The Center for Hellenic Studies — Studying the history, literature, archaeology, and culture of the Greek world across time and space.

Director's Welcome

Welcome! The Center for Hellenic Studies at UC San Diego offers a unique way to examine the history, culture and physical remains of over 3,000 years of Greek history.  The Center is a vibrant modern forum that fosters an intellectual community nationally and internationally, where local and international faculty, researchers, and students can collaborate and study the Hellenic world.  Our affiliated faculty members and graduate students are housed in the History, Literature, Philosophy, Political Science, and Theater and Dance Departments, we have partnerships with institutions in Greece, China, and Canada, and we often host visiting scholars from other countries.

We have planned an exciting program for the 2017-2018 year, which includes lectures by artists, philosophers, and historians, as well as two graduate students conferences, one for graduate students on the West Coast in modern Greek studies and the other between UC San Diego and Fudan University, in Shanghai, China, on ancient Greek history. 

The Center for Hellenic Studies is a core part of the university's mission.  We look forward to to strengthening our networks with other scholars and institutions and promoting excellence in cutting-edge research.

Thank you for your support and I look forward to seeing you at our events.  


Denise Demetriou
Director of the Center for Hellenic Studies
Gerry and Jeannie Ranglas Chair in Ancient Greek History