Webinar: Byzantine Literature: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About It (But Were Afraid to Ask)

October 23, 2020

Webinar: Byzantine Literature: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About It (But Were Afraid to Ask)

Watch the inaugural episode—featuring Professor Papaioannou—of a new series of Byzantine webinars from the Gennadius Library.

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Gennadius Library acquires an exceedingly rare Ottoman map

October 17, 2020

Gennadius Library acquires an exceedingly rare Ottoman map

The Gennadius Library purchased a very rare issue of one of the most iconic Ottoman works of visual propaganda. Entitled ‘Revenge,’ the map laments the loss of numerous European Ottoman territories during the Balkan Wars, with the forfeited lands dramatically bathed in black.

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Exhibition - Ion Dragoumis: Between East and West

October 15, 2020

Exhibition - Ion Dragoumis: Between East and West

Visit our latest exhibition on the life and work of Ion Dragoumis, a legendary figure in the Greek imagination because of his untimely death.

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October 15, 2020

Gennadius Library closed October 28

The Gennadius Library will be closed on Wednesday, October 28, 2020.

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Premiere: Nights of Classical Music at the Gennadius Library

October 1, 2020

Premiere: Nights of Classical Music at the Gennadius Library

Curtis on Tour is back October 1st! Watch a free virtual performance in lieu of the live concerts that had been planned for this year’s Nights of Classical Music at the Gennadius Library.

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Gennadius Library Featured in the Greek National Opera's Second Online Festival

October 1, 2020

Gennadius Library Featured in the Greek National Opera's Second Online Festival

The Gennadius Library was featured in "Counterpoints," the Greek National Opera's second online festival curated by its artistic director George Koumentakis.

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Byzantine Dialogues from the Gennadius Library

September 24, 2020

Byzantine Dialogues from the Gennadius Library

The Gennadius Library is organizing a new series of webinars that explore recent work in Byzantine studies.

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New acquisition of 17th century rare book

September 22, 2020

New acquisition of 17th century rare book

Thanks to a gift of Gennadius Library Overseer Lana J. Mandilas, in memory of the former MP Sotiris Papapolitis, the Library acquired from the Vergos Auctions a rare Venetian edition of the 17th century.

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Gennadius Library Extended Opening Hours

August 25, 2020

Gennadius Library Extended Opening Hours

From August 31, 2020, the Library has been open to registered users as follows: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 9:30 to 17:00; Thursday 9:30 to 20:00 and Saturday 9:30 to 14:00. Due to the epidemiological condition, free access to the bookstacks will not be allowed. The number of readers will be limited to a maximum of 9, who will only be allowed to use the Main Reading Room. The use of a non-surgical mask is obligatory.

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June 30, 2020

Blegen Library's Reopening

The Blegen Library will remain closed to non-members for the summer. We hope to open to non-members in September so please consult the School’s website at that time for further information.

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Webinar: Museums, Society, and the Public Interest

June 26, 2020

Webinar: Museums, Society, and the Public Interest

Join us in watching the video archive of the discussion of Daniel Weiss, President and CEO of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, with Maria Georgopoulou, Director of the Gennadius Library, ASCSA.

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Free Digital Access for Libraries on degruyter.com

June 22, 2020

Free Digital Access for Libraries on degruyter.com

We are pleased to announce that access to 75,000+ eBooks from over thirty imprints, publishers and presses from degruyter.com, is now available through the American School domain

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Webinar: Gender, Cultural Elites and the Cold War in Greece. A Case Study Approach Based on the Life and Work of Alison Frantz and Ekaterini Myrivili

June 3, 2020

Webinar: Gender, Cultural Elites and the Cold War in Greece. A Case Study Approach Based on the Life and Work of Alison Frantz and Ekaterini Myrivili

Join us in watching the video archive of our webinar.

