Jan
26

Greek Play 2018: Medea

Euripides’ brutal tragedy is re-imagined in early twentieth century London as a cautionary tale about maligning the marginalised. A play once used to protest for women’s suffrage, this new production celebrates the centenary of that cause’s extraordinary first victory in 1918 while a taking hard look at on-going inequality in the UK today. To mark the sixty-fifth annual Greek Play at King’s College London, Medea will be performed in a […]

Feb
14

Between China and the Viking North

Between China and the Viking North: A group of 9th/10th-century Byzantine silverware as evidence of mediaeval cross-cultural interchange A King’s College Centre for Hellenic Studies seminar. Byzantine metalwork holds a special place among the crafted objects that provide evidence of long distance contacts in the medieval period. It could be highly susceptive to foreign traditions, and was often regarded and used by foreigners as a status commodity in its own right. […]

Dec
21

Greek-Alphabet English: Multilingual writing and trans-scripting in digital communication

This presentation focuses on multilingual writing as ideological social practice and looks into phenomena of vernacular creativity where perceived boundaries between languages and codes are playfully crossed and transgressed. With regards to spelling and writing, vernacular creativities can be manifest in instances of trans-scripting or ‘script-focused translanguaging’ (Androutsopoulos 2015) where language forms associated with a particular code are represented in the writing system of another. Drawing on a three-year ‘guerilla […]

Sep
15

Byron: The Poetry of Politics and the Politics of Poetry

Book launch Edited by Roderick Beaton and Christine Kenyon Jones, based on a selection of papers given at the 39th International Byron Conference in 2013 (volume 18 in the series Publications of the Centre for Hellenic Studies, King’s College London), with the editors, Lord (Robin) Byron and Dr Alan Rawes (University of Manchester) [part of the Modern Greek Studies seminar series] About the Book ‘It is no great matter, supposing […]

Sep
15

John II Komnenos, Emperor of Byzantium: In the Shadow of Father and Son

Book launch Edited by Alessandra Bucossi and Alex Rodriguez Suarez, (volume 17 in the series Publications of the Centre for Hellenic Studies, King’s College London)[part of the Late Antique & Byzantine Studies seminar series, please note later start time] Council Room, King’s Building, Strand Campus

Jun
09

Sounds of the Hellenic world

An afternoon and evening celebrating the musical traditions of Greece, followed by a morning workshop on music and the current crisis in Greece. Hosted by the Department of Classics, the Centre for Hellenic Studies and the Department of Music, with the collaboration of the Onassis Cultural Centre, Athens, and the Athens Conservatoire. Thanks to generous additional sponsorship, this event, including the Sokratis Sinopoulos Quartet concert, is now FREE OF CHARGE […]

Feb
05

Trust, faith and confidence

The aim of the paper is to propose an exploration of the notion of trust/pistis as encountered in social representations and everyday practices, based on ethnographic research in Greece.  The term trust and its corollaries faith,confidence, trustworthiness, among others, relate to multiple spheres of social relations, politics, economics or religion, while they are associated to large semantic fields that can be compared within and across cultural and linguistic groups. Trust […]

Jan
28

Who were the Greeks? New insights from Linguistics and Genetics

King’s College’s Runciman Lecture 2016 The ‘Coming of the Greeks’ was often placed in the so-called ‘Dark Ages’ around 1000 BC, until the decipherment of the Minoan Linear B script showed that the Mycenaeans were speaking a form of the Greek language some 500 years earlier. The earlier prehistory of the population of Greece remains controversial. The lecture will seek to review the fresh evidence made available by archaeology, by […]

Jan
21

Yanis Varoufakis at the Professor Shaun Hargreaves Heap inaugural lecture

We can do things together that we cannot do in isolation, not least because acting in concert enables a division of labour. But the difficulty in acting together is that people often have to trust each other. They also have to forego the opportunities to free ride on other people’s cooperation because when everyone is hitching a lift, nobody is doing the driving. This lecture examines what experiments in decision making tell us […]

Jan
21

Yanis Varoufakis at King’s: The curious case of the Greek bailout

The Department of Political Economy  and King’s Economics and Finance Society welcomes Yanis Varoufakis, former Finance Minsiter of Greece, to King’s College London on Monday, 25 January to speak on: Creditors who do not want their money back: the curious case of the Greek bailout, and its implications for Britain and the EU. Register for your ticket: Yanis Varoufakis at King’s Lecture: 6.30-8.00pm Reception: 8pm at the Waterloo Campus Restaurant […]