21-22 June 2017
4th International Conference on Ageing in a Foreign Land
 
23-24 June 2017
12th International Conference on Greek Research
 
15 October 2016
The Annual Aristotelian Celebration
21 April 2016
Modern Greek Alumni Event
 
11 November 2015
Modern Greek Students Alumni Breakfast
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/modern-greek-alumni-breakfast-tickets-18111710614
For more information please contact Layla.Plummer@flinders.edu.au
 
 
28 October 2015
The Annual Aristotelian Celebration
7-9pm – Flinders University Tonsley Campus, 1284 South Road, Clovelly Park 5042
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For more information please contact Layla.Plummer@flinders.edu.au

 
June 26-27 2015
11th International Conference on Greek Research
Flinders.edu.au/greekconference

June 25 2015
Conference Dinner
Location – Adelaide Pavilion.  For more information please contact Layla Plummer

June 24-26th 2015
3rd International Conference on Ageing in a Foreign Land
Flinders.edu.au/ageingconference
 
March 2 & 3 2015
'Modern Greek Migration' - Monday 2 March @ 7pm and ‘The Greek Language Education in the Diaspora Today’ - Tuesday 3 March @ 5pm
Two special lectures by Professor Mihalis Damanakis from the University of Crete hosted by the Greek Department, Flinders University & LOGOS Centre, Pan Pacedonian Association of SA and the South Australian Council for the Greek Cultural Month Inc

 
November 2 2014
Dimitria Festival
the Dimitiria Festival was held once again at Flinders University.  The Pan Macedonian Association of South Australia provided a great day of music, food and culture
 
 
October 22 2014
The Annual Aristotelian Celebration
The event was held in conjunction with the Pan-Macedonian Association of South Australia and the Dimitria Greek Festival and we rejoiced in the remarkable achievements of LOGOS.
 
 
May 28 2014
Public Seminar
Intergenerational Perceptions of Ageing Well within the Australian Greek Diaspora presented by Dr Helen Fiest, Australian Population and Migration Research Centre, University of Adelaide
Lost in a Foreign Land? Investigating the Linguistic and Conceptual Understanding of Translated Text for the Aged People of Greek and Greek-Cypriot Background presented by Prof Michael Tsianikas, Director LOGOS, Australian Centre for Hellenic Language and Culture, Flinders University.
5pm, Wednesday, 28 May, Room 2.1, Flinders in the City, Victoria Square, Adelaide  (PDF 291KB)
 

May 26 2014
Public Lecture
Live Arts & Social Unrest: the Greek crisis case"". Presented by Eugenia Tzirtzilaki
How can art be re-defined in times of crisis?Several “snapshots” will be presented from the Greek reality of the past five years, in order to discuss how the crisis has made dominant morals more conservative and social reactions more extreme, ultimately polarizing local communities. The effect of the crisis in live arts practice will serve as a case study and Ms Tzirtzilaki will share her own experience as a Greek theater maker, presenting some of her latest work.
6.30pm, Monday, 26 May, Room 2.1, Flinders in the City Victoria Square, Adelaide (PDF 197KB)
 
 

May 23
2014
GROWING UP GREEK: A couch-side conversation with Mary “Effie” Coustas and Costa “The Gardener” Georgiadis Strung between two cultures. Trying to remember who you were or were told to be. Do you remember it? Fun times. We bet you wouldn’t trade it for the world or a platter of kataifi, whichever comes first. In the meantime, come and relive the experience through someone else’s spectacles, cushioned and comforted by authentic mezethes, stifado, yahni, salata and ouzo…
6:00pm Friday 23 May 2014, Adelaide Pavillion  Download the Growing up Greek details and payment form (PDF 110KB)

 
 
April 8 2014
"Artist on the move: El Greco in Crete, Italy and Spain",presented by Assistant Professor, Panagotis Ioannou from the University of Crete.  
Over 50 people attended the evening lecture hosted by the LOGOS Centre and the South Australian Greek Cultural Month. Professor Ioannou gave an interesting presentation on the life of Doménikos Theotokópoulos and his travels through Crete, Italy and Spain.  The lecture concluded with questions and discussions from the attendees.  We thank our sponsor the Foundation for Hellenic Studies.
 
