Modern Greek Studies Association

Symposium 24

The 24th Symposium of the Modern Greek Studies Association ▸

will occur the weekend of October 15-18, 2015 in the welcoming city of Atlanta, Georgia. Louis Ruprecht, Director of the Center for Hellenic Studies at Georgia State University, will host the event and will act as Chair of the Local Arrangements Committee.

Yannis Hamilakis, Professor of Archaeology at Southampton University, will give the keynote address at the Symposium on Friday, October 16, 2015.

The submission deadlines for Symposium 2015 have passed. Notifications of acceptances and rejections will be sent out over email by March 31, 2015. Please consult the Symposium page regularly for further information and updates.

Membership Benefits

The MGSA organizes various biennial prize competitions and the winners are given their awards at our symposia. Please consider submitting your book, dissertation, translation, or graduate student essay. April 1 is the deadline for submissions for the majority of our prize competitions.

Also, if you would like to make a monetary contribution to an existing prize or help us create a new one, we certainly welcome your initiative. ↪

Journal of Modern Greek Studies JMGS

The latest issue of the Journal, Vol. 32, No. 2, is available online.

A Request from the Editors

The recent (or latest) Crisis in Greece (and beyond) has resulted in a wealth of scholarly production that addresses all aspects of this crisis--economic, social, political, intellectual. Although the Journal has a database of manuscript reviewers, we are finding ourselves in need of a broadened pool of potential reviewers especially for the following topics:

  • Current political parties and electoral structures
  • Migration--both immigration and emigration
  • Contextualization of the financial dimensions of the crisis
  • Labor (history of labor movement, flexible labor, trade unions, migrant labor)
  • The rise of Chrysi Avgi
  • Privatization of public lands
  • The Greek Church and church history

If you would like to be considered as a reviewer please email the editors indicating your willingness to do so. *Please note that only published authors (in peer reviewed journals and/or presses) can act as reviewers, regardless of seniority or official position and title.

More about the Journal of Modern Greek Studies and how to access it online.

The Greek American Studies Resource Portal

The MGSA's Transnational Studies Committee
has published their resource portal featuring the following:

  • Academic publications on Greek America, including book reviews.
  • Non-academic publications on Greek America, including autobiographies, community histories, fiction, poetry,
    photography, painting, etc.
  • Essays, articles, and book reviews published in the media
  • Films and documentaries
  • Research queries regarding Greek American topics
JOBS  ▹▹

For the MGSA Symposium 24, please consider submitting your graduate student essay. July 31 is the deadline.

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Deadline March 27, 2015

We are delighted to have the opportunity to spread the word about the Heritage Greece Program--an experiential educational and cultural program for college-aged, Greek-American students. Developed by the National Hellenic Society (NHS) and hosted by The American College of Greece (ACG), Heritage Greece is an unforgettable opportunity for young people to explore their Greek heritage.

This year, the Heritage Greece Program will run from June 11 to 28, 2015. Participants will attend a for-credit Greek language and culture course and will travel to Greek islands, traditional villages, and archaeological sites. They will have the opportunity to take a Greek cooking class, learn Greek dancing, and experience an insider’s tour of the Acropolis museum.

To learn more about this exciting educational program, click here.