Thursday, December 13, 2018


Via Alicia M. Dissinger:


*Deadline*: January 15, 2019

The Gennadius Library of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens
announces the summer session focused on the teaching of Medieval
Greek, from June 30 to July 31, 2019.

Founded in 1881, the American School is the most significant resource in
Greece for American scholars in the fields of ancient and post-classical
studies. One of the two major research libraries of the School, the
Gennadius Library, which houses over 146,000 volumes and archives, is
devoted to post-classical Hellenic civilization.

The Library invites applications for a month-long Summer Session for
Medieval Greek at the Intermediate to Advanced Level. The objective is to
familiarize students who have a sound foundation in Classical Greek with
Medieval Greek language and philology by exposing them to primary sources,
different kinds of literary genres, paleography and epigraphy, drawing on
the resources of the Gennadius Library. The two Professors leading the
session are Professor Alexander Alexakis, University of Ioannina
and Professor Stratis Papaioannou, Brown University/University of Crete.

The month-long full-time program will include daily translation of
Byzantine texts; introduction to Greek paleography and Byzantine book
culture; use of the collections of the Gennadius Library; visits to area
museums and libraries including the Byzantine, Benaki, and
Epigraphical Museums; and visits outside Athens including Corinth,
Mistra, Thessaloniki, and Hosios Loukas. Individual tutorials and
assignments for each student will be determined by specific needs and
field of study. The language of instruction is English. Participants should
plan to arrive on June 30 and depart on July 31.

The program is offered at the intermediate to advanced level for up to
twelve students enrolled in graduate programs in any field of late antique,
post-antique, Byzantine or medieval studies at any university worldwide;
preference may be given to students who have limited access to instruction
in Byzantine Greek at their home institutions. A minimum of two years of
college-level or post-doctoral Classical Greek (or the equivalent) is
required. If there are available slots, faculty or postdoctoral scholars
affiliated with any university worldwide may also be considered. *A
diagnostic test (available electronically) may be administered to finalists
before the final selection of students is made.*

*Academic Credit*
The American School is not a degree-granting institution. No grades are
given for its programs, nor are transcripts provided. Upon request, an
optional final exam at the end of the program may be provided and the
directors will write a letter to the participant's home institution,
recommending that credit be granted, provided that the student has
satisfactorily participated in the program and passed the final exam.

*Costs and Scholarships*
Twelve Leventis Foundation scholarships cover the costs of tuition, School
fees, housing, required travel within Greece, and museum and site
fees. International airfare to and from Greece, meals, and incidental
expenses are the participant's responsibility.

Submit online application, curriculum vitae, two letters of recommendation
(one from the academic advisor and one from a Greek language
teacher). Direct link to application:

Applicants are required to submit scans of academic transcripts as part of
the online application. Application fee is US$25.

Web site: or


The selection results will be announced March 15.

The American School of Classical Studies at Athens does not discriminate on
the basis of race, age, sex, sexual orientation, color, religion, ethnic
origin, or disability when considering admission to any form of membership
or application for employment.

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