The Faculty of Humanities at the University of Amsterdam announced two (2) visiting research fellowships in the context of Marilena Laskaridis Endowed Char of Modern Greek Studies .

The fellowships are sponsored by the Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation, aiming to promote research in the field of Modern Greek Studies. For the academic year 2020-2021, one (1) fellowship will be offered to an early-career scholar (with a PhD not earlier than 2014) for a period of 10 months, and one (1) fellowship will be offered to a more experienced scholar (with a PhD between 2000 and 2014) for a period of 5 months.

For more information and applications, please visit the University’s webpage here.

Prof. Dr Maria Boletsi, who holds the Marilena Laskarids Endowed Chair of Modern Greek Studies, has already undertaken a multitude of activities in the Chair’s context. In addition to her academic duties at the University of Amsterdam, she continues her research, while creating collaborations, organizing workshops, partaking in various projects and lecturing.

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The Marilena Laskaridis Endowed Chair was established by the Dutch Society of Modern Greek Studies, a foundation that promotes research and education of Modern Greek language, literature, history and culture in the widest sense. The chair is chiefly financed by the Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation, which aims to promote Greek arts and letters in Greece and abroad. The Chair bears the name of the late Marilena Laskaridis, former Vice-President of the Foundation. The Ministry of Education and Culture of the Republic of Cyprus, as well as the Dutch Society of Modern Greek Studies, also contribute to the chair’s funding.

The University of Amsterdam is the largest academic institution in the Netherlads and is historicaly linked with Greek intellect. Several letters of Adamantios Korais, a leading figure of Greek Enlightenment, are kept in the University’s library. Moreover the Department of Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies has been producing for decades work of great scientific value. The Marilena Laskaridis Chair of Modern Greek Studies at the University of Amsterdam is one of the few of its kind in Western Europe.