Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Friday, April 26, 2013
The annual Open Meeting of the Institute will take place on Tuesday, May 21st at 7:00 PM in the Italian Archaeological School at Odos Parthenonos 14 in Makriyianni. I will report on the activities of the Institute in 2012/13 and the fieldwork carried out in 2012 under CIG’s auspices. The excavations at Eleon in eastern Boiotia and at Kastro Kallithea in southern Thessaly are the focus of my presentation.
We look forward to you joining us in person or via live streaming on the 21st!
The Institute will be closed for its two-week Easter recess from this afternoon, April 26th, until Monday morning, May 13th. Jonathan is heading to Sicily, Gino is traveling to Ioanina and my family is going to Crete. So that you will have something to read on the two Fridays that we are closed we’ll have as guest bloggers, Alisha Adams and Angus Smith.
Kalo Pascha se olous!
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Friday, April 19, 2013
While at the moment there is only Catherine Parnell’s lecture from last year, “Barbarian Cleavers or Greek Swords? Portrayals and Perceptions of Curved Swords in Ancient Greece", we look forward to a larger selection in the coming year. Don’t forget that you can watch the lectures via live-streaming from our website while they are being given, and this will include the Open Meeting on May 21st.
This evening, the 19th, at 7:00 PM in the Danish Institute at Athens (Chairefontos 14 in Plaka) there will be the launch of the volume edited by Metaxia Tsipopoulou entitled, Petras. Siteia. 25 years of excavations and studies (Monographs of the Danish Institute at Athens vol. 16, Athens, 2012). The speakers at this presentation will be Dr. Rune Frederiksen (Director, Danish Institute at Athens), Dr. Tsipopoulou (Director emerita, National Archive of Monuments, Hellenic Ministry of Culture; Director of the Petras excavations) and Prof. Jan Driessen (University of Louvain, Belgium; Director, Belgian School at Athens). Prof. Driessen, a noted specialist on a variety of Minoan topics and the excavator of Sissi on Crete, will give the main lecture entitled, “The wild country east of Dikte: Contextualizing Minoan Petras”.
To prepare for the presentations you can check out the Petras website at: http://www.petras-excavations.gr. A disclosure is warranted here. Not only have I excavated at Petras, I am also a contributor to the volume among other things. The attendees will be treated to the delicious products of the Siteia region at the reception afterwards.
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Friday, April 12, 2013
The Venetian hegemony over Crete from the 14th through 17th centuries left a lasting imprint on many areas and aspects of the island. It was also spawned many maps. The humanistic foundations of the Renaissance and of the Enlightenment influenced what was depicted on these maps. Thus, they represent an important source of information on the economic and the ideological history of the last two centuries of Venetian rule.
The lecture will be held at the Historical Archive building of Hellenic Archaeological Service at Psaromylingou 22 on the border between the Kerameikos and Psyrri. The Theseion train station is nearby. The public is most welcome to attend!
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Friday, April 5, 2013
Save the Date!
It is that time of year again and our Annual Open Meeting date is now set! It will be Tuesday, May 21st at 7:00 pm at the Italian School in Makriyianni. Shortly I will provide more details on the Invited Lecturer and the topic.