10.23.2014

The Swedish Schools Closing

If you follow Ida Ostenberg (@IdaOstenberg) on Twitter you might have heard the news that the new coalition in Sweden wants to close down the Schools in Athens, Rome, Istanbul etc. This would be very sad as Sweden has both a long archaeological and a long Classical Tradition.

This tweet is to a petition - unlike ISIS or the Taliban, the Swedish government is more likely to listen if many sign this, so please take a moment to do so. Without the Schools Swedish postgrad education and opportunities will be dimmed, and our own interaction with them will also fade. The international culture of the schools is one of the great benefits of spending time in Athens, and discussing work with colleagues and sharing projects (even if the Ephoria then kicks you off it when they realise it's far more important than they thought).