Welcome

The Center for Greek Studies promotes the multi-disciplinary study of the language, literature, history, and culture of classical, post-classical, and contemporary Greece.

Established in 1983, the Nikos Kazantzakis Chair supports academic and cultural outreach activities of the Center. It is the second such Chair in Greek Studies to be established in the United States.

The Center organizes special cultural outreach events such as concerts, art exhibits, readings, film screenings and lectures.

Scholarship Program for SF State Students Studying the Modern Greek Language

The Modern Greek Studies Foundation will present up to $5,000 in direct grants to students at San Francisco State University who successfully complete the second semester of Modern Greek language (MGS 151) in the Spring 2020 Semester. Individual awards of up to $500 will be made upon faculty confirmation that the student has successfully earned the equivalent of a “C” grade or better in the course.

Drop-In Hours Cancelled, Spring 2020

The Center for Greek Studies at San Francisco State University regrets that we will be unable to offer drop-in hours for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester.

The Center for Greek Studies at SFSU promotes the multi-disciplinary study of the language, literature, history, and culture of classical, post-classical, and contemporary Greece. It holds several rich collections and archives related to this mission that pertain in particular to: the Greek diaspora and the Greek American experience in the Bay Area; Greek oral histories; the life and work of renowned Greek author Nikos Kazantzakis; and Greek literature, history and anthropology. All materials housed in the Center are non-circulating.

The Humanities building is located on Tapia Drive; a campus map can be consulted here: https://www.sfsu.edu/~sfsumap/graphics/sfsu_map_color.pdf

Conversations with Homer

Selections from the performance of Conversations with Homer, from March 2, 2020, can be found online:
Don't You Be Afraid My Friend https://youtu.be/P-9BzNETuaA
Hands of Grief: https://youtu.be/oY6cgxoKm-U
Wrong From Right: https://youtu.be/sRBHd2dqWjU
The War Lullaby: https://youtu.be/Rf0_HzYyWSc
The Goodbye Lullaby: https://youtu.be/pqK9iXK2Rk0
Right From Wrong: https://youtu.be/mcKrflDhER0

Further information about the performance can be found at http://greekstudies.sfsu.edu/events/2020/02/03/277

Center for Greek Studies Newsletter

Download the Spring 2019 Newsletter (pdf)

Modern Greek Studies Foundation

President's Report to the Board, Spring 2016 (pdf)

Upcoming Events

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