The MGSA’s 26th biennial Symposium was held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Sacramento, on November 7 - 10, 2019. Katerina Lagos, Professor of History and Director of the California State University, Sacramento Hellenic Studies Program, hosted the event and chaired the Local Arrangements Committee.
The Symposium is organized by Modern Greek Studies Association Executive Board, the Program Committee, and the Local Arrangements Committee.
The conference program featured 29 academic panels; 4 special sessions; a keynote event; a meeting with the entire editorial team of the Journal of Modern Greek Studies; and a mixer for graduate students in our field. At the conference venue, the organizers hosted a book exhibit and a continuous loop video presentation of the Digital Collection of the Cavafy Archive. Attendees also had the opportunity to take complimentary tours of the California State Capitol and the Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection at the Sacramento State Library.
The keynote event featured two eminent speakers, Professors Artemis Leontis (University of Michigan) & Antonis Liakos (National & Kapodistrian University of Athens). Our two speakers considered the theme “Modern Greek Studies in the 21st Century: Views from History and Literature.”