Twice A Stranger

‘Twice a Stranger’ Documentary Presented at University of Illinois

“Twice a Stranger,” a documentary about the most significant forced population exchanges in the 20th century was recently presented by the Modern Greek Studies department at the University of Illinois.
Christopher Columbus Greek

Columbus Day: The Theory Supporting that Christopher Columbus Was Greek

The exact origin of Christopher Columbus has been a source of speculation since the 19th century. Recent publications claim that the great admiral might have been Greek.

2015 Boston Marathon Winners To Be Crowned With Greek Olive Wreaths

Freshly dipped in 24-karat gold olive wreaths have arrived from Marathon, Greece, to be awarded to the four winners of the 2015 Boston Marathon. The wreaths were...

Greek Ancient Artists Used Palace Floors as Creative Canvas

The floors of ancient Greek palaces dating back to the Bronze age, were made of plaster that was engraved and painted with colorful patterns...

Heroes of the Moment: The Greek-Americans in WWI

“Has a philosopher like you failed to discover that our country is more to be valued and higher and holier far than mother or...

St. Louis Conference on Macedonia’s Liberation

Historians from the U.S., Canada and Greece will present a lecture on Greece and the Balkan Wars: 100 Years from the Liberation of Macedonia...

The Last Traditional Greek Boat Builder in America

As a boy on the Island of Kalymnos, Greece, George Saroukos watched his father and grandfather build boats. Over time, he learned the craft....

Harvard University, Program of Modern Greek Studies, a history of the Program

The teaching of Modern Greek language and literature at Harvard dates back to 1828, when Colonel Alexander Negris, a veteran of the Greek War...
Christopher Columbus may be Greek

Columbus Day: Was Christopher Columbus Greek?

Columbus Day, a nationally recognized federal holiday, falls on Monday, Oct. 8 this year.  Columbus Day remembers explorer Christopher Columbus’ long journey across the Atlantic Ocean to...

Profile of WW II Famous Greek Soldier Klonis

It is one of the most famous photographs of the Second World War and is taken by the great Eugene Smith. It shows the strength...

Queens College Records Stories of Greek Immigrants

Queens College Sociology Professor Nicholas Alexiou launched an innovative oral history project on Jan. 24, that collects and records the stories of Greek immigrants...

WWII Hero Steve ‘Flying Greek’ Pisanos Passes at Age 96 [video]

World War II hero Steve Pisanos passed on Thursday in San Diego at the age of 96, only a few years after the publication...

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