The two (2) researchers selected to receive the fellowships sponsored by the Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation were announced by the University of Amsterdam in the framework of the Marilena Laskaridis Chair of Modern Greek Studies. The fellows will be hosted by the University of Amsterdam and they will work on their research projects in the field of Modern Greek Studies as Visiting Research Fellows for the second semester of the academic year 2022-2023. The fellows were singled out for their research projects proposals and were selected by the University, according to the criteria set out in the call.

Dr. Eleni Papargyriou: “Modern Greek Literature in the Digital Age: Lessons from Times of Crisis”

This project sets out to investigate the rapport of Modern Greek literature with digital media in times of social crisis. Working within the participatory and interactive framework of Web 2.0., literary output published in social media outlets (mainly Facebook, Instagram and YouTube) and blogs during the Greek fiscal crisis of 2010-2018 and the first year of the Covid pandemic will be analysed to look at the ways in which digital literary products conceptualise political and social phenomena and intervene in public political and cultural discourses.

Eleni Papargyriou is currently teaching at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and the Hellenic Open University. She has held teaching and research positions at the University of Patras, the University of Vienna, King’s College London, Oxford University and Princeton University.

Yannis Stamos: Culture and Pro-Axis Propaganda at the Athens Radio Station (1941-1944)

This project explores discourses on culture disseminated by the Athens Radio Station during the Axis Occupation of Greece. The aim is to analyze the main ways in which “culture” was instrumentalized in order to provide legitimacy to the occupying forces and the Greek collaborationist governments. The project is part of broader research on Pro-Axis Radio Propaganda in Greece during the Occupation (1941-1944).e Universities of Birmingham, Vienna, and Princeton. He is currently finishing a book project titled Culture and/as Politics: The Intellectuals and Ideology of the 4th-of-August Regime in Greece (1936-1941).

Find more on the Fellows and their project here.