Connecting and Interconnecting Communities and Landscapes: Reclaiming Greece as a Field of Studies, Teaching and Research in the 21st Century –

Ημερομηνία έναρξης: 04-12-2018

Ημερομηνία λήξης: 08-12-2018

Τόπος: Macquarie University

This conference aims to re-frame the future of Modern Greek Studies by reclaiming Greek culture as a field of research, learning and community engagement. Participants are invited to explore alternative perspectives on Greece as a renewed field of research through discussion of past and present aspects of Greek Studies and how these have impacted and continue to impact the contemporary Greek world.

Connections and interconnections between ethnic, religious and diasporic communities within the Greek world and beyond, and efforts to build bridges between these communities and universities in the form of study opportunities, research, and projects, is also of interest.

Participation is open to academics across disciplines, graduate and postgraduate students, early career researchers and representatives of institutions and organizations, as we explore the multifaceted aspects of Greek Studies as a form of study, research and community engagement, as well as the lived reality of Greek intercultural and interconnected identities.

Keynote speakers

Liana Theodoratou, Clinical Professor and Director of the Alexander S. Onassis Program.
“Athens: Capital of the Twenty-First Century”

Dr Odette Varon Vassard, Senior Lecturer of Hellenic History and Civilization, Hellenic Open University (2001-2017).
“The emergence and construction of the memory of Shoah in Greece – New perspectives for research”

Professor Vrasidas Karalis
, Professor of Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies, University of Sydney.
“Exploring Greek Cinema (1930-1980)

Conference Fees

Conference registration: AU$150 (inc GST)

A reduced rate of $85 is available for academics (casual and part time), students and pensioners. Please email Dr Elizabeth Kefallinos at for more details.

Note: the conference fee does not include dinner on 6 December.


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