28 May 2021: Lecture: Memory work in protest movements: The case of the Greek 1960s

Title: Memory work in protest movements: The case of the Greek 1960s Speaker: Dr. Emilia Salvanou, Marilena Laskaridis Visiting Research Fellow in Modern Greek Studies at the University of Amsterdam (2020-2021) Time: 3.30 pm. Location: https://uva-live.zoom.us/j/86156066567     (Meeting ID: 861 5606 6567) Language: English Abstract Protest movements of the 1960s are usually…

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7 May 2021: Lecture: Before C. P. Cavafy: The [Greek] ‘founding fathers’ and the body

Title: Before C. P. Cavafy: The [Greek] ‘founding fathers’ and the body Speaker: Dr. Nikolas P. Kakkoufa, Marilena Laskaridis Visiting Research Fellow in Modern Greek Studies at the University of Amsterdam (2020-2021) Time: 3.30 pm. Location: https://uva-live.zoom.us/j/88607866042 (Meeting ID: 886 0786 6042) Language: English Bio Nikolas P. Kakkoufa (PhD, King’s College London 2015) is…

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15 April 2021: Lecture: Modern Greek Literary Studies Lab: Archives-The Press

Title: Modern Greek Literary Studies Lab: Archives—The Press [EATT] Goals and prospects Speaker: Prof. Dr. Katerina Kostiou, Professor in the Dept. of Philology, University of Patras Date and Time: 15 April, 4.30-5.30 p.m. (NL time) Location: https://uva-live.zoom.us/j/89141605288 (Meeting ID: 891 4160 5288) Language: Greek Abstract This talk aims to present the newly founded…

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9 April 2021: Lecture: Universal Liberal Democracy, Global Capitalism and Hellenism at the End of History

Title: Universal Liberal Democracy, Global Capitalism and Hellenism at the End of History Speaker: Dr. Despina Lalaki, Marilena Laskaridis Visiting Research Fellow in Modern Greek Studies at the University of Amsterdam (2020-2021) Time: 3.30 pm. Location: https://uva-live.zoom.us/j/85042839171 (Meeting ID: 850 4283 9171) Language: English This event is also supported by Decolonizing Hellas…

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27 March 2021: Event on the occasion of the bicentenary of the Greek Revolution

Title event: Ελλάδα 2021: Παρελθόν+Παρόν=Μέλλον Time Event: 12.00-6.30 pm. (NL time) The Dept. of Modern Greek Studies and the M. Laskaridis Chair of Modern Greek Studies of the University of Amsterdam participate with a panel with brief presentations in the celebratory online event Ελλάδα 2021: Παρελθόν+Παρόν=Μέλλον organized in The Netherlands on the occasion…

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CANCELLED International ΚΕΓ-Exams Modern Greek 2021

In verband met de Covid-19 restricties op de Universiteit van Amsterdam (geen fysiek onderwijs en examens tot juni 2021) zullen er geen Certificaatsexamens Nieuwgrieks (ΚΕΓ-examens) zijn in 2021. ——- Due to Covid-19 restrictions at the University of Amsterdam we are forced to cancel the International ΚΕΓ-exams of Modern Greek 2021…

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21 January 2021: 4th Roundtable/Webinar: Our Intense Biopolitical Present: COVID and Before

Title: Our Intense Biopolitical Present: COVID and Before Date: Thursday, 21 January 2021, 6 pm (NL time) Language: English Speakers: Dimitris Plantzos (Νational and Kapodistrian University of Athens): A national bicentenary, a global pandemic, and the new past Nelli Kambouri (University of Hertfordshire and Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences): Biopolitics…

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10 December 2020: 3rd Roundtable/Webinar: On Islands and Camps: From Leros to Lesvos

Title: On Islands and Camps: From Leros to Lesvos Date: Thursday, 10 December 2020, 6 pm (NL time) Language: English Speakers: Neni Panourgia (Columbia University) “Infrastructural governmentalities, or confinement by any other name. The paradigm of Leros” Danae Karydaki (University of Thessaly) “Towards a ‘Greek Neverland’: the infantilisation of Leros institutions’ inmates with…

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19 November 2020: 2nd Roundtable/Webinar: Golden Dawn: The End of the Story?

Title: “Golden Dawn: The End of the Story?” ‘Modern Greek Studies and Beyond: Local Cases, Global Debates’ Roundtable Series Date & time: 19 November 2020, 18:00-20:00 (NL time) Speakers: Georgios-Evgenios Douliakas (Leiden University / University of Amsterdam), Costas Douzinas (Birkbeck, University of London), Eleftheria Ioannidou (University of Groningen), Maria Margaronis (London correspondent…

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21 October 2020: 1st Roundtable/Webinar: Greek and Green? Eco-turn in Modern Greek Studies 

Τhe Amsterdam-Oxford partnership Rethinking Modern Greek Studies in the 21st century: A Cultural Analysis Network announces an online roundtable series that will take place in the course of 2020-2021. Roundtable series “Modern Greek Studies and Beyond: Local Cases, Global Debates”  First roundtable: “Greek and Green? Eco-turn in Modern Greek Studies”  Date: 21 October…

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Laskaridis Fellows 2020-2021

The Marilena Laskaridis Fellowships 2020-2021 were awarded to the following three colleagues, who will join the Modern Greek Studies team at the University of Amsterdam in the spring semester of 2020-2021: 1.Dr. Nikolas P. Kakkoufa Project title: ‘Word is the flesh’: The Homosexual Body in the Work of Walt Whitman,…

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27-28 juni 2020: muziek-documentaire While we live

Veel Europese landen kennen dramatische eenzaamheids- en depressiecijfers onder jongeren. Andrea Voets (1989) ging 10 jaar geleden op zoek naar een ‘meer verbonden’ manier van samenleven. Ze kwam terecht in Griekenland, waar ze zich welkom voelde bij talloze onbekenden. Hoe krijgen de Grieken dit voor elkaar, te midden van een…

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1-30 June 2020: Course Project Greece: Athens

The Department of Modern Greek Studies of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) offers online in cooperation with the St. Thomas Polytechnic-OMSGSA and UvA’s Illustere School the course Project Greece: Athens. Period: 1-30 June 2020 (academic year 2019-2020, block 6) Description: The course is an introduction to various aspects of urban…

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January 2020: Rethinking Modern Greek Studies in the 21st Century: A Cultural Analysis Network

In the last days of January 2020, Oxford University hosted the opening event of the new international partnership between the Universities of Amsterdam and Oxford under the title “Rethinking Modern Greek Studies in the 21st Century: A Cultural Analysis Network.” More info about this network can be found here: https://www.torch.ox.ac.uk/rethinking-modern-greek-studies-in-the-21st-century-a-cultural-analysis-network…

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16 January 2020: Lecture: The Art and Architecture of Crete between Venice and Byzantium

Speaker: Dr. Maria Georgopoulou, Director of the Gennadius Library, American School of Classical Studies in Athens (ASCSA). Title: The Art and Architecture of Crete between Venice and Byzantium Time: 11.00-12.30 a.m. (incl. a short break) Location: University of Amsterdam (UvA), Spuistraat 134, room 1.04, Amsterdam Language: English Abstract This talk examines…

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