 
 
Feb 8 2014

On 8 February the LOGOS Centre welcomed two visiting scholars, Associate Professor Aspasia Hatzidakis and Associate Professor Giannis Spantidakis from the University of Crete. (Picture right). A days seminar organised by LOGOS, Australian Centre for Hellenic Language and Culture, the Education Office of the Consulate General of Greece in Melbourne and the Modern Greek Language Teachers’ Association of South Australia was held on professional development for teachers of Modern Greek. Over 30 Modern Greek teachers attended the seminar with many commenting they had an excellent day and gained valuable knowledge. We thank the following sponsors for making this event possible: The Foundation for Hellenic Studies, St George College and the South Australian Council for the Greek Cultural Month

 




 
 
 

24 November 2013

Join us for an unforgettable Greek food event, generously hosted by the Pan-Laconian Association on Sunday 24th November 2013. All welcome, for further details

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

20 November 2013 - The Annual Aristotelian Celebration

In the context of the 2013 Dimitria Greek Festival, LOGOS Australian Centre for Hellenic Language and Culture in conjunction with the Pan Macedonian Association of SA. Join us for a presentation on the achievements of the LOGOS Centre and the Modern Greek online programs and celebrate a year since the unveiling of the Aristotle statue at Flinders University. The presentation will be held in North Lecture Theatre 1, Level 1, School of Humanities at 7.00pm.  Drinks and canapés on the Plaza at 8.00pm.  ALL WELCOME

 

 

 

 

 

 

9/10 November 2013 - Dimitria Festival 2013

 

 

The LOGOS Australian Centre for Hellenic Language and Culture is honoured to be associated with the 35th Dimitria Festival and would like to acknowledge the ongoing support of the Pan-Macedonian Association of South Australia.

 

 

7 November 2013 - It’s the Great Debate!

Almost 250 guests crowded the Adelaide Pavilion on Thursday 7th November for the South Australian Book Launch of “Call me Emilios” by Justice Emilios Kyrou of the Supreme Court of Victoria followed by the Great Debate: Greeks do it Better. MC George Kapiniaris introduced Greg Crafter AO, Chair of the Foundation for Hellenic Studies; the Ambassador for Greece Haris Dafaranos; and Michael Abbott AO QC as Moderator for the Debate before taking his place as third speaker for the Negative team. His colleagues Hon Amanda Vanstone (Captain) and Hon Tom Koutsantonis staged a brave battle against the Affirmative team led by the Hon Marie Vamvakinou, Hon Nick Xenophon and Costas (“The Gardener”) Georgiadis, but the Foundation’s own Supreme Court comprising Chief Justice Chris Kourakis of the Supreme Court of South Australia, Justice Emilios Kyrou of the Supreme Court of Victoria and the audience, declared the Affirmative Team the winners of the Debate.

l-r, Hon Tom Koutsantonis, Chief Justice Chris Kourakis, Hon Nick Xenophon, Costa Georgiadis and George Kapiniaris 

 

 

  

 7 November 2013 - Federal Member visits LOGOS

Maria Vamvakinou MP, federal member for Calwell visted the LOGOS Centre during her recent trip to Adelaide.
Maria enjoyed a tour of the Centre and a presentation of the online Modern Greek programs.

