Modern Greek Studies Association

Princeton University to host the 2024 Symposium

Among the most important activities of the Modern Greek Studies Association is the convening of its biennial symposium. The Modern Greek Studies Association is delighted to announce that its 28th MGSA Symposium will be hosted by the Stanley J. Seeger ’52 Center for Hellenic Studies at Princeton University.  Princeton University has a long tradition of promoting Hellenic Studies and it hosted the first MGSA Symposium in 1969, as well as the 1999 MGSA Symposium. In addition, the Seeger Center is celebrating its 45th Anniversary in 2024 and is looking forward to celebrating the next phase of its history by hosting the upcoming MGSA Symposium.

The Symposium will convene on Thursday October 17, 2024 - Sunday, October 20, 2024. Local Arrangements will be directed by Faculty Director of the Seeger Center, Dimitri H. Gondicas, with the support of several faculty and scholars on campus focused on Modern Greek Studies as well as the very capable staff of the Seeger Center. In addition to multiple scholarly sessions there will be many opportunities to attend cultural activities and social gatherings throughout the symposium. With easy access from New York and Philadelphia, the Symposium will be sure to attract participants from throughout North America and around the world.  

The MGSA Executive Board Program Committee will be formed shortly, and program information will then be forthcoming. Please mark the dates in your calendar, and plan to participate in this upcoming symposium. We look forward to seeing you there!

Tom Papademetriou, President


Photo: Princeton University, Office of Communications


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Search, Editors for the Journal of Modern Greek Studies 

The Modern Greek Studies Association is seeking an Editor or Editors for the Journal of Modern Greek Studies to succeed the current Editor, Michael Herzfeld, starting on January 1, 2024. Published twice every year in print and electronically with Johns Hopkins University Press, the Journal is the leading forum for the publication of scholarship on Modern Greek culture and society in English. The Association is looking for accomplished scholars, fluent in both English and Greek, who can lead the Journal for a period of three years, a term of service that is renewable if the Editor(s) so wish, subject to approval by the Association’s Executive Board. 

The principal duty of the Editor(s) is to supervise the entire editorial process from the initial submission of a manuscript through its blind review process and its eventual publication. To this effect, in addition to providing a Copy Editor, the MGSA will provide $10,000 for each year of the three-year term to support the work of the editorial team, which may include Associate Editor(s) along with Book Review Editor(s) and the Editorial Board, appointed by the Executive Board with attention to the recommendations of the Editor(s).

Interested applicants should submit a CV and a statement indicating any previous editorial experience and outlining their vision for the Journal as a scholarly and collaborative project. Please submit applications electronically (in PDF) by May 15, 2023, to the current chairperson of the Publications Committee, Nikolaos Panou, at [email protected]

The latest issue of the Journal,Vol. 40, No. 2, October 2022 is available online.

Praised as "a magnificent scholarly journal" by Choice magazine, Journal of Modern Greek Studies is the only scholarly periodical to focus exclusively on modern Greece. The Journal publishes critical analyses of Greek social, cultural, and political affairs, covering the period from the late Byzantine Empire to the present. Contributors include internationally recognized scholars in the fields of history, literature, anthropology, political science, Byzantine studies, and modern Greece. Journal of Modern Greek Studies is the official publication of the Modern Greek Studies Association.

For submissions guidelines, please see the journal's guidelines page.

All submissions must be submitted via the online platform.

For inquiries and other correspondence please contact:
Professor Michael Herzfeld, Editor for the Arts & Humanities and Editor for the Social Sciences [email protected]

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