[MGSA-L] MGSA Innovative Initiatives Grant Recipients: October 2020 cycle

MGSA exec. director mgsa.org at gmail.com
Mon Nov 9 16:00:39 PST 2020

The MGSA is pleased to announce the award of two Innovative Initiatives
Grant in its October 2020 cycle.

In Fall 2020 the Innovative Initiatives Committee awarded $1,000 to a joint
project sponsored by *Dr. Maria Boletsi* (Marilena Laskaridis Chair of
Modern Greek Studies, University of Amsterdam) & *Dr. Dimitris Papanikolaou*
(University of Oxford) in connection with their proposal to migrate,
modernize and maintain a dedicated website for the project “Rethinking
Modern Greek Studies in the 21st century: A Cultural Analysis Network.”  The
objective is to host and archive a series of online roundtable discussions
planned for the course of the academic year 2020-2021 under the title
“Modern Greek Studies and Beyond: Local Cases, Global Debates.” The
modernization of the website would enhance the capacity to host, archive,
and update all of the network’s current and future events, including the
group's dedicated network blog. https://www.facebook.com/RethinkingMGS

The Committee also awarded $500 to *Dr. Maria Kaliambou* (Hellenic Studies
Program, Yale University) toward the organization of a one-day symposium
titled "The Greek Revolution and Greek Diaspora in North America," at Yale
University, in Fall 2021. The symposium will focus on the historical and
cultural impact of the Greek Revolution for the Greeks in North America,
and it will strive to document how North American Greek communities
perceive and enliven this milestone of modern Greek history. The symposium
will also discuss its contemporary significance in the identity formation
of those very communities and the mechanisms by which they cultivate the
memory of the Revolution.  The symposium is of significance for Greek
American Studies and Diaspora Studies because it is the first academic
attempt to bring the legacy of the war to the study of diasporic discourse.

Congratulations to our colleagues!

The next deadline is April* 1, 2021.*

Guidelines for proposal submission are available on our dedicated webpage:


Vangelis Calotychos
MGSA Executive Director
Visiting Associate Professor of Comparative Literature, Brown University
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