The Center for Hellenic Studies serves as a nucleus of activities concerned with Hellenic language, history and culture, political life, social issues, economy. With the study of Greece and Hellenism the Center aspires to educate and nurture students with the values of Hellenic civilization. It also aims to form strong bonds between the University and the Greek-American communities of Long Island and New York, and establish connections and interactions with educational and academic institutions in Greece.
- October 4th at 6pm: Dr. Michael Damergis, Iona Univ., 'Smyrna: Paradise is Burning'
- November 15th at 5pm: Dr. Kiki Gounaridou, Smith Coll., 'Female characters in the films of Pantelis Voulgaris'
Thank you Dr. Maria Athanasopoulou for creating this year's (2021-2022) Center for Hellenic Studies Newsletter!
- Christos P. Ioannides, Director of the Center for Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies, Queens College
- Kostis Kourelis, Assoc. Professor of Art History, Franklin and Marshall College
The Journey of Greek- and Cypriot-American Immigrants Competition
Supported by AHEPA Port Jefferson Chapter 319, District #6
The Center for Hellenic Studies is pleased to announce the 2nd annual essay competition, which focuses on documenting the experiences and history of people of Greek and Cypriot descent who immigrated to the US in the first half of the twentieth century, and who settled on Long Island, NY. The competition is open to all students. Students enrolled in the Hellenic Studies minor, or in Modern Greek classes are encouraged to participate.
The participants are expected to interview five senior Greek and Cypriot residents of Long Island and document how they were received and blended into the American culture, learned the language, and became established in the community as citizens of the United States. Correlations could be drawn to the current immigration environment. Access to senior Greek and Cypriot residents of Long Island will be facilitated by the AHEPA Chapter.
The essays will be submitted to the Center of Hellenic Studies. A committee of faculty will review the submissions and select the winners of the competition, who will receive an award of $1,000 sponsored by the AHEPA Port Jefferson Chapter 319, District #6.
Timeline (specific dates will be determined):
October 2021 – Announcement of the competition
March 2022 – Deadline to submit the essays
April 2022 – Announcement of the winner of the competition
May 2022 – Award ceremony
The faculty associated with the Center for Hellenic Studies (Professors Stella Tsirka, Nikos Panou, and Maria Athanasopoulou) are available to advise, help and support the students as they conduct their research and prepare their essays. Students may register for EUR487 Independent Project in European Studies upon consultation with the faculty. Please contact Prof. Stella Tsirka (email@example.com) for details and clarifications.
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