The American School of Classical Studies at Athens
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ASCSA

Gennadius Library Medieval Greek Summer Session

June to July 2019 
(the program runs every other year)

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE OPEN UNTIL FALL 2018

FORMAT
The month-­long program will include daily analysis and translation of Byzantine texts; paleography; introduction to the bibliography of Byzantine philology and electronic resources; introduction to the collections of the Gennadius Library; visits to area museums and libraries including the Byzantine, the Benaki, and the Epigraphical Museum and the National Library; visits to sites, museums, and monuments outside Athens including Corinth, Mistra,Thessaloniki, and Hosios Loukas; and individual tutorials and assignments for each student determined by his/her specific needs and field of study. The language of instruction is English. 

ELIGIBILITY
The program is offered at the intermediate level, and will be geared to twelve qualified students enrolled in a graduate program in any field of late antique, post-antique, Byzantine or medieval studies at any university worldwide. A minimum of two years of college level Classical Greek (or the equivalent) is required. If there are available slots, college professors in any university worldwide, who have no access to the instruction of Medieval Greek in their home institutions, 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
A generous grant from the A.G. Leventis Foundation has made possible up to 12 full scholarships for the Medieval Greek Summer Session. These Leventis Foundation scholarships, which are awarded by the ASCSA on the basis of academic merit, typically cover the costs of tuition and fees, lodging for the entire period, travel with the program within Greece, and museum and site fees. International airfare to and from Greece, meals, and incidental expenses are the participant's responsibility.

APPLICATION
Information about applying to the Gennadius Library Medieval Greek Summer Session application.  Application fee is $25.

 

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