Calls for Papers/Jan 12, 2023

Fifteenth Annual International Graduate Student Conference In Modern Greek Studies

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Fifteenth Annual International Graduate Student Conference In Modern Greek Studies, Princeton University, May 5, 2023

The Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies at Princeton University announces our Fifteenth Annual International Graduate Student Conference in Modern Greek Studies. We invite advanced doctoral candidates to submit proposals for papers on any aspect of the early modern and/or modern Greek world, from the fifteenth century to the present. This conference aims to provide a platform for a small number of outstanding doctoral students to exchange ideas with the Princeton Hellenic Studies academic community. 

Papers for this conference may engage with topics from any discipline in the humanities or the social sciences, including but not limited to linguistics, literature, history, philosophy, visual and material culture, the creative arts, architecture, media and film, anthropology, religion, and sociology. We are especially interested in transnational and/or comparative perspectives that highlight Greece’s interactions and connections to wider cultural or geographical contexts, such as the Balkans, the Mediterranean, the Middle East, and diaspora communities worldwide. Comparative and/or interdisciplinary approaches are particularly encouraged. Papers at previous conferences have addressed questions of identity, migration, gender and sexuality, contemporary politics and society, international relations, media representations, religion, diaspora, reception and translation studies, cultural memory, environment, architecture, and heritage.

We invite submissions from doctoral candidates who are at the final stages of their dissertation work and are enrolled as graduate students at the time of the conference.

Each selected participant will be assigned a mentor, a Hellenic Studies postdoctoral fellow, with whom to confer about their papers and preparation of their presentations, their dissertations and other research, as well as future professional opportunities.

The conference will bring together six outstanding doctoral students for a week-long visit to Princeton, culminating in an intensive day of presentations and intellectual exchange.

In addition to their participation at the conference, speakers will have the opportunity to meet with Princeton faculty, graduate students and visiting scholars, to access the Princeton Hellenic Collections, and to take part in a range of activities over the course of their week-long stay in Princeton (arrival Sunday, April 30  – departure Sunday, May 7).

The Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies will cover participants' travel expenses (economy class) to Princeton, at the lowest available rates. Each speaker will be offered shared (double-occupancy, with another conference participant) accommodation for seven nights, as well as some meals during their stay in Princeton.