Pentecost 2024

June 19, 2024

Pentecost 2024

The Gennadius Library will be closed on Monday June 24, in observance of Pentecost.

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June 18, 2024

Blegen library closed on June 24, 2024

The Blegen Library will be closed to visitors on Monday, June 24, 2024, in observance of Pentecost Monday.

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June 17, 2024

Oxford Bibliographies

Oxford Bibliographies: trial available from June 17 through July 31, 2024.

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Daniel Levine is honored with the 2024 Aristeia Award

June 13, 2024

Daniel Levine is honored with the 2024 Aristeia Award

On Tuesday June 11th, 2024, the American School of Classical Studies at Athens hosted a garden party to welcome its new Summer Session students.

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American School Releases 142nd Annual Report Highlighting Major Accomplishments and Work

May 30, 2024

American School Releases 142nd Annual Report Highlighting Major Accomplishments and Work

The American School is pleased to announce the release of its annual report covering the 2022-2023 academic year.

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School Awards Mary Lefkowitz with Athens Prize at Eighth Annual Gala

May 15, 2024

School Awards Mary Lefkowitz with Athens Prize at Eighth Annual Gala

On Thursday, May 9, 2024, the American School of Classical Studies at Athens hosted its eight annual Gala. Over 350 guests enjoyed an evening replete with culture, education, and inspiration at the majestic Gotham Hall in New York City.

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Watch the new film

May 15, 2024

Watch the new film "Mary Lefkowitz and Women in Ancient Greece"

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Emily Wilson Captivates Crowd with Lecture on The Wisdom of Stories

May 14, 2024

Emily Wilson Captivates Crowd with Lecture on The Wisdom of Stories

Renowned classicist Emily Wilson captivated a full house on May 8 at St. Bartholomew's Church on Park Avenue in New York City, as she explored the theme of “The Wisdom of Stories.”

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Watch the new film

May 13, 2024

Watch the new film "In the Name of Humanity"

Watch the short film about our exhibition entitled "In the Name of Humanity".

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Watch the new film

May 13, 2024

Watch the new film "Introduction to the American School"

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Video Archive: Orthodoxy and the Ottoman World Around It: Cultural and Intellectual Connections, 1657-1861

April 26, 2024

Video Archive: Orthodoxy and the Ottoman World Around It: Cultural and Intellectual Connections, 1657-1861

Watch the recording of our symposium on "Orthodoxy and the Ottoman World around it"

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Video Archive: Opus Alexandrinum, Musical Activity of the Greeks at Alexandria ad Aegyptum

April 22, 2024

Video Archive: Opus Alexandrinum, Musical Activity of the Greeks at Alexandria ad Aegyptum

Watch the video archive of the concert by Natalia Geraki (flute), Apostolos Palios (piano), and Irini Karaianni, who performed works by Greek composers, born or raised in Alexandria, as well as compositions by Dimitri Mitropoulos, Argyris Kounadis, and Thodoros Antoniou, who were inspired by the poetry of the Alexandrian poet Constantine P. Cavafy.

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Video archive: Annual Open Meeting 2024

April 19, 2024

Video archive: Annual Open Meeting 2024

Watch a recording of our 2024 Annual Open Meeting

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March 8, 2024

"The Renaissance Sappho" an exhibition at the Gennadius Library

In conjunction with L. Rupprecht’s lecture “The Renaissance Sappho” on March 28, an exhibition in the Reading Room of the Gennadius Library showcases rare Renaissance editions of Sappho’s poetry.

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The Gennadius Library acquires a 16th century Psalterion probably printed in Venice

February 22, 2024

The Gennadius Library acquires a 16th century Psalterion probably printed in Venice

The Gennadius Library recently acquired an extremely rare book entitled the ΨΑΛΤΗPION TOΥ ΘΕΙΟΥ ΔΑΒΙΔ. This is a psalter printed in 1584, probably in Venice by Giacomo Leoncini (fl. 1560-1589).

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Our Year in Review - 2023

December 31, 2023

Our Year in Review - 2023

Watch the year in review and see how your financial support touches the lives of so many people!

