Greek Landscapes, Language and Culture

A series of online talks in English, organised by The Hellenic Centre and Εργαστήριο Ελληνικής Γλώσσας και Πολιτισμού (Greek Language & Culture Lab, University of Patras).

To obtain the links for the talks please register for each separate lecture via Eventbrite (links below) or email us at with the lecture(s) you are interested in.


Wednesday 18 November 2020, 7pm 

The Formation of the Greek Landscape by Dr Helene Simoni, Archaeologist and member of the Laboratory Teaching Staff, University of Patras

Wednesday 25 November 2020, 7pm 

Linguistics and Language Myths by Prof George J. Xydopoulos, Professor of Linguistics, Department of Philology, University of Patras

Wednesday 2 December 2020, 7pm 

Writing History in Byzantium: Who, Why and How by Dr Eirini-Sophia Kiapidou, Assistant Professor of Byzantine Philology, Department of Philology, University of Patras

Wednesday 9 December 2020, 7pm 

Greek Crisis and its Fictions by Dr Eleni Papargyriou, Assistant Professor of Modern Greek Literature, Department of Philology, University of Patras

Wednesday 16 December 2020, 7pm

Epidemic Diseases and their Social Impact in Ancient Greece by Dr Katerina Oikonomopoulou Assistant Professor of Ancient Greek Literature, Department of Philology, University of Patras.

Greek Language & Culture Lab, University of Patras

The Greek Language & Culture Lab is part of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences and was founded in 2015 by the University Senate. The Lab’s main objective is the teaching of Greek as a foreign/ second language, and the promotion of Greek culture and civilization. The Lab offers Greek language courses, seminars, vocational training, and tailor-made programmes, compatible with the research areas cultivated in the School. In this context the Lab also is responsible for creating a multicultural and vibrant educational environment. Its aim is to become a novel academic unit that will promote the Greek language and culture through the development of educational and research activities in collaboration with domestic and foreign institutions.


Many thanks to our speakers Helene Simoni, George J. Xydopoulos, Eirene-Sophia Kiapidou Ειρήνη-Σοφία Κιαπίδου, Eleni Papargyriou, Katerina Oikonomopoulou.