Modern Greek Studies Association


October 15-18, 2015 · Georgia State University · Atlanta, GA

Symposium 24·Atlanta, GA

Yannis Hamilakis, Professor of Archaeology at Southampton University, will give the keynote address at the Symposium on Friday, October 16, 2015. Professor Hamilakis' interdisciplinary and critical approach to archaeology, material culture, and the political uses of archaeological work as well as his dynamic engagement with today’s events promises an exciting and important talk. In addition, Professor Hamilakis will be available throughout the symposium for further conversation with attendees. The title of his keynote address and a brief abstract will be circulated in due course.


The Program Committee is now accepting abstracts for 20-minute individual papers or panels and special sessions (of up to four 20-minute papers) on Greek Studies, Greece and Cyprus in modern times.  Approaches from all disciplines in the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Arts and from interdisciplinary fields are welcome; comparative perspectives are encouraged.

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Initial Details

The Symposium will be hosted by the MGSA’s Local Arrangements Committee consisting of members of GSU’s Center for Hellenic Studies, Global Studies Institute and the Center for Collaborative & International Arts.

This Committee collaborates with the MGSA’s Program Committee and Executive Board to present a 2½ day program of scholarly presentations and other exciting events. The public is most welcome to attend, but advance registration is advised.

Most of the conference presentations will be housed at the Loudermilk Conference Center, 40 Courtland Street, NE, Atlanta, GA 30303. See Place for details.

The keynote lecture will be held at the Speakers Auditorium. Additional events will be free and open to the public.

Sponsorship Opportunities

The MGSA invites donations for the October 2015 Symposium.
Our current sponsorship opportunities focus on our first priority, our graduate student travel fund.


• January 15: Deadline for online submission of individual abstract
• January 31: Deadline for online submission of panel proposals and abstracts.
• January 31: Deadline for online submission of Special Sessions
• February 1 – March 5: Program Committee reviews abstracts
• March 15: Program Committee decisions about individual abstracts and panels emailed to applicants.

The archive of the 2013 Symposium including the program of papers given can be accessed here.