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Video Archive: Greece and the Post-1922 International Humanitarian Aid: The Untold Story

November 20, 2023

Video Archive: Greece and the Post-1922 International Humanitarian Aid: The Untold Story

Watch the video archive of the lecture with Professor Dimitris Kamouzis as he highlights briefly unknown aspects and ‘grey areas’ of the aid provided by humanitarian organisations.

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Kleiners Name Room in Honor of Hesperia

November 16, 2023

Kleiners Name Room in Honor of Hesperia

American School of Classical Studies at Athens is pleased to announce a new major gift from Diana E. E. and Fred S. Kleiner: a room in Loring Hall named in honor of Hesperia.

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Gennadius at The Grolier Club in New York

October 31, 2023

Gennadius at The Grolier Club in New York

Director of the Gennadius Library Maria Georgopoulou enthralled book collectors and classics fans with her recent talk at the illustrious Grolier Club on some of the Library's collection's important rare editions, fine bookbindings, and “only known” copies that belonged to Greek diplomat and bibliophile Joannes Gennadius (1844-1932).

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Fall Newsletter 2023

October 26, 2023

Fall Newsletter 2023

Read the latest edition of our Newsletter to find out what is happening at the American School.

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Video Archive: In the Name of Humanity: American Relief Aid in Greece, 1918-1929

October 20, 2023

Video Archive: In the Name of Humanity: American Relief Aid in Greece, 1918-1929

Watch the video archive of the opening of the exhibition.

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Emily Wilson Captivates Crowd with Lecture on The Vulnerability of Heroism

October 4, 2023

Emily Wilson Captivates Crowd with Lecture on The Vulnerability of Heroism

Renowned classicist Emily Wilson lectured on The Vulnerability of Heroism to a capacity audience at Cotsen Hall, at the Gennadius Library, while thousands more watched online.

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Haris Kalliga Obituary

September 27, 2023

Haris Kalliga Obituary

Haris Kalligas, Director of the Gennadius Library from 1995 to 2004, died on September 24, 2023 at the age of 82. Her nine years as Director of the Library not only saw the renovation of the Gennadius and its surroundings, but also went far to shape the Library’s leading role in the intellectual and cultural life of Athens today.

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Francis R. Walton Honored with Dedicated Suite in McCredie House

July 13, 2023

Francis R. Walton Honored with Dedicated Suite in McCredie House

The American School of Classical Studies at Athens is pleased to announce that a suite on the second floor of the McCredie House has been named in honor of Francis R. Walton.

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Watch the new film

May 15, 2023

Watch the new film "A Short History of Greece with Mark Mazower"

On the occasion of the bestowal of the Gennadius Prize to Mark Mazower for his contribution to the study of the history of Modern Greece at the gala of the American School of Classical Studies in New York City on May 11, 2023, the American School is proud to present this new film.

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School Awards Mark Mazower with the Gennadius Prize at Seventh Annual Gala

May 12, 2023

School Awards Mark Mazower with the Gennadius Prize at Seventh Annual Gala

Ira D. Wallach Professor of History at Columbia University and a member of the Board of Overseers of the Gennadius Library honored at Gotham Hall in New York City.

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Gala 2023 - Video Archive

May 12, 2023

Gala 2023 - Video Archive

Watch a reply of our 2023 Annual Gala

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Watch a replay of our Gala

May 12, 2023

Watch a replay of our Gala

Watch a replay of our 2023 Annual Gala.

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May 8, 2023

Obituary for Beata Maria Kitsikis-Panagopoulos (1925-2023)

Beata Maria Kitsikis-Panagopoulos was Kress Professor and Director of the Gennadius Library from 1982 to 1986. She died peacefully last week, 97 years old, in her beloved Paris.

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Video Archive - Open Meeting 2023

April 11, 2023

Video Archive - Open Meeting 2023

Watch the video archive of our annual Open meeting and learn about the important work that was carried out at the American School, for the past year, as well as the amazing new finds at the Palace of Nestor at Pylos.

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New donations from the collections of Curtis Runnels

March 8, 2023

New donations from the collections of Curtis Runnels

New donations from the collections of Curtis Runnels reach the Gennadius Library: Newspapers from 1825-1834.

