This past year has been filled with events and activities at both CHS campuses in Washington, DC and Nafplio, Greece, online discussions and dialogues in a friendly environment, and lots of additions on the CHS free online publications. Take a minute to explore with us the highlights of 2015 at CHS!
Free online publications
- Masterpieces of Metonymy: From Ancient Greek Times to Now, by Gregory Nagy
- Epic Singers and Oral Tradition, by Albert B. Lord
- The meaning of Homeric εὔχομαι through its formulas, by Leonard Muellner
- Sappho in the Making: The Early Reception, by Dimitrios Yatromanolakis
- The Oral Palimpsest: Exploring Intertextuality in the Homeric Epics , by Christos Tsagalis
- Pindar’s Verbal Art: An Ethnographic Study of Epinician Style, by James Bradley Wells
- Black Doves Speak: Herodotus and the Languages of Barbarians, by Rosaria Vignolo Munson
- King of Sacrifice: Ritual and Royal Authority in the Iliad, by Sarah Hitch
- The Epic Rhapsode and His Craft: Homeric Performance in a Diachronic Perspective, by José M. González
- The Politics of Ethnicity and the Crisis of the Peloponnesian League, edited by Peter Funke and Nino Luraghi
- Labored in Papyrus Leaves: Perspectives on an Epigram Collection Attributed to Posidippus (P.Mil.Vogl. VIII 309), edited by Benjamin Acosta-Hughes, Elizabeth Kosmetatou, and Manuel Baumbach
- The New Sappho on Old Age: Textual and Philosophical Issues, edited by Ellen Greene and Marilyn Skinner
- Aspects of History and Epic in Ancient Iran: From Gaumāta to Wahnām, by M. Rahim Shayegan
- The Theban Epics, by Malcolm Davies
- Paideia and Cult: Christian Initiation in Theodore of Mopsuestia, by Daniel L. Schwartz
- Eusebius of Caesarea: Tradition and Innovations, edited by Aaron Johnson and Jeremy Schott
- Divine yet Human Epics: Reflections of Poetic Rulers from Ancient Greece and India, by Shubha Pathak
- Between Thucydides and Polybius: The Golden Age of Greek Historiography, edited by Giovanni Parmeggiani
- Plato’s Wayward Path: Literary Form and the Republic, by David Schur
- Poetic and Performative Memory in Ancient Greece: Heroic Reference and Ritual Gestures in Time and Space, by Claude Calame
- Plato’s Four Muses: The Phaedrus and the Poetics of Philosophy, by Andrea Capra
- The Epic City: Urbanism, Utopia, and the Garden in Ancient Greece and Rome, by Annette Giesecke
Classical Inquiries by Gregory Nagy
Classical Inquiries (CI) is an online, rapid-publication project of Harvard’s Center for Hellenic Studies, devoted to sharing some of the latest thinking on the ancient world with researchers and the general public. Classical Inquiries began this past year and has gained lots of readers ever since.
The CHS Research Bulletin is an e-journal dedicated to work of current fellows at the Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington, DC.
The Center for Hellenic Studies publishes two issues each year to correspond with the biannual research symposia in December and April. During these events, fellows present their research in progress before an audience of faculty and students. The CHS Research Bulletin contains the fellows’ symposium papers and videos of their presentations.
CHS Events and activities
Programs and events
This past year was once again filled with different programs and activities in both Washington, DC and Nafplio. Lots of students and scholars have participated in CHS programs and workshops such as the Summer Internship Program (DC and GR), the Sunoikisis Undergraduate Symposium, the Harvard Summer School in Greece, the Information Fluency Workshop, the Kenchreai Archaeological Field School, the Creative Writing Workshop, and so on. Older programs continued successfully and most recent events and activities, such as the SapphoFest, were well received and have had lots of students and scholars join from all over the world.
Get a preview of what CHS programs look like:
CHS Open House
Lots of CHS Open House Discussions have taken place in the past year. Scholars and Hour 25 community members met and exchanged ideas over a wide range of matters. If you’re looking to engage in meaningful discussion with scholars and community members in different topics, visit the Hour 25 website to find out more.
Open House Discussions in 2015
- ‘From Homer to Ferdowsi‘, with Olga M. Davidson
- ‘From Homer to Virgil‘, with Gregory Nagy
- ‘The Dreams of Barchin and Penelope’, with Olga Levaniouk
- ‘Epos and Eris: Composition, Competition and the ‘Domestication’ of Strife’, with Joel Christensen
- ‘The Iliad and the Greek Bronze Age’, with Casey Dué
- ‘The Power of Performance: Mythology and Outreach Today‘, with Paul O’Mahony
- ‘Echoes of the Indo-European Twin Gods in Sanskrit and Greek Epic‘, with Douglas Frame
- ‘Mothers of Heroes and Monsters: Althaea and Callirhoe‘, with Maria G. Xanthou
- ‘Monster Menageries of Homer and Hesiod‘, with Yiannis Petropoulos
- Eros and Cosmos: Approaching the Golden Cloud of Iliad 14, with Seemee Ali
- Tragic Visualizing in the Iliad, with Laura Slatkin
- ‘Heroism, Charisma, and Legitimate Rule: A Dialogue with Max Weber‘, with Nicolas Prevelakis
- Divine Yet Human Epics: Reflections of Poetic Rulers from Ancient Greece and India, with Shubha Pathak
- ‘How and Why to Read Plato in the Early Common Era‘,with Ryan Fowler
- The Children of Odysseus, and Multiformity, with Joel Christensen
CHS on Flickr
Would you like to virtually ‘visit’ the CHS premises in the USA and Greece and get a preview of our past activities and programs? Please make sure to visit our Flickr page and explore more of our visual content!
On behalf of the entire CHS team we wish you a Happy New Year!