[geogu-l] FW: Athens Summer Program
rroth at u.washington.edu
Tue Feb 16 09:57:12 PST 2010
A wonderful opportunity to think about empire, do some ethnography, and
experience Greece! Applications due at the end of this week.
The Athens Program at Hellenic Studies of the Jackson School is accepting
applications for its special seminar on "Empires: Past and Present" in
Greece this summer lead by Dr. Christine Ingebritsen of Scandinavian Studies
and Dr. Anand Yang, Director of the Jackson School of International Studies.
Students receive 12 credits for this four-and-a-half week program.
Applications and information:
DATES: July 27 to August 29, 2010 in Athens
OVERVIEW: Students stay at the beautiful Norwegian Institute Guesthouse just
below the Acropolis in central Athens and will be led in several
Socratic-method seminars exploring empire in history and in its present
form. Is Europe an empire? What constitute modern imperialism? Students
also participate in an ethnographic study that involves interviewing local
Athenian residents about "imperialism", the results of which will be
analyzed and turned into a completed paper to be submitted to a refereed
academic journal. The closing event is the specially-created "Metamorphosis
Conference" where students present the results of their ethnographic
findings as if they are at an actual academic conference.
GOALS: The Athens Program provides undergraduates with an opportunity to
experience not only a vibrant and dynamic world-class culture, but to also
conduct a real social science study. Students experience being in "grad
school," with the end goal of producing a publishable paper. Fun,
stimulating, challenging, enriching and transformative is how many former
Athens graduates describe the program. Many of our Athens students have gone
on to medical school, law school and graduate schools across the country.
TRAVEL: Extensive excursions includes a stay in the home village of the
Program Director, Dr. Taso G. Lagos, on the Greek island of Euboea to
experience a more traditional Greek way of life; visit to the island of
Hydra (one of 4 islands in the world that forbid motor vehicles) and trips
to the beautiful islands of Santorini and Naxos.
COST: $4,200 includes all accommodations, group meals, Athens Metro passes,
Greek island excursions, travel to the islands, ground and sea
transportation, museum visits and our seminar-closing event, the
DEADLINE: Applications are due February 15, 2010 but students in Geography
Department can submit their applications on February 19, 2010.
APPLICATION/INFORMATION FORMS available online:
Dr. Taso Lagos, Director, Athens Program, (206) 351-7495
taso at uw.edu
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