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Phokion Potamianos Establishes Thalia Potamianos Annual Lecture Series on the Impact of Greek Culture

June 2, 2020

Phokion Potamianos Establishes Thalia Potamianos Annual Lecture Series on the Impact of Greek Culture

We are pleased to announce that Gennadius Library Overseer Phokion Potamianos has established a new lecture series that will examine the reception and continuing relevance and impact of Greek thought and culture.

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June 2, 2020

Gennadius Library gradual reopening

The Gennadius Library will gradually resume its readers’ services on Wednesday, June 3, 2020.

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Γεωγραφία, Κοινωνία και Ασθένεια: Μαθήματα από την ιστορία της ελονοσίας στην Ελλάδα

May 29, 2020

Γεωγραφία, Κοινωνία και Ασθένεια: Μαθήματα από την ιστορία της ελονοσίας στην Ελλάδα

Παρακολουθήστε το βίντεο από το διαδικτυακό σεμινάριο της κας. Γαρδίκα.

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OnLine Exhibition - History of Greek Printing

May 18, 2020

OnLine Exhibition - History of Greek Printing

Explore our OnLine exhibition by Irini Solomonidi, Senior Librarian of The Gennadius Library

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ASCSA Responses to COVID-19

May 14, 2020

ASCSA Responses to COVID-19

Please read our responses to COVID-19
Updated May 14th

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Special Services during the Closure of the Library

May 12, 2020

Special Services during the Closure of the Library

During the closure of the Gennadius Library we are trying our best to facilitate your research.

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Q&A - COVID-19 - Updated

May 8, 2020

Q&A - COVID-19 - Updated

Please read our Q&A about current prevention measures and changes in Greece.

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Discover the Stathatos Room

April 28, 2020

Discover the Stathatos Room

Interested to find out the history of the Stathatos Room in Gennadius Library?

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World Book Day 2020: Celebrating the 94th Birthday of the Gennadius Library

April 23, 2020

World Book Day 2020: Celebrating the 94th Birthday of the Gennadius Library

The Gennadius Library was inaugurated on April 23, 1926. The Feast of Saint George was chosen to celebrate the memory of the father of Joannes Gennadius. By sheer coincidence in 1995 UNESCO chose to celebrate this very day as World Book and Copyright Day.

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Richard Clogg lectures on the Colonel's Dictatorship (April 25, 2017)

April 21, 2020

Richard Clogg lectures on the Colonel's Dictatorship (April 25, 2017)

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“The Incredulity of Thomas.” An Icon by Theodore Poulakis

April 21, 2020

“The Incredulity of Thomas.” An Icon by Theodore Poulakis

On the occasion of Easter and recent concerns about social distancing, we are presenting an icon whose subject focuses on the crucial importance of touch and faith. The icon represents the Doubting Thomas and is a gift of Helen Stathatos to the Gennadius Library.

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Travel Trails and the plague in the Ottoman Empire

April 20, 2020

Travel Trails and the plague in the Ottoman Empire

The indexing of hundreds of travelogues of the 16th to the 19th centuries in the digital platform TravelTrails is a rich source of information for various subjects. Based on recent events we searched the term (tag) ‘plagues,’ which was endemic for centuries in the Byzantine and later in the Ottoman Empire.

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Gennadius Library acquires 18th century manuscript map of Corfu

April 16, 2020

Gennadius Library acquires 18th century manuscript map of Corfu

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Ambassador Boura Appointed as President of Gennadius Library Philoi

April 2, 2020

Ambassador Boura Appointed as President of Gennadius Library Philoi

The American School of Classical Studies at Athens and the Gennadius Library are honored to announce the recent appointment of Dr. Catherine Boura to the position of President of The Philoi: Association of Friends of the Gennadius Library in Greece.

