The CENSUS in 2020
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. 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 phase of the collaboration that is supported by the Foundation’s grant is set to run throughout the spring of 2020. The current grant 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)
- Dr. Charalambos Passalis (philologist, guest lecturer at the Department of Modern Greek Studies of the University of Amsterdam, 2019-2020).
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 initiatives 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.