City Under a City: Metro Reveals Thessaloniki’s Ancient Past

The metro construction in Greece’s Thessaloniki has brought ancient ruins from the city’s life back in the 4th century BC to the surface.

The excavation has brought to light Thessaloniki’s central 6th-century highway, a marble plaza, a fountain and a headless statue of Aphrodite.

Thousands of ancient finds such as coins, mosaics and… more »

“Visions, Vows and Wonders: Religion and the Sea in the Eastern Mediterranean, 15th-19th centuries”

Τhe international conference “Visions, Vows and Wonders: Religion and the Sea in the Eastern Mediterranean, 15th-19th centuries” organised by the Centre of Maritime History, Institute for Mediterranean Studies/FORTH and Southern Connecticut State University will take place in 12-13 October 2018 at IMS/FORTH, in Rethymnon.

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For more information: http://ims.forth.gr/index_main.php?l=e&c=18&i=567

Archaeologists Return to the Ancient Sanctuary of the Great Gods in Samothrace after 22-Year Hiatus

Emory University and the Institute of Fine Arts of New York University completed a summer of excavations at the Sanctuary of Great Gods on Samothrace in northern Greece on August 8, the Greek Ministry of Culture said on Friday.

It was the first excavation session after a 22-year hiatus, focused on the stoa… more »

Dr. Michael Herzfeld: “A Cunning Colonialism: Greece and Thailand in the Penumbra of Colonial Rule”

Friends of Hellenic Studies:

On Thursday, October 4, at 7:00pm, Dr. Michael Herzfeld, Ernst E. Monrad Professor of the Social Sciences in the Department of Anthropology at Harvard University, will deliver a lecture entitled “A Cunning Colonialism: Greece and Thailand in the Penumbra of Colonial Rule.” That lecture will be held in Room… more »

Heath Cabot: “Humanitarian Citizenship, Displacement and Precarity in Greece”

Friends of Hellenic Studies:

On Thursday, September 27, at 7:00pm, Dr. Heath Cabot, Associate Professor of Anthropology at  the University of Pittsburgh, will deliver a lecture entitled “Humanitarian Citizenship, Displacement and Precarity in Greece.” That lecture will be held in Room 223 at 25 Park Place (the old Sun Trust Building).

For more information see the PDF… more »