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Update on COVID-19 – School Closed

March 14, 2020

Update on COVID-19 – School Closed

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Important Notice - Libraries Closed

March 11, 2020

Important Notice - Libraries Closed

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Videocast - Conference - The Legacy of Francesco Morosini in Crete, Athens and the Morea (January 23-24)

March 9, 2020

Videocast - Conference - The Legacy of Francesco Morosini in Crete, Athens and the Morea (January 23-24)

The video archive from our two day conference entitled "The Legacy of Francesco Morosini in Crete, Athens and the Morea" is now available.

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Group from Kalamata visits the Gennadius Library

January 29, 2020

Group from Kalamata visits the Gennadius Library

Professor Ioannis Theodorakopoulos with a group from Kalamata, among them the former mayor Geogios Koutsoulis, visited the Gennadius Library on Saturday January 25.

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Delaware University students visit the Gennadius Library

January 28, 2020

Delaware University students visit the Gennadius Library

Professors Dr. David Satran, and Dr. Tyson Sukava, visited the Gennadius Library on Wednesday, January 22, leading a group of 34 students from the University of Delaware.

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Hunter College Students Visit the American School

January 23, 2020

Hunter College Students Visit the American School

Robert B. Koehl, Professor of Archaeology at the Hunter College, City University of New York, with a group of his students, visited Gennadius Library and the ASCSA Archives on Thursday, January 16.

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New Book on Ottoman Athens

November 25, 2019

New Book on Ottoman Athens

We are very proud to announce the publication of “Ottoman Athens: Archaeology, Topography, History” edited by Maria Georgopoulou (Director of the Gennadius Library) and Konstantinos Thanasakis [289 pages, 95 illustrations]. The book was published by the Gennadius Library and the Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation, with the support of the Association of the Philoi of the Gennadius Library.

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Descendants of Clarence G. Lowe, second Libarian of the Gennadeion, at the ASCSA

November 9, 2019

Descendants of Clarence G. Lowe, second Libarian of the Gennadeion, at the ASCSA

The son of Clarence G. Lowe, Charles E. Lowe, and his wife Robbi, visited the School on Wednesday, October 23rd. Clarence G. Lowe (1897-1965), Professor of Classics at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, served as Librarian of the Gennadius Library for six years, from 1931 to 1937.

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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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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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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 donated by Curtis Runnels

September 9, 2019

Πίναξ Γεωγραφικός της Ελλάδος, Vienna, 1800 donated by Curtis Runnels

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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August 21, 2019

Gennadius Library Hours

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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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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Acropolis Redux: Caryatid/Frieze Events

May 29, 2019

Acropolis Redux: Caryatid/Frieze Events

The American School invites you to four upcoming events in conjunction with the exhibition Acropolis Redux: Caryatid/Frieze, on display now in the Ioannis Makriyannis Wing of the Gennadius Library.

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Denis Rhodes and the Incunabula Colloquium

April 16, 2019

Denis Rhodes and the Incunabula Colloquium

Dennis Rhodes, the writer of the very important bibliography "Incunabula in Greece: A first census", visited the Gennadius and the British School of Archaelogy Libraries. On Friday April 12, he was welcomed by ASCSA Director Jenifer Neils, GL Director Maria Georgopoulou, BSA Library Penny Wilson and GL Senior Librarian, Irini Solomonidi.

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The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens at the Gennadius Library

April 14, 2019

The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens at the Gennadius Library

On Wednesday 10th April, ten students of the postgraduate program "Greek-Italian Studies: History, Literature and Classical Tradition", together with their professors Gerasimos Pagkratis, Roumbini Dimopoulou and Ioannis Tsalkos, visited the Gennadius library.

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The Hellenic Open University at the Gennadius Library

April 9, 2019

The Hellenic Open University at the Gennadius Library

Twenty students of The Hellenic Open University and their professors Ioannis Theodorakopoulos and Maria Papadaki visited Gennadius Library on Wednesday April 4.

