Modern Greek for Postgraduates and Early career scholars of Greek archaeology (intensive) – Irish Institute of Hellenic Studies, Athènes



 Athens, 2nd – 20th November 2015

Following last year’s successful pilot, the Irish Institute of Hellenic Studies at Athens will be holding a three-week intensive course in November 2015.

Reading modern Greek bibliographical sources has become indispensable for any research postgraduate student or scholar of Greek Archaeology. The course aims at increasing the non-native Greek researchers’ understanding of the modern Greek language used in archaeological publications, from excavation reports and object catalogues to theoretical studies, and from current demotic Greek to katharevousa.

The venue will be the IIHSA premises, 51A Notara St, Athens. Lessons will take place on three evenings per week (x 2 hours) over the three-week period.

The teacher will be archaeologist and philologist Dr Vassilis Petrakis. The course, which will be taught through English, will use a tailor-made Reader. The choice of texts will take into account the students’ research interests as far as possible.

The fee is € 200 for the three-week course. The course is open to all postgraduates/early career scholars with a working knowledge of modern Greek or those who have also been attending an intensive general course in modern Greek. One academic reference will be required. Up to 5 credits may be granted to students in consultation with their University departments.

Limited accommodation will be available in the IIHSA premises for the duration of the course.

To dowload the application form, click on the IIHSA webpage: For queries or further information, please contact the IIHSA Director, Dr Christina Souyoudzoglou-Haywood: ( Completed applications and academic reference letters should be sent by email to the Assistant Director, Dr Aris Anagnostopoulos ( no later than the 6th September 2015. Places are limited. Applying early is advisable in order to secure a place.

Summer School “Georgian Manuscript- 2015” – The National Centre of Manuscripts, Tbilisi

The National Centre of Manuscripts (Tbilisi, Georgia is organizing the Summer School “Georgian Manuscript- 2015”. The Summer School is dedicated to the study of the Georgian manuscript heritage. It will be held from 14th to 23th July 2015 in Tbilisi, Georgia.

Pour plus d’information, cliquez ici, formulaire d’inscription ici et programme ici.

Appel à contribution – The “Bright Frontier” summer course

Luminosus Limes: Geographical, Ethnic, Social and Cultural Frontiers
in Late Antiquity

 (June 29 – July 4, 2015, Budapest, Hungary)

The “Bright Frontier” summer course explores the dynamic transformation of classical frontiers between the second and the sixth century from a multidisciplinary perspective: archaeology, medieval studies, social and cultural history, art, theology, and literature. Offering a groundbreaking approach to the field of border studies including social, gender, ethnic and religious categories with the participation of outstanding scholars in the field, this course will provide students with a solid knowledge of up-to-date international scholarship on frontiers: a strong theoretical background as well as hands-on acquaintance with physical borders and material artifacts excavated along the Danube River (the ripa Pannonica), around Lake Balaton, as well as in the late antique cemetery of Pécs in Hungary.

Target group: Applications are invited from MA, PhD students, postdocs or researchers. Participants are assumed to hold an MA or a PhD, or to be enrolled in a master or doctoral program in one of the following fields: Late Antique history, medieval studies, cultural and intellectual history, archaeology, art history, classical philology, religious studies, theology, and literary criticism.

Application deadline: February 14, 2015. Financial aid is available.

Course Director(s):
Ralph W. Mathisen
University of Illinois, Urbana, USA

Marianne Saghy
Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary

Course Faculty:
Sabine Huebner
Department of Ancient History, Basel University, Switzerland

Levente Nagy
Department of Contemporary History, University of Pecs, HungaryEkaterina Nechaeva
American Academy of Rome, Italy

Galit Noga-Banai
History of Art, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

Danuta Shanzer
Department of Classical Philology, Medieval and Neolatin Studies, Vienna University, Austria

Zsolt Visy
Department of Archaeology, University of Pecs, Hungary
Guest Speaker(s):

Adam Szabo
Archaeology, Hungarian National Museum, Hungary