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Nederlands Instituut Athene

Het Nederlands Instituut Athene is een van de zeventien buitenlandse 'archeologische scholen' in Athene. Onder auspiciën van het instituut doen onderzoekers en studenten uit Nederland archeologisch onderzoek in Griekenland.

Het NIA is een interuniversitair wetenschappelijk instituut. Het organiseert, verzorgt en faciliteert onderwijs en onderzoeksprojecten in samenwerking met universiteiten en onderzoekscentra in Nederland en Griekenland. Verder beschikt het over een uitgebreid hoogstaand wetenschappelijk netwerk in beide landen.

Het NIA is een van de Nederlandse Wetenschappelijke Instituten in het Buitenland (NWIB).


Lecture Series: "Jews in Greece and the Netherlands", lecture by E. Chekimoglou


On Friday December 14 (18.00 hrs), Dr. Evanghelos Chekimoglou (Ephor of the Jewish Museum of Thessaloniki) will deliver the ninth and last lecture in our lecture series "Jews in Greece and the Netherlands: The Shoah, restoration and rehabilitation


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Dr. Chekimoglou will address the subject "Η μία Θεσσαλονίκη μετά την άλλη και οι Εβραίοι μέσα σε αυτές". 
Dr. Έφη Αβδελά (University of Crete) will be acting as discussant.

Please note that this lecture and discussion will be conducted in Greek.

The lecture is open to the public, but preregistration at the Institute is required (by Dit e-mailadres wordt beveiligd tegen spambots. JavaScript dient ingeschakeld te zijn om het te bekijken., or by phone 210-9210760, Mon.-Fri. 09.00-17.00).

The lecture series is co-organized with Εργαστήριο Μελέτης Νεότερου Ελληνικού Εβραϊσμού, the Workshop on the Study of Modern Greek Jewry.

Call for Papers: Middle and Late Hellenic Laconia 'Competing Principalities?'



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Dutch archaeologists have been working in Laconia for a long time, from the Laconia Survey in the 1980's and the Geraki project to the activities of Sofia Voutsaki and Corien Wiersma at Agios Vasilios. In 2010, Mieke Prent organized a NIA conference on 'Early Helladic Laconia', an important contribution in this field, published as Pharos XVIII.1 (2011-2012).

Almost ten years later, on 12-13 april 2019, a conference will be held on the political and social organisation and development of Middle- and Late Helladic Laconia, 'Competing Principalities?'.  It is an early career scholar conference, initiated by Corien Wiersma, co-organized by Maria Tsouli and Aphrodite Maltezou of the Ephorate of Antiquities of Laconia. 

Deadline for submission of proposals: Sunday, 30 December 2018. 

Click here for the full call.  


Call for Papers: The ‘Greek Case’ in the Council of Europe: A Game Changer for International Law and Human Rights?



Next year will mark the 50th anniversary of Greece's withdrawal from the Council of Europe, following pressure by European countries and institutions for the violation of human rights by the military junta in Greece (1967-74). The Athens-based Netherlands Institute and the Danish Institute, in collaboration with the Swedish Institute and the Norwegian Institute are organizing an international conference on the history and the legacy of this emblematic case.

Addressed to early-career researchers and established specialists, this conference welcomes papers across disciplines, including history, politics, law and international relations, human rights trauma studies, social movement and European studies. 

Deadline for submission of proposals: Monday, 14 January 2019. 

Click here for the full call.  



BA-cursus: Greece. Cradle of civilization? 2019

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De Engelstalige cursus "Greece. Cradle of civilization?" geeft een kritische inleiding op de Antieke Griekse cultuur en haar relevantie voor onze moderne wereld. Tijdens het programma zullen aspecten van de Griekse archeologie, mythologie, geschiedenis, politiek, literatuur etc. worden geïntroduceerd op een algemeen niveau. Naast de antieke context waarin deze aspecten hun oorsprong vinden, zal ook hun huidige relevantie behandeld worden. Daarbij zullen concepten bediscussieerd worden die tot op de dag van vandaag doorklinken, zoals Democratie, Filosofie, Theater en zelfs Ajax of Heracles.

De cursus wordt van 4 februari tot en met 16 maart 2019 verzorgd aan de Universiteit van Amsterdam en omvat een excursie naar Griekenland (zaterdag 9 maart - zaterdag 16 maart 2019). 

De cursus biedt plaats aan maximaal 25 deelnemers en is bedoeld voor BA-studenten Geesteswetenschappen van Nederlandse universiteiten met minimaal 48 EC. Studenten van de Universiteit van Amsterdam kunnen zich tussen 4 en 18 december inschrijven voor de cursus via de studiegids. Studenten van andere universiteiten dienen zich als bijvakstudent aan de UvA in te schrijven. Zij kunnen zich vóór 15 december met behulp van het aanmeldingsformulier voor deze cursus aanmelden bij het Dit e-mailadres wordt beveiligd tegen spambots. JavaScript dient ingeschakeld te zijn om het te bekijken.. Later volgt dan de inschrijving als bijvakstudent. 

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The English taught BA-course “Greece. Cradle of civilization?” is a critical introduction to the Ancient Greek Culture and its relevance in the modern world. During the course aspects of Greek Archaeology, Mythology, History, Politics, Literature, etc. will be introduced on a general level. Apart from the ancient context in which these aspects originated, we will discuss their modern relevance. Concepts such as Democracy, Philosophy, Theatre and even Ajax or Heracles still resonate today and their significance will be topic of discussion.

Classes will take place at the University of Amsterdam in semester 2 from 4 February to 16 March 2019. The course includes an excursion to Greece, from Saturday 09 March to Saturday 16 March 2019.

The course can host up till 25 participants and is intended for BA-students from all Dutch Universities, with at least 48 EC in the Humanities. UvA-students can register for the course between 4-18 December through the study guide. Students from other Dutch universities have to register at the University of Amsterdam. They can apply for the course –before 15 December- at the Dit e-mailadres wordt beveiligd tegen spambots. JavaScript dient ingeschakeld te zijn om het te bekijken. by sending the application form. Registration as a minor  student at UvA will follow later.
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Winter School 2019: Migration in the Margins of Europe


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 


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.

Extended deadline for registration: 31 October 2018!
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Level II: More information - Registration Form  

Level III: More information - Registration Form   





Nederlands Instituut Athene

Makri 11
GR-11742   Athene Griekenland

Tel.: +30 210 9210760
Fax: +30 210 9210770
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