- Open Lecture: Unravelling the Atlantis Myth at Akrotiri
29.05.2014 19.00 h
The Ithacan Philanthropic Society -
Presenter: Dora Constandinidis
This evening you will hear about the myth of Atlantis as it was recorded by a famous Greek Philosopher. The sinking of a sophisticated civilisation sparked the imagination of people in the past and continues to do so even now. Some of the threads of this story will be unravelled in light of the archaeological remains found at the Bronze Age site of Akrotiri on Santorini (Thera).
Dora conducted an investigation of the Bronze Age buildings at the site of Akrotiri whilst completing her Doctorate at the University of Athens. She is currently a Fellow in the Archaeology Department at the University of Melbourne. Dora has an ongoing interest in using Information Technology to record, analyse and help preserve Cultural Heritage for future generations.
We would like to thank Nick Koukouvitakis for sponsoring tonight's lecture. Such initiatives assist us in providing these lectures free to the public. If you would like to participate as a sponsor from as little as $100 please send us an email:
The Ithacan Philanthropic Society
Level 2, 329 Elizabeth Street
In October 1916, the Ithacan migrants of Melbourne established the ITHACAN PHILANTHROPIC SOCIETY "The Ulysses", with an inaugural membership of some 153 members. This was in response to pleas for aid from their loved ones in Ithaca who were suffering deprivation during the First World War.
Over the years, however, the Society has been much more than just a philanthropic institution. It has been a constant in the lives of the early Ithacan migrants replacing the homeland which they had left.
The Society takes an active role in the cultural, social, educational and quality of life interests of the Ithacan Community. The Society, as part of its philanthropic role, also makes many monetary contributions to worthy causes, including those outside the immediate Ithacan community. The Society celebrated its 90th Anniversary in 2006.
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