With the support of the Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation, the Marilena Laskaridis Endowed Chair of Modern Greek Studies at the University of Amsterdam has begun a new collaboration with the CENSUS of Modern Greek Literature project, which is led by Wim Bakker (Prof. Emeritus, Byzantine and Modern Greek Philology, University of Amsterdam) and Dia Philippides (Prof. Emerita, Classical Studies, Boston College).

The CENSUS is a forthcoming bibliography of modern Greek literature for speakers of English. Its distinguishing characteristics include: the broad range of its coverage, the unique depth of detail in its descriptions, and the links it provides to other standard reference sources. The CENSUS aims at publication both in print form and as an online database.

A grant from the Foundation is enabling a new initiative whereby select faculty and students connected with the Marilena Laskaridis Chair in Amsterdam are participating in research for the CENSUS through seminars begun in Amsterdam and continued online. The phase of the collaboration that is supported by the Foundation’s grant is set to run throughout the spring of 2020. The current grant is also supporting research development at the CENSUS’ home base in Boston (USA).

The research assistants collaborating with the CENSUS project in Amsterdam are:

– Αnthi Argyriou (PhD Candidate at the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis; Faculty of Humanities, University of Amsterdam).

– Georgios-Evgenios Douliakas (MA Comparative Literature and Cultural Analysis, Leiden University)

– Dr. Charalambos Passalis (philologist, guest lecturer at the Department of Modern Greek Studies of the University of Amsterdam, 2019-2020).

The CENSUS project is aiming at releasing its first results in 2021, to coincide with the two hundredth anniversary of the Greek Revolution. For more information on the project, please visit the website www.censusofmoderngreekliterature.org