to stimulate creative expression and thought in and about modern Greece and to advance the understanding of the culture of Ancient Greece and its influence

An historic photo of the Athens Center building, c. 1940
The Center as a newly constructed building, c. 1938.

Founded in 2016 by the Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies, the Princeton Athens Center for Research and Hellenic Studies provides an array of innovative educational opportunities for Princeton scholars to pursue onsite research and teaching in Greece. 

Its mission stretches inclusively across the disciplines at Princeton. Scholars from humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and engineering will take their place in a growing slate of programs facilitated by the building and connections with an array of Greece-based graduate and undergraduate Princeton alumni. The Center also cultivates richer ties with the academic and cultural world of contemporary Greece.

The Center is model for a global footprint unique to Princeton. It is a space for research and learning where students, from incoming undergraduates to senior professors, come to develop their ideas and join in collaborative scholarship.

In its first two years the Princeton Athens Center has hosted over 1000 guests from over 20 countries and 40 institutions. At the heart of its activities are Princeton visitors, both current and alumni. Faculty from twelve Princeton departments have participated in over 40 talks, meetings, colloquia, screenings, and readings. 

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