Columbia Global Seminar: Byzantine and Modern Greek Encounters - Istanbul Spring 2014 - Tell your students!
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June Samaras
2014-09-21 00:42:59 UTC
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From: Karen Van Dyck <***@columbia.edu>
Date: 18 September 2014 05:30

Dear All,

If you have any undergraduates who are contemplating study abroad please
let them know about this opportunity to study Byzantine and Modern Greek
Studies at Bogaziçi University this Spring. And please print and hang up
the poster.

North American students can apply through Columbia (see below). Greek and
other students in Europe can apply either through ERASMUS programs at their
university or as visiting students directly to Bogaziçi. Although it is an
undergraduate program, graduate students at Bogazici (or visiting) can also
sign up for the Columbia-taught seminars. Fifteen students will be admitted
(5 from North America, 5 from Greece and 5 from Turkey). Happy to forward
syllabi to interested students.

Thanks for spreading the word,


Karen Van Dyck
Kimon A. Doukas Chair and Director
Program in Hellenic Studies
Classics Department, Columbia University
*http://hellenic.columbia.edu <http://hellenic.columbia.edu/>*
Byzantine and Modern Greek Encounters

*New Study Abroad Program in Istanbul Info Sessions*

*Columbia Global Seminar: Byzantine and Modern Greek Encounters*

Columbia has launched a new spring semester study abroad program in
Istanbul, building upon existing relationships with Boğaziçi University,
the Columbia Global Centers in Turkey, and Studio X. The program is
anchored by two seminars, taught by Columbia Professors Martha Howell and
Karen Van Dyck, that address the question of how, from the Middle Ages to
the present, westerners have interpreted and incorporated features of Greek
culture in Istanbul. The first course will explore the history of western
Europeans’ relationship to Byzantine culture when Constantinople reigned as
a cultural capital of Christendom; the second examines how the World has
responded to Greece at the crossroads of East and West since the Fall of
Constantinople with literature as its main lens for reading culture. *For
Columbia students, the first course counts as a seminar for the History
major and the second fulfills a Global Core requirement.*

To help navigate their encounters in modern-day Istanbul, students will
enroll in a Turkish language course and choose at least one elective course
from various disciplines at Boğaziçi University. The program includes an
orientation and field-trips which will help familiarize students with the
academic culture and life in Istanbul. *No prior knowledge of Turkish is

*Information Session Dates & Times:*

Thursday, Sept. 18th from 5-6pm

Thursday, Sept. 25th from 4:15-5:15pm

*Place*: 617B Hamilton

The deadline for applications is October 1st, 2014. To learn more about the
program, and to access an application visit:

*Interested but can’t attend?* Visit Robin Leephaibul’s office hours in the
Office of Global Programs Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 3-4pm or email her with
questions – ***@columbia.edu.

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