This NEH Institute is made possible through the generous support of our sponsors.
National Endowment for the Humanities
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is an independent federal agency created in 1965. It is one of the largest funders of humanities programs in the United States. Because democracy demands wisdom, NEH serves and strengthens our republic by promoting excellence in the humanities and conveying the lessons of history to all Americans.
Institute for Humanities Research
The Institute for Humanities Research (IHR) at the University of California, Santa Cruz is a laboratory for theorizing and implementing new visions of the humanities via faculty research projects, graduate and undergraduate education, and public programs.
The Athens Centre
The hub for this Institute’s activities, The Athens Centre is affiliated with its many cultural and educational institutions and is located within walking distance to all major sites in Athens.
The American School of Classical Studies
One of the world’s premier research libraries in its field, the Blegen Library of the American School of Classical Studies focuses on all aspects of Greece from the earliest prehistory through late antiquity. The library currently has about 100,000 volumes and nearly 700 periodicals. Institute participants will receive a guided introduction to this library to facilitate access to its resources.
The Canadian Institute in Greece
A 30-minute walk from the Athens Centre and easily reached by bus, the Canadian Institute houses a 6,000-volume library specializing in the anthropology, archaeology, environment, history and literature of the Mediterranean, with a particular emphasis on Greece. Institute participants will receive a guided introduction to the library to facilitate access to these materials.
The Centre for Hellenic Studies in Nafplion
In Week 2, participants will take a weekend trip to the Peloponnesus and stay in Nafplion, located within easy reach of the archaeological sites. During this stay, The Centre for Hellenic Studies staff and facilities, including digital access to the Harvard libraries, will be made available to participants.