|Symposium in Istanbul 2010|
|Stones from God|
|About the Symposium|
A Look Back
(Please click on the image to the right for a sampling of the music of Bosphorus, an ensemble of Greek and Turkish musicians)
The second in a series of symposia hosted by the Interdisciplinary Center for Hellenic Studies at Stockton College was held in Istanbul from June 9th through the 11th. It followed a symposium in Delphi (2008) and was, by all accounts, a tremendous success. It and the peripheral programs which included a concert, three play performances, a tour of the Halki Theological School, a tour of Saint George's monstery on Prince's Island, an informal and impromptu gathering with the General Consul of Greece in Istanbul and much more took made for an unforgettable experience for the students, professors, speakers and guests, who came from the US, Greece, Turkey and the UK.
While the editors will slowly begin to prepare the collected papers for publication, we will, in the short term, try to fill you in on all that happened. In the coming days, check back here for reflections on and photos of the unforgettable experiences on the serene yet controversial island of Halki (Heybeliada) in the magnificent City.
Those of us who attended wish to express our deepest gratitude to our supporters, funders, hosts and guests who made the endeavor possible and worthwhile.