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Apr. 1-26, 2014

The Greeks on the Road to World War I

A special exhibit commemorating the centennial anniversary of the outbreak of World War I.

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Exhibit dates: Apr. 1-Apr. 26, 2014
University Library Gallery

Opening Reception Speaker:

Dr. André Gerolymatos, Professory of History and
Director of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Centre for Hellenic Studies, Simon Frasier University

"Brits Bearing Gifts: Venizelos and Churchill on the Eve of the First World War"

Saturday, Apr. 5, 2014
University Library Gallery (1st floor)

Schedule of Events:
6:00 – 7:00 p.m. wine and hors d'oeuvres
7:00 – 8:00 p.m. presentation and discussion

 

Special Guest Lecture:

Harris Mylonas, Assistant Profesor of Political Science and International Affairs
Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University

"The Politics of Nation-Building in the Post-World War I Balkans"

Wednesday, Apr. 9, 2014
Senator Nicholas Petris Room, Library 3023 (3rd floor)
Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection, University Library

Schedule of Events:
7:00 – 8:00 p.m. presentation and discussion
8:00 – 9:00 p.m. light refreshments


The opening reception and both presentations are free and open to the public.

Refreshments sponsored by the Hellenic Studies Program, California State University, Sacramento.

Print out a parking permit (PDF document) to use for the evening of Apr. 5.

For further information, contact Prof. Katerina Lagos at (916) 278-7103 or klagos@csus.edu.

 

Special Thanks to:

Angelo K. Tsakopoulos
Annunciation Endowment Fund
War Museum, Athens, Greece
National Historical Museum of Greece
Service of Diplomatic and Historical Archives, Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Athens, Greece
Oregon Health and Science University, Historical Collections and Archives: Esther Pohl Lovejoy Papers
National Hellenic Museum, Chicago, IL
World War I Museu, Kansas City, MO
Peter S. Giakoumas
Bank of the West Commercial Banking, BNP Paribas Group


Apr. 1, 2014

LIBRARY RESEARCH FELLOW PRESENTATION

"Excavations at Amorium, a Byzantine Provincial Capital in Asia Minor, and the Rise and Collapse
of Medieval Hellenism in Asia Minor (800-1050 C.E.)"

The Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection invites you to join us for a lecture by 2013-2014 Library Research Fellow
Nikos Tsivikis, Institute for Mediterranean Studies (FORTH), Greece.

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Illumination of the siege of Amorium from a  Byzantine manuscript (Skylitzes of Madrid)

Summary:

"The Byzantine city of Amorium (near the modern city of Afyon Karahisar in Turkey) was the provincial capital of the thema of Anatolikon from the 8th century C.E. and one of the most important medieval cities in all of Asia Minor. For centuries it figured in the forefront of the wars against the Arabs initially and the Seljuk Turks thereafter for the control of the East, and as a frontier city it was destined to play a dramatic role in these events. The excavations at the Middle Byzantine thematic capital of Amorion in central Asia Minor have been lucky enough to locate archaeological evidence of one of the most important 'destruction layers' currently under investigation, connected with the sack of the city in the summer of 838 C.E. by the Arabs, led by the Abbasid caliph al-Mu‛tasim. Recent systematic work at the site has given us the opportunity to locate a second phase of the city’s dramatic history, which corresponds to large scale historical events. Almost two centuries after the Arab sack the city had again come to prosper, then in the middle of the 11th century it was abruptly and under less known conditions abandoned in the wake of the coming of the new masters of Asia Minor, the Seljuk Turks. This lecture will offer a comprehensive overview of the life and death of a major Byzantine city, and raise the questions of how we understand the collapse of Byzantine rule in Asia Minor."


Tuesday, Apr. 1, 2014
Senator Nicholas Petris Room, Library 3023 (3rd floor)
Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection, University Library

Schedule of Events:
7:00 – 8:00 p.m. presentation and discussion
8:00 – 9:00 p.m. light refreshments


The presentation and refreshments are free and open to the public. Funding for the Library Research Fellowship Program has been made possible by a generous grant from the Elios Charitable Foundation.

