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“The Dickinson Excavation Project and Archaeological Survey (D.E.P.A.S.) of Mycenae was established in 2002, drawing on a privileged academic affiliation between Dickinson College and Mycenae, one of the most important and renowned archaeological sites worldwide. The D.E.P.A.S. program has met with tremendous success both as field  project and as field school. In the past two decades, the D.E.P.A.S. project of Mycenae led to important archaeological discoveries ( and enabled hundreds of undergraduate and graduate students from all over the world to receive top field/lab training and cultural immersion opportunities.

In the period 2002-2018, the D.E.P.A.S. of Mycenae field school enabled 340 undergraduate and graduate students from Dickinson College and 40 other colleges and universities from all around the world (listed below alphabetically per region) to receive top field training, acquire museum and lab work experience at Mycenae, develop a deeper understanding of the ancient Greek civilization, travel all over Greece and immerse in modern Greek culture:

  • US & Canada (34): Arizona State University, Bodwoin College, Boston University, Brown University, California State University at Long Beach, Dickinson College, Elmira College, Florida State University, Fordham University, George Washington University, Harrisburg College, Hunter College-City University of New York, Indiana University, McGill University, McMaster University, Mississippi State University, Ohio State University, Ohio University, Ohio Wesleyan University, Rutgers University, Sewanee University, Temple University, Tufts University, University of British Columbia, University of California Los Angeles, University of Cincinnati, University of North Carolina, University of Pennsylvania, University of South Carolina, University of Texas, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Yale University, York University, Warren-Wilson College 
  • United Kingdom (4): Durham University, University College London, University of Nottingham, University of Sheffield
  • Greece (3): Capodistrian University of Athens, University of Ioannina, University of the Peloponnese

Furthermore, in the same period (2002-2018), the D.E.P.A.S. of Mycenae field school involved 38 participating faculty, archaeologists and specialists from Dickinson College and other collaborating institutions, foreign archaeological schools, colleges and universities (e.g. INSTAP, ASCSA, Hellenic Ministry of Culture, Aristotle Univ. of Thessaloniki, Univ. of the Peloponnese, Democritus Univ. of Thrace, University of Patra, University of Southern California, American University at Kuwait, Univ. of Sheffield, Univ. of Leicester, Cyprus Institute, Elmira College, etc.), thus facilitating our students to be integrated into the mosaic of an international academic community and be exposed to diverse disciplines, scientific methods, field techniques, methodological approaches, and teaching styles.

The D.E.P.A.S. field project and field school at Mycenae attained global acclaim and academic recognition, while enjoying wide publicity in both professional and popular media (”