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Read more at: Greek Dialogues Online - Modern Riots and Ancient Treason in Athens

Greek Dialogues Online - Modern Riots and Ancient Treason in Athens

Dr. Manu Dal Borgo (Cambridge) explores parallels in Athenian reactions to major events in the 5th century BCE and in the 21st century CE.


Read more at: Greek Dialogues Online - A Conversation on Folklore, Antiquity, and Nation Building in Late Nineteenth-Century Greece

Greek Dialogues Online - A Conversation on Folklore, Antiquity, and Nation Building in Late Nineteenth-Century Greece

A conversation on the intersections between Greek folklore, literature, archaeology, and nation building, and the significance of these issues today


Read more at: Greek Dialogues Online - "An uncommonly woundabout way of getting anywheah”: on investigating Greek language history, with an emphasis on Tsakonian
Greek Dialogues Online Cambnridge Centre for Greek Studies Tsakonian Dr Ioanna Manolessou

Greek Dialogues Online - "An uncommonly woundabout way of getting anywheah”: on investigating Greek language history, with an emphasis on Tsakonian

Dr. Ioanna Manolessou (Academy of Athens) presents entertaining and fascinating insights into Tsakonian, one of the oldest and most intriguing linguistic varieties of (Modern?) Greek.



Read more at: Greek Dialogues Online - “We are all Greeks”: Philhellenism, Shelley’s Hellas and the Faces of Modern Greece

Greek Dialogues Online - “We are all Greeks”: Philhellenism, Shelley’s Hellas and the Faces of Modern Greece

Dr. Jennifer Wallace (Cambridge) compares popular depictions and expression of philhellenism before and during the Greek Revolution in the British magazines of the day with Shelley's poetic drama, "Hellas"


Read more at: University of Cambridge is offering three Assistant Professorships in Classics

University of Cambridge is offering three Assistant Professorships in Classics

9 December 2021

The Faculty of Classics is seeking to appoint three University Assistant Professors (formerly known as University Lecturers) in Classics from 01 September 2022.


Read more at: Ancient Greek Science at the Science Museum in London

Ancient Greek Science at the Science Museum in London

18 November 2021

A new free exhibition at the Science Museum explores how the ancient Greeks questioned, contemplated and debated the natural world.



Read more at: CCGS Director receives Professorship

CCGS Director receives Professorship

12 November 2021

CCGS Director Ioanna Sitaridou has been appointed Professor of Spanish and Historical Linguistics


Read more at: Greek Dialogues Online - Ancient Greek myth in the poetry of Katerina Anghelaki-Rooke: challenging tradition
Portrait of Katerina Anghelaki-Rooke for Cambridge Centre of Greek Studies

Greek Dialogues Online - Ancient Greek myth in the poetry of Katerina Anghelaki-Rooke: challenging tradition

Dr. Liana Giannakopoulou (Cambridge) discusses the work of one of Greece’s leading female poets


Read more at: Greek Dialogues - British and other philhellenes in the Greek Revolution during the 1820s
Painting by Vryzakis Theodoros supporting seminar from Cambridge Centre for Greek Studies

Greek Dialogues - British and other philhellenes in the Greek Revolution during the 1820s

Professor Roderick Beaton discusses the motivations and impacts of non-participatory supporters of the Greek struggle for independence.



Read more at: The British School at Athens to hold "landmark" workshop - “The Greek language after Antiquity: recent research and future directions in historical linguistics”

The British School at Athens to hold "landmark" workshop - “The Greek language after Antiquity: recent research and future directions in historical linguistics”

28 October 2021

The two-day workshop centres on the achievements to date of five major projects in the history of the Greek language


Read more at: The Embassy of Greece in London to host opening of the exhibition, "History has a Face"
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The Embassy of Greece in London to host opening of the exhibition, "History has a Face"

18 October 2021

To mark both Oxi Day and the Bicentenary of the Greek Revolution, the Embassy of Greece in London is hosting the launch of the Exhibition “History has a Face”.


