In September 2016, the Modern Greek Studies program at Brown received generous support from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation USA, for a five year position in Modern Greek literature in the department of Comparative Literature, co- funded by the office of the Dean of the Faculty.
Congratulations to Christopher Jotischky-Hull (PhD, Classics) for winning the Modern Greek Studies Association2019 Victor Papacosma Essay Prize for his essay entitled, The Crowning of the Lyre: Andréas Kálvos and the Appropriation of Pindaric Imagery in Nineteenth-Century Greek Diasporic Poetics!
Transient Matter is a student-organized and curated exhibition of artifacts linked to the migrant and border crossing experience, and collected from the island of Lesvos, on the Greek-Turkish Border. The exhibition was prepared as part of the course, MGRK 1210 "A Migration Crisis? Displacement, Materiality, and Experience", taught by Professor Yannis Hamilakis.
On Tuesday May 8, 2019, the Greek Consul, Stratos Efthymiou, based in Boston, made an informal visit to Brown for discussions with Elsa Amanatidou, Director of the Modern Greek Studies program, and the Classics Department. Whilst on campus, he was able to visit the Hay Library to see the portrait of Gridley Howe, an American who played an important role in the Greek War of Independence.