ED: Epidauros Summer School

Intensive Course on the Study and Performance of Ancient Greek Drama, 2009

The seventh Summer School, organised under the auspices of the European Network of Research and Documentation of Performances of Ancient Greek Drama, will be held at Epidauros from the 6th to the 19th July 2009. The theme will be “Exploring European Identities/Ideologies by means of Media”.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified graduate students to attend this unique course, which centres academic and theatrical activities around the performances taking place in the ancient theatre of Epidauros at the time.

Participants also attend lectures by well-known European scholars, rehearsals, and meetings with artists.

The British members of the European Network are Oxford University and the Open University, but applications are invited from all British universities. Since it is likely that at most five places on the Intensive Course will be allocated to applicants from Britain, there are some criteria for selection which will be seriously taken into account:

1. Applicants should be engaged on a postgraduate degree.

2. They should have a special interest in ancient Greek drama and its performance.

3. They should explain why they think that this course will be of particular interest to them.

4. They should ask their supervisor to send an academic reference under separate cover.

The fee for the course is 500 euros, which (thanks to subsidies) will cover accommodation, meals, ticket for performances, and archaeological visits. Travel to and from Epidauros has to be at the expense of the student. Please would applicants also indicate how likely it is that they will be able to raise sufficient funding to attend the course.

Please address applications to:
Professor Oliver Taplin
Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama,
Stelios Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies,
66 St Giles’
Oxford  OX1 2RL.

Applications must be received by Monday 23rd February 2009 at the latest.

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