Canberra (ANU) Friends

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Scholarship for Research in Greece (Canberra Friends/Hellenic Club of Canberra)

With generous support from the Hellenic Club of Canberra, the Canberra Friends of the AAIA award a scholarship, generally every 2 years, for a student or other scholar from the ACT to spend between 2 and 12 months working on a research project in Greece.

Please note that applications for the next scholarship (to be taken up in 2017) will be made available in August/September 2016.

ANU Canberra FAAIA biennial scholarships have been awarded

This year two – not one – ANU Canberra FAAIA biennial scholarships have been awarded. The recipients, Fiona Sweet Formiatti and Adrienne White, are both PhD candidates at the ANU.


Scholarship recipients Fiona Sweet Formiatti & Adrienne White with President of the ANU (Canberra) AAIA Prof Elizabeth Minchin)

Adrienne’s PhD project is post-traumatic stress disorder and trauma in the ancient Greek world. She will explore healing sanctuaries, in museums looking at temple offerings and inscriptions in Greece, and undertake research in the libraries of the American School and the British School in Athens.

Fiona will work at the Aristotle University in Thessaloniki with one of the most distinguished European Classics scholars Professor Christos Tsagalis. The title of Fiona’s PhD is 'The Stranger at the gate, a study of hospitality, the treatment of friends, strangers and refugees, in the world described by Homer'.

The Seven (or Eight or Nine ...) Wonders of the World


Colossus of Rhodes

ANU (Canberra) Friends of the Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens presents an illustrated lecture by Prof. Kai Brodersen: 'The Seven (or Eight or Nine ...) Wonders of the World'

8pm, Thursday, 5 March
Apollo Room, Hellenic Club of Canberra (Woden)

(Preceded by a very short AGM)

Tax-deductible donation forms for 2015 will be available. Please help the Friends support the work of the AAIA.

Prof. Broderson is Professor of Classics at the University of Erfurt, Germany, and is currently the first Margaret Braine Fellow in Classics and Ancient History, University of Western Australia.

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