Call For Papers: Twelfth Annual International Graduate Student Conference In Modern Greek Studies

Advanced doctoral candidates from any institution are invited to submit proposals. We welcome proposals that draw on research relevant to any aspect of the modern Greek world, in both local and global contexts, from the 15th century to the present.

“Works in Progress: New Approaches”
Friday, May 1, 2020

The Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies at Princeton University announces our Twelfth Annual International Graduate Student Conference in Modern Greek Studies.

Papers may engage topics from any discipline in the humanities or the social sciences, including but not limited to language, literature, history, philosophy, the arts, architecture, media and film, anthropology, religion, and sociology. We are interested in transnational perspectives that highlight modern Greece’s links to wider geographical contexts such as the Balkans, the Mediterranean, the Middle East, and diaspora communities worldwide. Comparative and/or interdisciplinary approaches are particularly encouraged.

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, and heritage.

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. Each presentation will be followed by a short response and in-depth discussion of the paper. 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 26 – departure Sunday, May 3).

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.


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

How to Apply

Please submit abstracts of no more than 500 words by Friday, February 14, 2020. Abstracts should include reference to the theoretical and/or methodological approach(es) employed. All Greek (or other foreign) words should be transliterated. Each abstract should be accompanied by

  • cover letter (one page, maximum) reflecting on how the proposed paper relates to the dissertation-in-progress, and situating the applicant’s research within his/her academic field(s)
  • curriculum vitae
  • applicant's contact information (name, current affiliation, postal and e-mail addresses, tel. nos.)
  • name and e-mail address of an academic referee

Receipt of all submissions will be acknowledged. Applicants will be notified by Monday, March 2, 2020 regarding acceptance. Participants will be expected to submit the full text of their papers by Friday, April 10, 2020. Papers will be pre-circulated among speakers, chairs, and respondents.  Papers should be in English and presentations must not exceed 30 minutes.

Submissions should be e-mailed to: and with the subject line: “Modern Greek Studies Conference 2020 Proposal”.

Submissions by fax or hard copy will not be accepted.

Deadline: Friday, February 14, 2020

Program Committee
Fiona Antonelaki, Hellenic Studies
Kathleen Crown, Humanities
Elizabeth Davis, Anthropology
Karen Emmerich, Comparative Literature
Dimitri Gondicas, Humanities and Hellenic Studies
Molly Greene, History and Hellenic Studies
Ani Honarchiansaky, Hellenic Studies
Soo-Young Kim, Writing Program
Andras Kraft, Hellenic Studies
Vicky Manolopoulou, Hellenic Studies
Argyro Nicolaou, Hellenic Studies
Effie Rentzou, French and Italian
Jamie Reuland, Music
Teresa Shawcross, History and Hellenic Studies
Katerina Stergiopoulou, Classics
William Stroebel, Hellenic Studies
Panagiotis Theodoropoulos, Hellenic Studies

Secretary to the Committee:  William Theodorou, English