Hellenic studies Chair, Program and related courses
Hellenic Studies in Australia
The HHF Chair in Modern Greek History and the Hellenic Studies program at York
The Hellenic Canadian Academic Association of Ontario (HCAAO) is very proud to have contributed to the successful efforts for the establishment of the HHF Chair in Modern Greek History (the HHF Chair) and the Hellenic Studies program (the Program) at York University in Toronto.
Under the leadership of the Hellenic Heritage Foundation (HHF) and with the generous support of the Greek Community of Toronto (GCT) and several other community organizations and individuals, these efforts culminated in the official establishment of the HHF Chair and the Program at York University
on January 28, 2000 with the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement.
The HCAAO, by taking part in the process from the very beginning and by offering expert advice and assistance whenever needed, was proven to be a valuable partner in this major project. Now and in the future, the HCAAO remains committed to working with all the stakeholders and it is ready to devote its resources and expertise as needed in order to ensure the continuing growth and success of the Chair and the Program for the benefit of the community at large.
The current holder of the HHF Chair is Dr. Athanasios (Sakis) Gekas. He came to York from the University of Manchester and he has been appointed as a tenure-stream Assistant Professor and holder of the HHF Chair in Modern Greek History, effective July 1, 2009. Dr. Sakis Gekas is also a member of the HCAAO and he is currently serving on the HCAAO Executive Council.
Courses and studies related to Greece and Greeks are offered at many universities in Ontario, and are part of a variety of undergraduate or graduate programs, such as programs in classics, history, philosophy, as well as interdisciplinary programs, e.g. European studies, diaspora studies, women’s studies, etc.
There are also several academic institutes with teaching and research activities pertaining to Greece and Greeks.
Below is a short (and not exhaustive) list of links to departments, programs or institutes which offer related courses (in alphabetical order). Students (be of Greek descent or not) are highly encouraged to enroll in these courses.
University of Toronto
Department of Classics
Department of History
Department of Near & Middle Eastern Civilizations
Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies
Department of Philosophy
The Archaeology Centre
Department of Anthropology
Department of Art
University of Toronto – Mississauga
Department of Historical Studies
University of Toronto – Scarborough
Department of Classics
Hellenic Studies and Related Courses Elsewhere in Canada
Hellenic Studies — Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Hellenic Studies — Concordia University, in collaboration with McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada
European Society of Modern Greek Studies
Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies / Journal of Hellenic Studies
Department of Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies at King’s College London
Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies
Modern Greek, University of Oxford
Hellenic Observatory, London School of Economics & Political Science
The Society for Modern Greek Studies