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Oxford Modern Greek Seminar: Michaelmas Term 2017

26 October

Takis Kayalis (Ioannina), C.P. Cavafy: History, Archaeology, Empire


2 November

Alecos Kazamias (Coventry), The Visual Politics of Fear: Images of Anti-Communist Propaganda in Post-War Greece


9 November

Fiona Antonelaki (KCL), The Generation of the 1930's and the Greek Literary Canon: New Evidence, New Questions


16 November

Dimitris Dalakoglou (Amsterdam), Heavy Metal, Conspiracy Theories and Neo-Nazism in Contemporary Greece


23 November

Kristina Gedgaudaite (Oxford), Memory Wars and their Ideologies: Asia Minor in Contemporary Greek Culture


30 November

David Roessel (Stockton, NJ), An Englishman and an American with the Greek Resistance:  The War-Time Experience of Colonel C. M. Woodhouse and Major Jerry Wines in Memoir and Fiction


Seminars are held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays, in the Ground Floor Lecture Room, 47 Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JF

Modern Greek Seminar at the University of Oxford: Hilary Term 2017

Modern Greek Seminar

All lectures are held at 47 Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JF and start at 17.00 unless otherwise indicated.

26 January: Anne Zouroudi, A Detective in Winged Sandals: Greek Mythology in Crime Fiction

9 February: Antonis Nikolopoulos (Solúp), Narrating History Through Comics in the Graphic Novel "Ayvali" 

23 February: Sotiris Paraschas (King's College London), What is an author in nineteenth-century Greece?

 2 March: David Holton (University of Cambridge), Poetry and music in 16th-century Cyprus

9 March: Maria Stassinopoulou (University of Vienna), Book Launch: Across the Danube: Southeastern Europeans and Their Travelling Identities (17th–19th centuries

Runciman Lecture at King's College London: Prof. Thanos Veremis

The title of Professor Veremis's lecture is: "Greece in the Balkans: A Cohabitation of Past, Present and Future".

Thursday 2 February 2017, 18.00, in the Great Hall, Strand Campus, King’s College London

There will be a reception following the lecture.
 The lecture will be preceded by Orthodox Vespers 
in the College Chapel at 17.15.

The event is sponsored by Nicholas and Matti Egon

The event is open to all and free to attend. No booking is necessary.

Further information about the lecturer and the topic:






Cambridge Festival of Ideas

The Modern Greek Section of the University of Cambridge is participating in two events open to the public in this year's Festival of Ideas.


T. S. Eliot's The Waste Land is famous for, among other things, the self-conscious appropriation of the works of other poets. But what about the poem itself, as a whole? Was it Eliot's invention or did it exist before he wrote it, perhaps in Socrates' "place beyond heaven" (topos huperouranios) where archetypes are said to dwell?
Apostolos Doxiadis, author of Uncle Petros and Goldbach's Conjecture and Logicomix, starts from a little-known short story by Greek poet and essayist Nasos Vayenas, written forty years ago, and through the examination of more recent versions which attempt at capturing the "original Waste Land"  explores  fundamental question underlying artistic creativity: are we all telling and retelling the same old things? Are all literary works failed imitations of a superior model? Are the archetypes of literature mere templates or more than that, actual works?

Saturday 22 October: 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Faculty of Law, 10 West Road, CB3 9DZ



Don't get lost for words in Greece! Join Dr Regina Karousou-Fokas for this enjoyable and welcoming introduction to the Modern Greek language where you will have the opportunity to learn about the language and develop basic language skills. By the end of the session you will even be able to write your name and greet Greeks in their native language.

This event is suitable for absolute beginners, no prior knowledge of Greek is necessary but a passion for learning languages will help!

Saturday 22 October: 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages, , Sidgwick Avenue, CB3 9DA



Greeks and Cypriots in the United Kingdom, 1815-2015: Culture, Commerce & Politics

This two day conference will be the first time researchers studying the history of the Greek and Cypriot communities in the United Kingdom come together and present their work. Papers will cover a broad range of topics related to social, cultural, commercial and political history and diaspora studies. Co-organised by the Hellenic Institute / Centre for Greek Diaspora Studies at Royal Holloway, University of London, the Cyprus High Commission, Cultural Section, and the Embassy of Greece, with the support of the Hellenic Centre. Under the auspices of the High Commissioner for the Republic of Cyprus, Euripides L. Evriviades, and the Ambassador of the Hellenic Republic, Dimitris Caramitsos-Tziras. The conference takes place on Friday 14 October and Saturday 15 October 2016 at the Hellenic Centre, 16-18 Paddington Street, Marylebone, London W1U 5AS. On Friday the conference runs from 1pm to 6pm, followed by a reception, and on Saturday from 9am to 4:30pm. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. To download the programme, please click here. Attendance is free of charge but prior registration is essential. To confirm your place, please email CGDSConference2016@rhul.ac.uk or ring 01784 443 086.


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