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Biculturalism, Acculturation, and the Greek Women of Diaspora

with Eva Boleti

  • When: – 9:00 pm
  • Where: Greek Centre, Mezzanine Mezzanine Level, 168 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000
  • Entry: Free

Event Details

Within the Greek households in Australia, the grandmother, "yiayia" in Greek, holds a profoundly influential position in nurturing and perpetuating cultural heritage and identity among subsequent generations. Their significance extends far beyond familial roles, as they serve as custodians of tradition and guardians of the collective memory of their community. Through their unwavering devotion and profound socio-emotional support, yiayiades create an environment where younger family members feel encouraged to explore and cherish their cultural legacy.

Beyond mere caretaking, yiayiades offer a sense of continuity and stability amidst the challenges of adapting to a new and often unfamiliar environment. Their presence not only preserves cultural practices but also imbues immigrant families with a profound sense of pride in their heritage. This pride serves as a resilient anchor, providing individuals and families with the choice of cultural assimilation and ensuring that their connection to their roots remains unyielding - if they wish to.

About Eva Boleti

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Eva is a graduate of French Philology of the Kapodistrian University of Athens. Later she completed two masters - one in Portugal, and one in Sydney. The first in culture and art studies, and the second in the secondary education part (specialising in Greek, French, English language, and culture studies). She is presently a PhD candidate in the field of Greek Culture at the University of Sydney and concurrently working as a high school teacher of Greek and French, while experimenting with clay and ceramic art - as a hobby.

How to Participate

This is an in-person only event, so please join us at the Greek Centre, on the Mezzanine Level (Press M in the elevator).

See our speaker live, ask questions during the Q&A and hobnob with fellow participants before and after the event.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Admission to this enlightening lecture is free, and all are invited to attend.


We'd like to thank Anthie Sidiropoulos for the kind donation that makes seminars like this possible.

During the course of the year considerable expenses are incurred in staging the seminars. In order to mitigate these costs individuals or organisations are invited to donate against a lecture of their choice.

You too can donate for one or more seminars and (optionally) let your name or brand be known as a patron of culture to our members, visitors and followers, as well as the broader artistic and cultural community of Melbourne. Please email: or call 03 9662 2722.

We thank the following corporate sponsors:
Delphi Accounting, Symposiarch Wines and the Kastellorizian Association of Victoria

About Greek History and Culture Seminars 2024

This event belongs to the series, Greek History and Culture Seminars 2024.

The Greek Community of Melbourne hosts a wide range of events, from intimate gatherings to large functions, and celebrates cultural diversity with vibrant festivals, performances, and exhibitions.

SERIES DATES: Thursday, 07/03/2024 – Thursday, 26/09/2024

See all Greek History and Culture Seminars 2024 published events.

  • LANGUAGE English
  • CATEGORY Education
  • EVENT SERIES Seminars > Greek History and Culture Seminars 2024
  • SERIES DATES Thursday, 07/03/2024 – Thursday, 26/09/2024
  • PRESENTED BY The Greek Community of Melbourne
  • FEATURING Eva Boleti
  • M.C. Nick Dallas
  • MAJOR DONORS Delphi Accounting, Symposiarch Wines and the Kastellorizian Association of Victoria
  • MINOR DONORS Anthie Sidiropoulos
  • PLACE Greek Centre, Mezzanine
  • ADDDRESS Mezzanine Level, 168 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000