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THE HELLENIC INSTITUTE at Royal Holloway, University of London is a research centre for the study of Hellenism, based in the Department of History and maintaining close links with the Department of Classics and collaborating with other Departments and Centres of the College. It promotes the study of Greek language, literature and history, from the archaic and classical age, through the Hellenistic and Roman times, Byzantium and the Post-Byzantine period, to the establishment of the Modern Greek State and the modern world. The Hellenic Institute hosts a number of research projects and organises seminars, lectures and conferences addressed to students, scholars and to a wider public.

The Hellenic Institute also seeks to bring together at a national and international level all those who share its interests. It collaborates closely with other institutions in the University of London and The Hellenic Centre, a cultural meeting place for the Greek community in London. It has links with Universities overseas, especially in Greece and Cyprus.

The Hellenic Institute currently runs two taught postgraduate degree courses: MA in Late Antique and Byzantine Studies and MA History: Hellenic Studies. It also offers supervision to students who pursue MPhil/PhD research in various subjects within the field of Byzantine and Hellenic Studies. Staff of the Institute also contribute to undergraduate courses on Byzantine history and Greek language at RHUL.

The Hellenic Institute is currently receiving funding from the College, the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports, the Hellenic Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Education and Culture of the Republic of Cyprus, the A.G. Leventis Foundation, the Hellenic Foundation (London), the Orthdodox Cultural Association (Athens), The Friends of the Hellenic Institute and private donors.

Under the directorship of the late Julian Chrysostomides the Institute expanded its academic and research activities. To honour her memory the Friends of the Hellenic Institute established The Julian Chrysostomides Bursaries Fund. She will be remembered as a true scholar and an affectionate and inspiring teacher.



Detail of coloured engraving of Athens, c. 1810