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From: sbudin <sbudin <at> CAMDEN.RUTGERS.EDU>
Subject: Fwd: Swedish Institutes at Athens, Rome and Istanbul threatened with closure
Newsgroups: gmane.education.classics
Date: Friday 24th October 2014 13:43:19 UTC (over 2 years ago)
VERY bad news.  Forwarded from Aegeanet.  -Stephanie Budin



-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Swedish Institutes at Athens, Rome and Istanbul threatened 
with closure
Date: 2014-10-24 08:14
 From: Jenny Wallensten <[email protected]>


Dear colleagues,

Yesterday the Swedish Government announced that they will end all state
funding for the Swedish Institutes at Athens, Rome and Istanbul from 
2017.
Our research Institutes have no private funding and will therefore have 
to
close down and terminate their work within two years.

The decision has been made without any prior consultation or 
investigation
of the consequences: the Institutes will not be able to fulfill their
responsibilities of taking care of archaeological material or sites in 
the
Mediterranean and providing education with the fields of Classical
Archaeology, Classics, Art History, Architecture and Social sciences, 
nor
to conduct and publish research, give conferences, host cultural
activities, take part in heritage management or run our research 
libraries
in the Mediterranean countries.

The decision would be a huge tragedy for Classical research and 
education
in Sweden and we ask you to consider signing the petition against it:

http://www.namninsamling.com/site/get.asp?Medelhavsinstitut#.VElipDs-IkA.facebook

Please enter through "Skriv på listan" (Sign the list)
Add your "förnamn" (name), "efternamn" (surname), emailadress (for
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Thank you for your support,

Jenny Wallensten & Jenni Hjohlman


-- 
Jenny Wallensten, PhD

Research Fellow, Swedish Institute at Athens
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GR 117 42 Athens
Greece

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