Friday, September 20, 2013
A New Undergraduate Intern and the CIG on Tour in Canada
CIG Portal to the Past on October 30th.
A week ago Sophie Goldberg arrived from Canada as our undergraduate intern for three months this fall. She’s a third year major in Near Eastern and Classical Archaeology at Wilfrid Laurier University. She is no stranger to Greece as this summer she participated for six weeks in the WLU archaeological field school associated with the SUNY – Buffalo excavations at the Minoan settlement at Gournia in eastern Crete. This research is under the auspices of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens. Sophie’s goal is to become a cultural heritage resource manager. As CIG is presently engaged in organizing and digitalizing its archives, her hands-on experience with us in digital heritage management practices and procedures will be useful for her future career.
You will be able to meet Sophie at the Institute’s fall events. Please welcome her warmly into the Athenian archaeological community!
It is ironic that the overwhelming focus of CIG’s visible activities is here in Greece but that the principal consumers of our potential services are mostly resident in Canada. Despite our broad presence in cyberspace many individuals there are mostly unaware of who we are, whom we serve and what we do. To help rectify this unnecessary lack of awareness I am going to Ontario and to Montreal on the 23rd for ten days to give seven lectures. My lecture is entitled, “Canadians Take the Field Throughout Greece. Over Three Decades of Archaeological Discoveries by the Canadian Institute in Greece”. I will highlight what is CIG, what we do and what we have accomplished in the course of 33 years of archaeological fieldwork. This tour is part of Canadian Ambassador Robert Peck’s program of celebrating 70 years of Canadian / Greek diplomatic relations. Air Transat generously donated my roundtrip ticket.
So, for all of you who read this blog regularly from a location in southern Ontario or in Montreal, please come to my lecture at a location nearest you. Our website (www.cig-icg.gr) has more details for each lecture. I would like to meet you in person!