|Mark Walley, CIG intern|
My internship has primarily been focused on updating, cataloging, and evaluating the Institute’s offprint collection. My duties also included preparing for post-lecture receptions. Fellow intern Kyle Campbell and I created variations on the standard reception fare at CIG which included different sausages with curry sauce, combinations of hard and soft cheeses, and creative twists to the usual egg salad and tuna sandwiches. The success of our experiments lies in the positive feedback for the change as well as the quick consumption of the products.
|Mark takes questions following his lecture at CIG|
The academic/social aspect to Athens is incredible. I have met many people and have made some good friends here, many of whom are scholars who focus on a wide variety of interesting aspects of antiquity and medieval Greece. This same collection of people is right at home throwing darts at the Red Lion or attending the many lectures offered by the archaeological schools. It makes for a good balance of work and play. By the end of my internship I will have attended twenty-five lectures (not including those at CIG). One of the highlights of my time in Athens was meeting Dr. David Jordan. For those who are unfamiliar with his work, Dr. Jordan is a world expert on curse tablets, magic, and a former director of CIG. Soon after our initial meeting he invited me out to lunch! Over delicious food and wine at his favourite taverna, we discussed the past and current research being conducted on Greek magic. What a treat!
|Mark at Sounion|
Memorial University of Newfoundland