October 7, 2003

American School of Classical Studies at Athens, SUMMER 2004

June 9 through July 4, 2004

The American School of Classical Studies at Athens announces a
special program for 2004.  Because Athens is hosting the Olympic
games in August 2004, the regular Summer Sessions in Greece will not
be offered.  Instead, the School is sponsoring a special program in
Turkey, to explore the sites and monuments of this ancient land.
This single, 26-day session is designed for those who wish to become
acquainted with Asia Minor and its antiquities, and to improve their
understanding of the relationship between the monuments, landscape,
and climate of the country and its history, literature, and culture.
The program will concentrate on the Greek and Roman sites of western
and southern Asia Minor, although attention will be given to the
Neolithic and Bronze Age sites of the Anatolian plateau, the
Byzantine monuments of Istanbul and Cappadocia, and the monuments of
the Selçuk and Ottoman cultures that ultimately led to the formation
of modern Turkey.  In 2005 the ASCSA will return to the regular
Summer Sessions in Greece.

Enrollment is open to graduate and advanced undergraduate students
and to high school and college instructors of classics and related
subjects and is limited to 26 participants.

The program will be spent entirely in travel throughout western and
central Turkey.  Areas that will be covered during the program
include Istanbul and environs, Galatia, Cappadocia, the Anatolian
Plateau, Pamphylia, Lycia, and the Ionian Coast (consult the website
http://www.ascsa.edu.gr for more details on the itinerary).  Each
participant will present one or more "on-site" oral reports on
assigned topics.

Fees for the 2004 program are $2,000.  This includes tuition, room
for the entire 26-day period, domestic travel within Turkey, and
museum and site fees.  International airfare to Istanbul, most meals
(excluding breakfasts), and incidental expenses are the participant's
responsibility.  A limited number of scholarships are available
through the School.  They are awarded on the basis of academic merit.

The Director for ASCSA Summer 2004: Ancient and Medieval Turkey is
Professor Charles Gates, Bilkent University, Ankara.

Applications require transcripts and letters of recommendation.
Application forms and scholarship information will be available after
September 5, 2003 and may be requested from:
 Committee on the Summer Sessions
 American School of Classical Studies at Athens
 6-8 Charlton Street
 Princeton, NJ  08540-5232
 Tel: 609-683-0800  Fax: 609-924-0578
 E-mail: ascsa@ascsa.org

More information and application forms are also available through the
website:  www.ascsa.edu.gr.

POSTMARK DEADLINE:  JANUARY 15, 2004.  All applicants will be
notified by March 20, 2004.

The American School of Classical Studies at Athens does not
discriminate on the basis of race, age, sex, sexual orientation,
color, religion, national or ethnic origin, or disability when
considering admission to any form of membership or application for


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