sexta-feira, 9 de dezembro de 2011

Announcement of the 15th Academia Homerica

The 15th Academia Homerica will take place 6-15 July 2012, in Athens and on the island of Chios, with a visit to the island of Oinousses. Three programmes will be offered: 
a) Students' Programme 
b) Scholars’ / Hellenists' Programme 
c) Modern Greek Programme. 
All participants are kindly invited to take part in the optional Greek traditional dances session in the afternoon. The programme of visits and some lectures will be common to all of them. 

General Information 
July 6: Arrival of all participants in Athens. Stay at the Hotel Titania, 52 Panepistimiou Str. (between Syntagma and Omonia Square). Dinner. 
July 7: Visit to the Acropolis, the New Acropolis Museum and the National Archaeological Museum. Lunch. Departure to Chios by ship in the late afternoon. 
July 8: Arrival in Chios and installation at the Boarding House of the Aegean University and hotels. Official opening of the Academia Homerica at the Homerion Cultural Centre. 
July 9-14: Lessons and lectures in the Homerion, various activities and trips: sightseeing visits to places in Chios town and island, e.g. the archaeological site of Emporio, the Mastic villages, Nea Moni, Daskalopetra (where tradition has it that Homer taught), and trips to a nearby island. 
July 15: Presentation by the students. Closing of the congress. Departure for Piraeus by ship in the evening. 
July 16: Arrival at Piraeus in the early morning and return to town by bus. (N.B. Participants are kindly requested not to book return flights before noon. Private direct return by bus/metro from Piraeus to the Airport is possible.) 

Deadline for applications 
Please register your application before May 10, 2012 on the following website: > (Activities) > Academiae > Academia Homerica > Registration. 
Participation fees (for all participants; unfortunately no financial support from EUROCLASSICA is available) 500 EUROS (this covers full board in Athens and Chios in mostly double/triple rooms*, ship tickets, and all excursions). Flight tickets to and from Athens are not included.
* N.B. A list of the hotels can be sent to the participants wishing to book a room at their own expense; please contact Christine Haller for more information. 

Account No. 006 3224011022 EUR.
IBAN GR 8105400230000063224011022

Participants who need a visa (Eastern European countries, South America, etc.) must apply as soon as possible to arrange officially for their invitation and to get their visa in time. Professors and students must have their University or school identity card for free entrance to the museums, the Acropolis and the Archaeological places. All participants should also have valid travel and health insurance for their stay in Greece. Final information about the programme, bus, metros and the hotel in Athens will be sent in June. 

a) Students' Programme: Students with at least some acquaintance with Homeric/Ancient Greek will have the opportunity to improve their knowledge of Homer’s poems and their historical context on Homer’s homeland! Students will attend their lectures and lessons mainly at the Homerion Cultural Centre in Chios (and in different places on the excursion days). The programme will be directed by Prof. John Thorley (GB) assisted by Dr. Antony Makrinos (GR/GB). The programme will include classes on Homer, Iliad, 6. It will also include lectures and seminars on Homeric topics, Mycenaean and Trojan archaeology, as well as Greek/Chian epigraphy and history. Lessons and lectures will be conducted in English. An introduction to traditional dances will be offered. The programme also contains educational tours and visits together with the participants of the other sessions. 

N.B. A text of Iliad 6 and vocabulary notes will be sent in advance by e-mail to students who will be attending the Academia Homerica and have sent their e-mail address to Prof. Thorley ( Students should bring printed copies of these with them to Greece. It will be useful if they also bring with them a translation of the Iliad into their own language. 

b) Scholars’ / Hellenists' Session: Scholars and Hellenists can attend the programme of lectures on the theme Homer in the World. Lectures will be given by Members of Academies, Professors of Universities, and others, principally in Modern Greek (possibly with English summaries), but also in English, French or in any other language provided that an English summary can be handed out. Some general lectures will be common to all participants. The programme also contains educational tours and visits together with the participants of the other sessions. 

N.B. Participants who wish to give a lecture in the Scholars’ / Hellenists’ Programme are kindly requested to communicate the topic and the language in which it will be given to Dr. Maria-Eleftheria Giatrakou. They must also send an English summary of the lecture to be photocopied and handed out, and a brief CV. 

c) Modern Greek Programme: This programme will be devoted to Modern Greek language, with intensive courses morning and afternoon, under the direction of qualified professors. All participants of this session will participate with the other ones in educational tours and visits as well. 

For more information contact:

1. Dr. Maria-Eleftheria Giatrakou
Director of Academia Homerica
4-6, Sot. Charalampi
11472 Athens – Greece
Tel: 0030-210 642 35 26
Mobile: 0030-6932-368 388
e-mail: (object: "to ME. Giatrakou")

2. Prof. John Thorley

3. Christine Haller

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