Crisis and Innovation in Modern Greece

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY:  Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies

International Graduate Student Conference

“Crisis and Innovation in Modern Greece”

Princeton University, May 4, 2012


The Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies at Princeton University announces the fourth International Graduate Student Conference in Modern Greek Studies.

Submissions are invited from doctoral candidates at the final stages
of their dissertation work.  We seek proposals for papers that explore
the interplay between moments of crisis and processes of innovation in
modern Greece. Our primary aim is to discuss these two concepts, to
explore their relationship and indicate their role in Greek social,
political, and cultural life from the early modern period to the
present. Possible research areas include institutions, policies,
practices, discourses, and identities. We welcome submissions from
various disciplines, such as anthropology, art history, film studies,
economics, history, literary criticism, political science, and
sociology.  Comparative or interdisciplinary approaches are welcome.
Papers should be in English, and must not exceed 30 minutes.

Please submit abstracts of approximately 350 words no later than
February 3, 2012. All Greek words should be transliterated. Each
abstract should be accompanied by a cover letter, including (i) a
curriculum vitae; (ii) a brief statement how the proposed paper
connects with the dissertation-in-progress; (iii) the applicant’s
contact details (name, current affiliation, postal and e-mail
addresses; tel. nos.); (iv) the names and e-mail addresses of two
academic referees, including the dissertation supervisor and one other
person familiar with the candidate’s current research.

Receipt of all submissions will be acknowledged. The applicants will
be notified by February 24, 2012, whether their submissions have been
accepted. Participants will be expected to submit the full text of
their papers by April 13, 2012. Papers will be precirculated among
conference speakers, chairs, and respondents.

The Center for Hellenic Studies will cover participants’ travel
expenses to Princeton, and will offer shared (double-occupancy)
accommodation (up to four nights), as well as some meals on the days
of the conference.

Submissions should be e-mailed to:  and

(Submissions by fax or hard copy will not be accepted.)

Deadline: February 3, 2012

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