Monthly digest

Women's lives during the Greek Revolution, exploring humanity through Hellenic studies, an online workshop on public scholarship engagement strategies and more!

May 07, 2021

The spring semester may be over, but don't worry, we always have something exciting up our sleeve at the SNF Centre for Hellenic Studies! This month's digest showcases a recent collaboration, explores humanity through Hellenic studies, invites you to a workshop on public scholarship, and more!

Watch the recording of our recent event with UCLA's SNF Center for the Study of Hellenic Culture

On Friday, April 10th, we were pleased to collaborate with UCLA's SNF Center for the Study of Hellenic Culture to host Eleni Angelomatis-Tsougarakis, professor emerita of the Ionian University, for her talk "Fighters and Victims: Women's Lives during the Greek Revolution". Focusing on key aspects of the lives of Greek women during the Revolution of 1821, her lecture shared stories of heroism and tragedy, as well as the nation's transition into modernity. Re-watch the event now!

Exploring humanity through Hellenic studies

The SNF Centre for Hellenic Studies was honoured to be featured in a video produced by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) that explores the relevance of Hellenic studies in today's world. Watch the video to learn how the study of Greece’s rich history and culture offers a window to better understand everything from how knowledge is created and understood, to sports and the arts.

Fall 2021 SNF internship in Greece

Undergraduate students are encouraged to apply for this year's fall internship in Athens, Greece, with the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF). This three-and-a-half month internship will provide students with the opportunity to learn about the world of philanthropy from the perspective of an international donor.

Applications will be accepted until June 1, 2021. Learn how to apply.

Complete this humanities department survey for a chance to win books

The Department of Humanities is in the process of updating its website and would love to hear from you! Take this short survey to be entered into a draw to win 1 of 6 gift cards valued at $100 CAD each, for use at Massy Books or Iron Dog Books. Anyone can participate!

The survey ends on May 28th. Take the survey now.

Engagement strategies for public scholarship with Peopling the Past

On June 7th, the SNF Centre for Hellenic Studies will host a workshop led by Peopling the Past, a digital humanities initiative that produces and hosts free, open-access resources for teaching and learning about real people in the ancient Mediterranean world. Designed for graduate students and early career researchers, this two-part workshop will provoke students to critically examine how they might adapt their own research to engage with communities beyond academia. 

Learn how to register.

COVID-19 news and resources

For more information and updates regarding COVID-19 and SFU operations please see SFU's Campus Recovery Plan

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