Read more at: Onassis Foundation endowing a fellowship for the creation of a new post in Classics

Onassis Foundation endowing a fellowship for the creation of a new post in Classics

14 October 2021

Newnham College, Cambridge launches the Onassis Classics Fellowship to secure a permanent position for teaching Classical Studies



Read more at: Dr Philippa Steele is the Latest Cambridge Academic to be honoured in Lego

Dr Philippa Steele is the Latest Cambridge Academic to be honoured in Lego

14 October 2021

Dr Pippa Steele (Cambridge), who presented her research into early writing systems as part of our GDO series, becomes the latest Cambridge Academic to be honoured in Lego.


Read more at: Greek Dialogues Online 21IN21 - The Greek War of Independence in the Visual Arts and Literature

Greek Dialogues Online 21IN21 - The Greek War of Independence in the Visual Arts and Literature

A Greek Dialogues Online Special Seminar in collaboration with 21IN21 to celebrate the bicentenary of Greek Independence


Read more at: Greek Dialogues Online - Daughters of the Labyrinth: from Chania's Synagogue to Perspectives on Layers of Crete's Past
Etz Hayyim Synagogue for Cambridge Centre for Greek Studies Greek Dialogues Online seminar by Ruth Padel

Greek Dialogues Online - Daughters of the Labyrinth: from Chania's Synagogue to Perspectives on Layers of Crete's Past

Prof. Ruth Padel (King's College, London) explores the interplay of cultures within cultures through an examination of the Jewish community on Crete.



Read more at: The Weird Wave of Greek Cinema: a Movement or a Moment? - a talk by Dr Marios Psaras

The Weird Wave of Greek Cinema: a Movement or a Moment? - a talk by Dr Marios Psaras

10 September 2021

Dr. Marios Psaras, Cultural Counsellor at the Cyprus High Commission in London, re-evaluates the "Weird Wave" of Greek cinema in a talk at The Hellenic Centre, London


Read more at: Material Entanglements of Writing Practices in the Bronze Age Aegean and Cyprus

Material Entanglements of Writing Practices in the Bronze Age Aegean and Cyprus

Dr Pippa Steele outlines some theoretical aspects of the study of writing systems and practices


Read more at: Greek Dialogues Online - Early writing systems and practices in Greece and beyond

Greek Dialogues Online - Early writing systems and practices in Greece and beyond

Fascinating insights into the phenomenon of writing, and its creators, in and around the eastern Mediterranean during the 2nd and 1st millennia BC.



Read more at: CCGS Co-Director honoured by British Academy for outstanding achievement in the humanities and social sciences
Image of Prof Ianthi Tsimpli FBA, elected Fellow of British Academy

CCGS Co-Director honoured by British Academy for outstanding achievement in the humanities and social sciences

5 August 2021

We are delighted to report that Professor Ianthi Tsimpli, FBA, one of our Co-Directors, has been elected Fellow of the British Academy (BA).


Read more at: Epic issues: epic poetry from the dawn of modernity
Urn showing Achilles Killing Pentheselia

Epic issues: epic poetry from the dawn of modernity

16 July 2021

Revisit the article on Cambridge University's website setting the scene for July's fascinating GDO seminar.


Read more at: Cambridge University announces conference to mark retirement of prominent scholar - Athens: Economy & Democracy Conference
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Cambridge University announces conference to mark retirement of prominent scholar - Athens: Economy & Democracy Conference

15 July 2021

Cambridge University, the National University of Singapore, and Freiburg University, have announced an event to mark the retirement of the prominent scholar Dr. Paul Millett .



Read more at: Greek Dialogues Online - Why did Greeks in the Roman Empire still write epic poems?

Greek Dialogues Online - Why did Greeks in the Roman Empire still write epic poems?

In this seminar, Prof Whitmarsh discusses how Greek epic poetry affords valuable insights into how ancient Greeks, so firmly rooted in their past sought to rationalise the profound changes of their present.


