The Ionian University (Corfu, Greece) organizes a two-week summer school (13-25 July 2020), which focuses on various types of seafarers in ancient Greece, from pirates to sailors and colonizers. It explores their roles in mythical journeys, the colonization process and naval battles from the Archaic to the Hellenistic period. Emphasis is given to maritime religion, economy and landscape. The program takes advantage of the location of Corfu incorporating trips to locations of sea-battles and inquiring about the role of ancient Corcyra in seafaring.

The program consists of everyday lectures by scholars, experts in the field, along with visits to sites, which will give the opportunity to the participants to experience the remains of seafaring activities on the island. Although the program is open to undergraduates, MA students are also welcome to apply. In the latter case, the requirements of the course will be adjusted accordingly. The participants will have full access to the library resources and facilities at the Ionian University. For more information about the cost of the program and the schedule of lectures, please check

Application Deadline: 15 May 2020

Academic Coordinators: Professor Athanasios Efstathiou ([email protected]) and Dr Polyxeni Strolonga ([email protected])