Pictured here, l-r, Cecily Wright, Richard Maltby, Maria Vamvakinou, Maria Palaktsoglou, Diana Glenn, Antonios Litinas
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

27-30 June 2013 – 10th International Conference on Greek Research and 2nd International Conference on Ageing in a Foreign Land

The conference attracted presenters from state, national and international universities and organisations coming together to share their knowledge and discuss their research and experiences and network with other delegates and collaborated with the University of Adelaide.
In total there were over a 100 presentations over the four days on Greek and ageing themes with over 300 people attending the conference events including the official dinner, a Symposium on Greek Food and Culture, a professional Development for teachers workshop and public lectures. The main conference was held in the School of Humanities at Flinders University and the public lectures were held in the Flinders City campus on Victoria Square, the University of Adelaide and the Cyprus Community Centre.

Mrs Leesa Vlahos MP, Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier opened the conference at the official dinner which was attended by nearly 200 dignitaries including His Excellency, Mr Haris D. Dafaranos, Ambassador of Greece in Australia, Mr Christos Maniakis-Grivas, Consul-General of Greece and Mr David Pisoni, MP, Shadow Minister for Education, Families and Training and Shadow Minister for Multicultural Affairs and presidents and members of:

•    Greek Orthodox Archdioceses
•    Greek Orthodox Community of SA
•    Pan Macedonian Society
•    Pontian Brotherhood
•    Cypriot Community
•    St George College
•    National Greek Students Association
•    Greek Cultural Month
•    Navarino Association
•    The Foundation for Hellenic Studies
•    HACCI of SA
•    Many others, including businessmen, educators and supporters of LOGOS, The Australian Centre for Hellenic Language and Culture.  

The high calibre of keynote speakers attracted many local and interstate researchers wanting to expand their knowledge and discuss their own research perspectives.

The Hon Mark Butler MP, Minister for Mental Health and Ageing sent a pre-recorded video message to open the conference and welcome all the delegates and presenters and discussed the current issues regarding ageing.

The members of the conference committee are now collating summaries of all the presentations given at the conference as they are planning to produce a final document that will be used to inform all the delegates of the conference, government agencies and major service providers of the event and create a dynamic and positive outcome in the area of ageing from a CALD perspective.  A book or special issue journal of selected papers from the conference will also be considered to be published.

Our next conference will be held in June 2015 .
 

 

6 April 2013 - Greek ministerial visit for LOGOS centre

Greece’s Deputy Foreign Minister, Mr Kostas Tsiaras, visited Flinders University yesterday.

Mr Tsiaras, who is travelling to several capital cities during his official Australian tour, made his visit to the LOGOS Centre at Flinders the focus of his Adelaide schedule. The Modern Greek Program at Flinders is currently the most popular and dynamic in Australia, delivering courses to Adelaide University, Darwin University and, from 2014, to Griffith University.

Greek teaching and research at the University is based at the LOGOS Australian Centre for Hellenic Language and Culture, which was established in 2011 with $600,000 of funding over four years from the South Australian Government. The main focus of the centre is to support the teaching of Modern Greek in Australia and develop a full online program available nationally and internationally.

LOGOS Director Professor Michael Tsianikas said that it was the first time a significant figure from the Greek Government had come to the Centre. He said it was particularly appropriate, as the Foreign Ministry is the portfolio that represents the interests of Greeks overseas. The visit underlines the significant developments that the teaching of Modern Greek language and culture has made at Flinders, and the Deputy Minister was especially interested in the online resources that we have developed to extend our language teaching capacity,” Professor Tsianikas said.

Mr Tsiaras was accompanied by senior staff from the Foreign Ministry, as well as the Greek Ambassador to Australia, Mr Haris Dafanaros, and SA Greek Consul General Mr Cristos Maniakis-Grivas.

After talks with senior University staff, Mr Tsiaras inspected the bust of Aristotle donated to the University last year by the Australian Greek community before meeting staff and students of the LOGOS Centre.

