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December 16th, 2015

Meet Our Latest Library Research Fellow

The University Library is pleased to welcome Dr. Valerie McGuire as the first Library Research Fellow of the 2015-2016 cycle. She will be conducting research using the Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection over the next two months.

McGuire, currently a postdoctoral fellow at New York University and the holder of a Mellon Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship for the Mediterranean Region from the Council of American Overseas Research Centers, is currently working on a book entitled Fascism’s Mediterranean Empire: Italian Occupation and Colonial Modernity in the Dodecanese Islands, 1912-47. Her research is a socio-political history of Italian imperial rule in the Eastern Mediterranean, examining how Fascist ideas of race, nation, and empire unfolded in a Balkan context prior to the outbreak of World War II.

The Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection contains a variety of books, pamphlets, journals, videos, newspapers, government documents, and more on the Dodecanese Islands in the 20th century, including materials about minority populations, for McGuire to consult in support of her work.

She will be giving a free public lecture on the progress of her research before her departure in mid February, with details to follow.

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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November 3rd, 2015

Documentary Film Screening Nov. 17

Nov. 17, 2015

FILM SCREENING

“Beneath the Olive Tree”

The University Library, Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection, invites you
to join us for a screening of a groundbreaking documentary narrated by Olympia Dukakis
with the director, co-producer, and co-writer Stavroula Toska
in attendance. The film tells the stories of women who were punished
for their participation in the Greek resistance movement
during World War II by being made political exiles
during the Greek Civil War (1946-1949).

Poster for Beneath the Olive Tree

View the trailer of the film.

Tuesday, Nov. 17, 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 George I. Paganelis, Curator, Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection, at (916) 278-4361 or paganelis@csus.edu.

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September 14th, 2015

Author Lecture Series starts 9/15

The Friends of the Library Author Lecture Series kicks off Tuesday, September 15th with Chris Enss, author of Bedside Book of Bad Girls: Outlaw Women of the Midwest. Chris Enss is a New York Times best-selling author, screenwriter and comedienne, whose passion is telling the stories of ordinary men and women who shaped the history and mythology of the American West. Her book, Bedside Book of Bad Girls: Outlaw Women of the Midwest, reveals fascinating facts about the real women who outran the law and upended gender stereotypes–some of the most fascinating renegade women in American history.

The lecture is FREE and open to the public!  It starts at 3:00 p.m. and is held in the University Library Gallery.

For parking assistance or more information, contact Sally Hitchcock, the Library’s coordinator for community outreach, at (916) 278-5954 or hitchcoc@saclink.csus.edu.

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by Anne Bradley
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August 31st, 2015

Library art included in campus exhibit

Artwork from the University Library’s Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection and Department of Special Collections and University Archives is among the pieces now on display in the University Union Gallery (second floor). Also included are highlights from the collections of the University Union, the School of the Arts, and the Departments of Anthropology and Art.

The exhibit runs from Aug. 31-Sept. 24, 2015. There will be an opening reception at the gallery on Thursday, Sept. 3, from 6-8 p.m. and a panel discussion on the exhibit on Thursday, Sept. 17, from 5-7 p.m. in the Orchard Suite of the University Union. For further information about the exhibit see: http://theuniversityunion.com/gallery/show/treasure-revealed-art-from-the-sacramento-state-collection.

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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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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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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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