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June 6th - 26th, 2022

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Summary: This educational program is organized by the University of Campinas (Brazil), The Danish Institute of Mediterranean Studies (DIOMEDES), and the Ephorate for the Antiquities of the Cyclades in collaboration with The Diakron Institute for Cross-Cultural Exploration and Interdisciplinary Studies. 

Participants will engage in a series of multi-sensory educational activities related to ancient and modern Greek culture, they will visit key sites and museums in Athens, Paros, Delos and Naxos, and they will participate as volunteers in the 2022 campaign for the archaeological excavation of the ancient sanctuary of Apollo at Despotiko (Antiparos, Cyclades). 

Project Team: The program is directed by Brazilian archaeologist Erica Angliker (Institute of Classical Studies London, DIOMEDES). Erica completed her Ph.D. in Archaeology at the University of Zurich (Switzerland); her work focus on the development of cults in connection to the rise of the Greek City-State in the insular context of the ancient Cyclades. The archaeological excavation is led by Yannos Kourayos, Greek Archaeologist of the Ephorate for the Antiquities of the Cyclades. The team's assistant manager is Italian archaeologist and Diakron director Luigi Lafasciano. He carried out a PhD in archaeology and cultural anthropology at the University of Salerno (Italy) and the École Pratique des Hautes Études de Paris (France). His work focuses on understanding the relation of cult practices and the social and spatial evolution of communities from the ancient Greek City-State to the Early Christian Town, on the relationship between theatrical performance, therapy, and ritually-induced dreams and visions, which resulted in a monographic publication for the prestigious editor L’Erma di Bretschneider (Archeologia del sogno ritual dall’arcaismo alla tarda antichità nel mondo greco-romano, Rome, 2021). He has lived, travelled and worked as an archaeologist in Greece for several years: since 2013 he is a scientific collaborator of the Greek Ministry of Culture on the Despotiko excavation.

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-Project Assistant

deadline: May 16, 2022

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