ASCSA Summer Seminars 2018

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Location: Athens, GR

Season: June 11, 2018 to July 23, 2018

Session Dates: Warfare and Culture in Ancient Greece, June 11 - June 29, 2018 Ancient Greek Religion in Situ, July 5 - July 23, 2018

Application Deadline: January 15, 2017

Deadline Type: Exact date


Program Type:
Field school

RPA Certified:

American School of Classical Studies at Athens (ASCSA)

Project Director:
Professors Professors Georgia Tsouvala and Lee L. Brice (Warfare and Culture in Ancient Greece), and Professor Irene Polinskaya (Ancient Greek Religion in Situ)

Project Description:

The Summer Seminars of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens 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.

Eligibility: Enrollment is open to graduate and advanced undergraduate students, as well as to high school and college instructors of classics and related subjects. Each seminar is limited to twenty participants. The language of instruction is English. Applicants who are not enrolled or teaching at English-speaking institutes, or schools, are required to supply evidence of proficiency in English.

Warfare and Culture in Ancient Greece (June 11 to June 29, 2018)
Taught by Professors Georgia Tsouvala, Illinois State University, and Lee L. Brice, Western Illinois University, author of Greek Warfare from Marathon to the Conquests of Alexander the Great. The Seminar will investigate the intersections between ancient warfare and culture while visiting archaeological sites, battlefields, and museum collections.  Through these visits and discussions, the Seminar will provide participants with a unique and useful grounding in Greek history.  

Ancient Greek Religion in Situ (July 5 to July 23, 2018)
Taught by Professor Irene Polinskaya, King’s College London, author of A Local History of Greek Polytheism: Gods, People, and the Land of Aigina, 800-400 BCE. This seminar will take students to the sites of ancient worship – from caves to coasts, from peaks to pastures, from city acropoleis to deep countryside – to explore the remains of architecture and objects found there and link them to our textual sources. The seminar examines religious sites as nodes in the network of social interactions, products of geo-ecological, political, and historical development.

Cost: Fees for the 2018 seminar program are $2,750. This includes tuition, room for the entire 18-day period, partial board in Athens, travel within Greece, and museum and site fees. International airfare, some meals, and incidental expenses are the participant’s responsibility. Financial aid is available in the form of ASCSA scholarships, awarded on the basis of academic merit, and many classical professional organizations have funding opportunities. More information at Inquire about course credit option.

Application: Applicants will complete an online application at: Students are required to submit legible pdf scans of academic transcripts issued to the candidate as part of application. Applicants arrange for the online submission of two letters of recommendation by sending recommenders this link: Letters of recommendation are due by January 15. 

All applicants will be notified by mid-March.

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.

Period(s) of Occupation: Advanced study of all aspects of Greek culture, from antiquity to the present day.

Greek Warfare, Greek Religion

Project Size: 1-24 participants

Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers: 18 days

Minimum Age: 18

Experience Required: Graduate and undergraduate students in advanced study of all aspects of Greek culture, from antiquity to the present day. Secondary school teachers and college teachers in the humanities, social studies, Greek and Latin, world cultures

Room and Board Arrangements:
ASCSA dormitory, hostels, standard hotels. Cost: $2,750 fee includes tuition, travel within Greece, room and partial board

Contact Information:

Committee on the Summer Sessions

6-8 Charlton Street





Phone: 609-683-0800

Fax: 609-924-0578

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