Collection KDBMG - BYZANTINE AND MODERN GREEK STUDIES: King's College London departmental records

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BYZANTINE AND MODERN GREEK STUDIES: King's College London departmental records


  • 1922-1993 (Creation)

Level of description



8 boxes and 2 rolls

Scope and content

The records of the Department of Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies comprises correspondence, invoices, publications, examination papers, reading lists, lists of lectures and seminars, and posters, 1922-1993. These notably include a copy of The siege of Vienna in 1683 , edited by Frederick Henry Marshall (London, 1922); papers relating to The Journal of Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies , including proposals for the establishment of the journal, publishing agreements and correspondence with contributors, 1970-1977; carbon copies of bibliographies on theology including early Christianity and on Armenian palaeography, architecture, music and philology, [1970-1980]; exhibition posters celebrating the career of Romanian poet, Mihai Eminescu, [1970-1980]; lists of departmental courses and seminars, 1972-1975; student reading lists, 1973-1975; drafts of sessional exam papers, 1975-1989; correspondence and invoices relating to the purchase of copies of Politics and the Academy: Arnold Toynbee and the Koraes Chair by Richard Clogg, sold in aid of the Burrows Library, King's College London, 1986-1988; correspondence concerning alumni and the European Community ERASMUS and LINGUA programmes for student exchange within Europe, with invoices, funding application forms and supporting materials, 1989-1993; correspondence relating to applications for vacant lectureships, 1990.

System of arrangement

Boxed in a broadly chronological sequence.

General Information

Name of creator


Biographical history

The Modern Greek Department was established in 1919, when the Koraes Chair was inaugurated following a subscription campaign and a grant from the Greek Government, and named in honour of Adamantios Koraes (1748-1833), the scholar and advocate of Greek national independence. The Department became known as the Department of Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies in 1971, and since 1989 has been part of the School of Humanities.

Custodial history

Department of Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies.

Conditions governing access

Administrative records are generally closed for 20 years except for published material and some committee and other minutes.

Files containing personal data are closed for 80 years and sensitive personal data for 100 years from the date of the most recent document in the file.

Where open, access is subject to signature of Reader's undertaking form, and appropriate provision of two forms of identification, to include one photographic ID.

Conditions governing reproduction

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied from open material for research purposes only.

Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Archives.

Language of material

  • English

Script of material

Existence and location of originals

Off-campus collection

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Related materials

King's College London, College Archives: papers of the League for Democracy in Greece (the Modern Greek Archive or MGA), [1945-1975]; office files of Ronald Montagu Burrows (Ref: KAP/BUR). See also College minutes, general correspondence and Secretarial material for further details of the Koraes Chair and the work of the Department.

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Rules and/or conventions used

Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000.


Archivist's note

Sources: King's College London Calendars. Entry compiled by Geoff Browell as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.

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