Monthly digest

Welcoming StaEllinika plus online Hellenic resources

May 04, 2020

We hope everyone is doing well and staying safe as we continue to physically distance ourselves. Even as we're all doing our part to 'flatten the curve' this is also a great opportunity to learn something new, and we have some resources to help! 

Welcoming StaEllinika

An ancient Greek storyteller once said, “The strength lies in the union,” and we couldn’t agree more!

We are pleased to announce that the Rebooting the Greek Language project team at the SNF Centre for Hellenic Studies has partnered with the General Secretariat for Greeks Abroad (GGAE) from the Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs to distribute our suite of online courses, apps and videos targeting young learners in the Greek Diaspora. This means that the Rebooting the Greek Language project that you've come to know since it launched in 2017 with the generous support of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, has now rebranded as StaEllinika. To learn more about our partnership and new initiative click here.

Recommended online resources

In the past month we shared several resources with our community through our FacebookInstagram, and Twitter channels, that we hoped would entertain, educate and inspire. We have rounded these up in one place so that whether you are a student, teacher, researcher, or simply a philhellene, we hope at least one of these will resonate with you!

  • Project “Spaces”
    Commissioned by the Thessaloniki International Film Festival,  “Spaces” shares the experiences of life in quarantine from the lenses of several international filmmakers. Spaces #1 and Spaces #2 are now available, with a #3 currently in the works.
  • YouGoCulture project
    Explore ancient sites, listen to Greek artists, gain an understanding of Greek gastronomy, and learn about a variety of must-see places and cultural experiences for your next visit to Greece.
  • SNF grantees deliver online art and education
    Learn how these Stavros Niarchos Foundation grantees are adapting to COVID-19 with an array of online performances, educational courses, art showcases, and more.
  • American School of Classical Studies at Athens Video Archive
    Access webinars, lectures, conferences, and more, on a broad range of interdisciplinary topics from the video archive at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens.
  • #greecefromhome
     An initiative launched last month to connect Greece with the world during the COVID-19 crisis. Explore historic sites virtually, learn about Greek culture and myths, and connect with chefs, artists, and other creators on their YouTube channel!
  • Immigrec Virtual Museum
    Looking to learn more about Hellenic history in Canada? Listen to stories of those who migrated to Canada between 1945 and 1975 in the Virtual Museum of Greek Immigration to Canada. 
  • Ancient Graffiti Project
    Interested in epigraphy, the study of ancient writing? Take a look at the Ancient Graffiti Project, a great resource to learn about the early Roman empire in Pompeii and Herculaneum through ancient handwritten wall-inscriptions.
  • Athenian Agora Excavations Collection
    Explore the history of ancient Athens by accessing histories of sites, excavations, and archaeologists through the Athenian Agora Excavations collection. 

COVID-19 news and resources

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