Farewell Reception for Modern Greek Studies – University of Copenhagen

Farewell Reception for Modern Greek Studies

This reception marks the end of fifty years of teaching and research at the University of Copenhagen in all aspects of post-Classical Greek: language, culture, history, social studies, from nomadic people to Greek dialects, from Byzantine paleography to civil war, from Greek-Danish relations to Greek and Danish schoolchildren's perceptions of Europe, from aspect in the future tense to high standard pedagogics of language teaching, from medieval Greek to contemporary Orthodox theology, through every period of Greek literature, encompassing new golden ages and extremist dawns, economic crises and much much more.

It is this wealth of teaching and research that we will celebrate and to which we will bid farewell in a blend of ouzo and Greek sparkling wine with perhaps some melodies delightful as well as sad!

Your presence at the reception will be welcomed and appreciated as a sign of the continuing interest in Modern Greek Studies, beyond and in spite of the decision taken by the University of Copenhagen.

For the sake of catering, please register by notifying Trine Stauning Willert at tsw@hum.ku.dk in advance if possible. But all are welcome even without previous registration!  

The reception is generously supported as the final endeavor of the Sophia Scopetéa Fund whose purpose has been to promote the study of Modern Greek at the University of Copenhagen.

The reception is also the end of a series of exciting events about Modern Greek history and culture. These events are part of the international workshop Hi/Stories in Contemporary Greek Culture: The Entanglements of History and the Arts since 1989.

A detailed programme of the workshop can be found here: https://ccrs.ku.dk/calendar/2016/histories-in-contemporary-greek-culture/  

And here are links to single events directed towards a broader public: https://ccrs.ku.dk/calendar/2016/greek-history-in-greek-fiction/ https://ccrs.ku.dk/calendar/2016/greek-crisis/ https://ccrs.ku.dk/calendar/2016/photography-and-humanitarianism/ https://ccrs.ku.dk/calendar/2016/past--present--future-in-contemporary-greek-film/