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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
KING'S COLLEGE LONDON: Department of Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies records
Level of description
Sub-fonds of King's College London Archives
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
8 boxes and 2 rolls


Name of creator(s)

King's College London Department of Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies

Administrative / 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 1972, and since 1989 has been part of the School of Humanities.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Department of Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies.

Content & structure

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 1693 , edited by E H 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.

Conditions of access & use

Conditions governing access

Administrative records are generally closed for 30 years except for published material and some committee and other minutes. staff and student records are subject to an 80 year closure period after the date of leaving, but may be consulted by Departmental and other College staff with permission from the Head of Department.

Conditions governing reproduction

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Director of Archive Services.

Language/scripts of material


Allied materials

Existence and location of originals

King's College London College Archives

Related units of description

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.

Description control

Archivist's Note

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

Rules or conventions

Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal Place and Corporate Names 1997.

This catalogue is made available under the Open Data Commons Attribution License. This catalogue may be updated from time to time in order to reflect additional material and/or new understandings of the material.

Date(s) of descriptions

April 2002

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  • Academic teaching personnel
  • Bibliographies
  • Byzantine history
  • Communications media
  • Curriculum
  • Educational administration
  • Educational evaluation
  • Educational levels
  • Educational personnel
  • Educational programmes
  • European history
  • European literature
  • Examinations
  • Exchange programmes
  • Government
  • Greek history
  • Greek literature
  • Health services administration
  • Higher education
  • Higher education institutions
  • Information sciences
  • National history
  • National literatures
  • Organization and administration
  • People
  • People by occupation
  • Periodicals
  • Personnel
  • Personnel management
  • Posters
  • Public administration
  • Publications
  • Recruitment
  • Secondary documents
  • Student evaluation
  • Student exchange
  • Students
  • Teachers
  • Universities
  • University curriculum
  • University students
  • Visual materials

Personal names

  • Clogg, Richard Ralph Mowbray, fl 1972-1988, Author and Historian
  • Eminescu, Mihai, 1850-1889, Poet
  • Marshall, Frederick Henry, 1878-1955, Professor of Modern Byzantine History, Language and Literature
  • Toynbee, Arnold Joseph, 1889-1975, Historian

Corporate names

  • King's College London College Archives
  • King's College London, Department of Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies


  • Vienna, Austria

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