Comparative Cultural Studies Program


Monday, June 30, 2014 (All day) to Sunday, August 3, 2014 (All day)


Nafplio and Thessaloniki

This intensive program, the oldest continuously running “Harvard Summer School” abroad, brought twenty-five undergraduates to Greece (19 of them studying at Harvard), for the fourteenth session of annual seminars and site visits. Nicolas Prevelakis (Harvard/CHS) was the academic coordinator; Anna Stavrakopoulou (CHS/Aristotle University of Thessaloniki) offered her invaluable advice and expertise particularly during the program’s session in Thessaloniki. Faculty included Sahar Bazzaz (College of the Holy Cross), Emma Dench (Harvard), Michael Puett (Harvard), Dimiter Angelov, (Harvard), Dimitris Kastritsis (the University of St. Andrews, Scotland), Ilham Khuri-Makdisi (Northeastern University) and Yota Batsaki (Dumbarton Oaks, Harvard).

The CHS worked with the coordinators to facilitate the promotion, organization and implementation of the program, especially during the major change of moving to Thessaloniki for two weeks; this change was proposed by the CHS in Greece. The Center hosted the activities of students and instructors on its Nafplio premises for two weeks (first and last week of the program). CHS provided administrative support and two scholarships for Chinese students and one scholarship for a Greek undergraduate from the University of Patras. The Center also funded the fellowship for a junior faculty member in the Humanities, which was awarded to George Kazantzidis (University of Patras).