This program offers an overview of the evolution of the Christian faith from the early centuries through the late medieval period. It is a comprehensive introduction to the formation of the Christian dogma, the reasons that led to the Great Schism, and the impact of the Crusades in the eastern Mediterranean region.
This course consists of an academic pilgrimage to Late Antique and Byzantine Attica, Boeotia, and Corinth, where Saint Paul preached the message of Christ and developed some key concept of the new religion.
Through guided visits to historical sites and ecclesiastical monuments we will survey a world of conflict and coexistence between East and West.
This program uses the prism of iconography and architecture to explore key concepts of Byzantine history, art, and culture. Participants will visit important Byzantine cities in northern Greece, like Thessaloniki, where they will have the opportunity to study outstanding examples of religious architecture and wall painting.
This course is for participants who are not afraid to get their feet wet. We will use a sailing boat to visit the islands of the Cyclades, where we will explore the consequences of the partition of the Byzantine Empire by the Crusaders and the role of individual Venetians in the establishment of the Duchy of Naxos.
To the ancient Greeks, the theater was a form of entertainment taken very seriously. There are more than fifty extant theaters in mainland Greece and the islands of the Aegean Sea, a powerful reminder of the importance of drama in the social and religious life of the ancient polis.
This will be an epic journey along the routes immortalized by the famous epic poet Homer, as we uncover the real lives of the heroes of the Trojan War and the mysteries of the Mycenaean Civilization. We will delve into the legacy of the legendary blind poet and discover the Mycenaean culture, society, and landscapes by exploring the remains of the majestic palaces from where the kings ruled in war and peace.
The Cyclades fulfil their collective name (kyklos in Greek means circle) by encircling the sacred island of Delos, the mythical birthplace of Apollo and Artemis, the twin offspring of Zeus by Leto.
Join us on a route to unveil the vibrant and mysterious Minoan society through art, archaeology, architecture, mythology, religion, and material culture.
Join us for a panoramic view of Alexander the Great’s life and legacy. Develop an understanding of the nexus between geography and imperialism in Alexander’s military accomplishments that resulted in the creation of a grand empire spanning Egypt, Asia Minor, Mesopotamia and India.
Pottery is one of the most common items to be found in archaeological excavations. The examination of different styles of pottery gives us an interesting view into ancient history.