Bringing Greece's Past to Life Since 1881

The oldest and largest U.S. overseas research center, the American School of Classical Studies at Athens provides graduate students and scholars from affiliated North American colleges and universities a base for the advanced study of all aspects of Greek culture, from antiquity to the present day.

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July 2, 2019

Videocast - Destruction, Survival, and Economic Recovery in the Greek World (May 16-18)

International Conference, 16-18 May 2019 Organized by Sylvian Fachard and Edward Harris

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June 26, 2019

Blegen library will close at 16.30

We regret to inform you that today, June 26, Blegen Library will close at 16.30. We're very sorry for the inconvenience.

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June 26, 2019

Q&A with Incoming ASCSA Assistant Director Eric Driscoll

The American School welcomes Eric Driscoll, a former Regular Member and two-time Associate Member, as the new ASCSA Assistant Director.

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"Looking at a map of Greece before and after the Regular Member program is the difference between looking at a poem before and after learning the language of its composition. What you see doesn’t change, but the difference in understanding is monumental.”

Bill Beck, University of Pennsylvania, School Member 2016–17

"My experience here resulted in a dissertation idea that will most likely shape my academic career, and it is a topic that would have never occurred to me had I not participated in the ASCSA program.”

Christina Gieske, School Member 2007–08

"I use what I learned about history, archaeology, and topography in my teaching every day. The connections I made with archaeologists, historians, and philologists have helped me in my professional endeavors and were crucial to my employment success.”

Anne Feltovich, Assistant Professor of Classics at Hamilton College, School Member 2007–08

"The program's greatest strength is the breadth of art, archaeology, material culture that is covered in the course of the regular year. This institution provides the student with exposure to the ancient world; it is truly without peer.”

Regular School Member 2014-2015

"[The Gennadius Library Summer Session] is the best-organized summer program that I have ever attended! It is also professionally the most useful one. The variety of texts and topics covered serves as a warrant that every participant will get fresh ideas for their research. The practical skills that are acquired in a single month might well match a year of regular educational programs.”