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17-20 October, 2024 · Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey

General Guidelines and Information


Each paper abstract should explain briefly the scope and focus of the proposed topic, methodology, research sources, and the broader significance for its discipline and the field of Modern Greek Studies. All abstracts should be written with an eye to clarity, coherence, quality, engagement with existing literature, and the contribution to scholarly debate.  

Abstracts should reflect original work that has not been previously presented or announced in other venues, as this compromises the blind review process.

No one may present more than one paper or serve as a presenter and commentator or chair on the same panel.

Jointly authored abstracts and papers are welcome.

Review Process

Abstracts for individual papers and panels should not include the name(s) of presenters. Compromise of the blind review process automatically disqualifies the submission.

All submissions will be judged by the MGSA 2024 Symposium Program Committee. No events will be scheduled that do not follow the submission process or come directly from the Program Committee. All decisions of the Committee are final.  

While MGSA membership is not a requirement at the time of submitting a paper or panel, being a member is required for those whose presentations have been accepted.

While Symposium participants are expected to cover their own expenses, some funding for graduate students and recent PhDs is available (see below). 


The Local Arrangements Committee negotiates with the university/conference center a package for AV that includes projector, screen, internet access, VGA cable, sound, podium with microphone, and panelists' table with at least one microphone.

Presenters must send an email notification to if they need anything in addition to what is provided in the above package.

Allocation of Chairs

The Committee selects all chairs for the program, including panel chairs. No panel member will serve as presenter and chair of the same panel. The role of the chair is to keep time and guide discussion. The role of the chair should not be confused with that of a commentator, who may be included in the panel proposal as a panel member.


As per the call for papers, papers should be 20 minutes.  This will be carefully controlled by the chair of the panel.  You are also kindly requested to prepare the paper described in the abstract, as this is what was accepted.

Papers can only be read in person.  No papers will be presented by proxy or via Skype, Zoom, et al.

Graduate Student Grants

There is a small fund available to defray costs for participating graduate students and recent graduates who are unemployed. The exact level of funding that will be made available to graduate students will be announced at a later date. Funding is contingent on timely registration and application for funds with documentation of status.

Program Contact Information

Questions may be submitted with this contact form →

or addressed to:

Dr. Vangelis Calotychos
MGSA Executive Director


Individual Paper Proposals

Individuals should have submitted abstracts electronically of up to 350 words by January 15, 2024. The Program Committee will inform individuals of acceptances and rejections by March 22, 2024.


Panel Proposals

The deadline for Submissions has passed. The Program Committee will inform organizers of acceptances and rejections by March 22, 2024.


Proposals for Special Session
(Workshop, Luncheon Brainstorming Session)

The deadline for Submissions has passed. The Program Committee will inform organizers of acceptances and rejections by May 1, 2024.