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ASCSA Trustee Hunter R. Rawlings III was the 2014 recipient of Princeton University’s top honor for Graduate School alumni, the James Madison Medal.
The Blegen Library gratefully acknowledges the generous donation of the following publications.
Margaret M. Miles, Andrew W. Mellon Professor
It was full speed ahead for the Regular program after the winter break as the students traveled around Athens and Attica, then on to Crete. Join Mellon Professor Margie Miles as she takes us on a tour of the past two months.
The bitter cold weather did not keep a large crowd from enjoying the warmth and good cheer inside Kellari Taverna in New York City on March 3, 2014 as friends of the Gennadeion gathered for the library’s primary fundraising event in the U.S.
Επισκέπτες και Αναγνώστες στη Λαυρεντιανή Βιβλιοθήκη την Εποχή του Διαφωτισμού και του Ρομαντισμού Paschalis Kitromilides, Prof. of Political Science, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
by Andrew Reinhard
First discovered in the 1930s, the “saucer pyres” of the Athenian Agora remained a mystery for over 70 years, until Professor Susan I. Rotroff turned her attention to these deposits 10 years ago. Industrial Religion: The Saucer Pyres of the Athenian Agora (Hesperia Suppl. 47) investigates the nature of the saucer pyre sacrifices.
George Metaxas, former cook of the Corinth Excavations, died Thursday, February 6, after a motorbike accident the previous week. He will be remembered by residents of Hill House during the late 1980's to early 2000's for his humor, cheer, and lavishly decorated cakes.
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
by Andrew Reinhard
Janet Burnett Grossman, one of Evelyn B. Harrison’s students at NYU’s Institute of Fine Arts, published her first Agora “Blue Book” in December 2013: Funerary Sculpture. In this interview, she talks about her book, the writing process, and how an art historical approach benefits the understanding of archaeology.
Η χαρτογραφία του Κλαύδιου Πτολεμαίου - Άρτεμις Σκούταρη
Ever harbor a desire to cruise the sites of ancient Greece and Turkey on a vintage luxury yacht? And to be guided by experts in the field along the way? Now is your chance to join us for a 10-day excursion this summer planned by R. Crusoe & Son.
The annual report of the American School for the fiscal year 2012-2013 has been released and can be viewed here.
Kellari Taverna in New York City is once again the venue of the popular Kathara Deftera/Clean Monday event, the Gennadius Library's premier fundraiser in the U.S. Please join us for an evening of great Lenten food and socializing, all to benefit the operations of the Library in Greece.
“Bouphonia: Killing Cattle on the Acropolis”, Jeremy McInerney, Whitehead Professor, ASCSA; Davidson Kennedy Professor, University of Pennsylvania
by Susan Lupack
Topics in this issue include the manuring hypothesis in Greek survey archaeology; the role of the salpinx player on the Pella hydria; sculptors’ trial pieces and figure studies done in poros limestone from the Athenian Agora; M. Antonius Aristocrates and Roman political power in the provinces; and the medieval archaeological finds from the Northeast Gateway at the Palace of Nestor.
“How the Mycenae Lion Gate Relief Was Made: New Evidence and Implications” Nicholas Blackwell, Assistant Director, ASCSA
A concert organized by the Gennadius Library took place on December 3, in Cotsen Hall.
During the Christmas holiday period, the Blegen Library will be closed to visitors on the following days: December 24-26, 31, 2013 and January 1, 6. No new cards will be issued and no orientations will take place between December 24th and January 6th.
Οι ώρες λειτουργίας των Αρχείων της Γενναδείου Βιβλιοθήκης κατά τη διάρκεια των Εορτών
“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. Watch it now!
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