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Notes sur le siège de Château de Morée. Notes sur l'expédition de Morée en 1828

October 17, 2019

Notes sur le siège de Château de Morée. Notes sur l'expédition de Morée en 1828

Professor Jack Davis donated to the Gennadius Library a manuscript by Colonel Antoine-Charles-Félix Hecquet who headed a battalion of the 54th infantry regiment during the Morea expedition.

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The ASCSA students at the School's Archives

October 7, 2019

The ASCSA students at the School's Archives

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Days of Art Greece Covers the Blegen Library

September 30, 2019

Days of Art Greece Covers the Blegen Library

Days of Art Greece, a magazine publication that aims to promote the art and culture of Greece everyday, published a four page article on the Blegen Library in their latest edition.

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Videocast -

September 18, 2019

Videocast - "Himera: Excavations in the Western Necropolis. The Common Graves of the Soldiers Fallen in the Battles of 480 and 409 BC"

The video archive of the lecture of Stefano Vassalo, about Himera and the excavations in the Western Necropolis, is now available to watch in our digital video archive.

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Opening of the exhibition

September 17, 2019

Opening of the exhibition "Spolia: Transcripts of the Stones of the Little Metropolis"

The opening of the exhibition "Spolia: Transcripts of the Stones of the Little Metropolis" that took place on Tuesday September 10 in the Ioannis Makriyannis Wing was a great success.

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September 17, 2019

Videocast - "Αναχρησιμοποίηση λίθων. Ναός Παναγίας Γοργοεπηκόου"

The video of the lecture by Manolis Korres on "Αναχρησιμοποίηση λίθων. Ναός Παναγίας Γοργοεπηκόου", is now available to watch.

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Εγκαίνια έκθεσης

September 16, 2019

Εγκαίνια έκθεσης "Spolia: Μεταγραφές των λίθων της Μικρής Μητρόπολης"

Με ιδιαίτερη επιτυχία πραγματοποιήθηκαν την Τρίτη 10 Σεπτεμβρίου τα εγκαίνια της έκθεσης "Spolia: Μεταγραφές των λίθων της Μικρής Μητρόπολης" στην πτέρυγα Ι. Μακρυγιάννης της Γενναδείου Βιβλιοθήκης.

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Gennadius Library at the 85th IFLA Congress

September 12, 2019

Gennadius Library at the 85th IFLA Congress

The new Digital Humanities project Traveltrails was presented as a Poster Session at the 85th IFLA Congress at the Athens Megaron on Monday 26 and Tuesday 27 August, 2019.

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Gennadius Library acquires 18th century paper icon of Mount Sinai

September 9, 2019

Gennadius Library acquires 18th century paper icon of Mount Sinai

The Library acquired a very rare paper icon with a general view of Mount Sinai (Γενική ἄποψις τοῦ Ὄρους Σινᾶ), at the June Vergos Auction in Athens

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Πίναξ Γεωγραφικός της Ελλάδος, Vienna, 1800

September 9, 2019

Πίναξ Γεωγραφικός της Ελλάδος, Vienna, 1800

Professor Curtis Runnels donates to the Gennadius Library, Anthemos Gazis’s printing of the first map of modern Greece based on an original by Reghas Ferraios (Πίναξ Γεωγραφικός της Ελλάδος, Vienna, 1800) with contemporary hand coloring.

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A visit to Gennadius Library – ARA Greece

September 5, 2019

A visit to Gennadius Library – ARA Greece

ARA Greece recently visited Gennadius Library, one of the most important libraries in Greece. It came into existence from a donation by Joannes Gennadius, a collector and bibliophile, who gave his personal collection of 25.000 (!) volumes back in 1922 for its creation. This number has kept growing ever since, reaching today a total of 138.000.

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Hesperia 88.3 Now Online!

September 4, 2019

Hesperia 88.3 Now Online!

Topics include a LH wheelmade terracotta bovid figure from Pylos, LBA Aiginetan coarse pottery at Kanakia on Salamis, an ornate woven textile from 9th-century Gordion, and the concept of the Ionian agora.

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Jewish Women's Archives and Gladys Weinberg

August 26, 2019

Jewish Women's Archives and Gladys Weinberg

The ASCSA Archives provided the image for a biographical entry about archaeologist Gladys Davidson Weinberg (1909-2002) in the Jewish Women's Archives online encyclopedia. We chose a photo from 1945 showing Gladys Weinberg on the roof of a building in Athens.

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August 21, 2019

Re-opening of the Gennadius Library August 19, 2019

The Gennadius Library has undergone a major reclassification project of its collections according to the Library of Congress system. This change allows stack access to the Library’s research collections.

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August 19, 2019

Επαναλειτουργία Γενναδείου Βιβλιοθήκης, 19 Αυγούστου 2019

Η Γεννάδειος Βιβλιοθήκη αναταξινόμησε τις συλλογές της σύμφωνα με το σύστημα της Βιβλιοθήκης του Κογκρέσου, ώστε να επιτραπεί η ανοικτή πρόσβαση στις ερευνητικές συλλογές της.

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Videocast - When Hollywood Came to Greece: Spyros Skouras and the Politics of Cine-Antiquity

August 2, 2019

Videocast - When Hollywood Came to Greece: Spyros Skouras and the Politics of Cine-Antiquity

Lecture by Prof. Konstantinos Nikoloutsos, Saint Joseph's University

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Panagiotis Karkanas Contributes to Groundbreaking Paper That May Alter the Story of Human Prehistory

July 30, 2019

Panagiotis Karkanas Contributes to Groundbreaking Paper That May Alter the Story of Human Prehistory

Dr. Panagiotis Karkanas, Malcolm H. Wiener Laboratory for Archaeological Science Director at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, contributed to a groundbreaking paper about Apidima Cave fossils. A skull fragment discovered there is the oldest modern human fossil ever discovered in Europe and hints that humans began leaving Africa far earlier than once thought.

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Videocast - From Kallias to Kritias: Athens in the Second Half of the 5th Century

July 23, 2019

Videocast - From Kallias to Kritias: Athens in the Second Half of the 5th Century

International Conference, 6-8 June 2019

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July 20, 2019

Blegen Library Closure: UPDATED

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Margarita Lymberaki's famous novel

July 17, 2019

Margarita Lymberaki's famous novel "Three Summers" in English thanks to Karen Van Dyke

One of the best coming-of-age Greek novels, Τα Ψάθινα Καπέλα, published in 1946 by Margarita Lymberaki (also spelled as Liberaki), is available in English, thanks to Karen Van Dyke's painstaking translation.

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Videocast - Dressing Empire: Ottoman Costume Albums and Transculturation

July 16, 2019

Videocast - Dressing Empire: Ottoman Costume Albums and Transculturation

Elisabeth Fraser, University of South Florida

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Videocast - Echoes of the Classics - A Voice and Piano Recital by CHIMERA

July 16, 2019

Videocast - Echoes of the Classics - A Voice and Piano Recital by CHIMERA

The concert is sponsored by the American School of Classical Studies at Athens and the Athens Centre.

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Videocast - Συνάντηση με το Σταύρο Ξαρχάκο: Ένας περίπατος σε μια δημιουργική πορεία που συνεχίζεται αδιάκοπα.

July 3, 2019

Videocast - Συνάντηση με το Σταύρο Ξαρχάκο: Ένας περίπατος σε μια δημιουργική πορεία που συνεχίζεται αδιάκοπα.

Σύλλογος Φίλων Γενναδείου Βιβλιοθήκης

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

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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