The coronavirus pandemic is a global crisis which triggers diverse interactions between the diaspora and homeland worldwide and certainly in the Greek case, too.  The Greek Diaspora Project introduces ‘The Diaspora and the Homeland in the time of the Pandemic’ blog, composed of short contributions ranging from 800 to 1200 words, that seek to identify and evaluate these new terms of engagement. We assume that the pandemic is affecting the perception and reality of belonging and attachment to the homeland and host-countries of Greeks abroad. At the same time, Greece needs to find new ways of engaging with its diaspora communities in the scientific, economic or other fields. Homeland - diaspora engagement is bound to be affected in many ways during the period of the pandemic but also in the post pandemic period.

We are thus inviting colleagues to share with us their experiences and views on such matters that have to do with the dramatically transformed present and the highly fluid future of homeland-diaspora engagement.


July 2020 | Pandemic Blog

The SEESOX webinar on ‘Diaspora and the Pandemic’

Antonis Kamaras and Foteini Kalantzi

June 2020 | Pandemic Blog

The Covid-19 Pandemic, Greece and the Ecumenical Patriarchate

Ioannis N. Grigoriadis

May 2020 | Pandemic Blog

Greek America & Greece During Global Crises

Alexander Kitroeff

May 2020 | Pandemic Blog

Greek Diaspora Scientists: From Dolly to SARS-CoV-2

Ioanna Soufleri

May 2020 | Pandemic Blog

Between hostland and homeland

Othon Anastasakis

May 2020 | Pandemic Blog

Diaspora technocrats and scientists from crisis to crisis

Antonis Kamaras