Hellenic Studies Program at Sacramento State University

The Hellenic Studies Program is administered through the Hellenic Studies Center in the Department of History.  An Advisory Board consisting of the Director of the Hellenic Studies Center, the Chair of the Department of History and four additional faculty or staff members oversees the Hellenic Studies Program.

The Hellenic Studies minor emphasizes coursework and independent study in the areas of Greek language, Greek History, Greek politics, and Greek arts and literature. The Hellenic Studies curriculum includes lower and upper division classes offered by the departments of Foreign Languages, History, Humanities and Religious Studies, Philosophy, Government and Art.

The Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection in the University Library at California State University, Sacramento is an extensive resource for research and study for the campus and Sacramento regional communities, as well as scholars and researchers nationally and internationally. With its focus on the Hellenic world, the Collection contains early through contemporary materials across the social sciences and humanities relating to Greece, its neighboring countries, and the surrounding region. There is a broad representation of languages in the Collection, with a rich assortment of primary source materials.

The Center also supports, promotes and facilitates university activities and outreach to further the understanding of Greek history, society, economy, culture and language. This includes faculty research, summer training institutes, study abroad programs, seminars and visiting lecturers, and establishing collaborative links with institutions and community groups.


Stavros Niarchos Foundation Center for the Study of Hellenic Culture at UCLA

The UCLA Stavros Niarchos Foundation Center for the Study of Hellenic Culture was established by a lead gift of $5 million from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation and matching funds provided by generous members of the Hellenic and Philhellenic community of Southern California. Featuring two named professorships in Hellenic Studies, graduate student funding, and support for the arts, the Center builds on UCLA’s strengths across many academic fields, placing Hellenic culture within a broad historical and contemporary context. Located at one of the most prestigious public universities in the United States, the Center will have a tremendous impact on a generation of students that is characterized by its global interests. Language teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels—as well as adult classes—engages students in the study of ancient, medieval, and modern Greek. The Center supports a comprehensive set of academic and public initiatives, both locally, through strategic collaborations with organizations in Southern California, and in Greece and Cyprus, through partnerships with universities and cultural institutions.


Modern Greek and Hellenic Studies Program at UC Berkeley

The Modern Greek Studies Program at the University of California, Berkeley was launched in Spring 2021. The University of California, Berkeley has long been a locus for the study of Hellenic culture, history, language, and literature of all time periods: its Classics department is recognized as a leader in the field; its Graduate Group in Ancient History and Mediterranean Archeology, inaugurated more than fifty years ago, is the oldest interdisciplinary program for the study of Greek antiquity and the ancient world at large in American academia. UC Berkeley is home to the Sara B. Aleshire Center for the Study of Greek Epigraphy. In addition, it  maintains three excavation programs in Greece, at Mycenae, Nemea, and Aidonia. The Center for the Tebtunis Papyri is custodian of the largest collection of papyrus texts in the Americas, with an important research focus on the Greek papyri of the Byzantine period. Beyond the traditional chronological confines of “classics”, faculty members teach and research the period known as Late Antiquity (Susanna Elm, Todd Hickey), Byzantine history (Maria Mavroudi), Byzantine art (Diliana Angelova), and the history of Greeks under Ottoman rule and in modern Greece (Christine Philliou). 

We are very excited to expand the scope of these activities to the modern era and to the Greek diaspora. We are particularly interested in language, literature, culture, history and politics of post-classical Greece (including the Byzantine, Ottoman, and modern periods) and Greek-speaking communities in the diaspora past and present.


Department of Classics at Stanford University

Stanford Classics is at the forefront of the study of the ancient Mediterranean world, its languages, history, and cultures. One of the largest and most diverse Classics programs in the country, we are an intellectually vibrant community of 21 full-time faculty, more than 30 graduate students, and over 50 undergraduate majors and minors.