The Foundation For Hellenic Studies

The FOUNDATION FOR HELLENIC STUDIES PTY LTD was established in 2006 as a result of the initiative of the late Mr Basil Taliangis AM and Mr Theo Maras AM, to help preserve and promote historic influence, and to excite and inspire future generations about the ongoing vitality of the language and culture of Ancient and Modern Greece, both globally and particularly within Australia.  The Foundation is generously supporting and cooperating with the LOGOS Centre and Flinders University under a Memorandum of Understanding to meet the objectives set for LOGOS.
The foundation is dedicated to:

  • Teaching and the development of online programs
  • Research, particularly within areas related to Greek and Greek Australian communities
  • Engaging the wider Australian community in embracing the Hellenic language and culture.

The Chalkidikeon Society of South Australia

The Chalkidikeon Society of South Australia has provided generous financial support to assist in bringing a meter high bronze bust of Aristotle from Greece, as a donation to the LOGOS Australian Centre for Hellenic Language and Culture at Flinders University.  The bust will take pride of place in the centre of Flinders University’s main plaza area.  A ceremony, planned for later in 2012, will see the bust formally placed on its pedestal, and the University looks forward to welcoming a range of dignitaries from South Australian business leaders, politicians, community leaders and students to this special occasion.  This event will also mark the formation of The Aristotelian Society of Flinders University, which will bring together important individuals and groups in the Greek-Australian community of Adelaide, to honour this great philosopher and provide a vehicle to continue to promote and debate Aristotle’s ideas.


Picture above: Mr Sotirios Phillis (centre), President of the Chalkidikeon Society of South Australia with Professor Richard Maltby (left), Executive Dean of the Faculty of Education, Humanities and Law, and Professor Michael Tsianikas (right) with the donated bronze bust of Aristotle. 


The Georgios and Nektaria Mavragelos Research Scholarship

Nick and Tania Mavragelos both previous students of the Department of Modern Greek at Flinders University, decided in 2009 to establish a research scholarship in their children’s names to support teaching and research of Modern Greek. Funds from this research scholarship are used to support two major research programs conducted currently at Flinders University; Ageing in the Greek Australian Migrant Diaspora and Teaching Modern Greek Online: Building Language Learning Communities. We express our gratitude to Nikos and Tania Mavragelos for their moving and altruistic gesture in supporting Greek research in South Australia.

The Karytinos Family and Olympic Industry Scholarship

In 2007 the Karytinos Family and Olympic Industries decided to establish a scholarship in order to promote the teaching of Modern Greek in South Australia and Greek research projects. Funds from this scholarship ware used to organise a series of professional developments for teachers of Modern Greek in South Australia and also to support the biennial international conference on Greek research in Australia and its publications. We express our gratitude to the Karytinos Family and Olympic Industries for their generous initiative and continuous support of the Modern Greek department.