Center for Hellenic Studies

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Residence of the director
Headquarters of the branch in Nafplio

The Center for Hellenic Studies is a research facility for classical studies in Washington, DC. It is part of Harvard University and is dedicated to the advancement of young academics. The institute supports external research projects and every year offers several scholarship holders the opportunity to live and research at the center for a year.

At the heart of the center is the extensive research library, one of the first of its kind in the United States. It has been gradually expanded since it was founded.

The Center for Hellenic Studies was established in 1961 by a foundation of the Old Dominion Foundation . The first director was Michael Putnam (1962–1963) on behalf of Bernard MacGregor Walker Knox (1963–1985). He was followed by Zeph Stewart (1985-1992). Under the co-directors Kurt Raaflaub and Deborah Boedeker (1992–2000) the number of Junior Fellows was increased from eight to twelve.

Gregory Nagy has been director of the Center for Hellenic Studies since 2000 . Under his aegis, the digital agora was set up in 2006 and a branch in Nafplio (Greece) was inaugurated. The center is managed by five senior fellows , who are each elected for five years. The Senior Fellows currently (as of February 2011) include Anton Bierl and Angelos Chaniotis .

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Coordinates: 38 ° 55 ′ 3.4 "  N , 77 ° 3 ′ 43.6"  W.