Center for Hellenic studies
The Center for Hellenic Studies is a research facility for Classical Studies in Washington, D. It is affiliated to Harvard University and is dedicated to the promotion of young academics. The Institute offers a variety of both residential and remote fellowships each year to scholars and researchers working on projects in a variety of fields, including "archaeology, art history, epigraphy, history, literary criticism, philology, philosophy, pedagogical applications, reception, and interdisciplinary studies
The "center" forms the core of an extensive research library, which is one of the first of its kind in the United States. It has consistently expanded since its inception. 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), representing Bernard MacGregor Walker Knox (1963-1985). He was followed by Zeph Stewart (1985-1992). Among the co-directors Deborah Boedeker and Kurt Raaflaub (1992-2000), with the number of junior fellows ranging from eight to twelve.
Starting in 2000, the current Director, Gregory Nagy, has brought a new focus on outreach (both national and international), information technology, publishing, and collaborative research to the Center for Hellenic Studies, as evidenced by the Center's dynamic website. In 2003, under Nagy's direction, the Center began renovations to transform one of the cottages into a new multi-media conference center. The design plans were drawn up by the architectural firm, Convergeo, and in 2006, the "Digital Agora" was unveiled.
In September of 2006, the Center for Hellenic Studies opened a campus in Nafplion, Greece. John Petropoulos is the first, and current Director of Research for the Center in Nafplion. Currently, the Center for Hellenic Studies is working as a partner institution with the Onassis Foundation to prepare for the Athens Dialogues Conference that the Onassis Foundation will host in Athens this November.