2019 Graduate Research Colloquium of the Society for Modern Greek Studies

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Lecture Theatre 2, Bush House, Kings College London

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The annual Graduate Research Colloquium for Modern Greek Studies has been a student-led event held at different institutions across the UK since 1988 under the auspices of the Society for Modern Greek Studies, the official organisation promoting the teaching and research in Modern Greek Studies throughout the United Kingdom.

This one-day event provides a forum for graduate students from a range of disciplinary backgrounds to participate in and contribute to academic discourses related to the Modern Greek world (1453-present) by showcasing their own research in a twenty-minute paper. In this fashion, they also enjoy the opportunity to network with other researchers in related fields and start shaping or extend professional networks. Furthermore, the wide scope and variety of papers presented in the colloquium and the different research agendas of the participants constitute an intellectual challenge for the students attending the colloquium. They invite them to challenge their subject position within their research project, to explore novel theoretical frameworks and methodological tools and may even lead to future collaborative initiatives between individuals and institutions (such as publications, workshops, fieldwork).

Through paper-presentations on their research topic students are subjected to a ten-minutes Q & A session in relation to their oral presentation. In this way, they receive constructive feedback and advice which aids them to put into question, re-assess, and further improve their subject knowledge and research methods. Furthermore, they stay up to date with the current academic trends in their fields and through the acquaintance with different academic perspectives they even explore new schools of thoughts and theoretical frameworks. Accordingly, a paper-presentation of an original piece of research to a large audience requires students to polish their wording, streamline their arguments and form a coherent line of thoughts. This contributes substantially to the improvement of their academic writing skills and forces them to re-subject their work under critical scrutiny and work autonomously to overcome the intellectual hurdles of their research project.

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