A number of CSPS members have been presented with honorary citizenships and awards in recognition of their academic contributions.
Stephen Hodkinson: Sparta, September 2010
Professor Stephen Hodkinson was honoured with the title of Honorary Citizen of Sparta in recognition of his contribution to raising the profile of the history of Sparta worldwide.
The citizenship was awarded on the occasion of the SSCIP International Conference “Childhood and Education: A view from the Past”, hosted by the CSPS and the Municipality of Sparti in collaboration with the Society for the Study of Childhood in the Past (SSCIP).
To mark the occasion, Professor Hodkinson was presented with a gilded wreath, and a modern version of the ancient Spartan μέλας ζωμός (black broth) was served at the celebratory dinner.
Professors Hodkinson and Cavanagh with Dr Metaxia Papapostolou, ex-Deputy mayor of Sparta (UoN 2007)
Professors Cavanagh and Hodkinson with Sarantos Antonakos, ex-Mayor of Sparta (UoN 2007)
Bill Cavanagh: Sparta, April 2009
Professor Bill Cavanagh was honoured with the title of the Honorary Citizen of Sparta in recognition of his contribution to the history and archaeology of Sparta.
The citizenship was awarded on the occasion of the 2nd CSPS International Conference “Honouring the Dead in the Peloponnese”, organised by the CSPS jointly with the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports.
To mark the occasion, Professor Cavanagh was presented with an iron billhook, which youths of ancient Sparta were awarded for bravery after undergoing the whip.
Jim Roy: Trikolonoi, May 2008
Dr Jim Roy was awarded the title of the Honorary Citizen of Trikolonoi in recognition of 50 years work on the history of ancient Arcadia.
The award ceremony took place at the International Symposium “50 year ARKAS” organised in Dr Roy’s honour by Professor Yannis Pikoulas (University of Thessaly) at Psari in Arkadia, Greece, on 9-10 May 2008.
Dr Jim Roy with the ex-Mayor of Trikolonoi and Professor Y. Pikoulas