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Saint Polycarp of Smyrna in travel texts and Smyrnaic editions from the Collection of the Gennadius Library

February 23, 2023

Saint Polycarp of Smyrna in travel texts and Smyrnaic editions from the Collection of the Gennadius Library

On February 23, Smyrna offers special honors to Saint Polycarp, a disciple of Saint John the Theologian, who is considered the first bishop of the city (in the 2nd century A.D.).

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American School Releases 141st Annual Report Highlighting Major Accomplishments and Work

February 22, 2023

American School Releases 141st Annual Report Highlighting Major Accomplishments and Work

The American School is pleased to announce the release of its annual report covering the 2021-2022 academic year.

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Books of Asia Minor. Cultural Traces of Asia Minor Hellenism [1764-1922]: Virtual Exhibition

February 2, 2023

Books of Asia Minor. Cultural Traces of Asia Minor Hellenism [1764-1922]: Virtual Exhibition

Τake a virtual tour of the exhibition "Books of Asia Minor. Cultural Traces of Asia Minor Hellenism [1764-1922]"

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Our Year In Review

December 31, 2022

Our Year In Review

Watch the year in review and see how your financial support touches the lives of so many people!

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Fall 2022 Newsletter

November 22, 2022

Fall 2022 Newsletter

Read the latest edition of our Newsletter to find out what is happening at the American School.

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Video Archive: Nostalgia for the East: The Bitter-Sweet Poetics of Loss

November 14, 2022

Video Archive: Nostalgia for the East: The Bitter-Sweet Poetics of Loss

Watch the video archive of our lecture with Gail Holst-Warhaft.

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TravelTrails: Manuscript Books in 17th Century Constantinople

November 3, 2022

TravelTrails: Manuscript Books in 17th Century Constantinople

The diplomat Antoine Galland informs us about books and book buying in Constantinople as well as the reading habits of the Ottomans in the 1672.

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Mark Mazower Named Gennadius Prize Recipient

November 1, 2022

Mark Mazower Named Gennadius Prize Recipient

Mark Mazower has been selected as the next recipient of the prestigious Gennadius Prize. He will be honored in New York City at the May 2023 Gala of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens.

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Video Archive: The Epic of Anatolia in the Greek Imagination

October 31, 2022

Video Archive: The Epic of Anatolia in the Greek Imagination

Watch the video archive of our lecture with Prof. David Ricks

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Video Archive: Invisible Capital: How the Refugees of 1923 Transformed the Social, Cultural and Religious Life of Athens

October 25, 2022

Video Archive: Invisible Capital: How the Refugees of 1923 Transformed the Social, Cultural and Religious Life of Athens

Watch the archive of our lecture with Bruce Clark for "The Economist"

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Video Archive: Burned in Memory? The Changing Meanings of Smyrna

October 17, 2022

Video Archive: Burned in Memory? The Changing Meanings of Smyrna

Watch our lecture with Prof. Jeffrey Olick

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Read in TravelTrails: The First Inoculation against Smallpox

October 12, 2022

Read in TravelTrails: The First Inoculation against Smallpox

Among the wealth of historical information recorded by Western European travelers and analyzed in the digital platform TravelTrails, there is also information of medical interest including vaccination.

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Emily Wilson to Present on The Myth, Magic, and Mystery of the Ancient Greeks:  Exploring the Connections to Contemporary Culture

September 29, 2022

Emily Wilson to Present on The Myth, Magic, and Mystery of the Ancient Greeks: Exploring the Connections to Contemporary Culture

The Gennadius Library of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens will launch its 2023-24 Thalia Potamianos Annual Lecture Series, featuring esteemed classicist and translator of Homer's "Odyssey," Emily Wilson.

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Unique map of Venetian Crete acquired in auction

September 27, 2022

Unique map of Venetian Crete acquired in auction

The Gennadius Library has acquired a unique hand-drawn map of the siege of Candia (Herakleion) by the Ottomans in 1669 thanks to the generosity of its Board of Overseers.

