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Taalcursus Nieuwgrieks II en III op het NIA


Fieldwork and staying in Greece is more fun when you are able to communicate with the locals. Together with the Nederlands Instituut in Athene and the UvA's modern Greek department, Taalhuis Amsterdam has developed intensive Greek courses in Athens . The courses are geared to students and PhD's. In this 10 day course there are 4,5 hours of lessons each day and you're expected to dedicate another 2 hours to homework. Next to language lessons we explore the city and organise various extra activities to bring your Greek into practice, such as cooking, shopping, concerts, theatre.

The next course Modern Greek in Athens will take place from 10-18 November 2018 and will be conducted on two levels: II (leads to level A2) and III (starts at A2 and leads to level B1). If you have any doubts about your level or if you are a beginner please contact us to discuss the options.

With some self-study BA and MA students can gain access to the language acquisition exams I & III of Modern Greek at the University of Amsterdam.

Deadline for registration: 1 October 2018!
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Level II: More information - Registration Form  

Level III: More information - Registration Form   

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The Netherlands Institute at Athens has the pleasure to host the first seminar in Athens. 

The title of the seminar, which will take place on May 12th, is "Infrastructural Gap, State and the Commons".
The seminar is organised in collaboration with VU University Amsterdam and will focus on the relationship between infrastructure and crisis to discuss everyday innovations associated to socio-technological forms of participation arising within the infrastructural gap (IG). 

With the participation of:
- AbdoulMaliq Simone (Research Professor of Sociology - Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity)
- Lila Leontidou (Professor of Geography - University of the Peloponnese)
- Dimitris Dalakoglou (Professor of Social Antrhopology - VU University Amsterdam (infra-demos))

- Yannis Kallianos (Post-Doc fellow in Anthropology - VU University Amsterdam (infra-demos)).

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More information can be found here and on the infrademos-website .

Summer School 2018 " Visual Ethnography of Cityscapes "

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For the fourth consecutive year, the intensive and highly successful summer school Visual Ethnography of Cityscapes is taking place between 1-20 July at the Netherlands Institute at Athens (NIA) in collaboration with the Ethnographic Film Festival of Athens (Ethnofest) and VU University Amsterdam (VU). Teaching staff will be joining the school from the University of Amsterdam (UvA), University of Leiden, Panteion University, University of Aegean and the Heritage Management Organization.

It is apparent that today the visual, in all its manifestations, possesses a special place in the "world" of anthropology and social sciences. Besides the internal changes in the academia and the technological developments that have reshaped the relationship of anthropology/ethnography with the use of audio-visual means, the field of visual anthropology has by now expanded both in terms of scope and institutional role. These recent changes have not been thoroughly explored in the cityscapes of Greece. Although the social, political and economic transformations of the last years are being examined by social and political scientists, there is a need to add to our toolbox visual ethnography and visual anthropology in a more systematic way. In our summer school we are having a focus on the theoretical position of the visual within social/political theory and on the practical use of audio-visual means in the ethnographic process. In examining the use of visual methods, the courses will focus on both historical and contemporary examples of ethnographic film and photography.

Only outstanding students from all over the globe at last year BA, Master and first year PhD students can participate in the school. Students can apply by sending the application form to Dr. Tryfon Bampilis Dit e-mailadres wordt beveiligd tegen spambots. JavaScript dient ingeschakeld te zijn om het te bekijken. until the 15th of May 2018 and successful applicants will be notified by the 21st of May. The number of participating students is limited (max. 30 students), so we encourage early registration. Selecting criteria will apply.

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Leiden-NIA Workshop ‘Conservation, documentation & physicochemical study of glazed ceramics’


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During two weeks in the summer of 2018 (18-29 June 2018), a workshop for the 'Conservation, Documentation & Physicochemical Study of Byzantine and Post-Medieval Glazed Ceramics' will take place at Athens and at Chalkis (central Greece). The course will be organized by the Faculty of Archaeology, Leiden University (NL), in collaboration with the Netherlands Institute at Athens (NIA), the Ephorate of Antiquities of Euboea (Chalkis) and the Greek Research Center/Laboratory 'NCSR Demokritos' at Athens.
This workshop provides an unique opportunity for BA, MA, RMA and PhD students to gain more knowledge and a hands-on experience in Byzantine, Medieval and Post-Medieval pottery conservation. It guides the participants through the history and technology of Byzantine, Medieval and Post-Medieval pottery in Greece, and through stages of the study, conservation, restoration and documentation of archaeological artefacts. Both the theoretical and practical classes will be based on authentic pottery finds from recent excavations in the old city of Chalkis (modern Chalkida) on the island of Euboea. Finally, a first approach of physicochemical analyses will be presented.
All teaching will be in English

Click here for more information and registration (deadline: 20 May!). 

