SNFPHI selected its second cohort of Greek public humanities projects in early 2021 upon the successful completion of the first cohort. Seven projects in the fields of history, creative arts, and education will receive financial and institutional support to bring the ideas and insights of the humanities to life for the Greek public. The projects are based throughout Greece—in Athens, Corfu, Xanthi, and Evros—and are undertaken by a shadow theater artist, an art collective, an experimental public high school, a university laboratory, two grassroot organizations working in the fields of theater, archaeology, and educational justice, and a social history archive. Their projects work with climate science, oral history, collective memory, ethnography, and material culture to produce podcasts, films, a digital newspaper, a shadow theater play, a large-scale urban game, and radio music broadcasts.
We hope that these new programs further establish SNFPHI as a locus for the exchange of novel ideas between non-academic and academic communities and for experimentation with new methodologies in public humanities and classroom and online pedagogy.
In the photo: Shadow theater artist Spyros Aggelopoulos will create a new play, Karagiozis in Asia Minor