The Gennadius Library of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens is very pleased to announce that the A.G. Leventis Foundation has generously awarded funding to underwrite the costs of its 2011 and 2013 summer sessions focused on the teaching of Medieval Greek.
Every other year since 2005, the Gennadius Library has offered a summer language program in Byzantine Greek, a subject rarely taught in American, European or other international academic institutions. This grant will enable up to 12 qualified students or scholars to participate in this program with scholarships that will provide free tuition and housing. The month-long Summer Session for Medieval Greek will be taught in 2011 from June 27 to July 26. The objective is to familiarize students who have a sound foundation in Classical Greek with Medieval Greek language and philology by exposing them to primary sources, different kinds of literary genres, paleography and epigraphy as well as bibliographic and electronic tools, drawing on the resources of the Gennadius Library. The program also includes site and museum visits. The two Professors leading the session in 2011 are Professor Alexander Alexakis, University of Ioannina, and Professor Eustratios Papaioannou, Brown University.
The American School is very grateful to the A.G. Leventis Foundation for their support to train young scholars and expose them to the medieval monuments and relevant museum collections in Greece, and to stimulate post-classical Hellenic studies.
For more information about the Medieval Greek Summer Session 2011, please go to http://www.ascsa.edu.gr/index.php/programs/Gennadius-Library-Medieval-Greek-Summer-Session.
The deadline for applications is January 15, 2011.