Modern Greek Studies Association of Australia and New Zealand.
Third biennial conference to be held at the University of Melbourne, Sunday 29 September to Wednsday 2 October 1996.
Papers are invited to explore the directions taken by Greek Culture in the recent past and the present, and the implications for the future, as well as to investigate the constructs tradition, innovation, evolution with reference to the culture of Greece, Cyprus and the Greek Diaspora.
The conference aims to accommodate a broad range of interests among Neohellenists, and it is hoped that participants will bring insights to the exploration of the theme from a diversity of disciplines, including cultural studies, linguistics, literary criticism, pedagogy, politics and social anthropology.
The conference will also receive and discuss reports on the teaching of Modern Greek in Australia, New Zealand and elsewhere, and will include a general meeting of the Association.
Papers may be either in English or in Greek. 200-word abstracts of proposed
papers should reach the convenors by Friday 16 February 1996 at the following
The HLS will exhibit a large selection of books (several thousand) printed in both the English and the Greek languages, representing all disciples and interests in Greek literature: from classical and contemporary art, history, culture, literature and religion to children's books, schoolbooks, language courses, travel guides and cookbooks. Throughout the two days of the exhibit there will also be numerous lectures and workshops on Greek literature. We are inviting all persons of Greek heritage, philhellenes, as well as everybody else to participate in this event of international importance, and experience THE BEST THAT IS GREECE.
The HLS is a non-profit organization and is managed entirely by volunteers. It's mission is to promote the richness of the Hellenic civilization and its vast culture. This undertaking requires support in all forms. If you are able to give of your time, and your talent to mount this exhibition please contact us. In addition to volunteers, there is a viable need for financial support as well. Contributions are tax deductible .
THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF GREECE, by William Biers
A comprehensive introduction to Greek archaeology includes chapters on the Minoans, the Mycemaeans, and the Dark Ages down through the Hellenistic Age. Each of these chapters begins with a sketch of the political, economic and social background. A short epilogue deals with a few examples of architecture and sculpture of early Imperial date to illustrate the blending of Greek and Roman elements .....
346 pgs, 8.2x9.6 inches, Paper $19.95
THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER by R. Garland
Drawing on classical drama and poetry, historical works, medical tracts, vase painting and sculpture, mythology, and ethnography, the author examines the high incidence of disability and deformity among the Greek and Roman population. From the deaf, the blind, and the lame to hunchbacks, dwarfs, and giants, he explores the lives of the handicapped and their place in ancient society. Garland discusses medical treatments, jobs available to the disabled, religious and scientific explanations for congenital deformities, and the prevalence of belief in monstrous races.
222 pgs, 6.4x9.5 inches, Cloth $39.95
GREECE AND THE INTER-WAR ECONOMIC CRISIS by Mark Mazower
This study of Greece in the inter-war period of the great depression demonstrates that there was no simple correlation between economic and political crisis. Drawing on detailed research, the author explores how an underdeveloped country like Greece was able to recover so quickly from the economic crisis. He examines the complex processes involved, showing how recovery, like crisis, threatened prevailing notions of the relationship between state and society, and undermining ruling alites. He also shows how the rapid economic recovery of the Greeks after 1932 was succeeded in 1936 by the establishment of the Metaxas dictatorship.
334 pgs, 5.8x8.8 inches, Cloth $69.00
GREECE PREPARES FOR THE 21ST CENTURY, by D. Constas & T.G. Stavrou
At the end of the 20th century, Greece stands poised between tradition and modernity, with some institutions, such as the Orthodox church, rooted in the past, and others, such as the European Union. tugging toward the future. Greece is striving to modernize its economy and its culture as it confronts the aftermath of the cold war, especially the breakup of Yugoslavia and the demands of European Union membership.
319 pages, 6.0x9.0 inches. Paper - $17.50, Cloth - $55.00
SXOLIKO 0EATRO Tomos B', tou Giavvn Smyrviotakn
Gia tis avwteres ta3eis tou Dnmotikou Sxoleiou. Periexei plnrn 0eatrika erga gia tnv 28n Oktwbriou (2) gia ta Xristougevva kai tnv Prwtoxrovia (5), tnv 25n Martiou (6), kai gia tn ln3n twv ma0nmatwv (3).
189 selides, 6.6x9.5 intses, Paper $17.00
SXOLIKO 0EATRO Tomos G', tou Giavvn Smyrviotakn
Gia megala paidia kai veous. Periexei plnrn 0eatrika erga gia tnv 28n Oktwbriou (1) gia ta Xristougevva kai tnv Prwtoxrovia (7), tnv 25n Martiou (2), kai diafora 0eatrika erga.
189 selides, 6.6x9.5 intses, Paper $17.00
GIVE TO YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS,
TO GREEKS AND NON-GREEK ALIKE,
A GIFT THEY WILL NEVER FORGET ....
A BOOK OF GREEK LITERATURE
October 20 * Boston, MA - Gala Fundraiser for the Greek Institute.
Dinner and dance and sort film on the ancient Olympics.The 57 Restaurant. RSVP: (617) 547-4770.
October 21 * New York - Greek American Women's Network Conference.
GAWN's fourth national conference "Yesterday's Demands-Tomorrow's Expectations: Women in the Year 2000." Intercontinental Hotel. (310) 471-5003.
October 23 & 25 * Athens, Greece - Vasso Papantoniou, Song Recital.
Janis Vakarelis, piano; Elena Papandreou, guitar; and Maria Bildea, harp. Dimitris Mitropoulos Hall. (01) 728-2333.
October 27 * New York, NY - HANAC's 22nd Annual Dinner Dance.
This year the Hellenic American Neighborhood Action Committee honors John Kapioltas, chairman & C.E.O. of ITT Sheraton. The Plaza Hotel. RSVP: (212) 964-9815.
November 2-5 * Cambridge, MA - Modern Greek Studies Association 1995 International Symposium.
Harvard University. Papers on topics that concern Greece, Greeks, and Greek Americans, a Reading of Greek American poetry, a discussion of New Greek cinema, Keynote Address by Nicos Mouzelis, London School of Economics, and Plenary Sessions on the Humanities and the Social Sciences. (203) 392-5668. The Moder.
January 5-22 * Baltimore, MD - Travel-study course on the Histoty of Crete.
The History department of Towson State University. Involves a trip to Greece. Contact A. Blumfield (410) 830-2911, TSU. Towson MD 21204.
Cosmos Publishing Company - NJ, 201-664-3494: Books of Greek Literature (Mail order)
The GreekAmerican - NY, 718-626-7676: Weekly Newspaper (in English)
The Hellenic American Network - NJ, 201-666-7374: Mail order advertising, reaching over 1,000,000 Greek-Americans and 120,000 Canadian-Americans.