Modern Greek Studies Association


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

Symposium 24·Atlanta, GA

The 24th biennial Symposium of the MGSA, held in Atlanta on Oct. 15-18, 2015, featured some 80 scheduled presentations and attracted more than 130 attendees. Louis A. Ruprecht, Jr., Chair of the Local Arrangements Committee, welcomed the gathering with unequaled Southern hospitality. Sakis Gekas, Program Committee Chair, and his colleagues presented a high-quality program with an exceptionally wide variety of topics: language; literature; material and visual culture; engagement with Byzantium, the Classical tradition, and oral history; subjects with Ottoman and Slavic comparanda; etc. Particularly impressive was the enthusiastic participation of a highly qualified younger generation. Yannis Hamilakis' thought-provoking keynote address, "The Archaeo-Politics of a Crisis", attracted an even larger numbers of attendees. Roland Moore worked quietly behind the scenes to capture the event in pictures.

We are grateful to all who participated and ask you to save the dates of November 2-5, 2017 for our 25th Symposium at Stockton University, New Jersey.

OPIK’s "Grassroots Oral History Groups in Times of Crisis" presentation.

The Program as given for this year's Symposium is here ➤

Photos from the Symposium

Neovi Karakatsanis introduces Arthur Dimopoulos Neovi Karakatsanis, Victor Papacosma, and Gonda Van Steen George Syrimis and Artemis Leontis fullsizerender Van Coufoudakis and Kostas Kapparis Van Coufoudakis, Kostas Kapparis, Gonda Van Steen, Victor Papacosma, and Peter Allen Elainie Lillios, Gonda Van Steen, Artemis Leontis Yannis Hamilakis Yannis Hamilakis Panayotis League Theodore Zervas, Lissi Athanasiou-Krikelis, Panayotis League Theodore Zervas, Lissi Athanasiou-Krikelis, Panayotis League, Frank Hess Rhea Lesage, Gonda Van Steen, and June Samaras Grassroots Oral History participants Victor Papacosma, Yaprak Gursoy, Peter and Susan Allen

If you have photos of your own from Atlanta, do send them to Gonda who would like fewer of herself and more of you.

2015 Prize Announcements

Edmund Keeley Book Prize
John O. Iatrides Best Dissertation Prize
Constantinides Memorial Translation Prize
Victor Papacosma Graduate Student Essay Prize

Symposium 2015 Sponsors

Georgia State University, Center for Hellenic Studies
Georgia State University, Center for Collaborative and International Arts (CENCIA)
Georgia State University, Global Studies Institute
AHEPA Mother Lodge
American Foundation for Hellenic Studies
Thalia and Michael C. Carlos Foundation
Emory University, Ancient Mediterranean Colloquium and European Studies Program
Georgia Humanities
Johns Hopkins University Press
Michael Cacoyannis Foundation, Athens
National Hellenic Society and the American College of Greece

Contributions to the Victor Papacosma Graduate Student Essay Prize and the Graduate Student Travel Fund:

Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture
Sylvia Ioannou Foundation for the Study of Cyprus
Neovi Karakatsanis and Jonathan Swarts
Katerina Lagos
Artemis Leontis