Read more at: Weaving Histories: Margaret Kenna and Anafi
Margaret E Kenna in Anafi

Weaving Histories: Margaret Kenna and Anafi

22 June 2021

"Weaving Histories: Margaret Kenna and Anafi, " exhibition of the work of anthropologist and researcher, Margaret Kenna begins on Sunday 27th June 2021 in Athens.


Read more at: Whoops, Acropolis! New paths on the Sacred Rock cement opinions.
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Whoops, Acropolis! New paths on the Sacred Rock cement opinions.

10 June 2021

Plans to add a network of concrete paths on The Acropolis are proving controversial



Read more at: In Search of the Lost Greek Infinitive in Anatolia

In Search of the Lost Greek Infinitive in Anatolia

8 June 2021

Investigating the ancient, endangered Greek dialect of the Pontus


Read more at: Greek Dialogues Online - In Search of the Lost Greek Infinitive in Anatolia

Greek Dialogues Online - In Search of the Lost Greek Infinitive in Anatolia

June's seminar in the Greek Dialogues Online series features Dr. Ioanna Sitaridou discussing the evolution of Pontic Greek with a focus on the Romeyka dialect.


Read more at: GAPSTI looks to leave "a long-lasting footprint" to mark the Greek Bicentenary with GAPSTI@Greece2021

GAPSTI looks to leave "a long-lasting footprint" to mark the Greek Bicentenary with GAPSTI@Greece2021

11 May 2021

The Gianna Angelopoulos Programme for Science Technology and Innovation (GAPSTI) has launched two initiatives to mark the bicentenary of Greece's independence



Read more at: Greek Dialogues Online - Alexandros Papadiamandis: Between Greek Heritage and Modernity?

Greek Dialogues Online - Alexandros Papadiamandis: Between Greek Heritage and Modernity?

May's seminar in the ongoing series Greek Dialogues Online features a moderated discussion about the influential Greek novelist Alexandros Papadiamandis.


Read more at: Alexandros Papadiamandis: Between Greek Heritage and Modernity?

Alexandros Papadiamandis: Between Greek Heritage and Modernity?

5 May 2021

The subject of the sixth seminar in the Greek Dialogues Online series, Alexandros Papadiamandis, is an icon of Greek literature.


Read more at: The London Hellenic Prize has announced the shortlist for 2020

The London Hellenic Prize has announced the shortlist for 2020

13 April 2021

The Committee of the London Hellenic Prize has announced a shortlist of five books for the prestigious prize.



Read more at: Greek Dialogues Online - The Erechtheion: An Overlooked Paradigm of the Greek Revival?

Greek Dialogues Online - The Erechtheion: An Overlooked Paradigm of the Greek Revival?

Dr Frank Salmon, Senior Lecturer in History of Art at the University of Cambridge , discusses the relatively unstudied, architectural influence of the Erechtheion .


Read more at: Greece Celebrates the Bicentennial of the Greek Revolution

Greece Celebrates the Bicentennial of the Greek Revolution

On March 25th, the Embassy of Greece in the United Kingdom will celebrate the anniversary for 200 years after the Greek revolution with an original audio-visual project. This commemorative production aims to honour the Bicentenary, highlighting aspects of the War for Independence as well as the long-standing friendship...


Read more at: The Cambridge Greek Lexicon

The Cambridge Greek Lexicon

8 March 2021

Our 4th seminar in the Greek Dialogues Online series features a presentation by Professor James Diggle of Cambridge University about the long journey to publication of the new Cambridge Greek Lexicon.



Read more at: Language, Culture and Myths

Language, Culture and Myths

8 March 2021

A series of online talks in English, organised by The Hellenic Centre and The Cambridge Centre for Greek Studies, University of Cambridge every Wednesday at 7pm (UK time) from 10 March until 31 March.


