The Harvard Summer Program in Greece is one of the oldest and most successful Harvard summer study abroad programs. Divided between the seaside town of Nafplio and the city of Thessaloniki, it recently completed its eighteenth year. Founded in 2002 by a team of Harvard-trained scholars in the Humanities, and having as academic directors Harvard professors Dimiter Angelov and Gregory Nagy, the program focuses on “Migrations and Boundaries: Reconceptualizing Mobility in the Eastern Mediterranean and Beyond”.
This intensive five-week course is fundamentally interdisciplinary, combining historical, literary, philosophical, sociological and linguistic approaches to cultural exchange. The pedagogical model is interactive and research-driven, with several faculty members and students exchanging ideas around the seminar table, making it a real laboratory for comparative and collaborative thinking.
The fellowships aim to attract applicants with an academic background strongly related to the disciplines of Humanities and/or Social Sciences. CHS gives preference to those whose application and cover letter suggest that they would be comfortable working in an intimate, international, multilingual community of scholars.
The fellowship includes:
- Year-long appointment as CHS Fellow in Comparative Cultural Studies in Greece.
- Year-long access to all Harvard electronic resources. The fellows will receive an ID and HarvardKey to have
access to all digital libraries, available through the Harvard University library system.
- A week-long stay in Nafplio or in Thessaloniki in July 2020 (dates to be determined). The two fellows will
join the summer program and interact with the students and the faculty. They will attend all seminars taught during that week and address a one-hour lecture to the students on their respective fields of interest. The Center covers accommodation, transportation (up to 100€), breakfast and dinner, during the fellows’ stay with the program in summer, and offers a stipend (300€) for any additional expenses.
All prospective applicants must submit the following (all documents in English) by midnight February 19th, 2020:
- A resume
- A letter of intent, explaining why they should join the program
- A short summary of the one-hour lecture to be addressed to the students, closely related to the themes of the weekly seminars.
- One letter of reference (also in English), which must be received by Sunday, February 23, 2020. The letter must highlight, among others, the applicant’s social skills and ability to interact strongly in a rigorous, multicultural environment.
All material must be submitted electronically, under the following link:
After the deadline expires, the committee (consisting of CHS and CCS faculty) will evaluate all applications, proceed with interviews, and select the fellows. CHS might contact applicants for additional information during the selection process.
For more information about the program, please visit:
For questions, please contact Mr. Evangelos Katsarelis, Programs & Events Manager, Center for Hellenic Studies (Greece), Harvard University at firstname.lastname@example.org