Online Event “Greek writers from the 19th to the 21st century – The CENSUS platform”,

by the Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation

A first presentation of the website “The CENSUS of Modern Greek Literature: a bibliography for the English-speaking world” will be held on Tuesday, April 5, 2022 at 19:00 (Greece).

The CENSUS is a significant international project that facilitates access to Greek literature for speakers of English by providing references to all English-language translations of modern Greek literature and to all studies in English that relate to modern Greek literature from the twelfth century AD to the present.

The event features the presentation of the CENSUS’s “Greek Authors 19th-21st centuries” section — the first to be made available on the website under Open Access. This initial section includes references to 800 Greek literary authors (approximately 7,000 entries). This most recent phase of the project was completed, with the support of the Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation, through the collaboration of two ad hoc teams of researchers / fellowship recipients — in Boston and under the aegis of the Marilena Laskaridis Chair of Modern Greek Studies, University of Amsterdam.

At the event, Maria Boletsi, Endowed Professor, Marilena Laskaridis Chair of Modern Greek Studies, University of Amsterdam, will offer introductory remarks. The CENSUS website will be presented by Dia Philippides, Professor Emerita, Boston College (USA) and Ben Florin, Web Developer, Boston College Libraries.

Access to the CENSUS website will be free to all. Researchers will be able to search for information and to access texts and original sources directly, where copyright allows. The website is fully extensible.

The CENSUS’s bibliographic collection aims to function as a standard work of reference for students and faculty in Modern Greek Studies, as a guide to translators, and an innovative resource for libraries building collections in Hellenic Studies. This project opens a new window on Greek literature of the last nine centuries and provides a vital portal to modern Greek literature for an English-speaking audience.

The research project is directed by Dia Philippides, Professor Emerita, Boston College, in collaboration with Wim Bakker, Professor Emeritus, Department of Byzantine and Modern Greek Philology, University of Amsterdam.

The event will be conducted in English.

To attend the webinar, register here.

Further information on the CENSUS project is available at

The event is part of the activities of the Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation within the framework of the Initiative 1821-2021.