The Program in Hellenic Studies offers an undergraduate curriculum in Modern Greek and Greek Diaspora Studies, interdepartmental support for graduate students working on Greece and the Balkans, and a series of events and conferences for the larger academic and Greek communities in the New York area. Under the auspices of the Classics Department, the Program allows students to study Greece through a contemporary lens and prepares them for further academic study and later professional work in the field. Students are encouraged to study in Greece in the summer and during their Junior year. The curriculum aims to build a strong linguistic base, a knowledge of the field, and a theoretical framework for analyzing cultural difference more generally.

Program in Hellenic Studies

Department of Classics
617 Hamilton Hall
1130 Amsterdam Avenue, MC 2680
New York, NY 10027



Oct 15
10/15: Modern Greek Seminar with Panagiotis Agapitos
Thursday, October 15, 2015

6:00pm-8:00pm, 413 Kent Hall

The Modern Greek Seminar at the University Seminars Program
& The Program in Hellenic Studies at Columbia University
invite you to a talk by

Panagiotis A. Agapitos
Professor of Byzantine Literature, University of Cyprus
Contesting Conceptual Boundaries: Byzantine Literature and its History

The talk is co-sponsored by the Department of History, the Heyman Center, and the Department of Classics.

Oct 8
Narcissus Now: Onassis NY Festival 2015 (Oct. 8-11)
Thursday, October 8, 2015
Onassis NY Festival 2015, October 8-11


A four-day festival of arts and ideas to inaugurate the newly renovated Onassis Cultural Center NY: music, dance, talks, films, and playful activities.

Click here to download a digital copy of the schedule.