We are pleased to inform you that Aegeus received a grant from the Ministry of Culture for the first time. According to the proposal, 200 rare publications of the 19th and early 20th century on Greek prehistory will be digitized. Special care will be taken that these publications have not been digitized by other Institutions. The electronic publications will be presented on the website of Aegeus in February.
Due to the coronavirus, all conferences and lectures have now been canceled, libraries remain closed and we are all urged not to move. In these very difficult hours we all live, Aegeus will try to offer you access to many interesting archaeological news, activities and publications from the comfort of your own home.
Over the next days we will increase our digital benefits to our members as a compensation for the restrictive measures. Thus, we will regularly post on the website of Aegeus new books, articles and book reviews, as well as older videotaped lectures.
In the context of financial cuts, the Newsletter on Aegean Prehistory will be issued every two months, covering the following months: September-October, November-December, January-February, March-April, May-June. It will basically be issued at the end of the second month (October, December, February, April, June). Lectures, call for papers, or other urgent announcements will be sent to our members by email.
Due to the still ongoing financial crisis, many of our Greek members have not been able in the last years to renew their membership, so we can no longer meet our financial obligations. There are many members who have not renewed their membership for three continuous years.
Our new academic year began with an excellent excursion to Mycenaean Achaia! We had the opportunity to visit the most important archaeological sites of Mycenaean times that are scattered in Achaia. We warmly thank the members of Aegeus who came to the excursion. We would like to extend our warm thanks to the archaeologists of the Ephorate of Antiquities of Achaia Konstantina Aktypi and Michalis Gazis for any help they offered us.
Aegeus celebrates its ten years! To celebrate this important moment, we are organizing our first tour. In collaboration with our colleagues at the Ephorate of Antiquities of Achaia, we will take an excursion to Mycenaean Achaia on 29-30 June. The programme will include a visit to the most important archaeological sites of Mycenaean times, an overnight stay, two lunch meals and, of course, coach travel. Some of the archaeological sites will open the afternoons exclusively for us (always in collaboration with the Ephorate of Antiquities of Achaia)!
Aegeus and new start up “Achaeologist’s Home” launch a series of archaeological courses. The first course is entitled “Greeks: to where and from where? An archaeological and interdisciplinary search in space and time” and it will take place from 16 October until 18 December (every Tuesday from 6 to 8 in the even-ing). In this course of ten thematic les-sons, Dr. Theodoros G. Giannopoulos will examine the evolution of Greeks, “from where” (πόθεν) and “to where” (ποῖ δὴ), in a diachronic and interdisciplinary way.
We are pleased to inform you that the new academic year find us stronger, and with more Fellows. Maria Chountasi, Theodoros Giannopoulos, Artemis Karnava, Anastasia Papathanasiou and Vassilis Petrakis have now joined the main team of Aegeus. We thank them warmly for accepting our invitation.
Aegeus is happy to announce the launch of its new upgraded website. The new website includes some new features, such as an archive of books, articles and book-reviews by year, a catalogue of journals on Aegean Prehistory, an instagram page, etc. We are still improving some of our pages and we hope to have fully completed our new website by the end of June 2018. It is noteworthy mentioning that this site would never have been completed without the valuable support of our members.
Aegeus-Society for Aegean Prehistory and the Swedish Institute at Athens are very pleased to announce the Aegean Lectures for the academic year 2017-2018. All lectures until April will take place at the Swedish Institute (Mitseon 9, Athens), at 19:00 on the following dates:
Friday, 10 November 2017
Living, dying, and praying on a Late Bronze Age – Early Iron Age
We would like to inform you that from January onwards we will upgrade the rest sections of our website. As a consequence, our website will be updated sporadically.
Aegeus participates on the organisation of an educational workshop about the theoretical principles and also specific techniques of 3D object imaging for cultural heritage: Monday, 19 December 2016, 10.00-18.00, Irish Institute of Hellenic Studies, Notara 51a, Athens. Workshop instructors: Konstantinos Papadopoulos (Maynooth University, Ireland), Eleni Kotoula (Yale University), Kiraz Goze Akoglou (Yale University). Workshop seats are rather limited (15)..
Also, due to our heavy workload, the newsletter of January and February will not be sent to our members. Brief notices, however, will continue to be sent via email.
Thank you in advance for your understanding.
Dear members and friends,
Summer has come to an end, and Aegeus returns to its duties! We are very pleased to announce the Aegean lectures for autumn, which are organized in collaboration with the Swedish Institute (Mitseon 9, Athens).
Happy new academic year!
Dear members and friends, during the summer, our website will be updated only sporadically as most of us are participating in excavations and other research projects. See you in Autumn!
Aegeus is pleased to invite you to its Annual Meeting which will take place on Thursday the 2nd of June 2016, at 6:30 pm, at the British School a t Athens, Upper House.
Aegeus’ work undertaken during the previous year will be presented, and Prof. John Bennet (British School at Athens – University of Sheffield) will give a lecture entitled “What were Aegean texts for?”.