Picture of Arthur Nikelly

The Arthur G. Nikelly Fund was established by Eva G. Nikelly, John Nikelly, and Margaret Nikelly in 2012 in memory of Dr. Arthur G. Nikelly, a clinical psychologist and Associate Professor of Health Sciences, who began his career at UIUC in 1959. The Fund contributes towards the expenses of the annual Arthur G. Nikelly lecture series, first established in 2012.

Arthur G. Nikelly Fund Donors

Past Arthur G. Nikelly Annual Lectures

  • May 27, 2021 (Sixth Annual)

Dr. Michalis Sotiropoulos (University of Athens) and Dr. Maria Hadjipolycarpou (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

"Revolutionary Lives: Re-invented Selves During the Greek Revolution of 1821"


  • April 17, 2018 (Fifth Annual)

Dr. Andreas Lyberatos, Panteion University

"A Balkan Time? Timekeeping Practices and Attitudes towards Time in Southeastern Europe (16th-early 20thc.)”


  • March 2, 2017 (Fourth Annual)

Dr. Sakis Gekas, Associate Professor and Hellenic Heritage Foundation Chair of Modern Greek History, York University, Toronto, Canada

"State and Economy in the 19th-Century Mediterranean: The Case of Greece"

  • April 14, 2016 (Third Annual)

Dr. Tassos Anastassiadis, Dept. of History, McGill University, Montreal, Canada.  

"From Missionary Schools to Franchised Universities: Transnational Interactions and the Transformation of the Greek Educational System"


  • April 7, 2014 (Second Annual)

Dr. Gail Holst-Warhaft, Cornell University

"Apologia for 20th Century Modern Greek Music"


  • April 8, 2013 (First Annual)

Dr. Thomas Gallant, Nicholas Family Endowed Professor in Modern Greek History, University of California, San Diego

"Writing Greek History in the 21st Century"