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Friday, 21 March 2014

Summer School on Ancient Macedonia (30/6 -11/7/2014)

International Hellenic University

School of Humanities

Summer School on Ancient Macedonia

30.06 - 11.07.2014, Thessaloniki, Greece

Ancient Macedonia

 

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Click here to see the course leaflet.

 

On-line registration

 

Programme Outline and Goals

The Summer School on Ancient Macedonia focuses on the history, the culture and the archaeology of ancient Macedonia. It aims at presenting an overall image of the region of Macedonia and the Macedonians, from the early stages of history until the late Hellenistic period. It is the first Summer School with that topic to be ever organized and is going to be held at the International Hellenic University, in Thessaloniki.

The aim of this 2-week intensive school is to make the participants – both students and scholars – more acquainted with aspects of the history, the archaeology and life in ancient Macedonia by providing up-to-date knowledge presented and discussed by the experts of the relevant fields, and especially new results of the archaeological research at the various Macedonian sites.

The Summer School will take place in the heart of Macedonia, very close to the sites presented, and will offer the option of a one-week Archaeological Field Practice for those who would like to participate in an excavation. It will also focus on various cultural aspects as well as the Macedonian dialect.

 

Programme Scientific Directors

Professor Stella Drougou, Prof. Emerita of Classical Archaeology, Department of History and Archaeology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Dr Miltiadis Hatzopoulos, Research Director Emeritus, Research Centre for Greek and Roman Antiquity, Institute of Historical Research, The National Hellenic Research Foundation.

Assistant Professor Manolis Manoledakis, Assistant Professor of Classical Archaeology, School of Humanities, International Hellenic University

 

Programme Scientific Coordinator

Assistant Professor Manolis Manoledakis, Assistant Professor of Classical Archaeology, School of Humanities, International Hellenic University

 

Subject Topics and Programme Structure

  1. Introductory Lecture:Ancient Macedonia: Historical outline
  1. History
    1. Historical geography of Ancient Macedonia
    2. The Kingdom and its Kings before the Hellenistic Period
    3. Hellenistic Macedonia
    4. Macedonians and other Greeks
    5. Macedonian institutions
    6. The epigraphic evidence
  2. Archaeology
    1. Aegae
    2. Pella
    3. Dion
    4. Aeane
    5. Thessalonki
    6. Amphipolis and Chalcidike
  3. Culture: arts, crafts and language
    1. Painting
    2. Metalworking
    3. The Macedonian Tombs
    4. Coinage and finance
    5. Religion and cults
    6. The Macedonian dialect

 

Summer School Ancient Macedonia leaflet small

 

Guest Lecturers

 

The teaching group of the Summer School will include top specialists from the area of excavation and research relevant to Macedonia, from both Greece and abroad, like:

  • Prof. Angelos Chaniotis, Institute of Advanced Study, Princeton
  • Prof. Emer. Stella Miller-Collett, Bryn Mawr College
  • Prof. Emer. Beryl Barr-Sharrar, New York University
  • Prof. Julián Víctor Méndez Dosuna, University of Salamanca
  • Dr Miltiadis Hatzopoulos, The National Hellenic Research Foundation
  • Prof. Ioannis Akamatis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
  • Prof. Chrysoula Saatsoglou-Paliadeli, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
  • Prof. Pantelis Nigdelis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
  • Prof. Aristotelis Mentzos, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
  • Assist Prof. Manolis Manoledakis, International Hellenic University
  • Assist. Prof. Ioannis Xydopoulos, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
  • Dr. Polyxeni Adam-Veleni, Director of the Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki
  • Dr. Georgia Karamitrou-Mentesidou, Greek Ministry of Culture
  • Dr. Bettina Tsigarida, Greek Ministry of Culture
  • Dr. Panagiotis Tselekas, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
  • Dr. Chrysanthi Kallini, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

 

Working Hours

For the period of two weeks, the lectures will take place four hours daily (a total of 40 hours), from Monday to Friday, at the International Hellenic University, Thessaloniki, Greece. All lectures will be in English. During weekends, the School will organize optional excursions to major museums and sites of Thessaloniki and Macedonia.

