VERY bad news. Forwarded from Aegeanet. -Stephanie Budin
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Subject: Swedish Institutes at Athens, Rome and Istanbul threatened
Date: 2014-10-24 08:14
From: Jenny Wallensten
Yesterday the Swedish Government announced that they will end all state
funding for the Swedish Institutes at Athens, Rome and Istanbul from
Our research Institutes have no private funding and will therefore have
close down and terminate their work within two years.
The decision has been made without any prior consultation or
of the consequences: the Institutes will not be able to fulfill their
responsibilities of taking care of archaeological material or sites in
Mediterranean and providing education with the fields of Classical
Archaeology, Classics, Art History, Architecture and Social sciences,
to conduct and publish research, give conferences, host cultural
activities, take part in heritage management or run our research
in the Mediterranean countries.
The decision would be a huge tragedy for Classical research and
in Sweden and we ask you to consider signing the petition against it:
Please enter through "Skriv på listan" (Sign the list)
Add your "förnamn" (name), "efternamn" (surname), emailadress (for
verification only), "postort" (city), and "ämne/titel" (title/subject).
Press "spara" (save) and sign through the verification email.
Thank you for your support,
Jenny Wallensten & Jenni Hjohlman
Jenny Wallensten, PhD
Research Fellow, Swedish Institute at Athens
GR 117 42 Athens
Tel. +30 210 92 32 102