All current Greek events in the UK have been cancelled due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
Modern Greek Politics, Hosted by the Hellenic Observatory, LSE
Date: Tuesday 25 May 2021 [16:00] Details:
Join us for this event that will introduce the new volume The Oxford Handbook of Modern Greek Politics, edited by Kevin Featherstone and Dimitri A. Sotiropoulos.
This ground-breaking volume provides a panorama of Greek politics from the transition to democracy in 1974 to the present day.
Book Presentation: A Recipe for Daphne Date: Saturday 22 May 2021 [16:00] Details:
We are pleased to announce the Book Presentation of the exceedingly successful book "A Recipe for Daphne" by Nektaria Anastasiadou
As it's well observed by the Washington Post reviewer below: A Recipe for Daphne is perhaps the first contemporary novel in English set among Istanbul's dwindling population of Rum....
Marathon revisited: the new excavation of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens at the site of Plasi
Date: Wednesday 26 May 2021 Details:
With Associate Professor of Prehistoric Archaeology Dr Yannis Papadatos, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Organised by Greek Archaeological Committee UK
The Hand of Panagiotis Zographos, the Mind of Makriyannis
Date: Tuesday 1 June - Friday 31 December 2021 Details:
An exhibition of plates illustrating scenes from the War of Independence. The plates from a limited edition prepared in 1926 by Frédéric Boissonas and John Gennadius reproduce the famous originals of 1836-1839 commissioned by General Makriyannis from Panagiotis Zographos to illustrate his own history of the war.
Echoes of the Greek War of Independence on Stage
9Date: Friday 11 June 2021 Details:
Written immediately after Ali Pasha’s demise in 1822, the plays were performed while the Greek Revolution was still in its early stages.
The analysis of the characters as well as of the geographical and historical references in the two works, explores the resonance of the events of ’21 in distant America, the perception of exotic stereotypes, and the impact of the struggle for independence on American and English audiences.
1821 Commemorative Lecture Series and Exhibition
9Date: Friday 18 June 2021 Details:
A lecture by Dr Nicoletta Hadjipavlou. An epic poem on the 1821 events in Cyprus by Vassilis Michaelides.
The events of July 9 1821 are vividly depicted in the poem ‘9 July 1821’ written in 1895 in the Cypriot dialect by Vassilis Michaelides (1849 – 1917). This presentation will examine in detail the representation of the 1821 events in Cyprus in the poem ‘Η 9η Ιουλίου 1821’ by Vassilis Michaelides, the island’s so-called ‘National Poet’.