A new beginning for Kosmos

Galanthus nivalis, a flower that blooms in January and is native to Greece and the surrounding region. The Kosmos Society’s sponsoring institution, the Harvard University Center for Hellenic Studies, will be phasing out its support during the next two months such that by October 1, 2023, Kosmos will be fully independent of the Center. In practical terms, what this means is that you should watch this space for further information… Read more

HeroesX: 10th anniversary

March 13 sees 10 years since the start of the first iteration of the MOOC ‘The Ancient Greek Hero’. Happy anniversary, HeroesX! In 2013 MOOCs — massive open online courses — were in their infancy, and this was one of the first Humanities courses on edX. The Ancient Greek Hero is based on the Harvard course taught by Gregory Nagy since the late 1970s, and has the same content as… Read more

BADA | Theater Program

GREEK THEATRE PROGRAM Program Dates: June 2-June 30, 2023 Application Deadline: February 15, 2023 Locations: United Kingdom and Greece Greek Theatre: From the Ancient World to the Modern, Through Theory and Performance is British American Drama Academy’s month-long summer program dedicated to exploring the performance and reception of ancient drama. Its interdisciplinary model means it is suitable for students and theatre practitioners at various stages of their careers. Participants will… Read more

In-house presentation | Rockefeller Center and the Image of a Titan, with Jared Simard

We were excited to welcome Jared Simard of New York University for an In-House presentation and discussion entitled “Rockefeller Center and the Image of a Titan.” The event took place on Friday, December 2, at 11:00 a.m. EST and was accessible to Kosmos members only. To prepare for the conversation, you might like to look at the two images of titans below, try to identify any key iconography, and brainstorm… Read more

Book Club | Winter–Spring 2022

We’ve had some great discussions in the Book Club over the past year, both on Zoom and in the Forum. As always, it’s been a voyage of discovery, enriched and enlivened by comparing thoughts and ideas! Due to the holiday season there will be no Book Club selection for December, but here is a preview of what is coming up in the first part of 2022. January: Pausanias Description of… Read more