Modern Greek Studies Association


The Modern Greek Studies Association facilitates the international discussion of all Greek matters—historical and contemporary—of critical interest to today’s scholars. 

The benefits of membership

Automatic subscriptions to the Journal of Modern Greek Studies (published biannually by the Johns Hopkins University Press) and the Bulletin of Modern Greek Studies (our annual informational publication).

Access to a clearinghouse for information about the study of Greek language and literature, culture, anthropology, history, political science , and Greek-American studies.

The MGSA-L, a listserv which is designed to promote the exchange of scholarly information about Greece.

The organization’s scholarly activities culminate in the
Modern Greek Studies Symposiuma biennial interdisciplinary conference that brings together scholars to exchange ideas on Modern Greek culture and society.

Enabled by the Johns Hopkins University Press, join the MGSA online by paying for your membership dues using most major credit cards.

If you wish to pay by check, print this form and mail it with your check to:

The Johns Hopkins University Press
Journals Publishing Divison
P.O. Box 19966
Baltimore, MD 21211-0966

JHUP | 800-548-1784 | Fax: 410-516-3866

* Check must be made in U.S. dollars and drawn on a U.S. bank.

Any questions?
See the new MGSA/JHUP FAQ page.

“The Modern Greek Studies Association continues to promote the primary goal identified at its inception nearly 50 years ago: to invigorate the scholarly dialogue about all issues— historical and contemporary—pertaining to Greece. From literature and culture to politics and the economy, there is no greater resource for those interested in Greek studies.”

– Edmund Keeley, Professor Emeritus of English and Creative Writing
Princeton University Founding Member/First President of the MGSA 

Exploring the transitions with intellectual discourse on all things Greek. 

As the Modern Greek Studies Association (MGSA) nears its 50th anniversary, members appreciate its rootedness in the foundations of Greek history and culture. At the same time, members value the Association’s contemporary, interdisciplinary focus on everything from Greek language and arts to history, politics, and the diversity of modern Greek society. 

Comprising teachers, students, scholars, and individuals interested in Greek history and Culture, the MGSA has grown dramatically in size, reputation, and influence since its beginnings in 1968. Today, it is the intellectual home for diaspora Greeks, Greek Americans, and thought-leaders with a passion for the field of Greek studies. 

Members enjoy exchanging ideas at the biennial Symposia and posting on the exclusive MGSA-L listerv, as well as the following benefits: 

  • A subscription to the Journal of Modern Greek Studies, published biannually by the Johns Hopkins University Press, 
  • Access to the “Occasional Papers,” 
  • Free access to all past issues of the journal through Project MUSE®, 
  • Reduced admission to the biennial MGSA Symposia, 
  • Online access to the MGSA Bulletin and full voting privileges in all MGSA elections, and 
  • The chance to compete for prestigious academic prizes. 
Keeping Greek Scholarship Vibrant through Academic Awards 

The MGSA awards four highly competitive prizes for Greek scholarship. Open to scholars at all points in their careers, these prizes make sure Greek studies are part of the scholarly conversation. 

The Edmund Keeley Book Prize is awarded to an author writing about modern Greece or a Hellenic theme, published originally in English. This prize contributes to the widespread dissemination of Greek scholarship in the English-speaking world. 

The Elizabeth Constantinides Memorial Translation Prize raises the profile of contemporary Greek literature by recognizing an exceptional, new translation into English of a literary work published in Modern Greek. 

The John O. Iatrides Best Dissertation Prize is awarded biennially at the MGSA Symposium for the best English-language dissertation on a Greek subject, serving to connect the humanities and social sciences with the post- Byzantine Greek world and
Greek diasporas. 

The 2015/2017 Victor S. Papacosma Graduate Student Essay Prize is awarded for an essay dealing with the post-Byzantine Greek world. This prize infuses the MGSA with fresh scholarly viewpoints and supports the recipient with a cash award, reimbursement for attendance of the Association’s Symposium, and one- year membership in the MGSA. 

Access to premier scholarship in the Journal of Modern Greek Studies 

The Journal of Modern Greek Studies amplifies the work of the MGSA by featuring scholarship from internationally renowned authors focusing on modern Greece, addressing topics ranging from anthropology and Byzantine studies to history and literature. Below is just a sample of the content enjoyed twice a year by MGSA members: 

  • Being Greek and an Economist while Greece is Burning! An Intimate Account of a Peculiar Tragedy
    by Yanis Varoufakis (Vol. 32.1) 
  • The Stereotyped “Greek Jew” from Auschwitz-Birkenau to Israeli Pop Culture
    by Katherine Fleming (Vol. 25.1) 
  • Still Waiting for Barbarians after 9/11?: Cavafy’s Reluctant Irony and the Language of the Future
    by Maria Boletsi (Vol. 32.1) 
  • Drawing Conclusions: Greek Antiquity, The €conomic Crisis, and Political Cartoons
    by Lauren E. Talalay (Vol. 31.2)