Category Archives: Modern Greece

Archaeology, Sexism and Scandal

Natalia has posted a nice review of Alan Kaiser’s new book, Archaeology, Sexism, and Scandal: The Long-Suppressed Story of One Woman’s Discoveries and the Man who Stole Credit for Them. The title is apt. Kaiser came to the School when I … Continue reading

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What Greece Needs

An article in the NYT today focuses on Greece’s microeconomic needs, rather than the macro needs that are more often stressed in the media. The author points to three central factors: regulation, fear, and size. The first refers to the notorious … Continue reading

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The Politics of the Amphipolis Tomb

Archaeology, politics, and crisis – from Yannis Hamilakis. “With the country about to go to the polls, Alexandromania and national treasure-hunting are proving too seductive to be abandoned.”

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The Upcoming Greek Presidential Election

It’s no fun to check my “Greek crisis” tag yet again for a blog post. I had hoped that the worst was over for the country, yet events to come may demonstrate that these hopes were mere wishful thinking on … Continue reading

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On Vassilis Paleokostas

The BBC has an excellent long form story on Vassilis Paleokostas, Greece’s notorious “Robin Hood” figure. He’s escaped from Korydallos prison twice – by helicopter – and remains at large today, despite the sizable bounty placed on his head. Take … Continue reading

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Save the Archives – Preserving Greek Migration History

In the mid-20th century, thousands of Greeks immigrated to the US, Australia, Canada and elsewhere, mainly as a result of WWII, the Greek civil war, and the socio-economic disruption that these wars caused. A new initiative, Save the Archives, seeks to … Continue reading

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Being Greek and an Economist While Greece Burns, MGSA Keynote 2013, Yanis Varoufakis

The biannual Modern Greek Studies Association meeting took place last weekend in Bloomington, IN. Yanis Varoufakis gave the keynote address. Below is a link to his talk and the full text. He begins with a sustained critique of his own … Continue reading

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