The American School of Classical Studies at Athens
  • Using X-rays to Understand Greek Pottery
  • From the Field Watch the Wiener Lab's portable X-ray fluorescence device in action, helping unlock mysteries of Corinthian pottery.
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ASCSA General Academic Calendar, 2016-2017

     September 9
Loring Hall opens (Regular Members
should arrive by September 11)                                                  
     September 11 (Sun)
Opening Pizza Party
     September 12-16
Orientation Week
     September 19-October 2
Trip I (West and Northern Greece: Daly)
     October 9-19
Trip II (Central Greece: Daly)
     October 25-November 4
Trip III (Deep Peloponnese: Sanders)
     November 10-20
Trip IV (Corinthia and Argolid: Wright)
     * Note

School trip schedules are subject to change


     WINTER TERM          
     November 22
Winter term begins
Mondays: Whitehead Seminar #1 (McEnroe)
Tuesdays: Morning on-site in Athens
Wednesdays: Attica day trips
Thursdays: Whitehead Seminar #2 (Liston)
Fridays: Morning on-site in Athens
     November 23-27
Thanksgiving Holiday
     November 28 (Mon) 
Whitehead Seminars begin
     December 17 (Sat)
Winter break begins (Regular Members should not 
plan to leave before this date)
     January 5-8
AIA/SCS Meetings, San Francisco CA
     January 11
Regular Members should return by this date
     January 12
Winter Term Resumes
     February 12-20
Trip V (Crete: Rogers)
     February 27 Clean Monday (ASCSA Holiday)
     March 3-5 Lokris & Euboia Trip (Daly)
     March 10
ASCSA Open Meeting
     March 16
Whitehead Seminars end
     March 17 (Fri)
Winter Term ends (Regular Members should be in
residence until this date)
     SPRING TERM             
     March (ca. 21-31)             
Optional Trip 1 (dates and destination TBA)
     April 2- April 28
     April 30-May 26
     May 28-June 24
Excavation sessions at Corinth
Session 1
Session 2
Session 3
     April 14-18 Orthodox Greek Easter—ASCSA Holiday
     May 8-18
Optional Trip 2 (Sicily: Rogers)
     May 26 (Fri)
Spring Term ends/Vacate Rooms in Loring Hall
on or before May 26                                                            
     The starting and ending dates of the trips are subject to change.
  • David Romano Reflects on Mt. Lykaion Discovery
  • “We had been expecting something like this ever since we began excavating at the altar in 2007,” admitted Romano.
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  • From the Field
  • Kyle Zawacki, teacher in high school social studies at the Huron Schools in New Boston, MI, at the Parthenon in Athens. Zawacki participated in 2015 Summer Sessions II and was the recipient of the ASCSA Rea Silvia Borza scholarship.
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  • From the Field
  • Nick Cross, attended the 2015 ASCSA Summer Session I, is a graduate student in Ancient History at the City University of New York.
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