Past Travel Study Programs
Harvard Alumni Association – Center for Hellenic Studies Spring Break Trip 2017, 2018
In cooperation with the Harvard Alumni Association, the Center for Hellenic Studies supported the organization of the “Greece Spring Break for Students and Alumni” Trips in March 2017 and 2018. Academic head of the programs was professor Nagy, who explored ancient Greece through the lens of the ancient Greek hero and some of the major works of the ancient Greek classics, from Homer to Plato. The itinerary directed participants to uncover Greece’s most important archaeological sites, while visiting Argolis, Olympia, Delphi and Athens.
The cooperation between the Harvard Alumni Association and the Center for Hellenic Studies was launched in June 2016, when alumni and students met in Greece with prof. Nagy for a similar adventure. For more information please follow the link.
January Term (J-Term) 2012, 2013, 2014
The Center for Hellenic Studies in Greece hosted and supported (administratively and logistically) for three consecutive years the “J-Term”, a travel-study program that offers an intensive study of the literature and material culture of ancient Greece. Gregory Nagy, Francis Jones Professor of Classical Greek Literature at Harvard University, and Director of the Center for Hellenic Studies, Washington, D.C., and Kenneth Scott Morrell, Associate Professor at Rhodes College, and Director of Fellowships and Curricular Development at the Center for Hellenic Studies, Washington, D.C., led the group of Harvard and other American Universities’ students and traveled together around Greece, visiting specific sites every year. Points of interest usually included Athens, Nafplio, and the ancient sites of Delphi, Mycenae, Olympia, Sparta, Crete and Marathon.
Through readings, research projects, interactions and conversations with various scholars, participants developed a thorough familiarity with the material culture from the ancient world. This engagement also included aspects of contemporary Greece, the traditions that animate the modern society, the relationship Modern Greeks have with their cultural legacy.
The Center for Hellenic Studies in DC organized the J-Term Program, and the Center for Hellenic Studies in Greece was responsible for arranging and coordinating the day-to-day experience of the participants while abroad.
May Semester (Maymester) 2012
The Center for Hellenic Studies in Greece also hosted and supported another CHS DC innovative travel study experience. The Maymester Program was offered to Harvard and other American Universities’ students during the months of May and June in 2012. Through excursions to the most important Greek archaeological sites and museums students had the opportunity to discover the Ancient Greek world from the Neolithic Era to the Roman Empire.
For additional information please send an email to CHS DC and/or call us at (+30) 27520 47030 (Nafplio, Greece).