Ολλανδικό Ινστιτούτο Αθηνών


  • Field work Boeotia1
  • Bibliotheek1
  • Veldwerk Halos1
  • Gebouw1
  • Lezing1
  • Veldwerk Halos2
  • Tentoonstelling1

Ημερολόγιο Εκδηλώσεων

MA-cursus "Athletes & Oracles" Festival, Sport and Encounter in Ancient Greece"


AthletesOracles2019 poster verkleind

One of the most fascinating elements of Greek history is the festival culture that was developed from the Archaic period onwards, best known through the great games at Olympia, with a virtually uninterrupted history of more than 1200 years. Festivals were a means of tightening relations between humans, gods, and political power and became more and more prominent in the Hellenistic and Roman periods. At the same time they were increasingly focused on the element of spectacle. Sport and theatrical contests were organized by cities throughout the Greek world.

This course focuses on the spectacular flourishing of this festival culture in the Hellenistic and Roman periods, when hundreds of new contests and festivals were set up, resulting in a 'global' festival system. We shall examine this development against the background of wide-ranging social and political changes. Greek festivals were rooted in local religious and civic traditions, but they were also a major factor in building a new interconnected (Greek) world dominated by Hellenistic kings and Roman emperors.

This course will be of interest to historians, classicists and archaeologists, historians of religion or sport and to anyone interested in the classical origins of modern Olympics.

This course is organised in collaboration with OIKOS and the University of Groningen. An excursion to Greece, with a visit to the main festival sites and a study period in the Netherlands Institute at Athens is an integral part of the course.

Click here for the Course description

For more information contact the course instructor, Αυτή η διεύθυνση ηλεκτρονικού ταχυδρομείου προστατεύεται από τους αυτοματισμούς αποστολέων ανεπιθύμητων μηνυμάτων. Χρειάζεται να ενεργοποιήσετε τη JavaScript για να μπορέσετε να τη δείτε..

Winter School 2019 : Migration in the Margins of Europe

IMG 1636


From18-29 January 2019,  the Institute of Migration and Ethnic Studies of the University of Amsterdam, the department of Social and Cultural Anthropology of the VU University Amsterdam and the Netherlands Institute in Athens, organize for the eighth consecutive year the intensive winter course Migration in the Margins of Europe in collaboration with Greek universities and NGOs for MA and PhD students in social sciences and cultural anthropology.

As the flows of refugees have been intensified recently as a result of the wider political changes in the middle East, Asia and Africa, Europe is facing one of the most challenging periods of its contemporary history with rising racism, xenophobia and far right extremism. As the idea of fortress Europe is becoming reality through the reinforcement of the national borders, “the entry points” in Greece have to handle a disproportional share of the management and social policy of the new flows. What is the role of Europe and European policy in this encounter and how migrants and people on the move experience these new precarious conditions? 

The course will be supplemented with a small field research in the centre of Athens and students will be able to contribute to a migration project by recording and illustrating life experiences of refugees and other immigrants or inhabitants of the city of Athens. 

Deadline for application: 15 December 2018

More information - Application form 


Dr. Janric van Rookhuijzen: "The lost virgins of the Parthenon" (Διάλεξη Dialogos)




Την Παρασκευή 5 Οκτωβρίου και ώρα 7 μ.μ. θα πραγματοποιηθεί στο Ολλανδικό Ινστιτούτο Αθηνών η επόμενη διάλεξη στον κύκλο διαλέξεων Διάλογος. Ομιλητής θα είναι ο Jan Zacharias (Janric) van Rookhuijzen (Πανεπιστήμιο του Λέιντεν), ο οποίος θα μιλήσει για το θέμα  "The lost virgins of the Parthenon: a reappraisal of the nomenclature of the temples on the Athenian Acropolis".

Η διάλεξη εντάσσεται στο πλαίσιο της σειράς διαλέξεων "Dialogos". Αυτή η σειρά προσφέρει σε νέους ερευνητές από Ολλανδικά και Ελληνικά πανεπιστημιακά και ερευνητικά κέντρα την ευκαιρία να παρουσιάσουν τα αποτελέσματα της έρευνάς τους στη διεθνή ακαδημαϊκή κοινότητα στην Αθήνα. Μετά τη διάλεξη θα υπάρχει χρόνος για συζήτηση. 


Ολλανδικό Ινστιτούτο Αθηνών

Μακρή 11
11742   Αθήνα

Τηλ.: 210 9210760
Φαξ: 210 9210770
Ηλ. Διεύθ.: Αυτή η διεύθυνση ηλεκτρονικού ταχυδρομείου προστατεύεται από τους αυτοματισμούς αποστολέων ανεπιθύμητων μηνυμάτων. Χρειάζεται να ενεργοποιήσετε τη JavaScript για να μπορέσετε να τη δείτε.