Friday, June 3, 2016

A Colloquium Celebrating CIG at 40

In 1976 the Hellenic Ministry of Culture recognized officially the then Canadian Archaeological Institute at Athens as one of the foreign archaeological schools and institutes in Greece. In 1980 an archaeological project from McGill University, under the direction of Prof. John Fossey, began to survey and to excavate at the site of Khostia in southwestern Booetia. In the intervening years 19 other projects have taken the field with a permit from the Hellenic Ministry of Culture under the auspices of the Canadian Institute in Greece.

To mark this milestone in the history of the Institute there will be a Colloquium on Friday, June 10th and Saturday, the 11th at the Italian School of Archaeology in Athens (Odos Parthenonos 14 in the Makriyianni District). The title of the Colloquium is, From Maple to Olive: A Colloquium to Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Canadian Institute in Greece”. Over two full days (for the full program and times see: there will be papers on the Institute’s many projects and on other archaeological research in Greece by Canadian scholars and their international collaborators.

I invite all of you to join us in this exposition on the varied contributions of the members of the Institute to Greek archaeology over the past 40 years.

David Rupp

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