Greece, Thessaloniki

Mediterranean and European Interconnections

when 6 June 2016 - 3 July 2016
language English
duration 4 weeks
credits 5 ECTS

This course is divided into four sections. Each section is comprised of four week-long seminars. Each week-long seminar is taught by a different professor.

• A Day in the City: The different historical layers of Salonica - Byzantine, Ottoman, Jewish, “Refugee”, Contemporary Salonica.

Daily afternoon thematic tours of the city.

• Empires and Nations in the modern Mediterranean, 19th-20th century.

• The Grand Tour: The discovery of Ancient Greece (from Agamemnon to Alexander) and the Western imaginary.

Lectures in Thessaloniki and a 4-day field trip.

• The EU and new challenges in its borders (SE Europe, Middle East, Mediterranean).


As part of their coursework, students will have the opportunity to visit inner city or regional historical/archeological locations. Overall, the course includes three 1-day educational excursions and one 4-day archeological field trip.

Course leader

The MSSG is jointly organized by McGill University and the International Hellenic University of Thessaloniki.

Target group

University students with an interest in the history, art history, archeology of the Classical and Hellenistic Greek, Byzantine and Ottoman periods, as well as to those with a focus on the geopolitics of the Balkans, the Eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East.

Fee info

EUR 0: The cost of the McGill Summer Studies in Greece includes the following two components:

A. McGill Tuition and Fees. Regular tuition and ancillary fee charges associated with the number of credits, your specific program, and fee residency. The tuition rate depends on your status of registration.

B. MSSG Fee - $2,970(Canadian Dollars) per student. The fee covers accommodation in a 5-Star Hotel , most meals (7 breakfasts, 4 dinners, and a meal at a local tavern/per week), onsite visits, and travel within Greece when associated with onsite visits.