Video: Watch Program Leader Prof. Groves present the Arizona in the Aegean Program (The link is here )
Curriculum: In Summer 2016 the course ANTH 341/CLAS 341, “Mediterranean Craft Technologies and Environmental Strategies: Past and Present” will be offered (6 credits). It is an intensive 4-week course (June 6-July 6, 2016), taught in English. On the Greek mainland, the program will features visits to famous sites which hosted spectacles and performances of many kinds: athletic, civic, literary and religious. Students will climb to the temple of Apollo at Delphi and the famous Parthenon in Athens, visit the renown theater at Epidaurus, tour the institutions of Athenian Democracy, and run in the stadium that hosted the ancient Olympics games at Olympia, in addition to visiting museums filled with superb artifacts and ecofacts. On the idyllic island settings of Kea students are given the opportunity to handle with archaeological materials and directly examine interconnections between craft production and performance by visiting mines and quarries, engaging with the fundamentals of several technologies such as pottery and textile production, metallurgy, beekeeping, food production and preparation. Students are introduced to icons of Greek art, architecture and literature through readings and, most significantly, through hands-on activities and opportunities for their own performance or craft production. They also gain unique experiences and exercise critical skills while grounded in the landscape and environment that was the cradle of Western civilization. -
The program, featured prominently in the Honors' College Study Abroad programs, in its second year in 2013 has already received high acclaim at the UA News (click here for the cover story). Many of its participants have further expanded their global education by participating in Fall study abroad programs in Europe and elsewhere.
Mission: In antiquity, maritime routes connected the Cycladic islands to each other and to other parts of the Mediterranean. The Arizona in the Aegean Program maintains this strong sense of connectivity through interdisciplinary studies of both ancient and modern societies. By providing an intellectual home for faculty from various disciplines including Anthropology, Architecture, Art, Classics, Economics, Engineering, Geology, and History, The Arizona in the Aegean program aims to offer a dynamic interdisciplinary curriculum which will invite students to explore the connectivity between periods, cultures, and disciplines. Students from the above disciplines—and a host of others—will find the program meaningful as they explore the connections between periods, cultures, and disciplines.
Windmill at Paroikia Port, Paros
Credits: 6 upper level credits. Graduate students can also enroll for graduate credit.
Honors' Contracts: Honors' College students can receive Honors' credit through completing an Honors' Contract. Several Honors' Contracts were successfully completed in 2012.
Non UA students: The UA Study Abroad Office has an excellent system in place for non-UA students to transfer UA course credits to their institutions. Please contact Dr. Eleni Hasaki (email@example.com) for more details. The 2012 class already had two non-UA students.
Location: Greek Mainland and the Cycladic island of Kea
Professor Eleni Hasaki at Despotiko Excavations, Paros
Program Director: Dr. Eleni Hasaki (a native Greek) is the Faculty Director of the program. She is a Mediterranean archaeologist who studies the craft technologies of classical antiquity, the spatial organization of workshops, craft apprenticeship, and the negotiation of social status through industries. She has been conducting research and fieldwork on Paros for over ten years. She has extensive experience teaching and leading study abroad programs. More recently, in 2009, as the Gertrude Smith Professor, she co-directed the prestigious and rigorous Summer Study Program of the American Classical Studies at Athens (see http://www.ascsa.edu.gr/index.php/spiffs/summersession09/). Faculty who work in the Cyclades or nearby areas, are regularly invited to participate as guest-speakers enriching thus the curriculum.
Program Leaders for 2016: Prof. Robert Groves (firstname.lastname@example.org), Classics Department, University of Arizona and
Prof. Evi Gorogianni, Anthropology and Classics, University of Akron, OH
Accommodation: 3-star hotels (double and triple occupancy) on the Greek Mainland and the island of Kea.
Meals: Breakfasts and partial mealsduring the week are included in the program fees.
Finances: Information about program costs, financial aid and study abroad scholarships can be found at Financial Information part of the Global Initiatives website http://global.arizona.edu/study-abroad/financial-information.
Select List of Grants:
UA Study Abroad Travel Grant Deadline: TBA
UA: SILLC Global Award ($1, 500) Deadline: January 15, 2016
http://humanities.arizona.edu/sillc/donate (for students with dual degrees, one in SILLC majors)
Hellenic Cultural Foundation Scholarships Deadline: March 1, 2016
The fees (estimated to be ca. $5,700) include 6 units, housing, breakfasts and partial meals, excursions, on-site transportation, entrance fees, and insurance.
Eligibility and Application: University of Arizona and non-University of Arizona students, with a minimum GPA of 2.5, are encouraged to apply. Please apply online: http://global.arizona.edu/study-abroad/program/arizona-aegean-greece;. Deadline: February 15, 2016
University of Arizona Sponsors: School of Anthropology; Department of Classics; Study Abroad & Student Exchange