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VIDEOCAST - Ο Ρόλος των Ελλήνων στη Διαμόρφωση της Σύγχρονης Αιγύπτου 19ος-20ος αιώνες

March 26, 2019

VIDEOCAST - Ο Ρόλος των Ελλήνων στη Διαμόρφωση της Σύγχρονης Αιγύπτου 19ος-20ος αιώνες

Αλέξανδρος Κιτροέφ Επίκουρος καθηγητής Ιστορίας, Haverford College - Πενσυλβάνια

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HARRIS XENOS, Collage - Transubstantiation: A Dialogue with the Collection of Joannes Gennadius

February 12, 2019

HARRIS XENOS, Collage - Transubstantiation: A Dialogue with the Collection of Joannes Gennadius

The opening of the exhibition "HARRIS XENOS, Collage - Transubstantiation: A Dialogue with the Collection of Joannes Gennadius" took place on February 7 in the Gennadius Library Reading Room.

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TravelTrails: Travels and Explorations in the Eastern Mediterranean, 1500 – 1830

February 7, 2019

TravelTrails: Travels and Explorations in the Eastern Mediterranean, 1500 – 1830

The Gennadius Library of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens and the Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation present TravelTrails: Travels and Explorations in the Eastern Mediterranean, 1500-1830.

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VIDEOCAST - The Glittering Sound of Imperial Violence: The Music for the Feast of the Exaltation on the Cross of Hagia Sophia

December 10, 2018

VIDEOCAST - The Glittering Sound of Imperial Violence: The Music for the Feast of the Exaltation on the Cross of Hagia Sophia

Bissera V. Pentcheva, Professor of Art History, Stanford University

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Gennadius Library hosts the 9th meeting of the Athens Archaeological Research Libraries

December 7, 2018

Gennadius Library hosts the 9th meeting of the Athens Archaeological Research Libraries

At the meeting of the Athens Archaeological Research Libraries, the Gennadius Library shared recent programming and updates to the reclassification project.

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Modernizing the Libraries: Q&A with Librarians Maria Tourna and Irini Solomonidi

November 29, 2018

Modernizing the Libraries: Q&A with Librarians Maria Tourna and Irini Solomonidi

The Library Reclassification Project to integrate, customize, and modernize the classification systems of the Blegen and Gennadius Libraries will improve the experience of the thousands of international patrons who use them each year.

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November 16, 2018

George Castriot Skanderbeg at the Gennadius Library

An exhibition of rare books marks the 550th anniversary of the death of the Albanian hero George Castriot Skanderbeg in the Reading Room of the Gennadius Library.

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VIDEOCAST - Celebrating the 550th Anniversary of George Castriot Skanderbeg’s Death

November 14, 2018

VIDEOCAST - Celebrating the 550th Anniversary of George Castriot Skanderbeg’s Death

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 Leda Costaki Discusses Stratis Myrivilis on the ERT News

November 13, 2018

Leda Costaki Discusses Stratis Myrivilis on the ERT News

On the occasion of OXI day (October 28th), Archivist Leda Costaki, who has processed the personal papers of novelist Stratis Myrivilis, was interviewed by ERT about Myrivilis's coverage of the Greek-Italian War in 1940, as a war correspondent.

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ΟΙ

November 12, 2018

ΟΙ "ΒΙΒΛΙΩΝ ΤΟΠΟΙ" ΞΕΝΑΓΟΥΝΤΑΙ ΣΤΑ ΑΡΧΕΙΑ ΤΗΣ ΑΜΕΡΙΚΑΝΙΚΗΣ ΣΧΟΛΗΣ ΚΛΑΣΙΚΩΝ ΣΠΟΥΔΩΝ

Οι "Βιβλίων Τόποι" και η εμπνεύστριά τους δημοσιογράφος και φιλόλογος Λαμπρινή Κουζέλη ξεναγήθηκαν το Σάββατο 10 Νοεμβρίου 2018 στην ανακαινισμένη Ανατολική Πτέρυγα της Γενναδείου Βιβλιοθήκης, όπου έχουν μετεγκατασταθεί όλες οι αρχειακές συλλογές της Αμερικανικής Σχολής Κλασικών Σπουδών.

