Society Events

Greek Island Life: Behind the scenes of an anthropologist's fieldwork

Greek Island Life:
Behind the scenes of an anthropologist's fieldwork

Friday 18th October
Time: 17.15
Venue: Room 2, Taylor Institution, Oxford

 

Featuring:
A brief introduction by Sarah Ekdawi
A talk by Professor Margaret Kenna about her fieldwork on a remote Greek island
Questions from the audience
Wine, books and pamphlets

 

"This is the story of an anthropologist whose life has been marked forever by her fieldwork on the tiny, remote Greek island of Anafi in the 1960s. In the course of her work with the political exiles sent to Anafi in the 1940s, Margaret Kenna amassed an impressive photographic archive, and indeed her narrative unfolds like a series of snapshots, snippets of history frozen in time, recording a past that is ‘a foreign country’ even for those who lived through it. Kenna has done an extraordinary job of compiling diary entries, fieldwork notes and census data, and casting a critical (and self-critical) eye on the gender bias that marked some of the anthropological writing of the time". (Myriam Lamrani, Review for Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies).

 

Presentation of new book by Roderick Beaton

The Society for Modern Greek Studies, in collaboration with Penguin Books and the Bodleian Library, Oxford, 

invites you to attend a presentation of Professor Roderick Beaton's latest book, 

'Greece: Biography of a Modern Nation'

 

Organiser and Presenter: Dr Sarah Ekdawi

Venue, date and and time: Room 2, Taylor Institution, St Giles, Oxford, Friday 3rd May 2019, 5.00-6.30 p.m.

Featuring:

  • A talk by the author
  • Readings from the book
  • Opportunities to inspect display copies and order the book at a discount
  • A wine reception

For bookings please contact: Nick Hearn - nick.hearn@bodleian.ox.ac.uk

Further information can be found by following the link below:

https://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/whatson/whats-on/upcoming-events/2019/may/greece-biography-of-a-modern-nation

AGM of the Society and public lecture

The Annual General Meeting of the Society for Modern Greek Studies will take place on Friday 7 June at the Hellenic Centre, London. It will be followed by a public lecture, to be given by Professor Gonda van Steen, Koraes Professor of Modern Greek and Byzantine History, Language and Literature at King's College London. The title of her lecture is:

‘Changing Mores and Child Placement in Popular Movies from Greece and Beyond’

7.30 pm, Friday 7 June

Friends’ Room,

The Hellenic Centre,

16-18 Paddington St, Marylebone

London W1U 5AS

 

Less well-known publishers of modern Greek literature

Less well-known publishers of modern Greek literature

(readings, wine and book display)

Literatures of multilingual Europe

28 November 2018, 5.15pm — 6.15pm

Room 2, Taylor Institution Library

The Society for Modern Greek Studies, in collaboration with the Taylor Institution Library, Oxford, invites you to attend an evening of presentations of less well-known publishers of modern Greek literature.

Organiser and Presenter: Dr Sarah Ekdawi

Featuring:

·       Colenso Books: Literary Translations from the Greek; ‘lost’ works by Theodore Stephanides (Gerald Durrell’s Corfu tutor) and Lawrence Durrell

·       Denise Harvey Publisher: Modern Greek Literary Translations; Greece-related books (including Edward Lear’s Corfu Journal)

·       Birmingham Modern Greek Translations: Modern Greek Literary Translations

For bookings please contact: Nick Hearn - nick.hearn@bodleian.ox.ac.uk

Further information can be found by following the link below:

AGM 2018 and Guest Speaker, 8 June 2018

The Society for Modern Greek Studies is pleased to announce the details for its next Annual General Meeting.

The AGM will take place on Friday 8 June 2018 at 18:30, at the Hellenic Centre, 16-18 Paddington St, Marylebone, London W1U 5AS. Following the AGM, Prof Alexandra Georgakopoulou, Professor of Discourse Analysis & Sociolinguistics at Kings College London, will deliver the public lecture.

Annual General Meeting, Friday 8 June 2018

Guest Speaker:

Prof Alexandra Georgakopoulou

 “Social Media and the Greek Language (In)visibility”.

2018 Postgraduate Colloquium for Modern Greek Studies

Exploring "crises" in the modern Greek World: 

cultural narratives, identity politics, social life 

The 2018 Postgraduate Colloquium for Modern Greek Studies
 

University of Birmingham,

Friday 4 May 2018, 09.30 - 18.30
Lecture Rooms, G52 and G53
European Research Institute (ERI)

 

Information about the programme can be found at

https://smgwscolloquium2018.wordpress.com

 

"Johnny & Paddy: Craxton and Leigh Fermor's views of Greece"

Saturday 24th March 2018 at 11am

Senate House, Malet Street, London (5 minutes' walk from the British Museum) Room 104

An event organised by the Society for Modern Greek Studies to coincide with the British Museum exhibition Ghika, Craxton, Leigh Fermor: Charmed Lives in Greece.

A talk by Dr David Wills will be followed by an introductory visit to the exhibition at the British Museum (admission: free).

Places are free to members of the Society for Modern Greek Studies, but are limited in number and must be reserved in advance no later than Thursday 8th March 2018 by emailing treasurer@moderngreek.org.uk

Non-members may attend if willing to make a donation of £15, or wish to join the Society for £20.

Meet the Authors

 

Saturday, January 20th 2018

17:30 -20:30 pm

 

The Society for Modern Greek Studies, in collaboration with the Cambridge Hellenic Learned Society, invites you to attend an evening of presentations of new books by its members:

 

Greece in British Women's Literary Imagination,

Edited by Semele Assinder, Eleni Papargyriou and David Holton (Peter Lang)

 

Culture and Society in Crete. From Kornaros to Kazantzakis,

Edited by Liana Giannakopoulou and Kostas Skordyles (Cambridge Scholars)

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Brief presentations of three translations published by Colenso Books:

Konstantinos Theotokis, Corfiot tales, translated by J.M.Q. Davies.

Konstantinos Theotokis, The life and death of Hangman Thomas, translated by J.M.Q. Davies.

 Iakovos Kambanellis, Three plays:  The courtyard of wonders -- The four legs of the table -- Ibsenland, translated by Marjorie Chambers

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Harris Psarras (University of Cambridge) will read a selection of poems from his recent collection

 

 

The Centre at St Paul’s

Hills Road

Cambridge CB2 1JP

 

Reception to follow. During this time, the Cambridge Hellenic Learned Society will cut its Vasilopita

Crèche available free of charge

SMGS Graduate Research Colloquium 2017

The annual Graduate Research Colloquium of the Society for Modern Greek Studies will take place on Thursday 15 June 2017, in Room 261 of the Senate House, University of London, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU. Registration starts at 9:30 and the programme of papers runs from 10:00 to 17:30. The Society gratefully acknowledges the contribution of the Hellenic Foundation in support of this event.

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