Fourteenth International Graduate Student Conference in Modern Greek Studies: Call for papers
“Works in Progress: New Approaches”, Friday, May 6, 2022
The Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies at Princeton University announces our Fourteenth Annual International Graduate Student Conference in Modern Greek Studies. Due to ongoing COVID-related restrictions, the 2022 conference is being planned to take place virtually, via zoom. We invite advanced doctoral candidates to submit proposals for papers on any aspect of the early modern and/or modern Greek world, from the fifteenth century to the present. This conference aims to provide a platform for a small number of outstanding doctoral students to exchange ideas with the Princeton Hellenic Studies academic community.
In addition to their participation at the conference, speakers will have the opportunity to virtually confer with Princeton faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students. Each selected participant will be assigned a mentor, a Hellenic Studies postdoctoral fellow, with whom to confer about their presentations, their dissertations and other research, as well as future professional opportunities.
Papers for this conference may engage with topics from any discipline in the humanities or the social sciences, including but not limited to linguistics, literature, history, philosophy, visual and material culture, the creative arts, architecture, media and film, anthropology, religion, and sociology. We are especially interested in transnational and/or comparative perspectives that highlight modern Greece’s links to wider cultural or geographical contexts, such as the Balkans, the Mediterranean, the Middle East, and diaspora communities worldwide. Comparative and/or interdisciplinary approaches are particularly encouraged. Papers at previous conferences have addressed questions of identity, migration, gender and sexuality, contemporary politics and society, international relations, media representations, religion, diaspora, reception and translation studies, cultural memory, and heritage.
The conference will be organized as follows: Speakers will write a paper of around 5,000 words, which will be circulated among the other presenters, chairs and respondents, in advance of the conference. On the day of the conference, speakers will summarize the main points of their paper in a prepared 15-minute presentation. For each paper, a Princeton Hellenic Studies postdoctoral fellow will serve as respondent. In-depth discussion will follow.
We invite submissions from doctoral candidates who are enrolled as graduate students at the time of the conference and are at an advanced stage of their dissertation work.
How To Apply
Please submit abstracts of no more than 500 words by Friday, March 4, 2022. Abstracts should include reference to the theoretical and/or methodological approach(es) employed. All words in a non-Latin script (including Greek) should be transliterated. Each abstract should be accompanied by:
•a cover letter of no more than one page explaining how the proposed paper relates to the applicant’s dissertation, and situating the applicant’s research within his/her academic field(s)
•applicant's contact information (name, current affiliation, postal and e-mail addresses, tel. nos.)
•the name and e-mail address of an academic referee
Receipt of all submissions will be acknowledged. Applicants will be notified by Monday, March 21, 2022 regarding acceptance. Participants will be expected to submit the full text of their papers by Friday, April 22, 2022. As noted above, papers (approximately 5,000 words) will be pre-circulated among speakers, chairs, respondents, and interested attendees. Papers should be in English, and presentations summarizing the main points must not exceed 15 minutes. Accepted applicants will be offered advice on how to structure and what to focus on in their oral presentations.
Deadline: Friday, March 4, 2022