Praised as ‘a magnificent scholarly journal’ by Choice magazine, Journal of Modern Greek Studies (JMGS) is a scholarly periodical that focuses exclusively on modern Greece with critical analysis on Greek social, cultural, and political affairs.
Sponsored by the Modern Greek Studies Association (MGSA) and published by Johns Hopkins University Press, JMGS is a biannual journal that features essays, written in English, by leading scholars in the field of Modern Greek Studies from North America and around the world. Focusing on a broad historical expanse that stretches from late Byzantium until the present, the JMGS is highly interdisciplinary, publishing peer-reviewed articles from scholars who represent a diversity of fields within the humanities, the arts, and the social sciences.
It should be noted that a page on the JMGS hosts current and past issues and two extra features: "In Focus", which contains supplementary material that accompany the printed issue, that include podcasts, photographs, music, videos, and poetry readings; "Occasional Papers", which hosts interviews, position papers, reports on collaborative projects and other material on current matters relating to Greece, Cyprus, Greek and Greeks worldwide selected by the editors.
The latest issue of the Journal (Volume 34, n. 2/ October 2016) includes 6 articles, that is: Some Debts Can Never Be Repaid: The Archaeo-politics of the Crisis by Yannis Hamilakis; The Song of Songs in the Rhythms of George Seferis by Katerina Stergiopoulou; A British International Humanitarianism? Humanitarian Interventions in Eastern Europe (1875–1906) by Georgios Giannakopoulos; Georgios Streit on Crete: International Law, Greece, and the Ottoman Empire by Nobuyoshi Fujinami; Children of Memory: Narratives of the Asia Minor Catastrophe and the Making of Refugee Identity in Interwar Greece by Haris Exertzoglou; The Poetics of Meráki: Dialogue and Speech Genre in Kalymnian Song by Panayotis League.
The issue also includes 15 book reviews among which: Futures: Poetry of the Greek Crisis ed. by Theodoros Chiotis, and: Crisis: Greek Poets on the Crisis ed. by Dinos Siotis by Vassilis Lambropoulos; The Edinburgh History of the Greeks, 1768 to 1913: The Long Nineteenth Century by Thomas W. Gallant by Dimitris Livanios; Modern Greece: What Everyone Needs to Know by Stathis N. Kalyvas by Van Coufoudakis; Inside Greek Terrorism by George Kassimeris by Kostis Kornetis; Greek Urban Warriors: Resistance & Terrorism 1967–2014 by John Brady Kiesling by Nikolaos Papadogiannis; After Civil War: Division, Reconstruction, and Reconciliation in Contemporary Europe ed. by Bill Kissane by Nicos Christodoulakis; History, Time, and Economic Crisis in Central Greece by Daniel M. Knight by Margaret Kenna. There is also a memoriam page, remembering William Hardy McNeill and Ernestine Friedl, the JMGS editors from 1983 to 1985 and 1986 to 1989 respectively.
The Modern Greek Studies Association was founded in 1968 by a group of intellectuals and scholars, to showcase the merits of the Modern Greek tradition and contemporary Greek culture. It has evolved since then to an American-based, non-profit academic organization, dedicated to the promotion of Modern Greek Studies in the United States and Canada and conversant internationally on all issues, historical and contemporary, which pertain to Greek matters. Interdisciplinary in orientation, the MGSA seeks to stimulate the discovery and diffusion of knowledge about the language, literature, arts, history, politics, economy, and society of modern Greece, Cyprus, and the Greek diaspora.