GPSG Newsflash 04/2018


06 June 2018

Dear Colleagues,

The Greek Politics Specialist Group is pleased to share the following news and details about forthcoming events and publications:


  1. Symposium at the Scottish Parliament: The Greek and German Politics Specialist Groups are co-organising a symposium at the Scottish Parliament aiming to explore the dynamics and trade-offs of refugee policies and politics in Germany, Greece and the United Kingdom – and the implications of these for Scotland. The event will take place on 15 June and is sponsored by Colin Beattie (Member of the Scottish Parliament) and jointly funded by the Political Studies Association and the ESRC/AHRC as part of their contribution to the Global Challenges Research Fund (Award Reference: ES/P005189/1).

For more information about the event and speakers or to register, please see attached Symposium at the Scottish Parliament Final Programme and Abstracts .

  1. Methodological seminar at the Centre for Political Research: The University of Sheffield, the University of Exeter and the Centre for Political Research of Panteion University are co-organising an intensive, one-week seminar delving into methodological issues in research for social movements. The seminar is intended for postgraduate students and PhD candidates at advanced stages of their postgraduate research. It will take place at the Centre for Political Research from 17 to 20 September and will be taught in English and Greek. The seminar is generously funded by the University of Sheffield (Max Batley Peace Studies fund) and co-sponsored by the Greek Politics Specialist Group of the PSA.

Participants are invited to apply by 15 July 2018.

For more information about the application and the event, please see attached Methodology in the field of Social Movements studies_call.

  1. Conference at the Hellenic-American Union: The Greek Politics Specialist Group is pleased to co-convene the scientific conference “Greeks and Other Strange Birds. Political and Cultural Dimensions of the Greek Exoticism”. The conference will take place on 4-5 July 2018 in Athens and will be hosted by the Hellenic-American Union.

For more information about the programme of the event please contact Dr Lamprini Rori.



  1. The Greek Diaspora Project at SEESOX is organizing the “Homeland-Diaspora Relations in Flux: Greece and Greeks abroad at times of Crisis” conference on 22-23 June at St Antony’s College, University of Oxford. The conference will explore the impact of Greek diaspora communities on the trajectory of their homeland through interactions in the domains of the economy, politics, philanthropy and in the sociocultural field.

Participants are invited to register here.

For more information about the event and speakers, please see attached SEESOX Diaspora Conference Programme.

  1. The Centre for Politics and Media Research of the Faculty of Media and Communication of Bournemouth University is organising a panel discussion on the analysis of extremist discourse. The event will take place on 24 July, from 13.30 to 16.00 in Room F112, Fusion Building, Talbot Campus, BU BH12 5BB. It will include the presentation of a report by Dr Lamprini Rori (University of Exeter) on some of her work as a Marie Curie Fellow at Bournemouth University.

Participants are invited to contact Professor Barry Richards for further information and registration.



A new book titled ‘Socioeconomic Fragmentation and Exclusion in Greece under the Crisis’, edited by Dimitris Katsikas, Dimitris A. Sotiropoulos and Maria Zafiropoulou has been recently published by Palgrave Macmillan. The book studies the phenomena of fragmentation and exclusion that threaten the cohesion and stability of the Greek society in the aftermath of the economic crisis.

For more information about the book and list of contributors please click here.


If you would like to share any news, advertise events or calls for papers, please contact Dr. Dimitris Skleparis.

Kind Regards,

Dimitris, on behalf of the GPSG Executive Committee.