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July 29th, 2015

Library Research Fellowship Program, 2015-2016

Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection

Library Research Fellowship Program, 2015-2016

Thanks to generous continued funding from the Elios Charitable Foundation and additional funding from the Tsakopoulos Hellenic Foundation, the University Library at California State University, Sacramento is pleased to announce the continuation of the Library Research Fellowship Program to support the use of the Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection by fellows for scholarly research in Hellenic studies while in residence in Sacramento.

For the full Library Research Fellowship Program description and application instructions, see: http://library.csus.edu/tsakopoulos/lrfp.asp.html. Questions about the Program can be directed to George I. Paganelis, Curator, Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection (paganelis@csus.edu).

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by George Paganelis
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June 22nd, 2015

Meet Our Latest Library Research Fellow

Over the past two weeks Dr. Anastasia Stefanidou, our third and final Library Research Fellow of the 2014-2015 cycle, has been conducting research using the Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection.

Stefanidou, an independent scholar visiting from Thessaloniki, Greece, is conducting research on Greek-American memoirs, particularly those written by second-generation Greek Americans. Her research focuses both on professional and non-professional writers, “whose personal narratives are acts of performing the complexities and ambivalences of ethnic identity, marked by cultural and historical differences, as well as celebrating those aspects of ethnicity that offer affirmation and stability.”

Among its wealth of materials on Greek America, the Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection contains an array of memoirs and personal narratives by Greek Americans that Stefanidou has been consulting, including examples of a growing body of self-published memoirs.

Stefanidou will be preparing a PowerPoint presentation with audio narrative on the progress of her research. This will be uploaded to the Web site of the Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection and disseminated online.

The Library Research Fellowship Program is generously funded by a grant from the Elios Charitable Foundation.

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by George Paganelis
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May 12th, 2015

Meet Our Latest Library Research Fellow

Over the past two weeks Mr. Stavros Stavridis, our second Library Research Fellow of the spring 2015 semester, has been been conducting research using the Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection.

Stavridis, an independent scholar visiting from Melbourne, Australia, is doing research on the fate of Greeks in two regions of Asia Minor (modern Turkey): Smyrna and Pontus. As Stavridis notes, “My research focuses on two regions that contained large Greek speaking populations who were deported, massacred and expelled by both the Young Turks and Turkish Nationalists covering the years 1916-23. It will be noted that the Greek population on the western shores of Asia Minor and Thrace was ethnically cleansed by the Young Turk regime just before the advent of World War I. At the end of the Greek-Turkish war in September 1922, hundreds of thousands of Greek refugees from Smyrna, Pontus and Eastern Thrace were resettled in Greece. Lacking the necessary economic resources to assist these destitute refugees, Greece turned to the international community for assistance. The compulsory exchange of populations between Greece and Turkey settled permanently the issue of minorities in favor of the latter once and for all. The refugees were not permitted to return to their ancestral homeland in Asia Minor.”

Stavridis has taken advantage of the extensive resources of the Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection on the Greeks of Asia Minor, including the 14-volume Hē genoktonia tōn Hellēnōn tou Pontou (Genocide of the Greeks of Pontus), a collection of archival documents from various European state archives, the six-volume Ethnic Minorities in the Balkan States, 1860-1971, U.S. State Department files from the period on microfilm, and more.

Stavridis will be giving a free public lecture on his research on May 14 at 7 p.m. in the Petris Room (3023) of the University Library.

The Library Research Fellowship Program is generously funded by a grant from the Elios Charitable Foundation.

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April 30th, 2015

Free public lecture 5/14/15

LIBRARY RESEARCH FELLOW PRESENTATION

“The Greek Genocide: Pontus and Smyrna and the Resettlement of Asia Minor Refugees 1916-1925”

The Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection invites you to join us for a lecture by 2014-2015 Library Research Fellow Stavros Stavridis, Historical Consultant and Independent Scholar, Melbourne, Australia.

Summary:

“This talk will investigate the Greek Genocide during the period 1916-25 with emphasis on two geographic regions of Asia Minor: Pontus and Smyrna. These two places contained large Greek populations who lived there for nearly 3000 years with many of them massacred by the Ottoman Government and Turkish nationalists. In the end, many were uprooted never to return to their ancestral homelands. Greece faced a massive influx of refugees in the aftermath of the Greek-Turkish 1919-22 that would require massive international assistance.”

Thursday, May 14, 2015
Senator Nicholas Petris Room, Library 3023 (3rd floor)
Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection, University Library

Schedule of Events:
7:00 – 8:30 p.m. presentation and discussion
8:30 p.m. light refreshments

The presentation and refreshments are free and open to the public. Funding for the Library Research Fellowship Program has been made possible by a generous grant from the Elios Charitable Foundation.

Print out a parking permit (PDF document) to use for the evening.

For further information, contact George I. Paganelis at (916) 278-4361 or paganelis@csus.edu.

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April 30th, 2015

Free public lecture 5/7/15

GUEST LECTURE

“Royal Macedonian Tomb II at Vergina: New Finds on the Identities of the Dead”

The Sacramento State Hellenic Studies Program and the Tsakopoulos Hellenic Foundation invite you
to join us for a lecture by Dr. Theo Antikas, Head of the Art-Anthropological research team of the Vergina excavation.

Thursday, May 7, 2015
Senator Nicholas Petris Room, Library 3023 (3rd floor)
Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection, University Library

Schedule of Events:
7:00 – 8:30 p.m. presentation and discussion
8:30 p.m. light refreshments

The presentation and refreshments are free and open to the public.

