LSE: 8th Biennial PhD Symposium on Contemporary Greece and Cyprus

We warmly invite submissions for the 8th Biennial Hellenic Observatory PhD Symposium on Contemporary Greece and Cyprus. The main objective of the Symposium is to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and ideas between young scholars currently undertaking research on Greece and Cyprus. It is intended to help graduate research students overcome the academic isolation associated with PhD research, to ‘test’ their ideas and findings on wider audiences, and to establish new collaborative links across disciplines. At the Symposium, researchers will also be able to engage with a wider academic community, including members of staff at the LSE, and a number of other distinguished participants who will act as keynote speakers and discussants.
We welcome contributions from research students (current and recent) across any field of the Social Sciences and Humanities whose PhD focuses on contemporary Greece and Cyprus.
The topics covered in the Symposium include (but are not limited to):

  • Media and Public Perceptions
  • Foreign Policy
  • Public Policy (including welfare, education, and social policies)
  • Economic Policy (including labour market, industrial, and regional policies)
  • Economic Problems and Performance (including macro/micro economics and finance)
  • Greece, Southeast Europe and the European Union (including economic and political cooperation and energy)
  • Migration and Minorities
  • History and Culture
  • State and Society  

Abstracts of 500 words maximum are to be included in the relevant section of the ‘Abstract Submission Form’ which must be completed in full and be submitted by email to

The subject matter of the e-mail submission should read PhD Symposium Abstract. Abstracts should indicate the academic significance of the topic, relevance of conceptual literature, and analytical structure.

‘Abstract’ Submission Deadline
The closing date for receipt of the ‘Abstract Submission Form’ is 19:00 (UK Time) on 6 March 2017.
Regrettably we will be unable to accept any late submissions received after this date. Successful applicants will be notified in March 2017 at which time they will be requested to submit a 2000-2500 words ‘Paper’ by 15 May 2017. The submission of the ‘Paper’ will be subject to the guidelines as outlined in the ‘Paper Submission Guidelines’. The ‘Paper’ is to be submitted by email to The subject matter of the email submission should read PhD Symposium Paper Submission.
The ‘Travel Grant Form’ should also be completed by eligible participants and be submitted together with the ‘Paper’ by 15 May 2017.

‘Paper’ Submission Deadline
The closing date for the receipt of the ‘Paper Submission’ is 17:00 (UK time) on 15 May 2017.
For further information please contact:
Michael Cottakis
Hellenic Observatory
PhD Symposium Assistant
Tel: 0044 (0)20 7955 7720