American School of Classical Studies at Athens (ASCSA)

  • Irene Bald RomanoEmail author
  • Jack L. Davis
Living reference work entry

Basic Information

The American School of Classical Studies at Athens (ASCSA) is America’s first overseas research center and is still the largest in terms of assets, programs, and constituencies. It is a nonprofit organization based in the United States; its Trustees were incorporated in 1881 in Massachusetts for the purpose of founding the ASCSA in Greece. ASCSA’s website is at

Major Impact

Since its beginnings, ASCSA has provided American graduate students and scholars a base in Greece for pursuing studies in the history and civilization of the Greek world (Lord 1947; Meritt 1984). ASCSA remains today a teaching institution, providing through its academic programs, opportunities for graduate students, undergraduates, secondary school and college teachers, as well as other scholars to study at first hand the sites and monuments of Greece. ASCSA is also a major research center for postdoctoral scholars pursuing independent research in a broad range of fields...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of ArizonaTucsonUSA
  2. 2.University of CincinnatiCincinnatiUSA