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Open Lecture: “Una Faccia Una Razza”:  The Dodecanese islands during the 1920s and 1930s
Title:
Open Lecture: “Una Faccia Una Razza”: The Dodecanese islands during the 1920s and 1930s
When:
25.09.2014 19.00 h
Where:
The Ithacan Philanthropic Society - Melbourne
Category:
Education

Description

Presenter: Assoc. Prof. Nick Doumanis
Entry: 
Free

Abstract

In the interwar period, the Dodecanese Islands were formal possessions of Italy. Under Mussolini’s dictatorship, Rhodes, Kos and Lero specifically became showcases of Italian modernity and Italianization.

The lecture will consider the impact of Italian modernity and assimilation from the perspectives of those who were targeted by these efforts.

It reconsiders the ways in which subject peoples negotiated the symbols and practices of an empire that, on the one hand, represented “Europe’ and modernity, and which the other posed a threat to Greek Orthodoxy and Greek ethnicity.  

Despite these threats, however, the local Greeks would often recall the Italians with a sense of nostalgia. Why did they like the idea of being ‘una faccia, una razza'?


Bio

Nick Doumanis is an associate professor of history at the University of New South Wales. His recent books include A History of Greece (Palgrave, 2010), Before the Nation (Oxford, 2012), and his is currently completing The Oxford Handbook of Europe 1914-1945. He is writing a long history of the eastern Mediterranean and co-writing a new history of twentieth century Greece with Antonis Liakos. 


Sponsors

We would like to thank Southern Cross Chauffeur Drive 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: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Venue

Venue:
The Ithacan Philanthropic Society   -   Website
Street:
Level 2, 329 Elizabeth Street
Postcode:
3000
Suburb:
Melbourne
State:
VIC
Country:
Country: au

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.

Alphington Grammar Koinotika Nea - the Greek Community newsletter Requirements for Greek Citizenship

 

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