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A new manuscript in the collections of the Gennadius Library: a source of history of 19th-century Greek education

September 20, 2022

A new manuscript in the collections of the Gennadius Library: a source of history of 19th-century Greek education

A very important document for the history of Greek education was recently acquired by the Gennadius library: a handwritten notebook (MSS 827.5) that belonged to Germanos (né Niketas) Michaelos, a teacher born on the island of Syme in 1791.

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Video Archive: Αγία Έδρα/Κράτος Βατικανού: Ιστορική διαμόρφωση, σχέσεις με Ελλάδα

September 9, 2022

Video Archive: Αγία Έδρα/Κράτος Βατικανού: Ιστορική διαμόρφωση, σχέσεις με Ελλάδα

Παρακολουθήστε το βίντεο της διάλεξης του κ. Πάνου Καλογερόπουλου, Πρέσβη ε.τ. όπου αναλύουμε την ιστορική εξέλιξη που οδήγησε στη σημερινή πραγματικότητα του Κράτους της Πόλης του Βατικανού και στις σχέσεις του με την Ελλάδα.

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Video Archive: An Earthly Paradise: Μπαξές, Περιβόλι and Ύπαιθρος in the Aegean

August 11, 2022

Video Archive: An Earthly Paradise: Μπαξές, Περιβόλι and Ύπαιθρος in the Aegean

Watch the video of a lecture by Professor Harriet Blitzer and learn about the magical world of one of the most beautiful places on earth, the Perivoli or Baxes.

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In Memory of Nick Bacopoulos

July 12, 2022

In Memory of Nick Bacopoulos

In remembrance of the life of Nick Bacopoulos (March 13, 1949 – July 12, 2021), longtime Overseer and supporter of the Gennadius Library, his widow Calypso Gounti has donated to the Gennadeion important rare books.

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A new manuscript of the nomokanon from the collections of the Gennadius Library offers important historical testimony about Kefalonia in 1801.

July 9, 2022

A new manuscript of the nomokanon from the collections of the Gennadius Library offers important historical testimony about Kefalonia in 1801.

Professor Curtis Runnels recently donated to the Gennadius Library a manuscript (MSS 891), containing a collection of legal texts dating to the second half of the 17th century or the beginning of the 18th century

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Masks strongly recommended

July 5, 2022

Masks strongly recommended

Due to the increase of Covid-19 cases and for the safety of us all, masks are strongly recommended in the premises of the Gennadius Library.

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Peter Mackridge - March 12, 1946 – June 16, 2022

June 21, 2022

Peter Mackridge - March 12, 1946 – June 16, 2022

The world of Modern Greek studies is poorer since the passing of Peter Mackridge (March 12, 1946 – June 16, 2022), Professor Emeritus of Modern Greek at the University of Oxford, Fellow of St Cross College, and a dear friend of the Gennadius Library.

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Encheiridion Methodikon, 1622: a new edition after four hundred years.

June 17, 2022

Encheiridion Methodikon, 1622: a new edition after four hundred years.

The Encheiridion Methodikon is the very rare first edition of a Confession book written by Nikiphoros Paschaleus; it was printed in Venice by Antonio Pinelli in 1622.

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Video Archive: Rethinking the Greek School of Byzantine Architecture

June 10, 2022

Video Archive: Rethinking the Greek School of Byzantine Architecture

Watch our lecture with Professor Robert Ousterhout, and learn about the characteristic aspects of Helladic architecture and ask if we might view these within a broader geographical perspective, as participants in the “global" Middle Ages.

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Video Archive: “Homage to Classical Culture and to Konstantinos Kavafis” (Watch in Italian)

May 31, 2022

Video Archive: “Homage to Classical Culture and to Konstantinos Kavafis” (Watch in Italian)

Watch a lecture on Konstantinos Kavafis, with Nuccion Ordine, Renata Lavagnini and Cristianno Luciani, that was organized by the Friends of the Gennadius Library, under the auspices of the Embassy of Italy in Greece.

