Indiana University Bloomington


Modern Greek

The Modern Greek Program is an interdisciplinary program housed in West European Studies at Indiana University. We offer courses in Greek language, culture, and history to both undergraduate and graduate students. As part of our mission, we also organize lectures, conferences, film screenings, and concerts for students, faculty, and the community.

Modern Greece is a dynamic country that provides tremendous opportunities for both investigation and introspection. Geographically, culturally, and economically, Greece exists at a crossroads: between antiquity and modernity, between the East and the West, between Christianity and Islam, between the Balkans and the Mediterranean, between colonial powers and colonized peoples, and between the developed and the developing world. It provides tremendous opportunities for thinking about both the global system and the position of the various historical actors that have shaped Greece—Europe, the United States, the Ottoman Empire and Turkey, and of course Greece’s citizenry—in that system. .