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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 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 on Monday morning. So we are very proud to announce that the 10th iteration of the Publications of the Canadian Institute in Greece monograph series is now published, just 18 months after the occasion.

On Wednesday, January 31st at 7:30 pm in the Library of the Institute we will launch officially the publication of this volume, From Maple to Olive. Proceedings of a Colloquium to Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Canadian Institute in Greece. On this auspicious occasion Professors John Bennett (Director, British School at Athens) and 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.

After the book presentation (copies of which will be on sale at a very special price) we will cut our Vasilopita for 2018. Who will find the flouri in her piece??? So save the date!

Kales Yiortes

Today, at noon, we will close for our annual holiday recess. We will reopen on Monday January 8th at 9:00 am.

Jonathan and Amelie will celebrate the holidays in darkest Yorkshire. Sarah has already returned to Ontario to be with her family and friends. Chris and his family will enjoy here their first “Greek Christmas”. While we are closed, their guest blogs will appear to keep you up to date on what they did these past three months. Metaxia, Romanos and I will have a quiet holiday with family in Athens.

Τις καλύτερες ευχές για το νέο έτος!
David Rupp
Director