Issue 08, March 2008
homepage > A Distinction for the University of Granada Centre of Byzantine, Modern Greek and Cypriot Studies

An honorable distinction
for the University of Granada Centre of Byzantine,
Modern Greek and Cypriot Studies

A snap-shot from the award ceremony on behalf of the Granada Royal Academy of Arts
 
 

In a special ceremony that took place on October 12th 2007, the Granada Royal Academy of Arts in Spain awarded its annual prizes and medals to organizations and individuals who demonstrated important involvement in the fields of Arts and Culture.  The Centre of Byzantine, Modern Greek and Cypriot Studies, which has been funded by the Onassis Foundation, was awarded a special medal for the promotion of Greek Literature and Culture to the Spanish-speaking world.  The medal was received by the Centre’s Head, Professor of Byzantine and Modern Greek Philology at the University of Granada, Dr. Moschos Morfakidis.

Top: The Centre’s “Konstantinos Tatsos” hall hosts the private library of the Greek Republic’s former President.<br>
Centre: Dr. Moschos Morfakidis, Head of the Centre, receives the honourable distinction from José García Román, President of the Granada Royal Academy of Arts.<br />
Bottom: The Center’s library is one of the best of its kind in Europe
Top: The Centre’s “Konstantinos Tatsos” hall hosts the private library of the Greek Republic’s former President.
Centre: Dr. Moschos Morfakidis, Head of the Centre, receives the honourable distinction from José García Román, President of the Granada Royal Academy of Arts.
Bottom: The Center’s library is one of the best of its kind in Europe

The Centre of Byzantine, Modern Greek and Cypriot Studies was founded in 1998 by the Greek State through the Greek Embassy in Madrid.  It is associated with the University of Granada and is active in the fields of research, teaching, publishing and culture.  It boasts one of the best libraries of Byzantine, Modern Greek and Cypriot studies in Europe, which includes amongst others the personal library of the former President of the Greek Republic, the esteemed intellectual Mr. Konstantinos Tsatsos.  Through special collaboration protocols, the Centre is connected to the Universities of Cyprus, Athens, Thrace, Patra and Valencia as well as with the European Centre for the Translation of Literature and the Human Sciences (EKEMEL) and the Hellenic Foundation for Culture.

Many international conferences and scientific meetings have taken place under the Centre's auspice, and it has also hosted and organized many exhibitions and concerts of Byzantine and Modern Greek music, in collaboration with Greek and Spanish public and private bodies.

The Centre’s work is financially supported by Greek public bodies, such as the Ministries of External Affairs, Education and Culture, the Cypriot Ministries of Education and Culture, the Autonomous Government of Andalusia, the University of Granada as well as by community programs such as the "Leonardo Da Vinci".  The financial support from other organizations such as the Onassis Foundation, the Kostas and Eleni Ourani Foundation, the A.G. Levendis Foundation the Hellenic Foundation for Culture, the Association for the Promotion of Greek Letters, as well as many individual donations contribute substantially to the achievement of the Centre’s goals. 

- top of page -
Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation | Tel. +30 210 3713000 | Fax. +30 210 3713013 | Email: pubrel@onassis.gr
>