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Modern Greek Studies

Guide to finding resources related to modern Greek literature, history, and the arts.


The Modern Greek Studies research guide will help you find library resources about modern Greece in Greek and other languages. 

The Modern Greek Program at the University of Michigan offers courses and degrees for undergraduate and graduate students, as well as regular free, public events for students, faculty, and the broader community.

For help finding resources about ancient Greece, please visit the Classical Studies research guide.

How do I search for modern Greek resources?

There are two main ways to search for modern Greek resources in Library Search. You can search using a modern Greek script or using a Latin script following Library of Congress transliteration rules. For example, you can search for "Νίκος Καζαντζάκης" (with and without the accent marks) and "Nikos Kazantzakēs" (with and without the long mark over the last e).

What is transliteration? Transliteration is converting the script from one alphabet to the script of another alphabet. Romanization is converting from a non-Latin script to a Latin script.

Why should I follow the Library of Congress transliteration rules? The University of Michigan Library catalogs resources following the Library of Congress transliteration rules to provide consistency in our catalog and between other library catalogs. 

Are there other transliteration rules? Yes! For example, the Journal of Modern Greek Studies has specific transliteration rules for publication in the journal.

Search Tip: Sometimes the Library of Congress and other library organizations use special transliteration spellings for names. A good example is Νίκος Καζαντζάκης: you will also want to search Nikos Kazantzakis in the library catalog.

Where can I find modern Greek journals and articles?

The University of Michigan Library has a variety of journals with modern Greek content. You may browse the entire list here.

The following are suggested journals:

How do I find modern Greek books and other materials?

You can search for modern Greek books and other materials in Library Search and in the Library Catalog.

It might be helpful to limit your searches by using the various filters on the left side of the screen. For example, limit your search by Language: Greek, Modern (1453- ) or by Subject: Greek literature, Modern

Using the Format filter is a simple way to locate modern Greek music. For example, limit your search by Format: Music or Audio (music).

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