas, through the Macricostas Family Foundation, have pledged a $1.5 million gift in support of the Library’s new west wing. In acknowledgment of this significant gift, the space will be named the “Ioannis Makriyannis Wing” at the wishes of Mr. and Mrs. Macricostas, in honor of the Greek patriot General Makriyannis (1797–1864).

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Gennadius Library Overseers to Award Gennadius Prize to Lloyd E. Cotsen


04/26/2017
The Overseers of the Gennadius Library of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens (ASCSA) will honor Lloyd E. Cotsen, former President of the ASCSA Trustees and the first Chairman of the Overseers, as the second recipient of the Gennadius Prize for “outstanding contributions to the advancement of knowledge of post-antique Greece” at the ASCSA Gala in New York City on May 10, 2017.

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Malcolm Wiener to be Awarded American School’s Athens Prize


04/26/2017
The Trustees of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens have named Malcolm Hewitt Wiener, Aegean prehistorian and Chairman Emeritus of the Trustees, as the second recipient of the School’s Athens Prize for “outstanding contributions to the advancement of knowledge of ancient Greece.” Wiener will accept the award on May 10, 2017 at the ASCSA Gala in New York City.

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Blegen Library closed May 1


04/25/2017
Τhe Βlegen Library will be closed to visitors on Monday, May 1st, 2017 in observance of the Labor Day holiday.

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Sacher Named Next Editor of Hesperia


04/21/2017
The ASCSA has chosen Jennifer Sacher to be the next editor of its journal, Hesperia.

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Meet a Member: Carissa Nicholson

Moira Lavelle
04/21/2017
Meet Carissa Nicholson, an Associate Member at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens working on a dissertation in Art History at the University of Florida.

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Panagiotis Karkanas Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences


04/17/2017
The American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the U.S.’s oldest and most esteemed learned societies, has elected Dr. Panagiotis Karkanas, Director of the American School's Wiener Laboratory for Archaeological Science, to its 237th class of members. He is the 24th person in the ASCSA's venerable history to receive this honor.

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International Conference “One Hundred Years of Dialogue: Latin American Approaches to Hellenism”, May 18-20, 2017


04/13/2017
The Gennadius Library of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens is organizing with Gregory Jusdanis, Humanities Distinguished Professor of the Ohio State University, a three-day conference entitled “One Hundred Years of Dialogue: Latin American Approaches to Hellenism” on May 18-20, 2017.

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