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Published by Spiro Bobotas, 2018-02-08 14:05:02

Conversations Miami Invitation (3)

Conversations Miami Invitation (3)

Conversations with
the American School

American School of Classical Studies at Athens is the leading February 22, 2018
American teaching and research institution in Greece dedicated to the Coral Gables, FL
advanced study of all aspects of Greek culture, from antiquity to the
present. Founded in 1881, the School provides students and scholars
from over 190 affiliated North American colleges and universities with
the opportunity to explore the full range of scholarly resources in Greece.

Host Committee
Aleco Haralambides • Nicholas Pisaris
George Theodore • Stylianos G. Vayanos


American School of Classical Studies at Athens
54 Souidias Street, GR-106 76 Athens, Greece
Tel.: +30-213-000-2400
6-8 Charlton Street, Princeton, NJ 08540-5232
Tel.: 609-683-0800

AbouAtbotuhte tGhueeSspteaSkpeeraker American School of Classical Studies at Athens
cordially invites you to
James C. Wright is the former Director of
American School of Classical Studies at Athens “Why Greece Matters:
and an emeritus Professor in the Department of A View from the American School”
Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology, Bryn
Mawr College, in Pennsylvania. His career in ar- Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 6:30 pm
chaeology began with training at Wharram Percy Physics Library, 3rd floor
in Yorkshire, England, and then at the Etruscan
settlement of Poggio Civitate near Siena in Tus- James L. Knight Physics Building
cany. In 1972 he first came to Greece as a student member of the Amer- University of Miami
ican School and participated in excavations at Ancient Corinth, the
Sanctuary of Zeus at Nemea, and at Kommos in the Mesara of Crete. 1320 Campo Sano
From 1975–1977 he was Secretary of the School. In 1981 he began with Coral Gables, Fl
his wife, archaeologist Dr. Mary Dabney, explorations of the prehistoric Introduction
settlement on the hill of Tsoungiza in the Nemea Valley of Greece, a
part of the Nemea Valley Archaeological Project, which he directs, that George Orfanakos
surveyed the region. From 2002–2008 he was a leader of a team that
excavated Mycenaean chamber tomb cemeteries in the Nemea Valley. Executive Director,
Wright’s primary research is in the evolution of complex societies in American School of Classical Studies at Athens
the Aegean in which he explores the social aspects of community for-
mation and maintenance. He has long held an interest in ancient Greek Guest Speaker
architecture, especially as it informs the development of ancient com-
munities and their sanctuaries, the regional character of ancient Greece, James C. Wright
and the spread of Hellenic culture.
At Bryn Mawr, he has been chair of the Department of Classical and Former Director,
Near Eastern Archaeology; from 1995–2000 he was Dean of its Gradu- American School of Classical Studies at Athens
ate School of Arts and Sciences. In 2012 he was appointed for a five-year
term as Director of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens. Please respond to
Karen Volpi at (609) 454-6810 or [email protected]
“Conversations with the American School”

Held in select cities throughout the United States, these conversations
present topics, themes and people that are at the heart of the work of
the American School.

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