 

11 November 2012 - Dimitria Greek Festival

A taste of Greek culture, history and tradition came to Flinders yesterday, with the annual Dimitria Greek Festival being staged at the University’s Bedford Park campus for the first time in the event’s 34-year history. The festival featured the unveiling of a bronze statue of Greek philosopher Aristotle by South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill. The statue has been kindly donated to the University by the Halkidikeon Society in Greece, with the SA chapter providing generous financial support to assist in bringing the bust from Greece. The SA Halkidikeon Society also donated $20,000 to the University’s LOGOS Australian Centre for Hellenic Language and Culture, which was established in 2011 to preserve and promote Greek language and culture in Australia. The Dimitria festivities, presented by the Pan-Macedonian Association of South Australia, including many dignitaries and members of the local Greek community. Highlights of the day-long festival included Greek music, dancing, art and photography displays, cultural exhibits and traditional Greek food and drinks. Professor Michael Tsianikas, director of the LOGOS Centre and Professor in Modern Greek, said the event also marked the formation of the new Aristotelian Society of Flinders University – a forum for members of the local Greek community to honour the great philosopher and continue to promote and debate Aristotle’s ideas. "A student of Plato’s and a teacher of Alexander the Great, Aristotle is one of the most important and well known founding figures in Western philosophy,” Professor Tsianikas said. "Flinders is proud to be associated with his scientific thinking, which is connected with the University’s own philosophy,” he said. "The University would like to thank the Halkidikeon Society in Greece and South Australia for bringing a statue of this great philosopher to Flinders, where it will take pride of place in our plaza and be a talking point among staff and students alike.


Above: Mr Soto Phillis, President of the Halkidikeon Society, Premier Jay Weatherill and Vice-Chancellor Professor Michael Barber

 

12 October 2012 – Launch of the 2012 Dimitria Festival

 

 

 

The Honourable Jay Weatherill MP, Premier of South Australia together with The Honourable Jennifer Rankine MP, Minister for Multicultural Affairs hosted a reception to launch the 2012 Dimitria Greek Festival at Parliament House.  Professor Michael Tsianikas, Director of LOGOS attended. Pictured (left to right) George Genimahaliotis, President of the Pan-Macedonian Association of SA, The Honourable Jennifer Rankine MP, Minister for Multicultural Affairs and Professor Michael Tsianikas, Director of LOGOS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12 August 2012 – Pan-Macedonian Association of SA

A special lecture was held at the Pan-Macedonian Association of SA, on the 12 August to promote the LOGOS Australian Centre for Hellenic Language and Culture at Flinders University.  Over 70 members from the following associations;  Pan Macedonian Association of SA, Macedonian Brotherhood of SA "Alexander the Great", Flambouron Philanthropic Society of SA, Florina Society of SA Inc., Halkidikeon Association of SA "Aristotle", Kastoria Society of SA, Pavlos Melas Brotherhood of Western Macedonia, Pierikos Society of SA, "Vergina" Greek Womens Cultural Society and members of the community attended the event to hear Professor Michael Tsianikas lecture on the future of teaching of Modern Greek and the importance of the preservation of Greek language and culture.

At the event the president of the Halkidikeon Society of SA, Mr. Sotirios Phillis presented Professor Richard Maltby with a cheque for $20,000 as a donation to LOGOS.  The donation will be used to place the magnificent bronze bust of Aristotle previously donated in 2011 from the Lord Mayor of Polygyros, which will grace the main plaza of Flinders University.  An official unveiling by the Premier will be held at the University on 11 November as part of the day long celebrations of the Dimitria Festival being held at the University on this day.

LOGOS is extremely grateful for the continued support from the Pan-Macedonian Association of SA, the Halkidikeon Society of SA and the Greek community in general.

Pictured above left to right: John Mitrousidis, Diane Ranck, George Genimahaliotis, Prof. Richard Maltby, Sotirios Phillis, Prof. Michael Tsianikas, Daphne Sorvanis

 

November 2 2014 - Dimitria Festival

the Dimitiria Festival was held once again at Flinders University.  The Pan Macedonian Association of South Australia provided a great day of music, food and culture