Joint SFU / Douglas College Field School to Greece: May 5 - June 23, 2018
The Hellenic Studies Program, in collaboration with Douglas College, is pleased to offer a field school to the cradle of western civilization, Greece.
Students will spend two weeks in the Greek capital of Athens, home of democracy, philosophy, and theatre. Today Athens contains some of the world’s richest museums (The Archaeological Museum) and site of the Acropolis, Parthenon, and Acropolis Museum, where ideas of classicism, democratic sovereignty, imperialism, and cultural appropriation can be fruitfully explored. Accommodations in the Greek capital are at the American College in Greece – DEREE, a modern campus located on the slopes of Mt. Hymetos.
Students will then travel to the Aegean island of Lesvos, where they will stay for the remainder of the field school. The island of Lesvos is the third largest in Greece and has played host to important developments in Greek history and culture since antiquity. Home to Archaic era poets Alcaeus, Arion, and Sappho and the historian Theophrastos, the island was known in antiquity as a place of refinement. The island has passed under Roman, Byzantine, Genoese, and Ottoman rule, and was host to the legendary pirate admiral Hayreddin Barbarossa.