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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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June 24, 2019

“Open Day” at ASCSA Corinth Excavations: A New Chapter of On-site Programming

New "Open Day" program at Corinth Excavations invites student and adult groups to observe stages of the archaeological process both on and off the field.

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June 20, 2019

Clayton Lehmann’s Summer Seminar Reads Elytis and Seferis in the School’s Archives

Clayton Lehmann's Summer Seminar Reads Elytis and Seferis in the School's Archives

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June 12, 2019

Blegen library closed on Monday, June 17th

Blegen library will be closed to visitors on Monday, June 17th in observance of Pentecost.

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June 11, 2019

Closure of the Gennadius Library May 20, 2019 - August 18, 2019

The Gennadius Library is undergoing a major reclassification project of its collections according to the Library of Congress system. This change will allow stack access to the Library’s research collections. In order for the work to be completed most efficiently, the Library will remain closed to the public from May 20 through August 18, 2019. We apologize for the inconvenience. The Gennadius will reopen on Monday August 19, 2019 with a limited summer schedule as follows Monday-Thursday 9:00 – 16.30, Friday 9:00 – 15:00 (closed on Saturday).

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