Print out a parking permit (PDF document) to use for the evening.

For further information, contact Prof. Katerina Lagos at (916) 278-7103 or klagos@csus.edu. The lecture and reception have been made possible by a generous grant from the Tsakopoulos Hellenic Foundation.

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April 28th, 2015

New Research Databases

With funds made available due to the Wiley situation (see this for more details), the Sacramento State Library has started two year-long database trials. First, we’ve added Humanities International Complete - a very rich source of research articles for all aspects of the humanities.

Second, if you’re looking for statistics to support your thesis, give Statista a try! Not only is the database easy to search, the information you find can easily be exported in a variety of formats (PowerPoint slides, Excel spreadsheets, images, etc.).

Continued access after next year will depend on funding, usage and feedback we get from you! So, please be sure to let us know what you think by going here.

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by Anne Bradley
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April 28th, 2015

Theses help available in the library!

Graduate Students: For the spring theses submission period, the Library again will be offering individualized assistance to students submitting their theses to ScholarWorks. For the entire submission period, April 6-May 8, students can schedule appointments by emailing: israel.yanez@csus.edu. Appointments will be available M-F, 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. We have created a LibGuide on theses submission and the library help available (http://csus.libguides.com/scholarworks).

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by Charlotte Xanders
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April 17th, 2015

Free public lecture 4/28/15

Apr. 28, 2015

LIBRARY RESEARCH FELLOW PRESENTATION

“Music Treasures from the Demakopoulos Collection”

The Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection invites you to join us for a lecture by
2014-2015 Library Research Fellow Prof. Stavroula (Avra) Xepapadakou, Lecturer, Dept. of Philology, Division of Music and Theatre Studies, University of Crete.

Summary:

“The Demakopoulos music collection is a rich private archive of sheet music, musical scores, albums and vinyl records. Its contents form an extended overview of Modern Greek art and urban-popular music of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. In this presentation we shall examine paradigms from the collection of the most important historical landmarks of Greek musical creation (Ionian Music School, National School, Avant-Garde, Modernism, Urban-popular songs etc) and meet the leading composers, artists and performers (such as Nikolaos Chalikiopoulos Mantzaros, Pavlos Carrer, Spyros Samaras, Manolis Kalomiris, Nikos Skalkotas, Dimitris Mitropoulos, Maria Callas, Ianis Xenakis, Manos Hadjidakis, Mikis Theodorakis, Dionyssis Savopoulos, et al.). We shall also focus on representative music works and will enrich our discussion with selected music samples.”

For more on the Dr. Steve A. Demakopoulos Hellenic Library see: http://library.csus.edu/tsakopoulos/demakopoulos.asp.

Tuesday, Apr. 28, 2015
Senator Nicholas Petris Room, Library 3023 (3rd floor)
Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection, University Library

Schedule of Events:
7:00 – 8:30 p.m. presentation and discussion
8:30 p.m. light refreshments

The presentation and refreshments are free and open to the public. Funding for the Library Research Fellowship Program has been made possible by a generous grant from the Elios Charitable Foundation.

Print out a parking permit (PDF document) to use for the evening.

For further information, contact George I. Paganelis at (916) 278-4361 or paganelis@csus.edu.

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April 7th, 2015

Free public lecture 4/16/15

Apr. 16, 2015

GUEST LECTURE

“On the Possibility of a Theatre of Eminence Today, in Greece–or Elsewhere”

The Sacramento State Hellenic Studies Program and the Tsakopoulos Hellenic Foundation invite you to join us for a lecture by Mr. Vasilis Arabos, writer, director, and teacher of theatre in Greece.

Thursday, Apr. 16, 2015
Senator Nicholas Petris Room, Library 3023 (3rd floor)
Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection, University Library

Schedule of Events:
7:00 – 8:30 p.m. presentation and discussion
8:30 p.m. light refreshments

The presentation and refreshments are free and open to the public.

Print out a parking permit (PDF document) to use for the evening.

For further information, contact Prof. Katerina Lagos at (916) 278-7103 or klagos@csus.edu. The lecture and reception have been made possible by a generous grant from the Tsakopoulos Hellenic Foundation.

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March 30th, 2015

Meet our Latest Library Research Fellow

For the last several weeks the University Library has played host to our first Library Research Fellow of the spring 2015 semester, Prof. Stavroula (Avra) Xepapadakou, a trained musicologist and lecturer in theatre studies in the Department of Philology at the University of Crete.

Her research project, entitled “Voices, Musics, and Echoes of Expatriate Greeks in the Demakopoulos Collection” concerns the reception of Greek opera artists and Greek art music in the U.S. during the first half of the 20th century. As she notes, “This particular field is of exceptional research interest as, in that period, the United States of America attract[ed] all sorts of Greek artistic forces, forming a new cultural market for Greek troupes and artistic ensembles. During their tours to the West, they…perform[ed] in the great centers of the Greek diaspora such as New York, Philadelphia, Boston, Chicago, Illinois and Florida.”

During the course of her research she has been studying the extensive collection of musical scores and sheets contained within the  Demakopoulos Collection of the Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection, as well as related literature concerning the musical and theatrical activities of Greek Americans during the early decades of the 20th century. During her stay she has been providing guest lectures in the Department of Theatre and Dance, and later in April will give a public talk on the research she has conducted at Sacramento State.

The Library Research Fellowship Program is generously funded by a grant from the Elios Charitable Foundation.

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