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

Director's Welcome


2017-2018 was a successful year for the Center for Hellenic Studies at UC San Diego.  We established two new partnerships with the University of Florence in Italy and with The Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel, we hosted the first biannual conference in Greco-Roman Antiquity with Fudan University Shanghai, and we offered lectures on a variety of topics, ranging from underwater archaeology to ancient theories of color.  We celebrated Greek Independence Day by featuring our graduate and undergraduate students who talked about their learning and living experiences in Greece and we held the annual Vassiliadis and Ranglas lectures.  A musical evening with the Cretan music of Xylouris White was a huge success as was the screening of the experimental film Iphigenia: Book of Change.  We are also proud of our very first Ph.D. graduate, Lance Mylonakis, who received his doctorate in June 2018.  

We have planned an exciting program for the 2018-2019 year, which includes lectures, workshops, and celebrations.  The program will be updated throughout the year.

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, Italy, Israel, China, and Canada, and we often host visiting scholars from other countries

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