About the CHS
The Center for Hellenic Studies, located in Washington DC, was founded by means of an endowment made “exclusively for the establishment of an educational center in the field of Hellenic Studies designed to rediscover the humanism of the Hellenic Greeks.” This humanistic vision remains the driving force of the Center for Hellenic Studies.
The Director of the CHS is Gregory Nagy, who is concurrently the Francis Jones Professor of Classical Greek Literature at the Harvard campus in Cambridge. Resident at the Center in Washington, fellows, elected annually, pursue research in one of the world’s premier research libraries. Conferences and programs are a regular part of the educational mission of the CHS. New initiatives, such as the Virtual Center, will expand this mission far beyond the CHS’s campus in Washington.
These initiatives include web-based publications in conjunction with the Stoa Consortium; various on-line teaching, research, and discussion projects; an interactive multitext of Homer (modeled on the editorial research of the ancient Alexandrian scholars); and full-text online books.