French university research on the work of Demetrios Galanos

Two researchers from the Paul-Albert Février University Research Center at the University of Aix-Marseille (France) have recently begun a study on the work of Demetrios Galanos and the reception of this work by Greek scholars in the second half of the 19th century.

Professors Sylvain Brocquet (left) and Petros Diatsentos (right) during a visit to the Athens Center for Indian and Indo-Hellenic Studies.

Sylvain Brocquet Professor of Comparative Linguistics and Culture of Indo-European Cultures at Aix-Marseille University, specializing in Sanskrit language and literature, will study two aspects of Galanο’s published and unpublished work. Based on his lexicographic work as well as notes on the margins of his manuscripts.

Petros Diatsentos, a Lecturer of Μodern Greek history and language, will focus his research on how Greek scholars of the Greek kingdom or the Ottoman Empire received Galano’s work after 1850.

The actual material on which the research will be based is mainly from Galanos’ manuscripts preserved in the National Library of Greece, and sources of the yearbook of the Constantinople Hellenic Philological Association, as well as the Filistor magazine.