The American School of Classical Studies at Athens
  • New Summer Program
  • From the Field The American School is unveiling a new summer program for 2017: the Summer Seminars. In addition to the School’s long-running Summer Session program (one session of which is still being offered in 2017), two 18-day sessions will provide competitive students the opportunity to explore specific topics in Greece. Read this Q and A with the professors leading these seminars to find out more. (Deadline to apply is January 15!)
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About the ASCSA

The American School of Classical Studies at Athens offers graduate students enrolled in member universities an unparalleled immersion into the sites and monuments of Greek civilization.  The School also affords many facilities, resources, activities, and other programs for scholars, teachers, and undergraduate students. The core academic programs of the School are:

The Regular Membership program for the full academic year, which runs from early September to early June, offers advanced graduate students from a variety of fields an intensive survey of the art, archaeology, history, and topography of Greece, from antiquity to the present.  The program for Regular Members is an integrated participatory program over nine months. Regular Members are expected to be in residence in Athens throughout the nine-month academic year. Students receive comprehensive training through visits to the principal archaeological sites and museums of Greece as well as in seminars led by resident and visiting scholars. They also take part in the training program at the Corinth excavations. The School accepts 15 to 20 students in this program.

Associate Membership is open to graduate students and scholars who normally pursue a specific project that requires extended residence in Greece.  Associate Members have full library privileges and access to the staff and services of the School.  Use of other facilities and participation in other activities, e.g., Regular Program trips, can be offered only when space permits, and at the discretion of those responsible for the academic program.

One or two Summer Sessions run for six-week periods and are open to graduate and advanced undergraduate students and to high school and college instructors of classics and related fields. In these sessions, the School condenses its academic year program into an intensive introduction to the sites, museums, and monuments of Greece. The Summer Sessions are open to 20 participants in each session.

New summer program! Summer Seminars are two 18-day sessions designed for those who wish to study specific topics in Greece and visit major monuments with exceptional scholars as study leaders, and to improve their understanding of the country’s landscape, history, literature, and culture. Each seminar is limited to 20 participants.

The Gennadius Library Medieval Greek Summer Session is a month-long program in intermediate level Medieval Greek language and philology at the Gennadius Library, with site and museum trips. Graduate students and professors in any field of late antique, post-antique, Byzantine, or medieval studies from any university worldwide may apply. The program has up to 12 participants.

Members are reminded that collecting antiquities, however small, is strictly forbidden by Greek law. Never pick up anything at any archaeological site, not even a single sherd. Violations will result in expulsion from the School.

The School is committed to providing a safe, secure working and living environment for its students, staff, and researchers. Any discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, age, sex, sexual orientation, color, religion, ethnic origin, or disability will not be tolerated. Such action should be reported immediately to the Director of the School.

  • David Romano Reflects on Mt. Lykaion Discovery
  • “We had been expecting something like this ever since we began excavating at the altar in 2007,” admitted Romano.
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  • From the Field
  • Richard Freed, Summer Session II, 2009: "My ASCSA summer session in Greece was a transformative experience
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  • Corinth Excavations Conservation News, Summer 2017
  • Conservation projects, guest lectures, and a great six months at Corinth Excavations.
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