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Final 2016 Seminar: The Palimpsest :  Layers of History and Memory in Greece
Title:
Final 2016 Seminar: The Palimpsest : Layers of History and Memory in Greece
When:
05.10.2016 19.00 h
Where:
Greek Centre Melbourne (Mezzanine) - Melbourne
Category:
Education

Description

CLOSING SEMINAR FOR 2016 GREEK HISTORY AND CULTURE SEMINAR SERIES

When: Wednesday 5 October 2016, 7:00pm
Where: Greek Centre, Mezzanine, 168 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne
Lecturer:
Helen Vatsikopoulos
Entry: FREE

Synopsis

It was Nikos Kazantzakis, one of Greece’s best known and loved authors who said “ The face of Greece is a palimpsest of twelve overlapping scripts: the modern, 1921, the Turkish Occupation, the Frankish Occupation, Byzantium, the Roman Empire, the Hellenistic Age, the Classical Age, the Doric middle ages, the Mycenaean, the Aegean and the Stone Age.”

I have set out on a personal journey to discover my own “Prespa Palimpsest”. Prespa is a wetland and lakes region that is shared by Greece, Albania and FYROM. I have ventured to the Greek part of Prespa - the home of my ancestors to peel back the layers of the palimpsest and discover the stories of the overlapping scripts.

It is a post-memory project as I take guardianship of the memories of my parents and grandparents through oral histories and photographs - as an antidote to forgetting.


Bio

Helen Vatsikopoulos is a Walkley Award winning journalist with three decades experience at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, the Special Broadcasting Service and the Australia Network.

She has worked on flagship programs like ABC News, 7.30, Lateline, Dateline and Asia Pacific Focus and has produced three documentaries for SBS, ABC and the BBC.

Helen is currently lecturing in Journalism at the University of Technology Sydney specialising in digital reporting and video and documentary supervisions. She is also working on a Doctorate in Creative Arts.


Sponsors

We'd like to thank the following donors: Julianna Michaelides in memory of Dr Andrew Michaelides

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.
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We also thank the following corporate sponsors:

2016 seminar sponsors

Venue

Venue:
Greek Centre Melbourne (Mezzanine)   -   Website
Street:
168 Lonsdale Street
Postcode:
3000
Suburb:
Melbourne
State:
VIC
Country:
Country: au

The Mezzanine floor (press "M" in the elevator) of Greek Centre Melbourne - located at the corner of Lonsdale and Russell streets in Melbourne, Australia.

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