John McK. Camp II


              John McKesson Camp II received his B.A. in Classics from Harvard University in 1968, and his M.A. (1972) and Ph.D. in Classical Archaeology (1977) from Princeton University. He first worked for the Athenian Agora excavations in1966 as a Field Supervisor, later as Assistant Director, and since 1994 as Director. Dr. Camp is one of the best known archaeologists in the world and is regarded as the foremost expert on the topography of Athens and Attica. He was the Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Classical Studies at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens from 1985 to 1996. Since 1996, while serving as Director of the Agora Excavations, he has been on the faculty of Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Virginia, where he is the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Professor of Classics. Dr. Camp is the author or co-author of over seven books and 50 articles in journals and newspapers. He was the co-curator of the exhibition “The Birth of Democracy” that was mounted at the Gennadius Library and at the National Archives in Washington in 1993. John Camp is an outstanding representative of the American School of Classical Studies and epitomizes all that it stands for. He is a passionate Philhellene who has devoted his career to the pursuit of understanding and teaching about Greece’s ancient heritage.

            Founded in 1881 as America’s first overseas research center, The American School of Classical Studies at Athens is one of the world’s most distinguished centers devoted to teaching and advanced research of all aspects of Greek culture. The American School provides North American graduate students and scholars a base in Greece for their studies of the Greek world in a broad range of fields from antiquity to modern times. It is privately funded, largely from Americans with deep respect for Greece and its heritage. The American School’s archives and two libraries -- the Blegen Library, dedicated to classical antiquity, and the Gennadius Library with its unique collection of rare books and manuscripts, archives and works of art that illuminate Hellenic culture after the end of antiquity - - are internationally renowned. In addition to the Agora Study Center, the School administers excavations and a study center at the important site of Corinth, oversees other American excavations and research activities in Greece, and operates a leading archaeological science laboratory in Athens. The School has an active publications program, publishing up to ten books each year, as well as a quarterly scholarly journal. The School also hosts a series of public and scholarly lectures, workshops, exhibitions, and other events in Athens. In 2011 the American School will be celebrating its 130th anniversary and the 80th of its excavations in the Athenian Agora.


Hellenic Public Radio-Cosmos FM
(WNYE 91.5)

is pleased to announce

the 2010 Phidippides Award recipient

for passionate advocacy of Hellenism 

Archaeologist, Philhellene, Director of the Athenian Agora excavations

of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens


John McK. Camp II



Wednesday, October 27, 2010


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