Seminars and Workshops

The Information Fluency Workshop

3380033815_7dae44dda9_bEvery summer, the CHS offers a workshop for undergraduates on information fluency in the field of Classical Studies. Participants gain a broad understanding of the primary information resources in the field and the major trends in information science and academic publishing. Through work as individuals and as a team, they develop research guides for use by other undergraduates in a variety of academic contexts. Ultimately, the workshop provides students with the necessary background and skills to play a supportive role in the work of their departments and to help build cooperative relationships between faculty members and librarians.

Learn more about the 2017 workshop.

The Ephebe’s Journey Workshop

washington_dcThe Ephebe’s Journey weekend workshop introduces students with an interest in civic participation and leadership to the basic features of one of the ancient world’s most lasting legacies, Athenian democracy as it was conceived and practiced in the fifth and fourth century BCE. As “ephebes”, or Greek youths on the cusp of becoming full citizens, participants will explore the historical, cultural, and economic forces that gave rise to Athenian democracy and also consider the attitudes that thinkers of the time had toward it and other competing forms of government. They will look at the most salient architectural remains of Athenian democracy, namely, the theater, the acropolis, and the marketplace. Participants will also examine the various modes of education that equipped Athenians to become citizens and leaders of their communities.

Learn more about the 2016 workshop.

Comparative Cultures Seminar

The Comparative Cultures Seminar is one of the oldest and most successful Harvard study-abroad programs. Divided between the ancient site of Olympia and Nafplio, it recently completed its thirteenth year. Led by Harvard Professor Gregory Nagy and a founding team of Harvard-trained Fellows, the program seeks to promote cross-cultural understanding by combining historical, literary, philosophical, and linguistic approaches to cultural exchange.

For more information about the program and how to apply, visit the Harvard Summer School website.

Homer Multitext Seminar

This 2-week summer seminar introduces students to the work of the Homer Multitext project. The focus in 2015 was on Iliad 12 in the oldest complete manuscript of the Iliad, the Venetus A. Participants worked in teams of 2-3 student and faculty members to contribute to the first complete edition of the Venetus A ever. 

Information about the 2016 workshop is forthcoming.

The High School Summer Program in Greece

The HSSP is an annual 16-day program held during the summer at the CHS in Nafplio. During the seminar, students from Greek high schools engage in a mixture of thought-provoking projects, presentations, field surveys, lectures, and teleconferences that are supplementary to the subjects offered in their school curriculum. Moreover, thanks to the help of special educational advisors of the Fulbright Foundation in Greece, greek high students are able to explore the options and opportunities they have for continuing their studies in american institutions of higher education.

For more information about the seminar, click here.