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Modern Greek Studies Foundation (Englisch)

Modern Greek Studies Foundation (LMU Munich)

Benefiting the Modern Greek Studies Program at LMU University


Support the work of the Professorship for Modern Greek Studies at the Department for Byzantine Studies, Byzantine Art History and Modern Greek Studies at LMU Munich

The Stiftung Neugriechische Studien is the first Foundation of its kind in Germany. It aims to support the study and promotion of Modern Greek culture, language, literature, art and history in academic contexts and to present public programs reflecting and celebrating the importance and diversity of Greek and Cypriot culture with a special focus on the Greek Diaspora.

About us

Who we are

The Stiftung Neugriechische Studien is a non-profit Humanities organization (Arts, Culture and Humanities), founded in 2020 at Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich. The Foundation is a wide network of people who are united in their desire to contribute to a set of shared charitable causes grounded on a tradition of volunteering and contribution to cultural-educational projects.

What we do

The Stiftung Neugriechische Studien was founded with the mission to advance science and promote Greek Language and Modern Greek philosophy and culture. The Foundation is particularly interested in supporting and highlighting cultural projects with a special focus on the Greek Diaspora, Greek-German and Greek-European relationships, as well as advancing new ways of communicating and learning about Greece, open for a wider public (in the sense of citizen science). To this end, the foundation embraces the use of new technologies, like Augmented Reality, educational and tourist applications, podcasts and digital 360* views of monuments.

In this framework, the Foundation, with the help of our members, aspires to make significant contributions to a wide range of scientific fields, including the study of the Greek language itself, the teaching of Greek as a foreign/second language, Greek culture, heritage, art and history.

Join the Friends of the Foundation

Support the work of the Modern Greek Studies Foundation by becoming a Friend of the Foundation: the Foundation’s special giving circle.

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As a Friend of the Foundation, you can help the Foundation to continue its work in supporting academic and cultural events that share the importance, beauty and relevance of Greek and Cypriot culture. Your contribution supports the multiple activities of the Foundation, including:

--Stiftung Neugriechische Studien Grants: Short term research grants for students, pre- and postdocs and researchers.

One of the fundamental reasons identified by the Foundation for the falling numbers of Modern Greek students at third-stage levels today, is the high cost of education.

The Foundation’s core principle is to alleviate that cost and to encourage students to study Modern Greek Studies in Munich, as well as to assist young researchers making accessible core archival material from the University Library of Munich, the Staatsbibliothek of Bavaria, the Stadtarchiv Munich and other archives or museums.

--Exhibitions and virtual visualizations:

Greek Group of Visual Poetry (11.5-15.7.2020) Marty Rosenthals Cretan Scetches (Spring 2020) Mockumenta (Winter 2021)

1821-2021: Object of the week from Bavarian museums (2021)

Propyläen 360* (2021)

--Munich Greek Short Film Festival:

Mockumentary - Short Film Festival (Winter 2021)

--Lecture Series, performances and other public programming througout the year:


Kolloquium Neu(griechisch)e Poesie (20/21.3.2020)

The other view: 1821 seen by the Ottomans (lecture series Winter 2021-Spring 2022)

--Conferences and workshops:

Mixed Methods in Modern Greek Studies (Summer 2020) The many faces of Pope Joan (Fall 2020)

1821: Mediations, Receptions, Archives (Summer 2021) Greek woman rights (2022)

--Publications and Translations:

Münchner Schriften zur Neogräzistik (Volume 1-5)

This annual membership includes invitations to all Foundation events and a subscription to the Modern Greek Studies Foundation newsletter as well as our annual Friends of Foundation gift package.

How to contribute

The various actions of Modern Greek Studies and culture can only continue with your contribution and support by opting for any of the donation payment methods below.

By donating you are automatically subscribed to the quarterly newsletter of the Stiftung Neugriechische Studien which will keep you updated about the Fund and also, events, lectures and talks organized by the Modern Greek Studies Department at LMU.

We thank you in advance for your generous support and we will forward to you your tax deductible receipt at our earliest convenience.


Thank you for donating to the Modern Greek Studies Foundation. If you have any questions, please contact us for help.

The Modern Greek Studies Foundation would like to thank those who have already generously contributed. A list of our donors can be found here.


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