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Video Archive -  Καππαδόκες Ρωμιοί: Eλληνική ταυτότητα, ορθόδοξη συνείδηση και τουρκικός εθνικισμός (1919-1923)

May 28, 2022

Video Archive - Καππαδόκες Ρωμιοί: Eλληνική ταυτότητα, ορθόδοξη συνείδηση και τουρκικός εθνικισμός (1919-1923)

Watch our latest lecture, with Alexis Alexandris, organized by the Friends of the Gennadius Library and learn about the Greeks of Cappadocia.

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On the Margins of History: The Music of Greek Jewish Women in the Early 20th Century

May 26, 2022

On the Margins of History: The Music of Greek Jewish Women in the Early 20th Century

The first musical lecture by the award-winning American ethnomusicologist Christopher C. King entitled "On the Margins of History: The Music of Greek Jewish Women in the Early 20th Century" was completed with great success. As a strategic partner, the Gennadius Library hosted the event in Cotsen Hall at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens.

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Video Archive: Simon of Athens, two Byzantine manuscripts and a lost bronze horse from the Athenian Agora

May 25, 2022

Video Archive: Simon of Athens, two Byzantine manuscripts and a lost bronze horse from the Athenian Agora

Watch our lecture with Anne McCabe, and learn about Simon of Athens, a recognized authority during the 5th century BC, who was name-checked by Aristophanes, quoted reverently by Xenophon, and remembered for criticizing the painter Mikon for inaccurate representation of a horse's eyelashes.

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Video Archive:  The Unsung History of Greek Jewish Women in the early 20th century

May 24, 2022

Video Archive: The Unsung History of Greek Jewish Women in the early 20th century

Watch the award-winning American ethnomusicologist, Christopher C. King, as he presents the untold stories and songs of the Romaniote Jewish singers from Ioannina. Amalia Vaka (Matsa), and the Sephardic Jewish singers from Thenassaliniki, Rosa Eskenazi and Stella Haskil.

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Gennadius Library Opening Hours from May 9, 2022

May 6, 2022

Gennadius Library Opening Hours from May 9, 2022

From Monday May 9, 2022, the Gennadius Library returns to its usual opening hours without the need of an appointment. Vaccination / infection certificate or temperature check is no longer required to access the Library. The use of a mask remains mandatory.

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Video Archive: The Residue of Eden: Myth and Medicine in Early Christian Anointing Practices

March 21, 2022

Video Archive: The Residue of Eden: Myth and Medicine in Early Christian Anointing Practices

Watch the latest Byzantine dialogues lecture, with Professor John Penniman, and learn how olive oil moved between medical, magical, and cultic contexts in the broader Greco-Roman world.

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Dr. Peter Frankopan Presents Second Thalia Potamianos Lecture at Georgetown University

March 21, 2022

Dr. Peter Frankopan Presents Second Thalia Potamianos Lecture at Georgetown University

Dr. Peter Frankopan presented his second Thalia Potamianos lecture at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.

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Online exhibition “Greek Printing Presses during the Revolution: editions from the collections of the Gennadius Library”

March 4, 2022

Online exhibition “Greek Printing Presses during the Revolution: editions from the collections of the Gennadius Library”

Greek Printing Presses during the Revolution of 1821: the exhibition traces the trajectory of printing in Revolutionary Greece based on the collections of the Gennadius Library.

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Online Exhibition Organized by the American School of Classical Studies at Athens to Mark the Bicentennial of Heinrich Schliemann’s Birth

February 9, 2022

Online Exhibition Organized by the American School of Classical Studies at Athens to Mark the Bicentennial of Heinrich Schliemann’s Birth

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Video Archive: Heinrich Schliemann …yet again! Why still delve into his biography 200 years after his birth?

February 7, 2022

Video Archive: Heinrich Schliemann …yet again! Why still delve into his biography 200 years after his birth?

Watch the opening lecture of our new virtual exhibition on Heinrich Schliemann, with Dr. Michaela Zavadil, and learn about Schliemann's excavations in Greece.

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Virtual Tour of the Gennadius Library Exhibition

December 17, 2021

Virtual Tour of the Gennadius Library Exhibition "The Free and the Brave"

Take a virtual tour of the exhibition "The Free and the Brave: American Philhellenes and the 'Glorious Struggle of the Greeks' (1776–1866)"

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Video Archive: Η αμερικανική ναυτική μοίρα της Μεσογείου και η Ελληνική Επανάσταση

December 16, 2021

Video Archive: Η αμερικανική ναυτική μοίρα της Μεσογείου και η Ελληνική Επανάσταση

Watch our latest video with Professor Kotsonas to learn the fascinating story of Pirate Mermelechas, a semi-legendary hero of Mykonos in 1827.

