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Ημερολόγιο Εκδηλώσεων Seminar

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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)).

Please reserve a seat at the Αυτή η διεύθυνση ηλεκτρονικού ταχυδρομείου προστατεύεται από τους αυτοματισμούς αποστολέων ανεπιθύμητων μηνυμάτων. Χρειάζεται να ενεργοποιήσετε τη JavaScript για να μπορέσετε να τη δείτε. in order to be able to attend,

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 Αυτή η διεύθυνση ηλεκτρονικού ταχυδρομείου προστατεύεται από τους αυτοματισμούς αποστολέων ανεπιθύμητων μηνυμάτων. Χρειάζεται να ενεργοποιήσετε τη JavaScript για να μπορέσετε να τη δείτε. 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.

Click for more information and the application form


Έκθεση Study in Holland 2018

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Το Σαββατοκύριακο 24-25 Φεβρουαρίου θα πραγματοποιηθεί για τέταρτη συνεχόμενη χρονιά η ετήσια έκθεση Study in Holland στο φιλόξενο χώρο του Orange Grove  (Βασ. Κωνσταντίνου 5-7, απέναντι στο Καλλιμάρμαρο στάδιο).

Και τις δυο μέρες, από τις 12.00-19.00, οι ενδιαφερόμενοι μπορούν να συναντήσουν τους εκπροσώπους 11 καταξιωμένων ολλανδικών πανεπιστημίων και να μάθουν τα πάντα σε σχέση με τα αγγλόφωνα προγράμματα που παρέχουν.
Την Τρίτη 27 Φεβρουαρίου η έκθεση Study in Holland θα πραγματοποιηθεί και στη Θεσσαλονίκη. Εκεί θα μας βρείτε, από τις 09.00-16.00, στο Κέντρο Διάδοσης Ερευνητικών Αποτελεσμάτων του Αριστοτελείου Πανεπιστημίου (ΚΕΔΕΑ) που βρίσκεται στο κόκκινο κτίριο επί της λεωφόρου Γ' Σεπτεμβρίου.

Στο χώρο των εκθέσεων στην Αθήνα και Θεσσαλονίκη θα γίνουν και κεντρικές παρουσιάσεις από τα συμμετέχοντα πανεπιστήμια.
Πατήστε εδώ για το αναλυτικό πρόγραμμα των παρουσιάσεων.

Στην έκθεση, η οποία διοργανώνεται σε συνεργασία με την Ολλανδική Πρεσβεία στην Ελλάδα, συμμετέχουν τα πανεπιστήμια:

University of Groningen 
VU University Amsterdam
Leiden University
Radboud University
University of Amsterdam 
Tilburg University
Maastricht University 
Utrecht University
TU Eindhoven University of Technology

University of Twente
Wageningen University

"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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Από τις 18 έως τις 28 Ιανουάριο του 2018, το Πανεπιστήμιο του Άμστερνταμ, το τμήμα Κοινωνικής και Πολιτιστικής Ανθρωπολογίας του Πανεπιστημίου VU University του Άμστερνταμ, το Ινστιτούτο Μεταναστευτικών και Εθνοτικών σπουδών (IMES) του Πανεπιστημίου του Άμστερνταμ και το Ολλανδικό Ινστιτούτο Αθηνών, συνδιοργανώνουν το εντατικό χειμερινό σχολείο "Migration in the Margins of Europeγια μεταπτυχιακούς φοιτητές Κοινωνικών και Πολιτικών Επιστημών.
Στο χειμερινό σχολείο, το οποίο θα πραγματοποιηθεί για έβδομη συνεχόμενη χρονιά, θα δοθούν διαλέξεις και σεμινάρια από ένα σύνολο καθηγητών και άλλων ειδικών του χώρου της μετανάστευσης και οι συμμετέχοντες φοιτητές θα έχουν την δυνατότητα να συνεισφέρουν στο ερευνητικό μέρος του σχολείου μέσω ποιοτικής κοινωνικής έρευνας. Το Ινστιτούτο δέχεται αιτήσεις συμμετοχής μέχρι τη 1η Δεκεμβρίου.

Για περισσότερες πληροφορίες απευθυνθείτε στο Αυτή η διεύθυνση ηλεκτρονικού ταχυδρομείου προστατεύεται από τους αυτοματισμούς αποστολέων ανεπιθύμητων μηνυμάτων. Χρειάζεται να ενεργοποιήσετε τη JavaScript για να μπορέσετε να τη δείτε. ή στο σύμβουλο Κοινωνικών και Πολιτικών Επιστημών του Ινστιτούτου, Δρ. Αυτή η διεύθυνση ηλεκτρονικού ταχυδρομείου προστατεύεται από τους αυτοματισμούς αποστολέων ανεπιθύμητων μηνυμάτων. Χρειάζεται να ενεργοποιήσετε τη JavaScript για να μπορέσετε να τη δείτε..

Αίτηση συμμετοχής (μέχρι 1 Δεκεμβρίου 2017!)


From 18-28 January 2018, the University of Amsterdam, its Institute for Migration and Ethnic Studies, the department of Social and Cultural Anthropology of VU University Amsterdam and the Netherlands Institute in Athens, in collaboration with Dutch and Greek universities, organize the intensive winter course "Migration in the Margins of Europe" for master and PhD students in Social Sciences. The winter school "Migration in the Margins of Europe" will take place for the seventh consecutive year. 

