Dr Maria Zarimis

Adjunct Lecturer
BAppSc UTS, BA Hons, DipEuroStud, PhD UNSW
School of Humanities & Languages

Contact

Room 259, Morven Brown
Kensington Campus
Fields: Multicultural, Intercultural and Cross-cultural Studies, History and Philosophy of Science (incl. Non-historical Philosophy ofScience), History and Philosophy of Medicine, Migrant Cultural Studies, Other European Literature

Research

Maria Zarimis is an Adjunct lecturer in the School of Humanities and Languages.

Her research has dealt with the impact of Darwinism in Greece, investigating how it has shaped Greece in terms of its cultural and intellectual history, and in particular its literature. Her work is examined particularly within a European context. 

In collaboration with (UNSW) Associate Professor James Lee she is currently also completing research on 'The Cultural Transmission in the Greek-Cypriot Community in Australia'.  This has been financed by the Ministry of Education and Culture of the Republic of Cyprus.

Publications

    Books

    Book Chapters

    Journal articles

    • Zarimis M, 2016, 'Darwin's Dice: The Idea of Chance in the Thought of Charles Darwin', ISIS, vol. 107, pp. 658 - 659, http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/688373
    • Zarimis M, 2016, ''Review: Curtis Johnson, Darwin's Dice: The Idea of Chance in the Thought of Charles Darwin, New York, Oxford University Press, 2015; xxxii + 253 pp.; $29.95'', Isis. A Journal of the History of Science Society, vol. 107, pp. 658 - 659
    • Zarimis M, 2012, ''Darwinism and Its Impact in the Recent Greek Press'', Modern Greek Studies (Australia and New Zealand): A Journal of Greek Letters, vol. special edition (December 2012), pp. 155 - 171
    • Zarimis M, 2007, ''The Influence of Darwinian Ideas on Greek Literary Writers of the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries: the Case of Emmanuel Roidis'', The Historical Review, vol. 4, pp. 171 - 190
    • Zarimis M, 'Tracing comparative historicism between the Darwins', Metascience, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11016-017-0248-0

    Conference Papers

    • Zarimis M, 2009, ''Dock and the Darwin Debate in Greece'', in Close E; Couvalis G; Frazis G; Palaktsoglou M (eds.), Greek Research in Australia, Proceedings of the 7th Biennial International Conference of Greek Studies 2007, Flinders University, Flinders University, Adelaide, pp. 369 - 384, presented at Greek Research in Australia, Flinders University, Adelaide, 28 June - 01 July 2007, http://www.flinders.edu.au/about
    • Zarimis M, 2007, ''Darwinian Thought in Grigorios Xenopoulos' "Athenian Letters" '', in Close E; Tsianikas M; Couvalis G (eds.), Greek Research in Australia, Proceedings of the 6th Biennial International Conference of Greek Studies 2005, Flinders University, Flinders University, Adelaide, pp. 245 - 260, presented at Greek Research in Australia, Flinders University, Adelaide, 23 - 26 June 2007
    • Zarimis M, 2007, ''Darwinism in Modern Greek Literature and a Re-reading of Grigorios Xenopoulos' "Rich and poor" '', in The Greek World Between the Period of the Enlightenment and the Twenty-First Century. Proceedings of the 3rd Pan-European Conference of the European Society of Modern Greek Studies, Ellinika Grammata, Bucharest, pp. 393 - 402, presented at The Greek World Between the Period of the Enlightenment and the Twenty-First Century, Bucharest, 02 - 04 June 2006

    Conference Presentations

    • Zarimis M, 2014, ''Darwinian and Post-Darwinian Reflections of Greek Writers of the Late Nineteenth to Early Twentieth Centuries'', presented at the 1st International Conference on Science and Literature (for the Commission on Science and Literature DHST/IUHPST), The Institute of Historical Research, National Hellenic Research Foundation, Athens, 09 - 11 July 2014
    • Zarimis M, 2014, ''The "mantinades" (rhymed couplets) and "moirologia" (dirges) of Kythera--a cultural evolution'', presented at the 6th International Symposium of Kytheraismos, Sydney, 07 - 09 November 2014
    • Zarimis M, 2014, ''Hellenic Continuity and Nationhood'', presented at 12th Biennial Conference. Unframing Hellenism: Greek Culture after the Crisis, The Modern Greek Studies Association of Australia and New Zealand & The Department of Modern Greek Studies,University of Sydney, Australia, 04 - 06 December 2014
    • Zarimis M, 2013, ''The Reception of Darwin in Greek Literary Circles in the Late Nineteenth to Early Twentieth Centuries'', presented at The Shared Cultural Milieu of Charles Darwin and Samuel Butler: Science and Literature in the Nineteenth Century, The Divinity School. St. John's College, Cambridge, 01 - 02 July 2013
    • Zarimis M, 2012, ''Language and Culture: the Greek Perspective'', presented at the 11th Biennial Conference: "Crisis, Criticism and Critique in Contemporary Greek Studies", The University of Sydney, 07 - 09 December 2012
    • Zarimis M, 2011, ''Kazantzakis and Darwin'', presented at the 9th Biennial International Conference of Greek Research in Australia, Flinders University, Adelaide, 30 June - 03 July 2011

Teaching

In 2012, the coordination and teaching of the following courses:

ARTS1540 Introductory Greek A
ARTS 2542 Gods, Heroines and Heroes in Greek Mythology and Modern Culture (Summer Course)

In 2011, the coordination and teaching of the following courses:

ARTS1540 Introductory Greek A
ARTS1541 Introductory Greek B
ARTS3540 Advanced Greek A
ARTS3541 Advanced Greek B
ARTS 2542 Gods, Heroines and Heroes in Greek Mythology and Modern Culture

Also in previous years coordinated and taught:
ARTS2540 Intermediate Greek A
ARTS2541 Intermediate Greek B

Professional contribution

 

•chaired at the UNSW FASS International Symposium on Constantine Cavafy (18-20 June, 2013)

• September 2012 was invited on local Greek radiostation 2MM to speak in Greek about recent talk on 'Kazantzakis and Darwin'.

• September 2012 was invited by the International Society of Friends of Kazantzakis to speak on 'Kazantzakis'' at the Australian Archaeological Institute at the University of Sydney.

•several presentations at conferences in the School of International Studies, including on 'Language and Culture: the Greek perspective' (April 2012)

•invited to speak in Greek on 2mm Greek radio September 2011 on the Greek language.

• public lecture in English on ‘Darwin and Greece’ at the Centre for Classical and Near Eastern Studies at the University of Sydney in October 2009. The lecture was part of the celebration of Charles Darwin’s double anniversary.

• invited to speak in Greek on SBS Greek radio September 2009 on Darwinism and its general impact on humanity.

•research work on Darwinism in modern Greek literature was discussed and cited in the mainstream daily Athens newspaper TO BHMA (pronounced To Vima) in November 15 2009. This was a newspaper article on Darwinism in Greek literature which was one of a series on ‘200 Years of Darwin’. See:
http://www.tovima.gr/default.asp?pid=49&ct=33&artid=299454

 

Affiliations and membership

Regional Representative for Australasia for the Commission on Science and Literature DHST/IUHPST

Member of the Modern Greek Studies Association and New Zealand (MGSAANZ)

Member of the Modern Greek Studies Association (MGSA) in the US

Member of The Australian Society for Microbiology.