Arizona in the Aegean

 

Arizona in the Aegean will offer an expanded program for Summer 2018! The program participants will visit important sites in mainland (e.g., Athens, Delphi, Olympia, Mycenae, Nafplio) while still exploring in depth the culture and interconnectedness of the Cycladic Islands using the island of Paros as a basis and visiting  more Cycladic islands (Delos, Mykonos, Naxos and Santorini!) 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. -

Dates for 2018:JUNE 4-JULY 6, 2018                       (Deadline for Application: February 25, 2018)

Program: http://global.arizona.edu/study-abroad/program/arizona-aegean-greece;    www.aegean.arizona.edu

Video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MLxDI-73pCE

 

Curriculum:

CLAS 220: Classics through the Ages (JUNE 4-JUNE 19)

This course explores the lasting legacy of Classical culture. From the shining marble Acropolis to the mysterious ruins of Delphi, we'll highlight the soaring achievements of the ancient Greeks and investigate the impact they've had on the modern world. Learn about one of history's most influential cultures in land from which it arose: read the ancients in the shadow of the Parthenon, sprint through the stadium at Olympia, and ponder the meaning of "Classical" while gazing at the wine-dark sea.

**Gen Ed Tier 2 Humanities

Instructor: Robert Stephan (rstephan@email.arizona.edu)

 

CLAS/ANTH 341: Mediterranean Craft Technologies and Environmental Strategies: Past and Present (JUNE 19-JULY 6)

In the Cyclades beats the heart of Greece: Paros, famous in antiquity for its marble, honey, and shipbuilding, Naxos, with monumental temples and urban planning, and Santorini, witness to one of the world’s largest volcanic eruptions. Through museum and site visits, hands-on craft workshops, visits to marble quarries, and interviews with local craftspeople, we will examine how communities across the centuries have capitalized on environmental resources, excelled in craft technologies, and perfected strategies to cope with natural and human disasters. 

Instructor: Eleni Hasaki (hasakie@email.arizona.edu)

 

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

 

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. - See more at: https://global.arizona.edu/study-abroad/program/arizona-aegean-greece#st...
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. - See more at: https://global.arizona.edu/study-abroad/program/arizona-aegean-greece#st...
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. - See more at: https://global.arizona.edu/study-abroad/program/arizona-aegean-greece#st...

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.   The program, featured prominently in the Honors' College Study Abroad programs .  It 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.

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 (hasakie@email.arizona.edu) for more details.

 

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.

 

 

Accommodation: 3-star hotels (double and triple occupancy) on the Greek Mainland and the islands

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.

 

Also check this webpage (https://classics.arizona.edu/news/funding-classics-study-abroad-2018)

Select List of Grants:

UA Study Abroad Travel Grant                             Deadline: TBA
http://global.arizona.edu/study-abroad/financial-information
 
UA: SILLC Global Award ($1, 500)                        Deadline: TBA January 2018
http://humanities.arizona.edu/sillc/donate (for students with dual degrees, one in SILLC majors)
 
Hellenic Cultural Foundation Scholarships        Deadline: TBA March  2018
Email: hasakie@email.arizona.edu
 
The fees (estimated to be ca. $5,800) 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 25, 2018

University of Arizona Sponsors: School of Anthropology; Department of Religious Studies and Classics; Study Abroad & Student Exchange

Useful Links: http://www.parosweb.com/; www.aegean.arizona.edu;

Information: Please contact Dr. Robert Stephan (rstephan@email.arizona.edu) or Dr. Eleni Hasaki, hasakie@email.arizona.edu