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"Summer 2014 Asia Minor Travel Seminar" Scheduled

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A "Summer 2014 Asia Minor Travel Seminar" has been organized, and will offer American undergraduate and graduate students, a historical overview of Greek Orthodox Christian communities that mainly spoke Turkish.

The pilgrimage is scheduled for July 20th to August 11th. It is sponsored by The New York Life Insurance Company Center for the Study of Hellenism in the Pontos and Asia Minor of Hellenic College, Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology and The Interdisciplinary Center for Hellenic Studies of The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey.

The specialized travel study will be instructed by Professors Paschalis Kitromilides of the University of Athens and Tom Papademetriou of the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. It will focus on the Greek Orthodox communities of Asia Minor, in the late Ottoman Empire.

The seminar will specifically concentrate on the Oral History Archives of the Center for Asia Minor Studies in Athens. Students will travel to Istanbul and Cappadocia and is limited to eight attendees. Selected scholar's expenses will be mainly covered by Fellowship funds and an advanced knowledge of the Modern Greek language is mandatory. For more information, please visit: https://blogs.stockton.edu/summer14asiaminor/.