Since 2003, the Department of Social Anthropology has instituted what have come to be known as the “Wednesday Seminars”. These are public seminars, carried out every week of the academic year, for the purpose of facilitating communication and exchanges between the Department, the rest of the academic community, and Greek society. Each semester, departmental faculty have the responsibility of organizing these seminars around a common theme, selecting topics of social and academic interest and focusing on new and emergent ways of doing research in anthropology and other social sciences.
Invited speakers from academia and research centers from Greece and abroad, present their completed or ongoing research to an audience comprised of faculty, students and the interested public. The “Wednesday Seminars” have become a tradition and a point of reference, promoting a true sense of community and academic exchange within the Department, while facilitating ties with the wider community.