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Webinar - 1821: Ideology and History in the 20th Century

December 2, 2021

Webinar - 1821: Ideology and History in the 20th Century

Watch our latest webinar organized by Gennadius Library and learn more about how many of Greece's key ideological and political struggles from the First World War to the present have been played out through and around shifting historical interpretations of 1821.

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Video Archive: Voices of the Lost Children of Greece, 1948-1968

December 2, 2021

Video Archive: Voices of the Lost Children of Greece, 1948-1968

Watch the video of archive from our inspirational lecture with Gonda Van Steen and Mary Cardaras, regarding the adoption movement of Greece in 1948 - 1968

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Webinar - Βοστώνη, η πρωτεύουσα του Αμερικανικού φιλελληνισμού

December 2, 2021

Webinar - Βοστώνη, η πρωτεύουσα του Αμερικανικού φιλελληνισμού

Watch the latest webinar, organized by the Friends of the Gennadius Library

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Webinar - Byzantine Dialogues from the Gennadius Library: ‘By this conquer’: Relics as Weapons in Byzantium

November 22, 2021

Webinar - Byzantine Dialogues from the Gennadius Library: ‘By this conquer’: Relics as Weapons in Byzantium

Watch our latest webinar with Professor Hostetler and learn about the weaponization of relics in Byzantium.

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Η εσωτερική μετατόπιση της Μεγάλης Ιδέας: Το Τάμα του Έθνους και η μνήμη του ‘21 στα χρόνια της δικτατορίας

November 15, 2021

Η εσωτερική μετατόπιση της Μεγάλης Ιδέας: Το Τάμα του Έθνους και η μνήμη του ‘21 στα χρόνια της δικτατορίας

Παρακολουθήστε το βίντεο της ενδιαφέρουσας διάλεξης του Δημήτρη Αντωνίου, σχετικά με το Τάμα του Έθνους και την μνήμη του '21 στα χρόνια της δικτατορίας.

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Συνέδριο για την συμβολή του Τύπου στην Επανάσταση του 1821

November 15, 2021

Συνέδριο για την συμβολή του Τύπου στην Επανάσταση του 1821

Το Μουσείο Τυπογραφίας, διοργάνωσε στις 9 & 10 Οκτωβρίου, συνέδριο για την συμβολή του Τύπου στην Επανάσταση του 1821. Στο συνέδριο συμμετείχε και η Επικεφαλής Βιβλιοθηκάριος της Γενναδείου Βιβλιοθήκης, Ειρήνη Σολομωνίδη.

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Η αρχιτεκτονική ως ιδεολογία και πολιτική: το Ηρώο της Επανάστασης

November 14, 2021

Η αρχιτεκτονική ως ιδεολογία και πολιτική: το Ηρώο της Επανάστασης

Παρακολουθήστε την πολύ ενδιαφέρουσα διάλεξη με τον Παγιώτη Τουρνικιώτη, καθηγητή θεωρίας της αρχιτεκτονικής στο Εθνικό Μετσόβειο Πολυτεχνείο για το Ηρώο της Επανάσταστης, και μάθετε τα πάντα για τις προτάσεις κατασκευής του μνημείου αυτού.

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Το 1821 εξ ανατολών

November 12, 2021

Το 1821 εξ ανατολών

Παρακολουθήστε το βίντεο από την διαδικτυακή συζήτηση για το 1821, με την συμμετοχή των καθηγητριών στο Πανεπιστήμιο του Μπέρκλεϊ, Μαρίας Μαυρούδη και Χριστίνας Φίλιου καθώς και του Μαρίνου Σαρηγιάννη, Διευθυντής Ερευνών στο Ινστιτούτο Μεσογειακών Σπουδών του Ιδρύματος Τεχνολογίας και Έρευνας στο Ρέθυμνο.

