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

Neni Panourgia np255 at columbia.edu
Tue Nov 10 09:17:59 PST 2020

Warmest congratulations to the recipients and to the committee for 
recognizing their merit!

All very best wishes,



Professor Neni Panourgiá

Justice in Education, Academic Adviser
Prison Education Program,
Heyman Center for the Humanities, Rm 100
Columbia University,
New York, NY 10027
Tel. 212-854-1277

Editor-in-Chief, Anthropology and Humanism, 2020-2023
(with Katrina Daly Thompson)

Most recent publication
Λέρος. Η γραμματική του εγκλεισμού
Leros. The Grammar of Confinement
Dangerous Citizens. The Greek Left and the Terror of the State


On 11/9/2020 7:00 PM, MGSA exec. director wrote:
> 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 
> <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:
> **
> https://www.mgsa.org/Initiatives/innovation.html 
> <https://www.mgsa.org/Initiatives/innovation.html>
> -- 
> Vangelis Calotychos
> MGSA Executive Director
> Visiting Associate Professor of Comparative Literature, Brown University
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