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October 2, 2018

Closure of the exhibition “Ioannis Makriyannis. Vital Expression”

The Gennadius Library and the Association of the People of Krokylion organized an event to celebrate the conclusion of the "Ioannis Makriyannis. Vital Expression" exhibition.

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Presentation of a short video on the life of Makriyannis

September 28, 2018

Presentation of a short video on the life of Makriyannis

The curator of the exhibition “Ioannis Makriyannis. Vital Expression,” Maria Georgopoulou gave a tour to the friends of the Benaki Museum three days before the closing of the exhibition.

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VIDEOCAST - Inauguration Ceremony of the Ioannis Makriyannis Wing

June 29, 2018

VIDEOCAST - Inauguration Ceremony of the Ioannis Makriyannis Wing

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Finally in Our New Home!: The “New” Consolidated ASCSA Archives

June 25, 2018

Finally in Our New Home!: The “New” Consolidated ASCSA Archives

After several months of extensive remodeling (Nov.2017-March 2018), two months of relocating (April -May 2018), we finally made it to our new home: The East Wing of the Gennadius Library (a.k.a Gennadeion East).

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June 15, 2018

Summer Hours of the Gennadius Library

New hours in effect from July 2 through September 2, 2018

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The History of Greek Printing (15th-20th century)

June 6, 2018

The History of Greek Printing (15th-20th century)

From May 10 to May 25 the Gennadius Library, presented “The History of Greek Printing (15th-20th century) through the Gennadius Library Collections.

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VIDEOCAST - Diving into the Wreck - The Antikythera Mechanism, Lord Byron_s Last Days, Tear Gas in the Lyceum, a Poetry Reading

May 18, 2018

VIDEOCAST - Diving into the Wreck - The Antikythera Mechanism, Lord Byron_s Last Days, Tear Gas in the Lyceum, a Poetry Reading

Douglas Burnet Smith

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VIDEOCAST - 37th Annual Walton Lecture “English Collectors of Greek Manuscripts at the British Library: Lord Guilford and Anthony Askew”

April 26, 2018

VIDEOCAST - 37th Annual Walton Lecture “English Collectors of Greek Manuscripts at the British Library: Lord Guilford and Anthony Askew”

Dr. Scot McKendrick, Head of Western Heritage Collections, British Library

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Tour of the 2nd Gymnasium of Glyka Nera

April 4, 2018

Tour of the 2nd Gymnasium of Glyka Nera

You can watch a short video of the tour of the 2nd Gymnasium of Glyka Nera to the Gennadius Library by Irini Solomonidi.

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The Ηistory of Greek Printing (15th-20th century) through the Collections of the Gennadius Library

April 4, 2018

The Ηistory of Greek Printing (15th-20th century) through the Collections of the Gennadius Library

The Senior Librarian of the Gennadius Library, Irini Solomonidi, presents “The Ηistory of Greek Printing (15th-20th century) through the Collections of the Gennadius Library.” The program is part of the activities of Athens 2018 World Book Capital.

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VIDEOCAST - “Found in Τranslation”

March 29, 2018

VIDEOCAST - “Found in Τranslation”

A panel discussion with Karen Van Dyck, Alicia E. Stallings and Fr. John Raffan. Haris Vlavianos, discussion moderator

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Έργα πέρα από τις γραφές του Καβάφη στην πτέρυγα “Ιωάννης Μακρυγιάννης”

March 21, 2018

Έργα πέρα από τις γραφές του Καβάφη στην πτέρυγα “Ιωάννης Μακρυγιάννης”

Με ιδιαίτερη επιτυχία πραγματοποιήθηκαν τη Δευτέρα 19 Μαρτίου τα εγκαίνια της έκθεσης της Αλεξάνδρας Αθανασιάδη 'Έργα πέρα από τις γραφές του Καβάφη' στην πτέρυγα "Ιωάννης Μακρυγιάννης¨.

