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King’s College department threatened with closure
Someone of you will have already seen this posted on other blogs. The Department of Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies is being threatened with closure, as part of the restructuring planned for much of the School of Arts & Humanities (which will also do away with palaeography and computational linguistics). (For other coverage, see e.g. the History News Network, with extensive background, the Medieval News, A Don’s Life, Language Log, and elsewhere.) For BMGS, the likely outcome is a merger into Classics—and winding down Byzantine & Modern Greek as distinct course offerings.
An online petition to save King’s BMGS has been set up. As the HNN post points out, snail mail letters count for more:
Professor Rick Trainor,
London WC2R 2LS
Do read the background documents if you will write in—the HNN posting in particular.