Workshop; Research

SFU's SNF Centre for Hellenic Studies Participates in "The Stranger, The Foreigner"

May 18, 2023

On May 28, 2023, the Social Theology and the Study of Religion, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and the SNF Centre for Hellenic Studies at Simon Fraser University will host an international workshop in Athens, Greece with the title, “The Stranger, the Foreigner”. 


May 28, 2023

Multimedia Events Venue, School of Theology Building, 

University Campus (Panepistimiopolis)



The Workshop

The concept of 'the stranger' will be discussed from multiple perspectives, from Homeric epics to the 21st century. In order to understand how ’the stranger’ has been conceived, both in Greece and abroad, this workshop will examine the concept from several different chronological as well as methodological perspectives. Furthermore, examples from outside the Hellenic space will show the unique features as well as commonalities that exist between Greece, broadly conceived, and the rest of the world. It is the hope of the organizers that such an approach will yield new insights into the topic and provide the grounds for future discussion and collaboration between scholars from throughout the world.


Organizing Committee

This programming is made possible thanks to the generous support of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF)

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