Refreshments sponsored by the Hellenic Studies Program, California State University, Sacramento.

Print out a parking permit (PDF document) to use for the evening.

For further information, contact George I. Paganelis at (916) 278-4361 or paganelis@csus.edu.


Mar. 9, 2014

GUEST LECTURE

“Greece Today: Cultural Diplomacy in a Period of Challenges and Demands”

The Sacramento State Hellenic Studies Program and the Tsakopoulos Hellenic Foundation invite you
to join us for a lecture by Dr. Kostas Tsiaras, former Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Greece.


Sunday, Mar.9, 2014
Senator Nicholas Petris Room, Library 3023 (3rd floor)
Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection, University Library

Schedule of Events:
7:00 – 8:30 p.m. presentation and discussion
8:30 p.m. light refreshments


The presentation and refreshments are free and open to the public.

Print out a parking permit (PDF document) to use for the evening.

For further information, contact Prof. Katerina Lagos at (916) 278-7103 or klagos@csus.edu. The lecture and reception have been made possible by a generous grant from the Tsakopoulos Hellenic Foundation.


Jan. 15, 2014

HELLENIC STUDIES LIBRARY RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM ANNOUNCEMENT

Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection
Library Research Fellowship Program, 2014-2015

Thanks to generous funding from the Elios Charitable Foundation, the University Library at California State University, Sacramento is pleased to announce the third of a three-year Library Research Fellowship Program to support the use of the Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection by fellows for scholarly research in Hellenic studies while in residence in Sacramento. The Program provides a limited number of fellowships ranging from $500 to $4,000 to help offset transportation and living expenses incurred during the tenure of the awards and is open to external researchers anywhere in the world at the doctoral through senior scholar levels (including independent scholars) working in fields encompassed by the Collection’s strengths who reside outside a 150 mile radius of Sacramento. The term of fellowships can vary between one week and three months, depending on the nature of the research, and for the third year will be tenable from July 1, 2014-June 30, 2015. The fellowship application deadline is February 21, 2014. No late applications will be considered.

Consisting of the holdings of the former Speros Basil Vryonis Center for the Study of Hellenism, the Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection is the largest Hellenic collection in the western United States and one of the largest of its kind in the country, currently numbering approximately 75,000 volumes. It comprises a large circulating book collection, journal holdings, electronic resources, non-print media materials, rare books, archival materials, art and artifacts. With its focus on the Hellenic world, the Collection contains early through contemporary materials across the social sciences and humanities relating to Greece, the Balkans, the Ottoman Empire and modern Turkey, and the surrounding region, with particular strengths in Byzantine, post-Byzantine, and Modern Greek studies, including the Greek diaspora. There is a broad representation of over 20 languages in the Collection, with a rich assortment of primary source materials. Since 2009 the collection has experienced particularly dramatic growth through two major gift acquisitions totaling more than 5,000 volumes and miscellaneous other gifts totaling another 4,200 volumes. For further information about the Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection, visit http://library.csus.edu/tsakopoulos.

For the full Library Research Fellowship Program description and application instructions, see: http://library.csus.edu/tsakopoulos/lrfp.asp. Questions about the Program can be directed to George I. Paganelis, Curator, Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection (paganelis@csus.edu).



Jan. 9, 2014

WEB PRESENTATION ON GREEK-AMERICAN WOMEN'S WRITING

"Greek-American Women's Writing in the First Half of the Twentieth Century"

One of the Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection’s Library Research Fellows from 2013, Dr. Theodora Patrona, who spent several weeks conducting research in Sacramento during the summer, has produced a presentation based on her ongoing research. The PowerPoint presentation with audio is entitled  "Greek-American Women's Writing in the First Half of the Twentieth Century" and can be accessed from the link on the left side of this page: http://library.csus.edu/tsakopoulos/lrfp.asp.

The Library Research Fellowship Program is made possible by a generous grant from the Elios Charitable Foundation.

 


Curator:
George I. Paganelis
Library 3025
(916) 278-4361
paganelis@csus.edu

Summer 2014
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