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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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BLEGEN LIBRARY’S RECLASSIFICATION PROJECT


07/04/2017
Starting in the fall of 2017, Blegen library is undergoing a major reclassification project.

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Outgoing Mellon Professor Kevin Daly Leaves His Mark

Joanie Blackwell
06/29/2017
Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Classical Studies Kevin F. Daly is completing his three-year appointment, during which he headed the School’s Regular Program, highlighted by his trips to Northern and Central Greece in the fall and the Athens/Attica seminar in the winter. He advised Associate Members on their research projects and led members to new destinations for optional trips in the spring including Israel, Jordan, and Ethiopia. Daly returns to Bucknell University, where is he is Associate Professor of Classics & Ancient Mediterranean Studies.

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Jim Wright and Mary Dabney Reflect on Their Departure

Joanie Blackwell
06/29/2017
School Director Jim Wright and Mary Dabney leave the School June 30th at the conclusion of Wright’s five-year term. Here, he and Dabney share their most memorable experiences in Greece, reflect on the vital contributions they were able to make, and communicate their hopes for the future of the School.

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Psychiatrists and psychotherapists from “Antistixi” Visit the ASCSA

Natalia Vogeikoff-Brogan
06/28/2017
To Σάββατο 24 Ιουνίου, ο Δημήτρης και η Ελένη Καραγιάννη, ψυχίατροι-ψυχοθεραπευτές και οι συνεργάτες τους από το θεραπευτικό και εκπαιδευτικό Ινστιτούτο «Αντίστιξη» ξεναγήθηκαν στις εγκαταστάσεις της Αμερικανικής Σχολής Κλασικών Σπουδών.

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Meet a Member: John Oakley

Moira Lavelle
06/27/2017
Meet John Oakley, the Chancellor Professor and Forrest D. Murden, Jr. Professor at The College of William and Mary in Virginia. Oakley is a classical archaeologist whose main interests are Greek vase painting, iconography and Roman sarcophagi.

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Meet a Member: Robert Pounder

Moira Lavelle
06/21/2017
Meet Robert Pounder, an Emeritus Professor of Classics at Vassar College who has been involved, in one way or another, with the American School for 50 years now.

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Access to the Archives of the Gennadius Library

Natalia Vogeikoff-Brogan
06/15/2017
Researchers will not be able to access the Archives of the Gennadius Library between November 1, 2017 and May 31, 2018. H πρόσβαση των ερευνητών στα Αρχεία της Γενναδείου Βιβλιοθήκης δεν θα είναι δυνατή από 1/11/2017 έως 31/5/2018.

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VIDEOCAST - ‘One Hundred Years of Dialogue: Latin American Approaches to Hellenism’


06/14/2017
Presented by Maria Georgopoulou & Gregory Jusdanis

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Graduate Students from the University of Athens at the ASCSA

Natalia Vogeikoff-Brogan
06/13/2017
Οι μεταπτυχιακοί φοιτητές του Πανεπιστημίου Αθηνών στο πρόγραμμα Διαχείρισης Μνημείων (Cultural Heritage Management) επισκέφτηκαν τα Αρχεία της Αμερικανικής Σχολής Κλασικών Σπουδών, με πρωτοβουλία του καθηγητή τους κ. Διονύση Μουρελάτου.

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2017 Corinth Excavation & Museum Sessions

Katherine M. Petrole
06/02/2017
The summer excavation sessions at Corinth are complete with the museum session to follow. Read a wrap-up of this year's season.

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One Hundred Years of Dialogue. Latin American Approaches to Hellenism

Maria Georgopoulou
06/01/2017
International Conference explores the reception of Hellenism in Latin America.

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Surprises in Excavations on the Ismenion Hill

Moira Lavelle
05/31/2017
A conversation with Dr. Stephanie Larson about the excavations on the Ismenion Hill

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Votive Reliefs in the Agora: An Interview with Carol L. Lawton

Moira Lavelle
05/27/2017
An interview with Carol L. Lawton about the newest volume in our Athenian Agora series.

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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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