Commemorating International Women’s Day 2021

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  A trans-national #InternationalWomensDay event broadcasted remotely via Zoom and Facebook Live On Monday, March 8, the American School of Classical Studies at Athens (ASCSA) hosted a special webinar event in honor of International Women’s Day. Among the distinguished panel of female archaeologists and project directors was our very own director, Dr. Kim Shelton. The … Continue Reading »

Our first-ever Virtual Nemea Night is a wrap!

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We cannot thank you enough for tuning in, showing your support, and staying engaged with your questions and comments. Ah, 2020. From pandemics to social uprisings and from the national political arena to our very own Zoom screens – this year is one we won’t soon forget! Nemea Night 2020 also adapted and took on … Continue Reading »

Inequalities in the Ancient Mediterranean

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Check out this recent panel discussion featuring Drs. Kim Shelton, Erich Gruen, and Ted Peña Recently Dr. Shelton participated in a fascinating panel discussion moderated by Meg Conkey, Professor Emerita of Anthropology. The discussion, entitled “Inequalities in the Ancient Mediterranean,” featured three presentations (detailed below) by distinguished scholars associated with the Classics Department here at … Continue Reading »

Ask an Archaeologist, Episode 4, with Dr. Kim Shelton!

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Digging up the heroes of Ancient Greece U.C. Berkeley’s Archaeological Research Facility (ARF) recently hosted a series of video interviews in honor of CalDay entitled “Ask An Archaeologist.” Each episode of the series, which can be viewed in its entirety here, features an archaeologist affiliated with U.C. Berkeley who is working on an archaeological research … Continue Reading »

Aphrodite and Zeus come together in a celebration of high fashion at Nemea!

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What do Cindy Crawford and the archaeological site of Ancient Nemea have in common? Model Kaia Gerber! Gerber, Crawford’s daughter, was recently photographed for British Vogue before the Temple of Zeus at Nemea. Wearing fashion by Hermes (appropriate!), Burberry, Alexander McQueen, Dolce & Gabbana, Donatella Versace, Ralph Lauren, Saint Laurent and Miu Miu, Gerber embodied … Continue Reading »

Learn about the Myth and Cult of Opheltes at Nemea with Dr. Jorge Bravo

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Dr. Jorge Bravo, University of Maryland, during a presentation given at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens (ASCSA), takes us through the importance of the hero Opheltes, his connection to the athletic games at Nemea, and religious practices associated with him. Dr. Bravo brings in findings from the Hero Shrine at Nemea, excavated … Continue Reading »