School’s 2011-2012 Lecture Season Announced
The American School is pleased to announce its schedule of lectures for the 2011-2012 academic year. Even more than in past years, the series will canvas a broad range of topics, from prehistoric finds in Messenia to women in Mt. Athos, and from Athens economics to a lecture by Patrick Leigh Fermor’s biographer.
If you can’t join us at the School, you can watch online on our website the week after the lecture.
Also a reminder that the entire lecture series from last season (as well as the previous two lecture seasons) can be viewed in the video archives here.
This year the ASCSA would like to thank the Paul and Alexandra Canellopoulos Foundation for their generous support, and also Barry J. Jacobson for support of the Director’s series and Lloyd E. Cotsen and Margit Cotsen for the Gennadius Library series.
All events take place in Cotsen Hall, 9 Anapiron Polemou St. and are on Tuesdays at 7:00 P.M. unless otherwise noted.
Asterisk (*) denotes Gennadius Library lectures
Book Presentation of Gennadeion Monograph VI: “Exploring Greek Manuscripts in the Gennadius Library,” edited by
Maria L. Politi and Eleni Pappa. (In collaboration with the Greek Paleographical Society).
//Η παρουσίαση θα γίνει στα ελληνικά//
Jörg Rambach (ΛΗ’ ΕΠΚΑ). “Recent Prehistoric Finds at the Costa Navarino Resort in Messenia.”
Ioulita Iliopoulou (Poet). “Οδυσσέας Ελύτης. Στοιχεία μιας ποιητικής ταυτότητας.”
Björn Forsén (University of Helsinki). “Sanctuary of Secrets: Agia Paraskevi of Arachamitai in Arcadia from the Sixth to the First Century B.C.”
Vassilis Vassilikos (Author). “Λογοτεχνία και τεχνολογία.”
Richard Hodges (University of Pennsylvania and Butrint Foundation). “An ‘Ice Age Settling on the Roman Empire’: Excavating Butrint between Strategy and Serendipity.”
Joseph W. Day (Wabash College). “A Muse on Stone or an ‘Un-read Muse’: Did Greeks Read Inscribed Epigrams?”
Glenn A. Peers (University of Texas at Austin). “Forging Byzantine Animals: Manuel Philes in Renaissance France.”
Edward E. Cohen (University of Pennsylvania). “Financial Crisis! Economic Lessons from Ancient Athens.”
Alice-Mary Talbot (Dumbarton Oaks). “Women and Mt. Athos: Insights from the Archives of the Holy Mountain.”
Meera Dass (Architectural Historian, New Delhi). “The Stambhas and Dvajas (Dedicatory Pillars to Gods) and the Greek Presence in Central India.”
Eleni Banou (B’ ΕΠΚΑ) and Eleni Tsivilika. “More on the Middle Minoan Period in Crete: The Case of the Coastal Site of Pera Galenoi”
Clemente Marconi (New York University). “New Investigations on the Akropolis of Selinunte, Sicily: The Archaeology of a Greek Colony in the West.”
Stathis Kalyvas (Yale University). “Αντίσταση και Εμφύλιος: Διερευνώντας μία δύσκολη διαπλοκή.”
Open Meeting (Thessaloniki).
Joanita Vroom (University of Amsterdam). “Mr. Turkey Goes to Turkey. How a Dutch Diplomat Wined and Dined in 18th-century Constantinople.”
Malcolm H. Wiener Lecture
Michael D. Glascock (University of Missouri-Columbia). “Chemistry and Provenance: Production and Exchange of Ceramics from Greece and the Eastern Mediterranean.”
Henry Maguire (Johns Hopkins University). “Nectar and Illusion: Art, Nature, and Rhetoric in Byzantium.”
Charles K. Williams, II (ASCSA). “Corinth: Notes on the Evolution of a City.”
Artemis Cooper (Biographer). “Patrick Leigh Fermor in Greece.”
Fikret Yegül (University of California, Santa Barbara). “Our Complicity in this Classical Looting: Triangulating the Past at Sardis, 1922–1925.”