Read more at: Greek Dialogues Online - The Cambridge Greek Lexicon: a twenty-four year odyssey

Greek Dialogues Online - The Cambridge Greek Lexicon: a twenty-four year odyssey

Half a lifetime's work nears completion with the impending publication of a major contribution to the understanding of ancient Greek


Read more at: The British School at Athens is pleased to announce the inaugural “1821 Fellowship in Modern Greek Studies”

The British School at Athens is pleased to announce the inaugural “1821 Fellowship in Modern Greek Studies”

16 February 2021

This three-year (fixed term) Fellowship is tenable at post-doctoral level and is generously supported by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.



Read more at: Greek Dialogues Online - Greek Manuscripts in Cambridge Libraries: an insight into The Polonsky Foundation Greek Manuscripts Project

Greek Dialogues Online - Greek Manuscripts in Cambridge Libraries: an insight into The Polonsky Foundation Greek Manuscripts Project

Delve into the archives of Greek manuscripts and learn about the conservation and digitisation techniques.


Read more at: Platonic Philosophy and Dialogue in the Latin Works of Henry More
Picture of Plato and Henry More - Cambridge Centre for Greek Studies

Platonic Philosophy and Dialogue in the Latin Works of Henry More

12 January 2021

The second seminar in the Greek Dialogues Online series takes the form of a discussion between Professor Douglas Hedley , Director of the Cambridge Centre for the Study of Platonism , and Dr. Christian Hengstermann of the University of Wuppertal . The focus is the influence of Plato on those works of Henry More which were...


Read more at: Greek Dialogues Online - Platonic philosophy and dialogue in the Latin works of Henry More

Greek Dialogues Online - Platonic philosophy and dialogue in the Latin works of Henry More

A discussion of the influences of Plato on Henry More's writings in Latin.



Read more at: Greek Dialogues Online - Being an Islander: Art and Identity of the Large Mediterranean Islands

Greek Dialogues Online - Being an Islander: Art and Identity of the Large Mediterranean Islands

Dr Anastasia Christophilopoulou, Fitzwilliam Museum, talks about what defines island identity in the Mediterranean.


Read more at: Greek Dialogues Online - a new series of online seminars

Greek Dialogues Online - a new series of online seminars

3 December 2020

Join us for a new series of Greek Dialogues Online, a series of seminars, open to all, which will present talks and lively debate on all aspects of Greek Studies from the modern to the classical.


Read more at: Being an Islander: Art and Identity of the Large Mediterranean Islands. The Fitzwilliam Museum's research into the development of island culture in the Mediterranean

Being an Islander: Art and Identity of the Large Mediterranean Islands. The Fitzwilliam Museum's research into the development of island culture in the Mediterranean

3 December 2020

The inaugural event of the CCGS new series of online seminars is to be presented by Dr Anastasia Christophilopoulou of Cambridge University's Fitzwilliam Museum. In this article, we explain the origins of the project, outline its objectives, and spotlight some of the more significant findings.



Read more at: Cambridge Lecturer begins new series of online lectures on Greek writers in English
Liana Giannakopoulou - Hellenic Centre - Cambridge Centre for Greek Studies

Cambridge Lecturer begins new series of online lectures on Greek writers in English

8 September 2020

In the first of a new lecture series from the Hellenic Centre, Dr Liana Giannakopoulou shares her thoughts on the work of the poet Katerina Anghelaki-Rooke.


Read more at: British School at Athens launches a celebration of modern Greek poetry
21 Poems Into 21 - British School at Athens - Cambridge Centre for Greek Studies

British School at Athens launches a celebration of modern Greek poetry

8 September 2020

21 modern Greek poems to guide us into Greece 2021.


Read more at: Colonial Cyprus: Nicosia to host an international conference on the effects of British Colonial rule
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Colonial Cyprus: Nicosia to host an international conference on the effects of British Colonial rule

3 February 2020

"... probably the largest conference on Cyprus history covering one period..."



Read more at: Greek universities aim to make Greece a centre for international education and attract 50,000 overseas students by 2024
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Greek universities aim to make Greece a centre for international education and attract 50,000 overseas students by 2024

13 January 2020

Greek universities must improve and attract more overseas students, says Greek Government.