21 October 2020: 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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CANCELLED International ΚΕΓ-Exams Modern Greek 2020

In verband met de internationale coronacrisis en het sluiten van de Universiteit van Amsterdam voor fysiek onderwijs en examens (tot december 2020) worden de Internationale Certificaatsexamens Nieuwgrieks (ΚΕΓ-examens) 2020 geannuleerd. ——- Due to the corona pandemic and the cancellation of all physical exams and courses at the University of Amsterdam…

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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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January-June 2020: Varialezingen-Lectures

1st Lecture Thursday 16 January 2020, 11.00-12.30 a.m. Speaker: Dr. Maria Georgopoulou, Director Gennadius Library, ASCSA (American School of Classical Studies in Athens). Location: PCH, UvA, Spuistraat 134, zaal 1.04, Amsterdam Language: English Title: Venice’s Colonies in the Greek World     2nd Lecture (on the occasion of the International…

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23 november 2019: Lecture: “Still waiting for barbarians”

Title:  “Still waiting for barbarians” (gratis toegankelijk/free access) Speaker: Prof. Dr. Maria Boletsi, Marilena Laskaridis Chair of Modern Greek Studies, University of Amsterdam Language: English Location:  Podium Mozaïek, Bos en Lommerweg 191, 1055 DT Amsterdam Date & time: November 23, 2019,  7.00 –  10.00 p.m. Abstract: Short lecture with Q&A questions in English…

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14 November 2019: Lecture: Memory of Asia Minor in Contemporary Greek Culture

Guest speaker: dr. Kristina Gedgaudaite, Laskarides Visiting Research Fellow in Modern Greek Studies 2019, UvA Title: Smyrna in your pocket: Memory of Asia Minor in Contemporary Greek Culture Time: 3.00-5.00 p.m. Location: PCH, UvA, room 1.05, Spuistraat 134, Amsterdam Language: English Abstract This talk will address the long-term legacies of forced migration…

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8 November 2019: Lecture: Writing in a city in-crisis: Stencil graffiti in Nicosia

Guest speaker: dr. Pafsanias Karathanasis, Social Anthropology, PhD Laskarides Visiting Research Fellow in Modern Greek Studies 2019, UvA Title: Writing in a city in-crisis: Stencil graffiti in the Old Town of Nicosia Time: 3.30 p.m. Location: Doelenzaal, UB, Singel 425, Amsterdam Language: English Abstract Τhe Old Town of Nicosia, the historic centre…

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September-December 2019: Varialezingen/Lectures

Lezing 1 Vrijdag 13 september, 15.30 uur  dr. Pieter Borghart, Neograecus en classicus Taal: Nederlands Titel: De literatuur van de Griekse crisis Plaats: Belle van Zuylenzaal, UB, Singel 425, Amsterdam Lezing 2 Dinsdag 8 oktober, 13.00-15.00 uur  dr. I. Pachoundakis en dr. E. Spyrou, Vice-Presidents of Council at the St.…

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15 May 2019: Greek film screening

On the evening of May 15 there will be a program with Greek short films that address the theme of the International Workshop “Urban Crisis-Scapes: On Walks and Ruins” in different ways. Organisation: Prof. Dr. Maria Boletsi (Marilena Laskaridis Chair of Modern Greek Studies, Universiteit van Amsterdam ) & Dr. Eva…

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