Sunoikisis enables students and faculty at participating institutions to benefit from opportunities normally available only at large research institutions, while maintaining the advantages of a small liberal arts learning environment. The curricular elements within Sunoikisis include inter-institutional collaborative courses, excavations, internships, travel study, undergraduate research symposia, and faculty development seminars.
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.
One of the most integral components of the HMT is team collaboration, not just students working with each other in individual groups, but students sharing information across teams and working closely with faculty. Sometimes this collaboration takes place within one institution, but as HMT spreads through the summer seminar the collaborative teams find themselves miles and even oceans away.
For more information about the 2015 seminar, click here. Information about the 2016 seminar is forthcoming.
In June 2018 The Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) and the Center for Hellenic Studies will coorganize a seminar for faculty members in all fields. The seminar, designed for non-specialists, is led by Gregory Nagy, Francis Jones professor of Classical Greek Literature and professor of Comparative Literature at Harvard University, and Kenneth Scott Morrell, associate professor of Greek and Roman Studies at Rhodes College.