The CENSUS in 2020-2021
New collaboration for the CENSUS: Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation - University of Amsterdam (Marilena Laskaridis Endowed Chair of Modern Greek Studies)
With the support of the Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation, the CENSUS project has begun a new collaboration with the Marilena Laskaridis Endowed Chair of Modern Greek Studies at the University of Amsterdam. Support in the form of a grant from the Foundation is enabling a new initiative whereby select faculty and students connected with the Marilena Laskaridis Chair in Amsterdam are participating in research for the CENSUS through seminars begun in Amsterdam and continuing (through transatlantic connections) online. The collaboration has been facilitated by Prof. Maria Boletsi, incumbent of the Marilena Laskaridis Chair, and Dr. Tatiana Markaki, Chair of the Dept. of Modern Greek Language and Culture.
The initial phase of the collaboration supported by the Foundation’s grant ran throughout the spring of 2020. The CENSUS team is pleased to announce that the Foundation subsequently renewed its grant for the second semester of 2020 as well as now again for the first semester of 2021, and that the successful collaboration with the University of Amsterdam is continuing. The Foundation is also supporting research development at the CENSUS’ home base in Boston (USA).
The research assistants collaborating with the CENSUS project in Amsterdam are:
- Αnthi Argyriou (PhD Candidate at the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis; Faculty of Humanities, University of Amsterdam).
- Georgios-Evgenios Douliakas (MA Comparative Literature and Cultural Analysis, Leiden University; PhD Candidate at the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis; Faculty of Humanities, University of Amsterdam).
- Dr. Charalambos Passalis (philologist, guest lecturer at the Department of Modern Greek Studies of the University of Amsterdam, 2019-2021).
More information can be found on the following websites: Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation and the Dutch Society for Modern Greek Studies (NGNS).
Looking ahead to 2021:
The CENSUS project is aiming at releasing its first results in 2021, as one of the 130 international projects promoted under the aegis of "Πρωτοβουλία 1821-2021" ('Initiative 1821-2021'). A presentation of the (extensive) section “AUTHORS 19th-21st c.” — to coincide with the celebration of the two hundredth anniversary of the Greek Revolution — is expected to take place at the Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation. See more on our Media page.
CENSUS-related lecture (Dec. 3, 2020)
Dia Philippides delivered a presentation on modern Greek literature and culture to the Boston College Association of Retired Faculty (BCARF). The presentation, titled “As you set out for Ithaka…: a (contemporary) literary and cultural ‘cruise’ to Greece’s sunny land", included a research coda on the CENSUS project, its research team, and the project's current supporters and outlook.