ANTHROPOLOGY 357: ANTHROPOLOGY OF EUROPE: The course considers contemporary European communities, identities, politics and habits through the lens of mid-to-late-20th century anthropological studies. All writings and the practices they describe will be examined from a critical historical perspective. The Mediterranean region and the Greek social landscape have been significant to debates about Europe and Europeanness. In addition to ethnographic works about Greece, cultural aspects of everyday life in Spain, Italy, Portugal, France, Norway, Germany and Great Britain will be explored in an effort to contextualize country-specific studies and to make sense of such broader processes as globalization, postcolonialism, tourism, race and racism, and European integration. (Janet Hart)
ANTHROPOLOGY 458: PEOPLE IN MOVEMENT: The seminar invites participants to think about the myriad acts of mobility: from place to place, perception to practice, plan to program, etc. Readings touch on diverse subjects, including pilgrimages, tour groups, expeditionary quests, emigrations, immigrations, and changing urban landscapes. (Janet Hart)
HISTORY 286 / RELIGION 286: A HISTORY OF EASTERN CHRISTIANITY FROM THE 4TH TO THE 18TH CENTURY: A church history course for undergraduates that surveys the histories of the Greek, Bulgarian, Serbian, and Russian churches in detail, from their Respective conversions into the eighteenth century.
HISTORY 408: MEDIEVAL EMPIRE: Survey of the history of the later Roman Empire from the reforms of Diocletion through Constantine’s move east and the conversion to Christianity and into the Byzantine period to 867. (John Fine)
HISTORY 430: HISTORY OF THE BALKANFROM THE SIXTH CENTURY TO 1878: The course treats the region now comprising Bulgaria, ex-Yugoslavia, Greece and Albania from the Slavic migrations (6th and 7th century) to roughly 1878. It treats demographic changes, the creation of medieval states (Bulgaria, Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia), Christianization, Balkan heresies, relations with Byzantium, the Ottoman conquest, Balkans under Ottoman rule, and the 19th century independence movements.
HISTORY 431: HISTORY OF THE BALKANS SINCE 1878: The course treats the region now comprising Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, Greece and Albania from roughly 1800 to the present. It stresses the various peoples' struggle for independence from Ottomans and Hapsburgs, the development of nationalism, the crisis of 1875-78, Macedonia, the Balkan wars, World War I, creation of Yugoslavia, inter-war problems, World War II and resistance movements, Tito's Yugoslavia.
HISTORY 626: STUDIES IN BYZANTINE HISTORY (John Fine)