The Greek Professorship is strongly committed to making Greek culture accessible and open to the general public and boasts a wide variety of public events, from lectures and conferences to musical and theatrical performances.


Schedule of Public Lectures for 2023-2024

Please note, unless otherwise indicated, all lectures will be held at the Century Rooms of the Millennium Student Center, with the reception at 7.00 pm and the lecture starting at 7.30 pm. Individual announcements will be sent before each event.

Monday, September 11, 2023, 4:30 pm  (Pelican lecture)

The workings of the human brain: ways of comprehending

Prof. Athanasios Fokas, University of Cambridge

Location: Matsakis Greek Culture Center


Friday,  October 13 2023 (Mylonas lecture), 6 pm

The Greek Symposium in Context: Pottery from a Late Archaic Athenian House

Professor Kathleen M. Lynch, University of Cincinnati

Location: Farrell Auditorium, St. Louis Art Museum


Wednesday, November 1, 2023 (Nakis lecture) 7 pm

Greek Miracles and Wildflowers from the Acropolis by the White House: A Brief History of Ancient and Modern Greece in the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC

Dr. Alexander Nagel, Smithsonian Institution


Monday, February 5, 2024 (Azariadis lecture)

Dionysios Solomos’s “Woman of Zakynthos” (1826-1933) and the Making of Refugees

Prof. Artemis Leontis, University of Michigan


Monday, March 4, 2024 (Touliatos lecture)

Unearthing the Social/Cultural Roots of Greek Sovereign Debt Crisis

Prof. Constantine Danopoulos


Monday, April 23,  2024 (Matsakis lecture)

A Random Walk Through Greek Science

Dr. Demetrios Matsakis, Naval Observatory


September 2024 (Date TBA) (Spanos Cultural Event)

A Celebration of 30 years of the Greek Professorship at UMSL

Details to follow

Previous Events

For an overview of our events in recent years, please click the links below to open a pdf files with the event announcements and descriptions.  Please click the “Back” button on your browser to return to this page”

2018-2019 Academic Year
(12 pages, 10 MB)

2017-2018 Academic Year (12 pages, 15 MB)

2016-2017 Academic Year

2014-2015 Academic Year

2011-2012 Academic Year (4 pages, 342 KB)

2010-2011 Academic Year (6 pages, 559 KB)

2009-2010 Academic Year (5 pages,363 KB)

2008-2009 Academic Year (8 pages, 1 MB)

2007-2008 Academic Year (8 pages, 1 MB)

2006-2007 Academic Year (9 pages, 1 MB)

2005-2006 Academic Year (6 pages, 905 KB)