The Eastern Mediterranean with its geographical position at the crossroads of Europe, Asia and Africa and in particular the large Aegean basin with its islets and islands serving as stepping stones for migratory movement, became a major "entry gate" to Europe. Here migrants are trying to survive and make plans for the future despite the stigmatization and marginalization they encounter. Therefore a major part of our seminar will focus on how immigrants experience such new conditions and how they adapt in the new cultural contexts.
The course will be supplemented with a small field research and students will be able to contribute to our migration project by recording and illustrating life experiences of various migrants.

For more information you may contact the Αυτή η διεύθυνση ηλεκτρονικού ταχυδρομείου προστατεύεται από τους αυτοματισμούς αποστολέων ανεπιθύμητων μηνυμάτων. Χρειάζεται να ενεργοποιήσετε τη JavaScript για να μπορέσετε να τη δείτε., or its advisor for Social and Political Sciences, dr. Αυτή η διεύθυνση ηλεκτρονικού ταχυδρομείου προστατεύεται από τους αυτοματισμούς αποστολέων ανεπιθύμητων μηνυμάτων. Χρειάζεται να ενεργοποιήσετε τη JavaScript για να μπορέσετε να τη δείτε..

Application form (deadline for application: 1 December 2017)

Approaching Emotions: Interdisciplinary perspectives



In the context of the exhibition "A world of emotions: Ancient Greece, 700 BC - 200 AD" that is organized by the Onassis Foundation and the Acropolis Museum and is presented at the Acropolis Museum, concerning the expression, the place and the role of emotions in Antiquity, through masterpieces of Greek art, the Netherlands Institute at Athens, the Belgian School at Athens and the Norwegian Institute at Athens organize a one day conference "Approaching Emotions: Interdisciplinary perspectives".
The event will take place at the Acropolis Museum on Tuesday October 17th.

The program of the conference can be found here


Concepts of Crisis: Considering Democracy

This academic semester, the Netherlands Institute at Athens in collaboration with the Research Centre for Greek Philosophy of the Academy of Athens organizes a series of 3 lecture sessions under the general title "Concepts of Crisis". The aim of the lecture series is to bring together scholars from Greek and Dutch Universities to examine the concepts of "crisis" (not only financial but also socio-political or conceptual), in order to contribute to the understanding of the way crisis situations reform the way we perceive the world and the way our societies transform.

With this initiative, the Netherlands Institute hopes to contribute to the development of a Dutch-Greek academic network and to integrate the views from various perspectives through an interdisciplinary approach.

The second session "Considering Democracy" will take place on Thursday 12 October at 18.00 at the NIA premises and will focus on how Democracy is affected by the financial crisis that marks our era.


Dr. Kristof Jacobs 
Assistant Professor of Political Science, Radboud University of Nijmegen
"For better or worse? The impact of the economic crisis on democracy"

Dr. Nicholas Vrousalis

Assistant Professor in Political Philosophy, Leiden University 
"Does European democracy have a future?"

Moderator - Discussant
Nicolai Von Eggers Mariegaard, Danish Institute at Athens

Διάλεξη "Vermeer's harmonic compositions: an insight" (Δρ. Ζένια Δημητρακοπούλου)


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Vermeer's oeuvre stand apart from the paintings of his contemporaries. Which qualities make his artworks so unique?
On Monday 22 May Dr Zenia Dimitrakopoulou will give us an insight into his elaborate and unique approach. Through her lecture "Vermeer's harmonic compositions: an insight" we will comprehend how carefully his artworks were planned and structured; how important the harmony of the composition was to his artistic vision; and how each artwork conveyed a deeper meaning through symbols consistently used by the artist.
In addition, the artist's link to the leading Dutch astronomer and scientist Christiaan Huygens will be explored, unfolding an interesting scenario –on which a novel written recently by Zenia Dimitrakopoulou is based.
The lecture by Dr. Dimitrakopoulou will start at 19.00 in the NIA-library. 

Summer School 2017 " Visual Ethnography of Cityscapes "

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The Netherlands Institute at Athens, the Athens Ethnographic Film Festival "Ethnofest" and the department of Social and Cultural Anthropology of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU) are happy to announce the Summer School 2017 "Visual Ethnography of Cityscapes" organized in collaboration with the Laboratory of Ethnography of Panteion University and staff from other Dutch and Greek universities.

About the course:
Nowadays, visual anthropology has become an almost indispensable tool for anyone engaging in ethnographic research, visual analysis, studies of material culture or critical engagements with cinema, photography and other forms of cultural display. This intensive course will take place between 1-23 July and will accept applications from outstanding last year BA, Master & 1st year PhD students in Social/Political Sciences and Humanities. The aim of the seminar is to give students the experience of filming in a highly diverse and multi-layered urban setting, present the product (film) of their research in Athens in a special section in the Athens Ethnographic Film Festival on November 2017 (conditions for admission will apply) and have an overview of current debates and research topics in visual anthropology and ethnography. By participating and learning the filming and production process, the students gain practical experience in the new context, use their skills, make new contacts and learn how to present their findings within wider local and global contexts.

Click here for more information about the course and the application form:

Deadline for application: 28 April 2017.

The number of participants is limited (max. 30 students), so we encourage those interested to register early!




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