Modern Greek Studies Association


November 7-10, 2019 · California State University · Sacramento


The MGSA’s 26th biennial Symposium will be held at the California State University, Sacramento, on November 7-10. Katerina Lagos, Professor of History and Director of the CSUS Hellenic Studies Program, will host the event and chair the Local Arrangements Committee.

The Symposium is organized by Modern Greek Studies Association Executive Board, the Program Committee, and the Local Arrangements Committee.

The Program Committee sent out notifications of acceptances and rejections March 28, 2019.  A preliminary program will be posted by late summer 2019.

On the Thursday opening night of the Symposium, the MGSA announces the winners of its various prize competitions (for books, edited volumes, dissertations, translations, and graduate student essays).  All prizes had an April 1, 2019 submission deadline, except for the graduate student essay prize, which has a July 31, 2019 deadline

Financial Support For MGSA Symposium

The Symposium Travel Grants awardees will be notified by May 15, 2019. All travel grant stipends will be distributed at the conference in Sacramento at the time of registration. MGSA membership is not a requirement at the time of submitting a paper or panel. However, once presentations have been accepted, presenters are required to become members by June 1, 2019.

Inquiries may be sent to

MGSA Graduate Student Grants

Graduate students and recent unemployed PhDs (2015 to present) whose individual abstract or panel paper has been accepted and who will be attending the 2019 Symposium and will incur travel costs are eligible for grants of approx. $300 from the MGSA and its sponsors. Deadline: June 15, 2019. Further information and application guidelines

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Getting to Sacramento

The closest airport to the 2019 Symposium location is Sacramento International Airport (SMF). San Francisco Airport is some 100 miles away. For more information and regular updates, see the Getting There page which has detailed information. Please save the dates of November 7-10, 2019. 📆  Monday, November 11, is a US holiday which may facilitate travel.

To become a member

You may join the MGSA online. Our online membership sign-up or renewal form, which is hosted by the Johns Hopkins University Press, allows you to pay your membership dues using most major credit cards.

Any questions?

If you wish to pay by check, print this form and mail it with your check to:

The Johns Hopkins University Press
Journals Publishing Divison
P.O. Box 19966
Baltimore, MD 21211-0966

Tel. (800) 548-1784 Fax: (410) 516-3866

* Check must be made in U.S. dollars and drawn on a U.S. bank.