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Centre for Hellenic Studies Public Events

Through its regular series of seminars, colloquia, public lectures and international conferences, the Centre for Hellenic Studies is a concentrated force for the advancement of research in all aspects of Hellenic culture.

All its activities are free, open to the public and designed to be accessible to a wide audience.

Public Events Diary 2018-19
Seminars and events series

Weekly CHS seminars in Late Antique & Byzantine Studies take place at the Strand Campus as follows:

Alternate Tuesdays during teaching terms at 17.30
Late Antique & Byzantine seminar series

The Modern Greek Studies events series takes place throughout the academic year.

Calendar of events
Semester 1

Tuesday 25 September, 17.30
Understanding settlements in Byzantine Greece: Old data and new approaches for the Peloponnese (11th -12th centuries)
K2.29 Council Room
A seminar with Maria Papadaki (University of Edinburgh / University of Patras). Part of the Late Antique & Byzantine studies seminar series. 

Monday 1 October, 17.30
Launch of the book The Warm South: How the Mediterranean Shaped the British Imagination (Yale University Press), by Robert Holland
River Room
With a talk by the author, preceded by presentation of the annual Schilizzi Scholarships.

Tuesday 9 October, 17.30
Equines and the margins of Byzantine power: Humility or humiliation?
K2.29 Council Room
A seminar with Maroula Perisanidi (University of Leeds). Part of the Late Antique & Byzantine studies seminar series.

Tuesday 23 October, 17.30
Identifying Medieval burials – what to do with unexpected Byzantines?
River Room
A seminar with Sophie Moore. Part of the Late Antique & Byzantine studies seminar series.

Tuesday 13 November, 17.30
Revising the chronology of Late Antique Ephesus: Urban phasing and epigraphic landscapes
K2.29 Council Room
A seminar with Luke Lavan (University of Kent). Part of the Late Antique & Byzantine studies seminar series.

Monday 19 November, 17.30
Multilingualism in a buffer zone community: Insights from the linguistic landscape of Nicosia’s Green Line.
K0.31 Small Committee Room
A seminar with Christiana Themistocleous (Reading).

Tuesday 20 November 2018, 19.00
Annual Greek Archaeological Committee UK (GACUK) lecture by Professor Emeritus Stelios Andreou, The late prehistoric polities of the Thermaic Gulf:  Recent archaeological research at Thessaloniki Toumba and the Anthemous Valley
Great Hall

Monday 26 November 2018, 19.00
The London Hellenic Prize 2017: Award Ceremony 
Great Hall

 

Semester 2

Tuesday 22 January 2019, 17.30
A Rus traveller in Constantinople
K2.29 Council Room
A seminar with Alexandra Vukovich (University of Cambridge). Part of the Late Antique & Byzantine studies seminar series.

Wednesday 23 January, 18.00
Modern Greek literature through a translator's lens.
K2.29 Council Room
With the British School at Athens in collaboration with Aiora Press, kindly supported by Creative Europe programme. Participants: Patricia Barbeito (Rhode Island School of Design), Victoria Hislop (author), Panos Karnezis (author), David Ricks (King’s College London). Chaired by Professor Emeritus Roderick Beaton (King’s College London). Part of the Modern Greek Studies events series.

Tuesday 5 February, 17.30
Commemorative religious processions in Byzantine Constantinople
K2.29 Council Room
A seminar with Vicky Manolopoulou (King’s College London). Part of the Late Antique & Byzantine studies seminar series.

Thursday 7 February 2019, 18.00
The 28th annual Runciman lecture by Professor Richard Martin (Stanford University), ‘Poor the house on Homer’s shores’: Ancient epic and modern Greek song;
Great Hall
Introduced by the Director, Professor Gonda Van Steen, vote of thanks by Professor Ahuvia Kahane (Royal Holloway University of London). The lecture is preceded by Orthodox Vespers in the Chapel at 17.15. The event is sponsored by Matti Egon and the late Nicholas Egon. 

Monday 11 February, 17.30
On continuity: From the Hellenistic Jews to the Romaniotim of Modern Greece. Greek Turkish Encounters (jointly with SOAS).
River Room, King's Building 
A seminar with Johannes Niehoff-Panagiotidis (Freie Universität, Berlin). 

Tuesday 26 February, 17.30
Approaching Byzantine slavery
K2.29 Council Room
A seminar with Marek Jankowiak (Oxford). Part of the Late Antique & Byzantine studies seminar series.

Tuesday 12 March, 17.30
Foreign trade in the early Byzantine Empire: beyond the Silk Road
River Room
A seminar with Rebecca Darley (Birkbeck). Part of the Late Antique & Byzantine studies seminar series.

Wednesday 13 March, 18.30
The 6th annual Rumble Fund lecture in Classical Art 2019 - Looking East: Early Christian art outside the world of Christian Hegemony
Bush House Auditorium, King's College London, London WC2R 4BG
Presented by the Centre for Hellenic Studies and the Department of Classics
 

Monday 18 March, 17.30
Out with the bases of death’: Andreas Papandreou, Greece and the peace movement during the Euromissile crisis
K2.29 Council Room
A seminar with Eirini Karamouzi (University of Sheffield and British School at Athens). Part of the Modern Greek Studies events series.

Tuesday 26 March, 17.30
The earliest traces of Christianisation from northeastern Italy and a newly discovered late antique inscription from Venice
K2.29 Council Room
A seminar with Lorenzo Calvelli (Venice). Part of the Late Antique & Byzantine studies seminar series.

Thursday 9 May 2019, 10.00-18.00
Workshop: ‘It sounds Greek to me’: Greek art music since the nineteenth century, under the auspices of the EU-funded project GRIDAMUS: Greek Identity in Art Music since the Early Nineteenth Century: Towards an Interdisciplinary Methodology. Part of the Modern Greek Studies events series.
K2.29 Council Room

Thursday 23 May 2019, 18.30
Niki Marangou Lecture, sponsored by Mr Constantis Candounas 
Safra Lecture Theatre
‘Blowing up the Parthenon': Greek antiquity as a burden and as a rival on the modern Greek stage, Vayos Liapis (Open University of Cyprus). Part of the Modern Greek Studies events series.

Monday 17 June 2019, 18.00
Annual Katie Lentakis award, with the Anglo-Hellenic League
K2.29 Council Room

 

 

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