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VIDEOCAST - ‘Learning from Myth: The Case of the Trojan Horse’

Konstantinos Tzortzinis
09/15/2017
Lecture by: Mary Lefkowitz, Wellesley College

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School Welcomes Sylvian Fachard as New Mellon Professor


09/14/2017
The School welcomes Sylvian Fachard as he begins a three-year appointment as the Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Classical Studies. Fachard is an archaeologist who has excavated in Greece for 20 field seasons.

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Lectures and Events Schedule Set for 2017-18

Konstantinos Tzortzinis
09/08/2017
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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Landscaping Ancient Agora in the 1950s. Before-and-After Photos

Natalia Vogeikoff-Brogan
09/05/2017
The Ancient Agora of Athens is considered by all, locals and tourists, to be a small oasis in the center of the city. Strolling in the largest archaeological park of Athens, in the shade of tall oaks, planes, and olives, we hardly realize how much effort was devoted to landscaping the site in the early 1950s. That was a major undertaking, one comparable to the reconstruction of the Stoa of Attalos itself. One only needs to see before-and-after photos in order to grasp the magnitude of this achievement.

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Hesperia welcomes New Editor: Jennifer Sacher

Moira Lavelle
08/25/2017
After a comprehensive search, the ASCSA has chosen Jennifer Sacher to be the next editor of Hesperia.

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Tombs, Burials, and Commemoration in Corinth’s Northern Cemetery: An Interview with Kathleen Warner Slane

Moira Lavelle
08/15/2017
An interview with Kathleen Warner Slane about her new publication that examines the evidence for changing burial practices in the Greek city, Roman colony, and Christian town of Corinth.

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The George Mylonas Papers Catalogued

Natalia Vogeikoff-Brogan
08/11/2017
Born in Izmir, George Mylonas (1898-1988) studied archaeology at the University of Athens and at Johns Hopkins University. He was the ASCSA's first bursar in the 1920s and worked with David M. Robinson at Olynthus. Mylonas taught archaeology at the Washington University Saint Louis from 1933 until his retirement in 1968. Mylonas is known for his excavations at Eleusis and Mycenae. A large part of his papers are housed in the Archives of the American School.

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Conservation Technicians Complete Internship at Corinth Excavations

Nicol Anastassatou & Katherine M. Petrole
08/11/2017
Our conservation technician interns have successfully finished their training at Corinth Excavations. For the past six months, the students gained experience on a range of tasks, from lifting and mending terracotta floor tiles from the Frankish Area to carefully excavating a medieval skeleton.

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New Publication: Tombs, Burials, and Commemoration in Corinth’s Northern Cemetery (Corinth XXI)


08/08/2017
Tombs, Burials, and Commemoration in Corinth's Northern Cemetery (Corinth XXI) is now published and available for purchase!

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Generous Funding Modernizes and Updates ASCSA Libraries


08/04/2017
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


08/03/2017
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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Meet a Member: Georgia Tsouvala

Moira Lavelle
07/25/2017
Meet Georgia Tsouvala, an Associate Professor of History at Illinois State University who specializes in Greek history, literature and epigraphy.

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New Publication: Terracotta Lamps II: 1967-2004 (Isthmia X)


07/24/2017
Terracotta Lamps II: 1967-2004 (Isthmia X) is now published and available for purchase!

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

Irini Solomonidi
07/24/2017
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

Irini Solomonidi
07/10/2017
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

Mary Jane Gavenda
07/07/2017
The American School's Summer 2017 issue of the newsletter is now online for viewing.

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Q&A with New Managing Committee Chair Mark Lawall

Joanie Blackwell
07/05/2017
Lawall is Professor of Classics at the University of Manitoba. An expert on transport amphoras throughout the Mediterranean, he has conducted research at the School and at the Athenian Agora for two decades. Lawall has served the School through several committees, is an Academic Trustee of the Archaeological Institute of America, and is on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Institute in Greece.

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

Joanie Blackwell
07/05/2017
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

Joanie Blackwell
07/05/2017
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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Q&A with Whitehead Professor John McEnroe


07/05/2017
John McEnroe, John and Anne Fischer Professor of Fine Arts at Hamilton College (NY), served as ASCSA Elizabeth A. Whitehead Professor in 2016-2017. He conducted research to complete site plan of the Minoan town of Gournia, and taught a graduate seminar entitled Κοινότητες: The Architecture of Communities in Ancient Crete. In this Q&A professor McEnroe talks about his work.

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