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March 21, 2018

Hours of the Gennadius Library during the Easter holidays

The Gennadius Library will remain closed the following days:

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VIDEOCAST - “Making a Byzantine Holy Land- The Impact of Monastic Activity in the Mazi Plain, Attica”

March 19, 2018

VIDEOCAST - “Making a Byzantine Holy Land- The Impact of Monastic Activity in the Mazi Plain, Attica”

by Fotini Kondyli, University of Virginia

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Meet a Member: Aimee Michelle Genova

March 14, 2018

Meet a Member: Aimee Michelle Genova

Meet Associate Member and Gennadeion/M. Alison Frantz Fellow, Aimee Michelle Genova

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Reopening of the Library

January 31, 2018

Reopening of the Library

We are proud to announce that during the months of August, September and October 2017, the research collections of the Gennadius Library were tagged with RFID security tags and the books, including the periodicals of the “Dory Papastratou Reading Room,” were moved to new mobile shelving in the new Ioannis Makriyannis Wing, which will be officially inaugurated in June 2018.

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VIDEOCAST - Συρία. Ιστορία, άνθρωποι, μνημεία

January 24, 2018

VIDEOCAST - Συρία. Ιστορία, άνθρωποι, μνημεία

Εισαγωγικές ομιλίες - Μαρία Γεωργοπούλου, Γιώργος Μαγγίνης, Μαρία Φακίδη & Ντόρα Μηναΐδη

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VIDEOCAST - 70 Χρόνια Fulbright στην Ελλάδα «Παιδεία και Ανάπτυξη»

November 22, 2017

VIDEOCAST - 70 Χρόνια Fulbright στην Ελλάδα «Παιδεία και Ανάπτυξη»

Γιάννης Στουρνάρας, Ευαγγελία Κουνέλη, Δημήτρη Α. Σωτηρόπουλος

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VIDEOCAST - The Enigma of Cappadocia

November 9, 2017

VIDEOCAST - The Enigma of Cappadocia

Robert Ousterhout, University of Pennsylvania

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Overseers Announce Recipient of the 2018 Gennadius Prize

November 3, 2017

Overseers Announce Recipient of the 2018 Gennadius Prize

The Overseers of the Gennadius Library of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens have announced the Stavros Niarchos Foundation as the winner of the Gennadius Prize awarded for outstanding contributions to the advancement of knowledge of post-antique Greece.

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VIDEOCAST - Con que soavità… Με πόση γλυκύτητα

November 1, 2017

VIDEOCAST - Con que soavità… Με πόση γλυκύτητα

Με την ευκαιρία της επετείου των 450 χρόνων από τη γέννηση του Claudio Monteverdi, το σύνολο Canto Secreto θα ερμηνεύσει μουσική από την Ιταλία του 17ου αιώνα.

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October 12, 2017

RECLASSIFICATION OF RESEARCH COLLECTIONS

Starting September 2017, the libraries of ASCSA (the Blegen, the Gennadius and the Wiener Laboratory) are undergoing a major reclassification project for their collections following the Library of Congress system of call numbers.

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Lectures and Events Schedule Set for 2017-18

September 8, 2017

Lectures and Events Schedule Set for 2017-18

The New York Times Democracy Forum and a lecture by Professor Mary Lefkowitz, later followed by the Nights Classical Music at the Gennadeion in September begin a year of diverse lectures and events ahead.

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August 4, 2017

Generous Funding Modernizes and Updates ASCSA Libraries

The American School of Classical Studies at Athens (ASCSA) has been awarded three program grants totaling $900,000 to modernize and update its library holdings.

