Greece, Athens

Athens: Heritage and Modernity

when 26 June 2016 - 7 July 2016
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 2 ECTS
fee USD 1800

An exploration of the coexistence between historic and modern Athens, Greece. This twelve day trip is a thoughtful exploration of the history, preservation and conservation issues facing the city, organized around a series of lectures and visits led by some of the top Athenian archaeologists, architects, historians, conservators and planners who have been dealing with the problem of surveying, planning, and preserving monuments and cultural heritage in the midst of a growing modern city.

The faculty of our program includes internationally renowned scholars, such as Dr. Manolis Korres, who was Chief Architect on the Acropolis Restoration Project, who will be leading lectures and visits to the Acropolis area, as well as Dr. Fani Mallouchou Tufano, an expert on the history of restoration and was director of the Documentation Office of the Acropolis Restoration Service.

Course leader

Director: Nikos Vakalis
Associate Director: Sotiris Kourtesis
(718) 768-3508

Target group

The program is intended for people studying, or professionally involved in, the fields of: History, Archaeology, Architecture Art History, Architecture, Urban Planning, Anthropology, Conservation and Historic Preservation, but is also open for people with a general interest in preservation.

Course aim

The aim of this program is to discover both old and new Athens through a series of lectures and visits to monuments, museums and significant city neighborhoods led by some of the top conservators, archaeologists, architects and city planners who are and have been involved with the process of creating, studying and preserving the city.

Credits info

We are not offering credit this season, however we are happy to work with your university. We can provide certification that you participated in the course.

Fee info

USD 1800: Fee includes academic costs, transportation, museum tickets when part of organized academic tours, buffet reception, welcome packet, and final dinner. Fee excludes airfare to Athens, accommodations, food, required insurance. Program can arrange for accommodations. Visit the website for information.