Past conferences

St Antony's College, University of Oxford

22 - 23 June 2018

Homeland-Diaspora relations in flux

The Greek Diaspora Project at SEESOX is organizing a conference "Homeland-Diaspora Relations in Flux: Greece and Greeks abroad at times of Crisis" on June 22-23, 2018 at St Antony's College, University of Oxford.

Past workshops

3 March 2017

Diaspora and development: The case of Greece

The workshop gathered a number of highly distinguished scholars, mostly non-Greek from the field of diaspora studies, and from an interdisciplinary perspective, including history, politics, international relations, law, economics, anthropology and sociology, to discuss conceptual, methodological and comparative perspectives, within which the study of the Greek diaspora and its relationship with the Greek crisis can be contextualised.

Past seminars

1 March 2017

Social constraints and the decision to leave: Emigration from Greece at times of crisis

In this presentation Manolis Pratsinakis (University of Macedonia) discusses how the crisis in Greece has altered everyday discourse on emigration and loosened up social constraints towards long distance mobility. Exploring migrants aspirations, the social networks abroad and the reactions of friends and kin back home on their decision to leave, it highlights the paramount significance of “the social” in migration decision-making.

4 November 2015

Greek-American radicals: The Untold Story (2013)

A film documentary focusing on the history of the ethnic Left in the United States from the early 20th century until the 1950s.