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August 3, 2017

Gennadius Library closed August 5 - October 31, 2017

Due to the transfer of books to the new mobile shelving in the refurbished West Wing of the Gennadeion, the Library will remain closed to the public from August 5 to October 31, 2017. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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Gennadius Library acquires manuscript with eyewitness testimony of the 1826-1827 siege of Athens

July 24, 2017

Gennadius Library acquires manuscript with eyewitness testimony of the 1826-1827 siege of Athens

At the most recent Vergos Auction the Library acquired a rare manuscript bearing the title "Short Description of the Events around the Siege of Athens" (Σύντομος περιγραφή τῶν διατρεξάντων εἰς τήν Ἀκρόπολιν τῶν Ἀθηνῶν, εἰς τήν πολιορκίαν) [c. 1827].

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Gennadius Librarian attends training at Oxford

July 10, 2017

Gennadius Librarian attends training at Oxford

Gennadius Senior Librarian attended The History of Libraries Summer School – 15cBOOKTRADE at Oxford, Lincoln College from July 3 to July 5.

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School Summer Newsletter

July 7, 2017

School Summer Newsletter

The American School's Summer 2017 issue of the newsletter is now online for viewing.

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NEH Fellow’s work on antiquities as state gifts has far-reaching implications

June 29, 2017

NEH Fellow’s work on antiquities as state gifts has far-reaching implications

Nassos Papalexandrou, Associate Professor of Art History at the University of Texas at Austin, received a National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship from the School to spend a year researching “Greek Antiquities as Diplomatic Gifts in Greek-U.S. Relationships after WW II.” An alumnus and former faculty of the ASCSA, Papalexandrou shares insights from his present work in this Q&A.

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Juan Carmona Zabala sheds light on tobacco trade in modern Greece and Germany

June 29, 2017

Juan Carmona Zabala sheds light on tobacco trade in modern Greece and Germany

Associate Member Juan Carmona Zabala’s project, “Politics, Work, Leisure: Oriental Tobacco in Greece and Germany (1880–1945)” has led him through archives at the Gennadius Library and Athenian banks; to once-prosperous tobacco farming villages in northern Greece; to the port of Trieste; and to German centers of the interwar cigarette industry Dresden, Hamburg, and Berlin. The emerging story of how the political and economic culture of the day affected the peasants who grew and sold the tobacco has yet to be told. Carmona Zabala shares his insights and findings in this Q&A.

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Psychiatrists and psychotherapists from “Antistixi” Visit the ASCSA

June 28, 2017

Psychiatrists and psychotherapists from “Antistixi” Visit the ASCSA

To Σάββατο 24 Ιουνίου, ο Δημήτρης και η Ελένη Καραγιάννη, ψυχίατροι-ψυχοθεραπευτές και οι συνεργάτες τους από το θεραπευτικό και εκπαιδευτικό Ινστιτούτο «Αντίστιξη» ξεναγήθηκαν στις εγκαταστάσεις της Αμερικανικής Σχολής Κλασικών Σπουδών.

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Access to the Archives of the Gennadius Library

June 15, 2017

Access to the Archives of the Gennadius Library

Researchers will not be able to access the Archives of the Gennadius Library between November 1, 2017 and June 15, 2018. H πρόσβαση των ερευνητών στα Αρχεία της Γενναδείου Βιβλιοθήκης δεν θα είναι δυνατή από 1/11/2017 έως 15/6/2018.

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VIDEOCAST - ‘One Hundred Years of Dialogue: Latin American Approaches to Hellenism’

June 14, 2017

VIDEOCAST - ‘One Hundred Years of Dialogue: Latin American Approaches to Hellenism’

Presented by Maria Georgopoulou & Gregory Jusdanis

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Graduate Students from the University of Athens at the ASCSA

June 13, 2017

Graduate Students from the University of Athens at the ASCSA

Οι μεταπτυχιακοί φοιτητές του Πανεπιστημίου Αθηνών στο πρόγραμμα Διαχείρισης Μνημείων (Cultural Heritage Management) επισκέφτηκαν τα Αρχεία της Αμερικανικής Σχολής Κλασικών Σπουδών, με πρωτοβουλία του καθηγητή τους κ. Διονύση Μουρελάτου.

