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Host Institution

Athens, Greece

June 5 - July 14, 2023


This course will trace the ways in which Greek photographers, the modern Greek poets George Seferis, Odysseus Elytis, Andreas Embirícos and Yannis Ritsos, and the Canadian poet Anne Carson reflect on the relation between Greece and photography. Visiting Delphi, the site of the Oracle of Apollo, the god of the Sun, Mycenae, the mythical birthplace of Greek literature, and the island of Crete, where Greek history and geology encounter each other, we will be able to see the light and landscape that inspired these photographers and these extraordinary literary texts. Visits to several photography collections including those in the Benaki Museum. Students will visit the Acropolis, the Cycladic and Archaeological Museums, the Kerameikos Cemetery, and other sites that are referenced in the class materials. Students also will have opportunities to interact with renowned Greek photographers, and to enroll in weekly photography workshops.

Financial Information


Program: $3,500

Room and Board*: $1,050

Personal Expenses and Travel: $2,900

Total Seminar Cost: $7,500

  • Tuition: Instructional costs
  • Room and Board: Housing and lunches at the College Year in Athens. (*The actual cost of room and board is subsidized for all students through the Global Seminars endowment)
  • Personal Expenses and Travel: Airfare (estimated at $1,300) and airport ground transportation, meals not included in fee, laundry, essential toiletries, OTC medications, optional local cultural activities, optional entertainment, and local phone costs

Financial Aid

Students who receive term financial aid automatically receive funding from PIIRS toward the cost of a Global Seminar. Contact the seminar administrator for details on these awards.

Possibilities for additional financial support may be available through the Student Activities Funding Engine (SAFE). Princeton subsidized Student Loans, available from the Office of Financial Aid, are also highly recommended. Contact the Office of Financial Aid for more information.

Withdrawal Policy

Withdrawing from a PIIRS Global Seminar after accepting a place may incur a cancellation fee. Policy details can be found under the Withdrawal Policy tab. Read them carefully, noting, in particular, the important dates as well as academic and financial consequences.

This seminar is co-sponsored by the Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies, with the support of the Erric B. Kertsikoff Fund for Hellenic Studies. It is also generously supported by the Beth M. Siskind Global Seminars Fund. PIIRS Global Seminars are also made possible in part by the generous contributions of alumni and friends and ongoing efforts of the Office of Development.