Athens Fieldclass Success
Dr Dimitris Ballas, Dr Frans Schrijver, Dr Adam Whitworth and 25 Level 3 BA students have just returned from another successful GEO358 Geography of Europe Fieldclass to Athens, Greece. This was the second Sheffield Geography fieldclass in Athens, building on the very successful Berlin fieldclass series led by Professor Paul White over a number of years.
The week-long fieldcourse comprised both staff-led and independent student work activities, including a guided tour of key monuments and landmarks that are significant symbols of European civilization and identity. It also involved a fieldwork exploration of the social geography of Athens, urban political and social movements, urban sprawl and "edge cities", social and spatial inequalities and gentrification as well as the impact of the Athens 2004 Olympic Games and possible lessons for London 2012. The fieldcourse also included a day trip to the nearby island of Aegina to explore the fieldcourse theme "island economies".
The next GEO358 fieldclass will take place in November 2010 and is open to all students (but capped at 25) who have taken GEO264 at Level 2. For more details contact Dr Dimitris Ballas.