- The Energy of the Street Meets the Curiosity of the University in the SNF Public Humanities Initiative
“Why public humanities? Because they should be public, because the humanities should be available for everyone and not shut away, and not just for those who can pay,” says Mark Mazower, Director of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Public Humanities Initiative (SNFPHI) at Columbia University.
- The SNFCC Internship Program: An Opportunity for Young People to Grow while Contributing to a Landmark Cultural Institution
In a period of uncertainty and crisis for Greece, one of the most important things society can focus on is supporting young people and offering them opportunities for advancement.
- Their Ηeart’s in the Work and their Work’s in the Heart: Greek Fellows Contribute to the Zurich Heart Project
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States and Europe. For end-stage heart failure, the only curative method of treatment now available is heart transplant, but the significant mismatch between needs and suitable donors means that potential recipients often face a long, uncertain wait.
- Reviving two Greek Cultural Traditions: Hagiography and Byzantine Music
In October 2019, much to my delight, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) approved a grant to the Holy Metropolitan Church of Monemvasia and Sparta for the design and construction of a new building to house the Schools of Hagiography and Byzantine Music.
- Quality Outdoor Public Space, A Need Both Timely and Timeless
Outdoor public spaces have always been important, but perhaps never more so than during the months of the pandemic, when they’ve become havens for relaxation, exercise, and escape from the same few rooms we’re spending all our time in.
- Diving into the Work of SafeWaterSports
A little kid floating on a unicorn inflatable in the water makes for a cute image. Unless, of course, you zoom out to find that she’s floating out in the open sea, alone, miles away from the beach and her parents.
- A Child-Centered Approach to Helping Children Living in the Streets in Senegal
As we begin the month of November, I am thinking about International Children’s Day, which is celebrated on November 20. This day was first marked in 1954 and has been celebrated every year since to promote children’s rights and improve their welfare.
- Serving up Groceries—and Solidarity—Across Greece
When the lockdown was put in place in Greece a few months ago, the spotlight turned, understandably, to coronavirus patients, people on ventilators, and the doctors and nurses fighting on the medical front lines of the pandemic.
- Mathesis: Free Online Courses for Everyone, from Quantum Physics to Ancient Greek Philosophy
It was spring 2014 when Stefanos Trachanas visited the offices of our foundation for the first time. Although we were already familiar with Crete University Press from its successful thirty-year record, during that first meeting, we found out about its new vision for the establishment of the Mathesis Open Internet Courses Center.