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One Hundred Years of Dialogue. Latin American Approaches to Hellenism

June 2, 2017

One Hundred Years of Dialogue. Latin American Approaches to Hellenism

International Conference explores the reception of Hellenism in Latin America.

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Conductor and artistic director Peter Tiboris at the Gennadius Library

May 15, 2017

Conductor and artistic director Peter Tiboris at the Gennadius Library

Conductor, artistic director, and collector Peter Tiboris visited the Gennadius Library where ASCSA director Jim Wright, librarian Irini Solomonidi, and archivist Natalia Vogeikoff-Brogan showed him rare editions from the collections of the Library, and the papers of Dimitri Mitropoulos from the Archives. Thrilled to see some of Mitropoulos's scores and letters, Peter shared with us that he collects batons and that he is proud of owning one of Leonard Bernstein's four batons. He also shared with us Bernstein's memoirs of his rival Dimitri Mitropoulos.

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In Memoriam: Lloyd Cotsen

May 12, 2017

In Memoriam: Lloyd Cotsen

The American School is saddened to learn of the death of Lloyd Cotsen on May 8, 2017. His love of Greece and the Greek people was on view at the School's Annual Gala Wednesday night and his family accepted the Gennadius Prize on his behalf. See the video tribute here.

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May 10, 2017

VIDEO: The First Greek Editions of Homer

Take a peek inside our Gennadius Library rare book room with Senior Librarian Irini Solomonidi to learn about the first printed Greek editions of Homer.

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VIDEOCAST - The Colonel’s Dictatorship: the View from London, Thirty-Sixth Annual Walton Lecture

May 9, 2017

VIDEOCAST - The Colonel’s Dictatorship: the View from London, Thirty-Sixth Annual Walton Lecture

Richard Clogg is an Emeritus Fellow of St Antony’s College, Oxford

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Constantine (Deno) and Marie Macricostas and the Macricostas Family Foundation Name West Wing in honor of General Ioannis Makriyannis

April 27, 2017

Constantine (Deno) and Marie Macricostas and the Macricostas Family Foundation Name West Wing in honor of General Ioannis Makriyannis

Maria Georgopoulou, Director of the Gennadius Library announces that Constantine (Deno) and Marie Macricostas, through the Macricostas Family Foundation, have pledged a $1.5 million gift in support of the Library’s new west wing. In acknowledgment of this significant gift, the space will be named the “Ioannis Makriyannis Wing” at the wishes of Mr. and Mrs. Macricostas, in honor of the Greek patriot General Makriyannis (1797–1864).

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Gennadius Library Overseers to Award Gennadius Prize to Lloyd E. Cotsen

April 27, 2017

Gennadius Library Overseers to Award Gennadius Prize to Lloyd E. Cotsen

The Overseers of the Gennadius Library of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens (ASCSA) will honor Lloyd E. Cotsen, former President of the ASCSA Trustees and the first Chairman of the Overseers, as the second recipient of the Gennadius Prize for “outstanding contributions to the advancement of knowledge of post-antique Greece” at the ASCSA Gala in New York City on May 10, 2017.

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April 13, 2017

International Conference “One Hundred Years of Dialogue: Latin American Approaches to Hellenism”, May 18-20, 2017

The Gennadius Library of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens is organizing with Gregory Jusdanis, Humanities Distinguished Professor of the Ohio State University, a three-day conference entitled “One Hundred Years of Dialogue: Latin American Approaches to Hellenism” on May 18-20, 2017.

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Documenta 14 Comes to the Gennadius Library

April 10, 2017

Documenta 14 Comes to the Gennadius Library

The famed international art exhibition Documenta 14 is officially open in Athens, and the Gennadius Library is one of the hosts.

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