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Higher Education Support Program of Open Society Institute (Budapest) and the Centre for Ancient Philosophy and the Classical Tradition of Novosibirsk State University, Russia announce a new Regional Seminar for Excellence in Teaching and invite interested scholars and university educators to take part in the program.


The collaborative international project entitled Τεχνη. Theoretical Foundations of Arts, Sciences and Technology in the Greco-Roman World is carried out by a team of scholars and educators from Novosibirsk, St. Petersburg, Paris, Athens, Utrecht, etc., and involve junior university-based academics primarily from the Newly Independent States. The duration of the project is currently planned for three years starting in Summer 2010.


Target audience. The project is designed for junior university faculty of the region, teaching the history of sciences and arts. Ancient sciences, esp. natural, such as biology and medicine, severely underrepresented in NIS scholarship and teaching and deserve a detailed study on the basis of advanced western scholarship, represented by the international faculty involved.  The enterprise is quite timely because of recent educational changes in the structure of discipline.The project is oriented at young faculty and graduate students primarily from the NIS region who are sufficiently educated in humanities, teach classes at university level and are interested in developing their professional skills. The participants should be committed to work as a group for an extended period of time and have a clear understanding of their responsibilities and mission as educators and be able to formulate their educational strategies and philosophy.


Requirements. Each participant must have a very good command of English language. Additional requirements: teaching or preparing to teach undergraduate classes in History and philosophy of sciences and arts, Ancient philosophy, history, civilization at University level; research interests in Ancient sciences and arts; some previous knowledge of Greek and Latin and/or desire to learn the Classical languages in the framework of the programthe. The participants should know the methodology of classical studies and work with contemporary scholarly publications at the advanced level.


Application procedure. Completed application form (will be sent out to interested persons upon request); application essay; a sample syllabus; a CV with a list of publications; a scholarly paper (preferably in English) 


Contact us at the following e-mail address: Eugene Afonasin





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