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39th Annual Walton Lecture -

October 13, 2021

39th Annual Walton Lecture - "Religious Tolerance and the Twilight of the Ancient World."

Watch the recording of our 39th Annual Walton Lecture with Professor Greenblatt

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First Thalia Potamianos Lecture a Resounding Success

October 8, 2021

First Thalia Potamianos Lecture a Resounding Success

A capacity crowd attended Cotsen Hall and thousands more watched online as Dr. Peter Frankopan delivered his first lecture of the Thalia Potamianos Annual Lecture Series.

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The

July 10, 2021

The "Greek Chronicles" of Messolonghi and Lord Byron: from the Byroniana collection of Joannes Gennadius.

The Byroniana collection of the Gennadius Library that focuses on Lord Byron, contains a valuable testimony from Messolonghi: a very rare issue of the newspaper The Greek Chronicles (issue 29) that announces his death.

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Libraries Re-Opening

June 14, 2021

Libraries Re-Opening

We are pleased to announce that as of Monday June 14, both Gennadius and Blegen Library will be open for registered users, by appointment.

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Webinar - Philhellenism and the Development of Female-led Reform in the United States

June 4, 2021

Webinar - Philhellenism and the Development of Female-led Reform in the United States

Watch our latest webinar with Professor Santelli and learn how humanitarian aid to Greece, following the Greek Revolution of 1821, initially became an appropriate outlet for women and later played a key role in the abolitionist movement.

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Webinar - Αλληγορίες από τον Καζαντζάκη. Ο Θεός φταίει που έκανε τον κόσμο τόσο ωραίο.

May 18, 2021

Webinar - Αλληγορίες από τον Καζαντζάκη. Ο Θεός φταίει που έκανε τον κόσμο τόσο ωραίο.

Watch our latest webinar with Vangelis Raptopoulos and travel through the beautiful allegories that we find in the texts of Nikos Kazantzakis. *The webinar is in Greek.

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Webinar - “Η Ιστορία έχει πρόσωπο. Οι μορφές των Αγωνιστών από τους συγχρόνους τους καλλιτέχνες”

April 22, 2021

Webinar - “Η Ιστορία έχει πρόσωπο. Οι μορφές των Αγωνιστών από τους συγχρόνους τους καλλιτέχνες”

Watch our latest webinar that was organized by the Association of the Friends of the Gennadius Library, with Dr. Dimakopoloulou.

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Webinar - From Orphans to Humanitarians: Wartime Refugees and the Making of Greek America

April 13, 2021

Webinar - From Orphans to Humanitarians: Wartime Refugees and the Making of Greek America

Watch our the latest webinar by Gennadius Library with Professor Gallant, and learn about the critical role played by a small group of Greek children who had been relocated from the war-torn eastern Mediterranean to the US during the 1820s.

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Webinar - Neourgia: The Restoration of Icons in the Premodern World

March 26, 2021

Webinar - Neourgia: The Restoration of Icons in the Premodern World

Watch our latest webinar with Professor Drpic and learn more about the restoration of icons in the premodern world.

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March 25, 2021

"The Free and the Brave" Exhibition to Highlight American Philhellenism

Upcoming exhibition will be held in the Makriyannis Wing of the Gennadius Library from May 25, 2021, to December 12, 2021.

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Makriyannis's Paintings for the Greek War of Independence

March 25, 2021

Makriyannis's Paintings for the Greek War of Independence

The Makriyannis paintings are an important treasure of the Gennadius Library that give us the opportunity to revisit the worldviews of General Makriyannis.

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Thesauros Tetraglossos:  a new acquisition, a provenance story.

March 23, 2021

Thesauros Tetraglossos: a new acquisition, a provenance story.

The Gennadius Library recently acquired from Vergos Auctions another Venetian rare first edition of the 17th century.

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Webinar - «Η ιστορική πινακοθήκη της Ελληνικής Επανάστασης και η διαμόρφωση της εθνικής μνήμης»

March 22, 2021

Webinar - «Η ιστορική πινακοθήκη της Ελληνικής Επανάστασης και η διαμόρφωση της εθνικής μνήμης»

Watch our latest webinar from Gennadius Library, with Professor Koulouri and learn more about the he process of the creation of a "historical gallery" for 1821, as the dominant visual narrative of the major event of Greek national history.

