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Gennadius Library closed August 5 - October 31, 2017

06/22/2017
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. In the case of a change in the dates a new notice will be issued.

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Meet a Member: Robert Pounder

06/21/2017
Meet Robert Pounder, an Emeritus Professor of Classics at Vassar College who has been involved, in one way or another, with the American School for 50 years now.

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

06/14/2017
Presented by Maria Georgopoulou & Gregory Jusdanis

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2017 Corinth Excavation & Museum Sessions

06/02/2017
Excavation sessions at Corinth are complete; museum session begins.

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One Hundred Years of Dialogue. Latin American Approaches to Hellenism

06/01/2017
International Conference explores the reception of Hellenism in Latin America.

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Surprises in Excavations on the Ismenion Hill

05/31/2017
A conversation with Dr. Stephanie Larson about the excavations on the Ismenion Hill

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

05/29/2017
Nassos Papalexandrou received a NEH fellowship from the School to spend a year researching “Greek Antiquities as Diplomatic Gifts in Greek-U.S. Relationships after WWII.”

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Votive Reliefs in the Agora: An Interview with Carol L. Lawton

05/27/2017
An interview with Carol L. Lawton about the newest volume in our Athenian Agora series.

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New Publication: Votive Reliefs (Agora XXXVIII)

05/22/2017
Votive Reliefs (Agora XXXVIII) is now published and available for purchase!

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American School Celebrates Annual Gala in New York City

05/22/2017
Nearly 350 guests attended the Annual Gala Dinner celebrating the School and the Gennadius Library on Wednesday, May 10, 2017. Malcolm H. Wiener and Lloyd E. Cotsen were honored at the event.

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Meet a Member: Maria Papaioannou

05/19/2017
Meet Maria Papaioannou, an Associate Member at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens working on a dissertation on Early Greek Epigram.

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Azoria Project Excavations Wins New Grants

05/12/2017
The Azoria Project excavations on Crete has won grants this year from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation and the National Geographic Society

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In Memoriam: Lloyd Cotsen

05/12/2017
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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VIDEO: The First Greek Editions of Homer

05/10/2017
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 - Excavations on the Ismenion Hill in Thebes, 2011-2016

05/09/2017
Professors Stephanie Larson, Associate Professor, Bucknell University, and Kevin Daly, Mellon Professor of Classical Studies, ASCSA

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VIDEOCAST - Plagues and Pestilence in Thebes

05/09/2017
Prof. Maria Liston, Department of Anthropology, University of Waterloo, Canada; Whitehead Professor, ASCSA

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

05/09/2017
Richard Clogg is an Emeritus Fellow of St Antony’s College, Oxford

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Published: Corinth Excavations Field Manual

04/28/2017
Corinth Excavations Archaeological manual has been published by the The Digital Press at the University of North Dakota

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VIDEOCAST - Human-Environment Dynamics in the Peloponnese and Beyond: Ideas-Methods-Results

04/28/2017
Conference on Environment and Human Activity in the Peloponnese, 6-9 April, organized in cooperation with the Swedish Institute at Athens.

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

04/27/2017
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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