Greek-Canadian Studies Conference

The Hellenic Heritage Foundation Chair in Modern Greek History and
Hellenic Studies at York University, the Greek Canadian History Project
and the Immigrec Stavros Niarchos Foundation Project announce the
inaugural Conference on Greek Canadian Studies. The Conference
will take place

Dates: May 3-4, 2018
Venue: Campbell House Museum, 160 Queen Street West, Toronto, except the keynote lecture (see below)

Deadline for submission: March 1, 2018
Submit: abstract of no more than 500 words
Notification: March 15, 2018
Programme announcement: April 15, 2018

We seek proposals for individual papers or sessions
that are relevant and contribute to any aspect of
Greek-Canadian Studies from the fields of History, Literature,
Linguistics, Language, Education, Anthropology, Sociology,
Political Science, Journalism and Media and the Fine Arts,
including Film Studies and Visual Arts.
A central theme of the conference will be how to define
Greek-Canadian Studies.
We welcome papers that will present work scholarly or artistic,
which is not merely produced by Greek-Canadians, but includes
Greek-Canadian content and addresses issues relevant to
the Greek-Canadian experience.

Comparative and interdisciplinary approaches are particularly
encouraged, especially in comparison to Greek-American and
Greek-Australian Studies; while Greek communities in Canada
are not necessarily comparable to those in the United States
or Australia, scholars working in Greek-Canadian Studies
may find similarities with Greek-American or Greek-Australian Studies.

We are delighted that Professor Thomas W. Gallant
Nicolas Family Chair of Modern Greek History,
University of California, San Diego, will give
the keynote lecture on the making of the documentary
“Violent August” ( about
the anti-Greek riots in Toronto on August 1918.
The lecture will take place the opening day of the conference on
Thursday, May 3, 6:00 PM at the historic Papermill Theatre at Todmorden Mills
(67 Pottery Road, Toronto).
The lecture co-organized with The Hellenic Heritage Foundation (HHF)
and is followed by the HHF Wine and Cheese Social event.

The Conference will also showcase the research project “Immigrec”
( on the history of Greek immigration to
Canada from the 1950s to 1970s, funded by the Stavros Niarchos
Foundation. Graduate students are particularly encouraged to apply;
the conference will try and cover expenses for their travel and

More information: contact Sakis Gekas