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March 16, 2021

NEW FELLOWSHIPS AVAILABLE

Thanks to the generosity and support of the Schwarz Foundation the Gennadius Library is pleased to announce two new fellowships for study at the Gennadius Library: the Schwarz Fellowship for Research on Music and the Schwarz Fellowship for Research on Urban Architecture. The deadline for applications is April 30, 2021.

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Webinar - Το Οικουμενικό Πατριαρχείο Μετά τον Ψυχρό Πόλεμο

February 15, 2021

Webinar - Το Οικουμενικό Πατριαρχείο Μετά τον Ψυχρό Πόλεμο

Watch the latest webinar organised by the Philoi with Mr. Kourkoulas, and learn about the ecumenical patriarchate in Constantinople during the post cold war years.

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New acquisition of two 17th century Greek editions.

February 11, 2021

New acquisition of two 17th century Greek editions.

The Gennadius Library recently acquired the 17th-century first Greek editions of two liturgical texts.

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Obituary for Cyril Mango

February 9, 2021

Obituary for Cyril Mango

It is with great sadness that I report the passing of Cyril Alexander Mango on February 8, 2021.

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Webinar - Byzantine Intellectuals Having Fun in Justinianic Constantinople

February 8, 2021

Webinar - Byzantine Intellectuals Having Fun in Justinianic Constantinople

Watch our latest webinar with Prof. Alexander Alexakis and learn just how much fun it was to be an intellectual in Justinian's Constantinople.

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Dr. Peter Frankopan Selected as Inaugural Speaker for the Thalia Potamianos Annual Lecture Series

February 3, 2021

Dr. Peter Frankopan Selected as Inaugural Speaker for the Thalia Potamianos Annual Lecture Series

World-renowned historian and award-winning author will present lectures entitled “Global Greece: A History.”

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Webinar - A Prosperous Realm Beyond Borders: Byzantine-Islamic Trade in the Early Middle Ages, 9th-11th Centuries

January 28, 2021

Webinar - A Prosperous Realm Beyond Borders: Byzantine-Islamic Trade in the Early Middle Ages, 9th-11th Centuries

Watch our latest webinar with Prof. Koray Durak and learn more about the fascinating world of commercial relations between Byzantium and the Near East in the central Middle Ages. The purpose of this talk is to discuss the commodities exchanged, the merchants who traded them, and the routes that these merchants used to travel within a framework organized by political structures.

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Monuments for 1821: Fruitless Proposals for a Panhellenic Heroon

January 21, 2021

Monuments for 1821: Fruitless Proposals for a Panhellenic Heroon

Our latest webinar from Gennadius Library, about the fruitless proposals of building a Panhellenic heroon, is now available for viewing online.
*Webinar is in Greek.

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Webinar - The Organization of Constantinople

January 14, 2021

Webinar - The Organization of Constantinople

Did you know about a secret society, called "Organization of Constantinople" - "Οργάνωσις Κωνσταντινουπόλεως". Watch a very interesting webinar with Aikaterini Boura and Natasha Lemos and learn more about this secret society that promoted the ideal of dialogue and collaboration of the peoples of the Ottoman Empire. *The webinar is in Greek

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Material Evidence in Incunabula

January 13, 2021

Material Evidence in Incunabula

New Greek interface offers easier access to incunabula database.

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Open Meeting 2020

December 11, 2020

Open Meeting 2020

Watch the video archive of our annual Open Meeting, that was held in a new virtual format. Jenifer Neils, the Director of the School, was joined, for the first time, by members of the academic staff, in a discussion on the School’s diverse initiatives.

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Webinar - Eustathios of Thessaloniki on Homer and Excellent Oratory

November 30, 2020

Webinar - Eustathios of Thessaloniki on Homer and Excellent Oratory

Watch the 3rd episode of the Byzantine Dialogues by Gennadius Library with Baukje van den Berg and learn about Eustathios of Thessaloniki on Homer and Excellent Oratory.

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