Peter Mackridge awarded Honorary Greek Citizenship for services to Greek studies

Peter Mackridge, St Cross Emeritus Fellow and Emeritus Professor of Modern Greek, has been awarded honorary Greek citizenship for his services to Greek studies. 

Peter's research has covered various aspects of Greek language, literature, and cultural history since AD 1100, but he specialises in the period since 1750, including the history of the language, language ideologies, and the history of Greek cultural nationalism.

He has published widely on Greek language and literature, including two co-authored grammars, and has recently published translations of stories by Vizyenos and Papadiamandis, and haikus by Haris Vlavianos. He was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Athens in 2008 and an honorary professorship by the University of the Peloponnese in 2017.

Our warmest congratulations go to Peter on this wonderful recognition of his scholarship.