Roderick Beaton Wins the Runciman Award 2021 with ‘Greece: Biography of a Modern Nation’

The winner of the Anglo-Hellenic League Runciman Award 2021 is Roderick Beaton for Greece: Biography of a Modern Nation (London: Allen Lane 2019). In winning the Runciman Award for a fourth time, Prof. Beaton has set a new record of achievement. Announcing the result of this year’s competition, Prof. Peter Frankopan, the chair of judges, said: ‘We were luckyContinue reading “Roderick Beaton Wins the Runciman Award 2021 with ‘Greece: Biography of a Modern Nation’”

PART 2: The BBC Greek Service at Bush House

Watch our second interview session on the topic of the BBC Greek Service, which was situated in Bush House on the Strand from 1939 through 2005. This interview, too, is hosted by Koraes Professor Gonda Van Steen, in conversation with Dr Fiona Antonelaki, Postdoctoral Fellow at Princeton University’s Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies, who focuses onContinue reading “PART 2: The BBC Greek Service at Bush House”

INTERVIEW: Prof Dimitris Papanikolaou on the BBC Greek Service at Bush House

Watch an interview with Professor Dimitris Papanikolaou (Oxford) on the topic of the BBC Greek Service (1939-2005), which was situated in Bush House on the Strand. A second interview, again hosted by Koraes Professor Gonda Van Steen, will feature the work of a research team that will be delving into the archives of the BBC Greek Service.

International History Now: The Greek Revolution

Contributed by Dr George Giannakopoulos, Visiting Fellow, Centre for Hellenic Studies, King’s College London. George is also the author of this essay published in Jacobin Magazine on 25 March 2021. Take a look at this recent episode in the podcast series ‘International History Now’, which I produce with my LSE-based colleague Dr. Dina Gusejnova. InContinue reading “International History Now: The Greek Revolution”

INTERVIEW: Konstantinos Kalantzis

Prof Gonda Van Steen interviews Dr Kostis Kalantzis. He is currently a lecturer at the Department of Culture, Creative Media and Industries at the University of Thessaly (Volos, Greece). His new book, ‘Tradition in the Frame’, explores the ambivalence of a society expected to conform to outsiders’ perception of the traditional even as it strivesContinue reading “INTERVIEW: Konstantinos Kalantzis”

PODCAST: Introduction to 21in21

Take a listen to this podcast introduction to the 21in21 events programme. It draws special attention to the upcoming and very timely panel discussion of January 28, 2021, hosted by Professor Kevin Featherstone, Director of the Hellenic Observatory at LSE. The other speakers are Koraes Professor Gonda Van Steen and Dr George Giannakopoulos (King’s CollegeContinue reading “PODCAST: Introduction to 21in21”

PODCAST: Dr Joanna Eleftheriou

In conversation with Prof. Gonda Van Steen, with the generous technical support of Dr George Giannakopoulos, King’s College London, and with special thanks to Dr Marios Psaras, Cultural Counsellor, CHC An interview about This Way Back, a Cyprus-focused memoir published by Joanna Eleftheriou on 1 October 2020, here presented as part of the Cyprus@60 Online Festival, organisedContinue reading “PODCAST: Dr Joanna Eleftheriou”

Beyond Words: History and Translation in Modern Greek Fiction

We are delighted to invite you to a Virtual Panel Discussion organised in collaboration with British School at Athens and Aiora Press on Friday 2 October at 6pm (UK) / 8pm (Greece). Speakers: David Ricks (King’s College London) Karen Emmerich (Princeton) Lambrini Kouzeli (journalist and translator) Joshua Barley (translator) Abstract: a panel discussion exploring howContinue reading “Beyond Words: History and Translation in Modern Greek Fiction”