The Society for Modern Greek Studies was established in February 2008 as a successor of the Standing Committee on Modern Greek in the Universities (SCOMGIU) with the AIM of promoting the study, teaching and knowledge of Modern Greek language, literature, history, society and culture, in the UK, by means of the following:
- (i) bringing together teaching and research staff active in the field of Modern Greek Studies in UK universities;
- (ii) representing the field of Modern Greek Studies at national and international level;
- (iii) serving as the UK National Committee of the European Society of Modern Greek Studies;
- (iv) organizing or sponsoring conferences and colloquia as appropriate;
- (v) facilitating the exchange of information among teachers and researchers in the field and formulating proposals for co-ordinating activities in different institutions;
- (vi) providing a forum for graduate students pursuing study in the subject;
- (vii) co-operating with schools, colleges and other relevant institutions and organizations, in the interests of the subject.
MEMBERSHIP of The Society is open to the following:
- (a) members of academic or research staff at UK universities, full- or part-time, whose professional work involves Modern Greek Studies;
- (b) former and retired members of academic or research staff at UK universities who have an ongoing involvement in the field of Modern Greek Studies;
- (c) teachers of Modern Greek language or culture at non-university institutions in the UK;
- (d) registered undergraduate and graduate students at UK universities whose course of study involves Modern Greek Studies;
- (e) persons who have published scholarly work in the field of Modern Greek Studies, and who are normally resident in the UK;
- (f) honorary research fellows, visiting fellows and visiting professors at UK universities, whether they are or are not normally resident in the UK;
- (g) persons not falling into any of the above categories who support the aims of the Society.
Prospective members should complete the application form available on this website (under "Join the Society") and send it to the Treasurer of The Society. Membership begins on payment of the annual subscription.