Georgios Anagnostou, Professor in Modern Greek and Classics, was awarded a Greek Diaspora Fellowship to travel to Greece to work with an interdisciplinary team at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki with the aim of creating archival resources‚ research material and identification of exhibits for a future Museum of Greek Diaspora and Immigration in Greece. The project is entitled “Greek Diaspora and Immigration: From History to Representation,” and entails collaborative research involving the fields of cultural‚ museum and literary studies‚ history and social anthropology. Faculty will work with graduate students to theorize and conceptualize ways to present the history and culture of Greek immigration and diaspora in a museum setting. The project will take place between May 15–July 15, 2017.
The Greek Diaspora Fellowship Program is designed to help avert Greece’s brain drain and develop long-term, mutually-beneficial collaborations between universities in Greece and the United States and Canada. It is managed by the Institute of International Education in collaboration with the Fulbright Foundation in Greece, and funded by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.