Over two, very warm days in early June, 2017 the Canadian Institute in Greece celebrated its 40th anniversary with a Colloquium entitled, From Maple to Olive.  Twenty-two of the papers as well as an anecdotal history of the Institute were submitted that fall for inclusion in the proceedings. After a long and meticulous editing process, with Jonathan in the lead, the printer delivered the final product, 514 volumes, to the Institute in December, just before we closed for our holiday recess. In only 18 months after the Colloquium we achieved our publication goal. The generous support by Eldorado Gold of both the Colloquium and of the publication of the Proceedings made all of this possible.

On Wednesday, January 31st at 7:30 pm in the Library of the Institute we will launch officially the publication of the 10th iteration of the Publications of the Canadian Institute in Greece monograph series, From Maple to Olive. Proceedings a Colloquium to Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Canadian Institute in Greece (Athens, 2017).

On this auspicious occasion Dr.  John Bennet (Director, British School at Athens) and Dr. Giorgos Varvouranakis (Professor, University of Athens) will offer their assessments of the merits of the contributions and on the significance of the research on which they are based for Greek archaeology.  Dr. Bennett’s comments will be from the perspective of the foreign archaeological schools and institutes in Greece. For the perspective of our Greek colleagues Dr. Varvouranakis will contribute his insights.

The book launch will be livestreamed for those not able to join us on this joyous occasion.

After the book presentation copies of From Maple to Olive will be on sale at a very special price of 25€, which is 50% of the list price of 50€.

If this is not enough for one evening, before the reception we will cut the Institute’s Vasilopita for 2018. Who will find the flouri in her piece and receive the coveted 2018 gouri (which will give good health and prosperity for the entire year!)??? 

Kali Xronia!
David Rupp