30 January 2020 Start
30 January 2020 End
7.00 p.m. Time
Greece Swedish Institute at Athens, Mitseon 9, Athens


Book presentation of WESTERN WAYS

Thursday, January 30, 2020

The Swedish Institute at Athens invites you to the pre­sen­ta­tion of the book WESTERN WAYS:  Foreign Schools in Rome and Athens (DE GRUYTER 2018) by the au­thor Dr. Frederick Whitling.

In West­ern Ways, for the first time, the “for­eign schools” in Rome and Athens, in­sti­tu­tions deal­ing pri­mar­ily with clas­si­cal ar­chae­ol­ogy and art his­tory, are dis­cussed in his­tor­i­cal terms as ve­hi­cles and fig­ure­heads of na­tional schol­ar­ship. By em­pha­sis­ing the agency and role of in­di­vid­u­als in re­la­tion to struc­tures and tra­di­tion, the book shows how much may be gained by ex­am­in­ing sci­ence and pol­i­tics as two sides of the same coin. It sheds light on the schol­arly or­gan­i­sa­tion of for­eign schools, and through them, on the or­gan­i­sa­tion of clas­si­cal ar­chae­ol­ogy and clas­si­cal stud­ies around the Mediter­ranean. With its breadth and depth of archival re­sources, West­ern Ways of­fers new per­spec­tives on fund­ing, na­tional pres­tige and in­ter­na­tional col­lab­o­ra­tion in the world of schol­ar­ship, and places the for­eign schools in a frame­work of nine­teenth and twen­ti­eth cen­tury Ital­ian and Greek his­tory.