Hellenism in the News

2023 Plummer Lecture: Michael Gomez, The Meanings of Mansa Musa

Georgia State University’s College of Arts and Sciences is proud to announce the 2023 Plummer Lecture, the College’s annual endowed lecture. This will be a hybrid event, featuring an in-person lecture that will be live-streamed over Zoom to allow attendees to participate virtually as well. Please register here if you plan to attend in… more »

Prof. Thanasis Maskaleris Collection

In September 2022 the Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection acquired the private library of the late Thanasis Maskaleris, professor of comparative literature and classics at San Francisco State University and founding director of its former Center for Modern Greek Studies. The collection consists of ca. 3,000 volumes of books, journals, and magazines; approximately 100 audiovisual… more »

Dr. Marwa Maziad – GSU Middle East Studies Center Lecture with Michigan, AGSC (Reporting from the Field)

Dr. Marwa Maziad, the international and commentator from Egypt (with many appearances on CNN, Sky News, and other cable networks) will be speaking as a keynote lecturer on Wednesday February 8 at 11:30 AM. It will be in person at 25 Park Place 26th Floor Room 2608 and on zoom (hybrid with… more »

Mary Jaharis Center (Online) Lecture: The Lonely Mountain: The Emergence of a ‘Hagiorite’ Identity on Medieval Mount Athos

Friends of Hellenic Studies:

We are pleased to forward this information regarding an important upcoming lecture about medieval Mount Athos:

“The Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture is pleased to announce the next lecture in its 2022–2023 lecture series.

Tuesday, January 24, 2023 | 12:00… more »

Greece: Impressive photo collection on excavations during (almost never ending) construction of Salonica metro by GCT

A lot of impressive photos of the antiquities from the excavations in the Thessaloniki metro project have been published on the website of Attiko Metro SA.

These are important antiquities, mainly at Venizelos and Agia Sofia stations, which were discovered at different times of the construction of the metro project, and refer to different historical time periods.

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Riddle solved: Why was Roman concrete so durable?

An unexpected ancient manufacturing strategy may hold the key to designing concrete that lasts for millennia.

The ancient Romans were masters of engineering, constructing vast networks of roads, aqueducts, ports, and massive buildings, whose remains have survived for two millennia. Many of these structures were built with concrete: Rome’s famed Pantheon, which has… more »

New Publication: The Gymnasium Area: Sculpture (Corinth XXIII.1)

The American School of Classical Studies at Athens is pleased to announce the publication of The Gymnasium Area: Sculpture (Corinth XXIII.1), by Mary C. Sturgeon.

Volume XXIII in the Corinth series is dedicated to the finds from the Gymnasium Area, excavated between 1965 and 1972 by James R. Wiseman and the University of Texas at Austin. Fascicle XXIII.1 presents… more »

Stanley J. Seeger Visiting Research Fellowships 2023-2024

The Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies at Princeton University invites applications for a limited number of Stanley J. Seeger Visiting Research Fellowships for scholars based in Greece or other overseas countries, who wish to spend time in residence at Princeton, pursuing research projects in the humanities or the social sciences, free of teaching… more »

Announcing A Byzantine Emperor at King Henry’s Court

On January 20, Cappella Records is proud to present its 30th release: A Byzantine Emperor at King Henry’s Court: Christmas 1400, London, performed by Cappella Romana and led by founder and music director Alexander Lingas.

In support of the release, the ensemble will perform the program as part of its Northwest concert series in Seattle and Portland,… more »