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In Memoriam: Rev. Dr. Demetrios J. Constantelos
Rev. Dr. Demetrios J. Constantelos passed away on January 10, 2017. He is one of the leading lights of Byzantine and Hellenic Studies in the United States. Born in Spilia, Messenia, Greece in 1927, he endured both the Italian and German occupations of Greece before emigrating to the United States in 1947.
In 1971, Professor Constantelos became one of the founding faculty members of the (then) Richard Stockton College of New Jersey where he taught until his retirement. In 2003, he helped establish the Interdisciplinary Center for Hellenic Studies, one of the foremost centers of its kind in the United States with six endowed professorships in Hellenic Studies.
As the Charles Cooper Townsend Sr. Distinguished Professor Emeritus of History and Religious Studies, he was named Distinguished Scholar in Residence upon his retirement. In 2014, The Constantelos Hellenic Collection and Reading Room opened its doors within the Bjork Library. It houses thousands of volumes from his donated personal library and has become one of the most used campus spaces for faculty and students.
The Classical Humanities Society has returned for its 45th season! Anyone wishing to become a member can click here. A letter from President Amy Papalexandrou can be found here.
Recent Past Events
The past year's installment of the Exploring Hellenism series has literally taken us to Cyprus! Unlike past EH events, this is broken up into four parts, celebrating and exploring Cyprus throughout the year. The first one, Stockton in Cyprus was hosted by the Classical Humanities Society. The second was a bus trip to see Cypriot artifacts at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The third installment featuring the wines of Cyprus was a great success. The Friends of Hellenic Studies are now preparing the fourth and final event. More information coming soon.
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The Constantelos Hellenic Collection and Reading Room, officially opened on September 26th, 2014 marking a major milestone in Hellenic Studies at Stockton. For more information on the room, please click here. To make a donation, please click here. To watch a video on Professor Constantelos and his extraordinary collection, please click here. To find out about upcoming events in the room, please click on the news page.
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In Memoriam: Peter Yiannos
Founding benefactor of the ICHS, Peter always had Hellenic Ideals at heart. Here, he shares his final words.
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