Welcome to Modern Greek Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). Our program has reached a historic milestone with many reasons to celebrate. We are pleased to announce that the program status has been upgraded from a language program at the Department of Linguistics into a comprehensive cultural program as an independent unit at the School of Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics (SLCL).
The Program in Modern Greek Studies continues to grow by offering more culture courses, further promoting research in Modern Hellenic Studies, and maintaining the program's high visibility and outreach with various academic and cultural events throughout the school year. Recent outreach efforts have succeeded in bringing many of the world's leading lights in Modern Hellenic Studies to campus to deliver invited lectures, providing special opportunities for students and faculty interaction throughout the university. Among these are: Professors Kevin Featherstone of London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London; Molly Greene of Princeton University; Thomas W. Gallant, University of California at San Diego; Stathis Kalyvas of Yale University; Mark Mazower of Columbia University; and Thanos Veremis, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and Deputy Mayor of Athens.
1) Dr. Stefanos Katsikas, Director, Program in Modern Greek Studies, University of Illinois, School of Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics (SLCL), 3092D
Foreign Languages Building, 707 S. Matthews Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
Tel: (+1) 217.300.7188
Fax: (+1) 217.244.8430
2) Anthony Pomonis, Assistant Director of Development, University of Illinois, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences,
2111 S. Oak St., Champaign, IL 61821
Tel: (+1) 217.300.3470
3) Or visit the "Giving" page.
The program stimulates the discovery and diffusion of knowledge about the language, literature, arts, history, politics, economy, and society of modern Greece and explores past and current perspectives on Hellenism. This multi-disciplinary program defines its scope broadly to include not only post-independent Greece but also the period of Ottoman rule and later Byzantine Empire along with those aspects of early Byzantine, Hellenistic, and Classical times that have a bearing on the modern period. Objectives include:
We hope you enjoy browsing our pages and learning more about our work. We look forward to welcoming you to our classes and program events.