Modern Greek Studies

Giving Opportunities

Brown University seeks support from its Greek alumni/ae, family, and friends to raise funds for both permanent endowment and current-use purposes. This support will make possible the continuation of the program in Modern Greek Studies at Brown, and indeed allow us to enhance significantly its scope, depth, and offerings.

From 1995, the year of its inception, the Modern Greek Studies Program at Brown has grown from a one-person operation to a vibrant and varied Program that offers up to 19 credit courses per year. During 2006, the presence of three full time faculty members in the fields of History, Literature and Language (plus auxiliary faculty in Byzantine culture and modern International Relations), enabled us to flourish, with undergraduate enrollments reaching 160. With proven success as a Program and the University's current support for the internationalization of the curriculum, Modern Greek Studies finds itself in an ideal position to build on its achievements and move forward.

In order to pursue our goal of supporting high-quality teaching and scholarship and enhancing our curricular offerings in Modern Greek Studies, it is necessary to secure funds for three permanent, full time positions.

Endowed Funds

Chair in Greek Culture

This fund will support a professor in History or Comparative Literature whose primary responsibility will be to teach courses in Modern Greek culture.

Tenure Track Position in Literature or Tenure Track Position in History

These funds will allow Brown to hire two prominent scholars committed to research and the teaching of Modern Greek culture in an interdisciplinary and comparative context.

Library Acquisitions

This fund will allow the University Library to increase the number of library acquisitions, in both traditional and electronic format, to further strengthen the University’s library holdings of material related to Greek studies. A retrospective investment in Greek books and journals is necessary, as well as prospective investment in new books and journals. This endowment will benefit the teaching of both modern and Classical Greek culture.

Naming opportunities are associated with each of the priorities described above, and are discussed with the donor in advance of a gift. The outline of giving opportunities provided above is based on the current needs and priorities of the Program in Modern Greeks Studies.