AHIF & Center for Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies Co-Publish Prestigious Journal

WASHINGTON, DC – The American Hellenic Institute Foundation (AHIF) is pleased to announce it has joined with the Center for Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies (Queens College) as co-publisher of the Journal of Modern Hellenism (JMH).

Established in 1984 by the Center’s founder and director, Harry J. Psomiades, the JMH will remain an annual peer-review scholarly journal published mid-summer. It publishes essays dealing with the history, institutions, and culture of modern Greece from its origins to the present. This includes studies of Greek America and other Diaspora communities.

AHIF will continue to publish the American Journal of Contemporary Hellenic Issues the first of each year as a publication of AHIF. Both journals will be available gratis on the AHI Foundation website.

Also, the international outreach of the JMH has been enhanced with the establishment of associate editors in Greece, Cyprus, and nations that have vibrant Greek communities.

Editorial Board

Van Coufoudakis (Indiana U-Purdue University) and Dan Georgakas (Center for Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies, Queens College, CUNY) will serve as co-editors of the joint publication.

Associate editors include John Iatrides (Southern Connecticut State University), Maria Kaliambou (Yale University), Andreas Theophanous (University of Nicosia, Cyprus), Gonda Van Steen (University of Florida), Alexander Kitroeff (Haverford College), Sakis Gekas (York University, Canada), Lydia Papadimitriou (Liverpool John Moore’s University, UK), Constantine Danopoulos (San Jose State University), and Lefteris Tsoulfidis (University of Macedonia, Greece).  

The associates have edited scholarly journals such as the Journal of the Hellenic Diaspora, Journal of Political and Military Sociology, Balkan Studies, and Journal of Greek Media and Culture. Some have been officers of the Modern Greek Studies Association and the Greek Canada History Project.

Contact persons for the Journal of Modern Hellenism are: Dan Georgakas, [email protected] and Yola Pakhchanian, [email protected]

The American Journal of Contemporary Hellenic Issues, Volume 12, Spring 2021, is also now available online: https://www.ahifworld.org/journal-issues.

This new volume includes the following articles: Ankara’s Neo-Ottomanism Defies the Rule of Law by Panayiotis Diamadis, NATO and the EU: It does take two to Tango! by Rear Admiral (ret.) George Tsogkas, China’s Entry into Greece: Hellenism as an Ideal Worthy of “Protected Designation of Origin” by George Stratigakis, The American Declaration of Independence (1776) and the Greek Proclamation of the Messenian Senate (1831) by Nicholas G. Karambelas, and Eugene T. Rossides (1927-2020): His Place in History by Klearchos A. Kyriakides.

The issue also includes Emerging Voices of Greek America, Poets on Being Greek and American, and Book Reviews.

The AHIF wishes to emphasize that the American Journal of Contemporary Hellenic Issues is a forum for varying ideas and voices, not a prescriptive agenda. All unsolicited queries and essays are taken seriously. The goal remains a healthy American policy regarding the Eastern Mediterranean and a vibrant Greek America that helps inform such a policy.

Authors are encouraged to submit completed articles to Yola Pakhchanian via email at: [email protected].

Submission guidelines are also available online: http://www.ahifworld.org/become-an-author.html.

About AHI Foundation

The American Hellenic Institute Foundation, Inc. (AHIF), established in 1975, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit tax-exempt educational and research organization and is the first “think tank” devoted exclusively to the study of the issues confronting the Greek American community. More information is available online: http://www.ahifworld.org.

About the Center for Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies

The Center for Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies at Queens College, CUNY, was founded by Professor Harry J. Psomiades and is the oldest center for Modern Greek Studies in the United States with the largest number of students.


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