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Announcement of the winners of the MGSA Constantinides Memorial Translation Competition.

Winners will be formally congratulated at the MGSA 2013 Symposium on Friday, November 15, 2013 at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. Congratulations to the first-prize winner Patricia Barbeito for the book by Elias Maglinis, The Interrogation, published by the Birmingham Modern Greek Translations Series.


First Prize ($500) goes to Patricia Barbeito for her brilliant translation of  Elias Maglinis, The Interrogation.  

Honorable Mention ($100) is given to three exquisite works of translation, each representing a high level of difficulty for different reasons, and working well in English.  They are (in alphabetical order of the translator’s last name):

1.  George Economou, translator of poems by C. P. Cavafy (selection submitted).  

2.  Maria Kotsaftis, translator of Michael Spengos, “National Holiday,” a chapter from the book, The Final Apology.  .

3.  Anna Stavrakopoulou, translator of the play by Georgios N. Soutsos, Alexandrovodas the Unscrupulous (excerpt submitted).  

Colonel Leak in the Mani

Friday 24 May, 7.15pm – Friends Room, Hellenic Centre

Martin Jones talks about his new book celebrating a little known survey done by the British military in 1804.  A fascinating account of life and customs of a unique part of Greece.

Free entry but please confirm attendance on 07941 836616.

Organised by Eteria Ellinon Epistimonon.

See here for more information.

The Greek Crisis: when the Segmentary Community Meets with Populism

Saturday 1 June, 4.30pm – Great Hall, Hellenic Centre

A lecture by Thanos Veremis, Professor Emeritus of Political History at the University of Athens and founding member of the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy.

In his talk  Professor Veremis discusses the contours of Greek society from the foundation of the nation state until recently and deals with the reproduction of such pre-modern features based on familism in our present ʽsegmentaryʼ society. Sound political leadership kept this form of society at bay during the 19th and a good part of the 20th centuries. The decaying political caste of the recent decade have unleashed the segmentary society, magnified by populism, a new import in Greece.

Free entry but please confirm attendance on 020 7563 9835 or at press@helleniccentre.org.

Organised by the Society for Modern Greek Studies and the Hellenic Centre.

See here for more information.

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