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Mediterranean, Middle East & Islamic Studies

(GREEK NEWS AGENDA)   The University of Peloponnese Centre for Mediterranean, Middle East and Islamic Studies aims at the the systematic documentation, study and analysis of the political, economic, social and cultural environment of the Mediterranean and Middle Eastern countries.  Its bi-monthly Middle East Bulletin on Mediterranean and Middle East Affairs provides timely and in-depth analysis of various themes. The Centre recently introduced the new electronic publication Middle East Flashpoint, an up-to-date analysis of current developments in the Middle East and the Islamic World.

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Athens / Photo Exhibition: The Modern Arab World

(GREEK NEWS AGENDA)  The Modern Arab World” photographers exhibition at the Benaki Museum, Athens, records the rise and catalytic effect of ever increasing information media in the Islamic world, the Western influence on the lifestyle of the local communities, as well as everyday life experiences in the Middle East. The exhibition, designed the Beetroot Design Group,  is taking place within the framework of anniversary events to celebrate twenty years of operation for Apeiron Photos.  The Benaki Museum collection of Islamic art, includes examples of all Islamic art local variations from as far as India, Persia, Mesopotamia, Asia Minor, the Middle East, Arabia, Egypt, North Africa, Sicily and Spain, and ranks among the most important in the world.

Modern Greek Culture

(GREEK NEWS AGENDA)  The Hellenic Foundation for Culture (www.hfc.gr) promotes Greek culture and language throughout the world carrying out its activities through its branches in various cities and countries. Forthcoming cultural events in Greece can be accessed at the new www.goculture.gr website along with interviews, critical comments and review articles on the Greek and European cultural scene.  The Benaki Museum (www.benaki.gr) ranks among the major cultural institutions in Greece. Its extensive collections (Greece at the Benaki Museum, Greek Artists of the 20th Century, Chinese Art, Pre-Columbian Art, Islamic Art) are now presented via a new state-of-the-art website.