PITHOS (Princeton-Ioannina-Thessaly On-Site Seminars) is a collaboration of faculty at Princeton University, the University of Ioannina, and the University of Thessaly that aims to foster intellectual collaboration and exchange among scholars of ancient Greek art and archaeology. Every academic year, three graduate students are selected from each participating university to engage in faculty-led seminars, workshops, and trips in the United States and Greece organized around a yearly theme. The theme for 2023 is “Regionalism.”

Advanced doctoral students from Princeton, Ioannina, and Thessaly may submit an application by November 1, 2022. The on-site seminars for the selected students will take place in May 7–13, 2023 (Greece) and September 23–October 1, 2023 (Princeton). Airfare and lodging will be covered for participants. For more information, see “How to Apply.”

Selected students are required to participate in both of the trips and in all trip activities. They are also required to complete a limited number of assigned readings prior to the trips.

The primary language of the seminar is English, but knowledge of modern Greek will be taken into account when evaluating the Princeton applicants to the program.

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Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies at Princeton University

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University of Ioannina Cultural Center at Peristera Monastery (Dourouti Campus)

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University of Thessaly Conference and Cultural Center in the premises of the old Monastery of Paou (Argalasti, Pelion)