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”
The Hellenic Centre has put together an exciting programme of events to commemorate the bicentenary of the Greek War of Independence. This programme can be downloaded below.
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”
The 2020 edition of CHS’ newsletter is available to read below.
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”
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”
Our friends at the British School at Athens are already preparing for 2021, the bicentennial of the start of the Greek War of Independence. They’ve launched #21poemsinto21, 21 modern Greek poems read by twenty-first-century philhellenes. Prof. Gonda Van Steen, director of the Centre for Hellenic Studies at KCL, read Kostas Karyotakis’ ‘Delphic Festival’ (featured above). The whole seriesContinue reading “21 Poems Into 21”
‘Towards an English Translation of Andreas Karkavitsas’ The Archaeologist (1904)’ Johanna Hanink (Brown University) is working on a translation of Andreas Karkavitsas’ 1904 novella ‘The Archaeologist’, to be published in 2021 with Penguin Classics. This will be the first Penguin Classic edition of a work by a Modern Greek prose author. The novella, written inContinue reading “PODCAST: KCL Departmental Seminar With Johanna Hanink”
Prof Gonda Van Steen interviews Yannis Zervos, author of Passage to Paradise (2020), about his new work.