KNIR-NIA course "Confronting the Classics" 2018


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16-29 April 2018
Rome (16-22 April)
Athens (23-29 April)

We are happy to announce that, after its succesful launch in 2015, the third NIA-KNIR BA/MA course "Confronting the Classics" will take place in April 2018. For this interdisciplinary course, KNIR and NIA join forces with their colleagues from the Swedish Institutes in Rome and Athens to offer the participants an even more diverse and challenging program.
The two cities are considered to be the birthplaces of the West, heralds of art, philosophy and civilization and timeless representatives of democracy and empire. At the same time, they are the capitals of relatively young nations with turbulent recent histories. What is the significance of antiquity in this modern context?

In this course we will confront Rome with Athens and thus confront the classics in our modern world. Spending one week in each city, we will discuss the international lure of ancient heritage from the Grand Tour to mass tourism, discover the impact of archaeology on contemporary cityscapes, and analyse the political uses of the classical past from Napoleon to the European Union.

Topics of research and discussion range from nationalist, totalitarian and universalist narratives and uses of the ancient past, to strategies of preservation, reconstruction and musealisation of classical heritage.

Click here for more information and registration (deadline 1 March!). 

Cursus Retorica in Athene



In samenwerking met Stichting Landmerk organiseert het Nederlands Instituut Athene van 22-30 mei 2018 een cursus over filosofie, retorica en politieke geschiedenis. Een week lang zullen de deelnemers worden ondergedompeld in klassieke teksten, spreekoefeningen doen op prachtige locaties in Athene en nadenken over de grote vragen die ooit al gesteld zijn door Aristoteles, Thucydides en Paulus.

Het doel van deze cursus is een intensieve kennismaking met enkele geschriften van klassieke schrijvers zoals de Retorica van Aristoteles en De Peloponnesische oorlog van Thucydides. Studenten worden uitgedaagd om beter te leren lezen, te reflecteren op belangrijke filosofische vraagstukken en te spreken als een ware Griekse redenaar.

Deze cursus is geschikt voor gemotiveerde BA/MA studenten van UvA, VU, UL, UU, RUN en RUG die graag nadenken over grote vragen uit de politiek, recht, filosofie, retorica en geschiedenis.

Deadline: 1 maart 2018, 18.00 uur. 

Meer informatie - Aanmeldingsformulier


"Death in the Greek World" (MA-PhD course)

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The MA-PhD course Death in the Greek World, organized in cooperation with the University of Groningen, deals with various aspects of death in Greece. The diachronic approach starts with prehistory and continues through the historical periods to traditional Greek laments and 19th century neoclassical grave monuments and touches upon contemporary issues of migration, Orthodox religion and cremation. 

The multidisciplinary scope of the course, which will take place from 27 March-5 April 2018, includes archaeology, anthropology, history, classical Greek literature, epigraphy, social sciences and bioarchaeology. Both methodological innovations and theoretical discourses will be highlighted. An excursion through Attica and the Peloponnese will take the participants to a number of interesting and relevant sites.
Organizers: Prof. Sofia Voutsaki (University of Groningen), Dr. Tryfon Bampilis (Netherlands Institute at Athens), Prof. Onno van Nijf (University of Groningen).

More information - Application form (deadline December 20, 2017!)


Winter School 2018: Migration in the Margins of Europe

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Van 18-28 januari 2018 zal aan het NIA voor het zevende opeenvolgende jaar de succesvolle Winter School “Migration in the Margins of Europe” plaatsvinden. Deze intensieve cursus, die wordt georganiseerd in samenwerking met de Universiteit van Amsterdam, de afdeling Sociale en Culturele Antropologie van de Vrije Universiteit en het Instituut voor Migratie- en Ethnische Studies (IMES) van de UvA, is bedoeld voor MA- en PhD studenten Sociale en Politieke Wetenschappen.
Het programma omvat lezingen door vooraanstaande academici en andere experts. Daarnaast dragen de deelnemende studenten door middel van kwalitatief sociaal onderzoek bij aan het onderzoeksaspect van de Winter School.
Deadline voor aanmelding: 1 december 2017.

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Aanmeldingsformulier (deadline 1 december!)



Nederlands Instituut Athene

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