Mythos as MythUs: Facing and Overcoming Crises through Traditional Narrative from Antiquity to the Present

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National and Kapodistrian University of Athens organizes summer program “Mythos as MythUs: Facing and Overcoming Crises through Traditional Narrative from Antiquity to the Present” in Athens and Antiparos from June 19, 2023 – June 28, 2023. Apply between January 15, 2023 to March 10, 2023.

This 10-day program offers students the opportunity to dive into myth and popular narrative, from antiquity to the present, as these are the long-shared humanity’s voice, with which people respond to harsh realities and times of crisis, and deal with the distress that impacts entire communities. In times of transition and upheaval, myth and narrative serve to counter the inimical stereotyping, bigoted notions, and segregation that these challenging circumstances inevitably bring. In its role of healing, narrative has been not just preserved but also transformed, in all its oral, written, digital, and, of late, even contemporary literary forms, not just in terms of its atavistic world of archaic symbolism but in fact most markedly through being called on in confronting, via poetic means, problems, ideas, and emotions that are communal as well as individual – as a result of which transformative therapeutic dimension, narrative continues to update, on an ongoing basis, in altogether dynamic ways.


  • Approximately 2,000 euros for overseas and European participants, including tuition, accommodation, lunches, fieldtrip and other excursions.
  • Approximately 700 euros for Greek students including tuition, lunches and the fieldtrip.


The Program is open to Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD international students, as well as Greek English-speaking ones, with an interest in myth and its contemporary research and applications, and a study background in Humanities and Social Sciences, focusing on Classics, Folklore Studies, History and Cultural Studies.

Contact information:

Evangelos Valasiadis: [email protected]

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