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 is now reading abstracts for all the individual papers, panels (of up to four 20-minute papers), and special sessions that have been submitted. They expect to complete their work by late March.

Open Theme

Proposals concern many aspects of Greek Studies, Greece, the Greek Diaspora, and Cyprus in early modern and modern times. The Program Committee welcomed paper and panel proposals from all Social Science, Arts, and Humanities disciplines, and submissions on the following topics were particularly welcome:

  • The Greek crisis: multidisciplinary perspectives
  • Greek Linguistics and Language Pedagogy
  • Democracy and authoritarianism
  • The refugee issue in multiple contexts
  • Greek America, the diaspora, and Greek transnational worlds

Acceptances and rejections of individual abstracts and panels will be announced by late March.

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 have an April 1, 2019 submission deadline, except for the graduate student essay prize, which has a July 31, 2019 deadline. 

Join us for another symposium of the highest academic standards.​

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.