Book on Heritage Language Education launch

You are invited to the Book Launch

Title: Handbook of research and practice in Heritage Language Education,
published by Springer international handbooks of education, 2018

Edited by: Peter Pericles Trifonas and Themistiklis Aravossitas

Date/Time: Monday 26 February 2018, 16:00-18:00

Venue: Founders Senior Common room FC 305, York University, Toronto

Sponsored by: Founders College

Organized by: the department of languages, literatures and linguistics,
York University, and
the Hellenic Heritage Chair of Modern Greek History, York University

Entrance: free

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 3-5, 2018
Venue: York University

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 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

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