For a number of students who wish to extend their stay for another week, the summer school may arrange for them to take part in an archaeological excavation in the region of Macedonia. If you are interested in this possibility, please state it in your application form.

Options of Archaeological Field Practice are also offered (see below). A number of about five positions on each option and priority will be given based on the date of application to the summer school.

 

Course Credits

A Certificate of Attendance will be provided at the end of the programme to all participants who have fulfilled the course requirements. Students/graduates taking the course for credit at their home institutions will also have to deliver an Essay paper in order to obtain 5 ECTS credits. Since degree requirements vary among universities, students/graduates are advised to ensure, preferably in advance, that their college or university will recognize such certification and award the suggested credits.

As our School is going to launch an MA Programme in the History and Archaeology of Ancient Macedonia in 2015, the 5 ECTS credits will be used and correspond to an elective course of the MA by those who will apply for this MA.

 

Participants and Application Procedure

The Summer School on Ancient Macedonia welcomes applicants from a wide range of educational background. Participants can be undergraduate students and graduates of related disciplines (Archaeology, History, Philology, Classics etc.). Applications from other professionals with an interest in Archaeology, History and Classics will also be taken into consideration. Applicants should be well acquainted with the English language.

In order to apply, you need to complete the online application form.

All applicants will be notified of admission decisions by e-mail in the next 10 working days upon receiving their application.

Accommodation and Tuition Fees

The tuition fees are 450 €. Participants will have to cover their travel, accommodation and everyday expenses. Participants can choose accommodation from a variety of options, with prices starting from 100 € for the whole 2 weeks. The expenses of the third, optional week (excavation) are estimated to be about 100€.

 

Discounts and fellowships

Early bird registration: Participants who will register before 30 May 2014 will pay only 350  €.

International Hellenic University students and alumni are entitled to a discount of 20% while participants who intend to study at IHU in the following year will receive a major discount in their MA tuition fees. A small number of fellowships will also be offered based upon merit and financial need.

 

Field Practice

So far, the options regarding archaeological excavation field practice are:

  1. The excavation site of Karabournaki, possibly of the ancient city of Therma, at the eastern suburbs of Thessaloniki. The site dates from the Late Bronze Age down to the Roman times, with a flourishing period during the Archaic times (7th - 6th centuries B.C.) and it preserves the remains of a settlement placed on the top of a low mound, with its cemeteries extended in the surrounding area and the ancient harbor reaching the lower part of the hill. The site preserves a great number of ceramics, local and imported, in a remarkable quantity as well as quality.

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The actual excavation might not be carried out this year but there will be a great deal of work on studying, registering, recording, restoring, designing and photographing the archaeological material. The Aristotle University excavations at the site are directed by Prof. M. Tiverios and his associates: Assistant Professor E. Manakidou and Senior Researcher Dr. D. Tsiafaki.

 

  1. The excavation site of the Ancient Agora of Pella, the capital of the ancient kingdom of Macedonia by the end of the 5th century B.C., birthplace and seat of the king Philip II and of his son, Alexander the Great! The ancient agora covers 70000 square meters and contained multiple buildings and workshops attesting to the city’s economic strength – from ceramic and sculpture studios, to metal processing, food and perfume manufacturing, administrative offices and the city’s archive, containing the clay stamps of papyrus records.

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The Aristotle University excavation at the site is directed by Prof. I. Akamatis. Using the public bus, the site is at about 1 hour from the centre of Thessaloniki.

 

For more information please contact Mrs Konstadina Karaiskou at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 0030-2310 8075290030-2310 807529.

 

On-line registration

 

Additional Info

  • Event date: Monday, 30 June 2014
  • Event time: 09:00
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