miércoles, 24 de febrero de 2010


La Sociedad Europea de Estudios Neogriegos lanza una petición online para salvar el Departamento de Estudios Bizantinos y Neogriegos del King's College de Londres, que ha iniciado un proceso de propuestas con el fin de reestructurar la Escuela de Artes y Humanidades. Dentro de las propuestas de este proceso se contempla la desaparición del Departamento de Estudios Bizantinos y Neogriegos. Aquellos que quieran firmar la petición pueden acceder a ella en el siguiente enlace:


A continuación dejo el mensaje original en inglés remitido por el profesor Roederick Beaton del King's College londinense:

Yesterday the European Society for Modern Greek Studies launched an online petition to save the Department of Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies at King?s College London. The petition can be accessed at:


The College has initiated a consultation process on proposals to restructure the School of Arts & Humanities. Formally this process ends in early May. Under these proposals the Department of Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies is due to disappear, because it is too small to be ?sustainable,? both in terms of staff numbers and student recruitment, especially at BA level. Some staff posts are likely to be lost, others will be re-assigned to up to four different departments, thus dispersing the unique concentration of expertise that has been built up over many years. For information on the Department and its activities see:


As well as signing the petition, do please consider writing personally to express your concern about these proposals. The address to write to is: Professor Rick Trainor, The Principal, King?s College London, Strand, London WC2R 2LS (principal@kcl.ac.uk) and copy to Professor Jan Palmowski, Head of the School of Arts and Humanities (jan.palmowski@kcl.ac.uk). It would be appreciated if you would also copy your letter, or just send a message to indicate that you have sent one, to the Head of Department, Professor David Ricks (david.ricks@kcl.ac.uk).

Please also forward this request to friends and colleagues.