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.
If you have photos of your own from Atlanta, do send them to Gonda who would like fewer of herself and more of you.
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
Johns Hopkins University Press
Michael Cacoyannis Foundation, Athens
National Hellenic Society and the American College of Greece
Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture
Sylvia Ioannou Foundation for the Study of Cyprus
Neovi Karakatsanis and Jonathan Swarts