Public Lecture

SNF Centre for Hellenic Studies Seminar Series Returns this Fall

August 31, 2017

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Centre for Hellenic Studies is pleased to announce the return of the popular seminar series for the Fall semester. These public events will feature presentations by Hellenic Studies faculty, graduate students, and visiting scholars to the Centre.

Seminars will be held twice a month throughout the Fall 2017 semester and feature presentations on a range of Hellenic topics in the fields of Archaeology, Classics, Byzantine, Ottoman, and Modern Greek History, as well as Literary and Cultural Studies.

Campus: Burnaby
Room: Academic Quadrangle 6204
Time: 2:30-4:00pm

This event is free, but seating is limited, please RSVP to


September 8, 2017

From Pausanias’ Periegesis of Greece and Baedeker’s The Traveller’s Handbook to Greece to Lonely Planet and Trip Advisor: Resurgence and Reception of Literary Travel Writing.
Dr. Anna Fyta, H.A.E.F. Psychico-Athens College

September 15, 2017

Greeks, Romans, and the 'Science of Man': Building a New Picture of Classics and Early Anthropology
Dr. Emily Varto, Dalhousie University

September 29, 2017

The Dying God between East and West: Reanalyzing a Funerary Scene from the Sanctuary of Orthia at Sparta
Dr. Megan Daniels, SUNY - Buffalo

October 13, 2017

John III Vatatze's Italian Venture: Imperial Agency in the Time of Decline
Aleksandar Jovanovic, SNF Centre for Hellenic Studies

October 27, 2017

Sanctuary and Survival at Golemo Gradiste: The Use and Re-Use of a Late Antique Church in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Dr. Sabrina Higgins, SNF Centre for Hellenic Studies

November 10, 2017

Byzantium on celluloid - a survey of films on the Eastern Roman Empire
Jovana Andjelkovic, SNF Centre for Hellenic Studies

November 24, 2017

Preliminary thoughts on Byzantine Urbanization and the Collapse of Imperial Authority in the eleventh and twelfth centuries
Dr. Dimitris Krallis, SNF Centre for Hellenic Studies