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Open Seminar: Los Conquistadores Griegos: The Greek Discovery of America
Title:
Open Seminar: Los Conquistadores Griegos: The Greek Discovery of America
When:
06.07.2017 19.00 h
Where:
Greek Centre Melbourne (Mezzanine) - Melbourne
Category:
Education

Description

Lecturer: Dean Kalimniou

Entry: FREE

Synopsis

While the myth of Christopher Columbus' supposed Greek descent is well entrenched in some circles, the history of the Greeks who travelled to America in the early years of European contact and colonization is truly remarkable.

From the Northwest Passage, to California, Mexico and beyond, the Greeks have contributed to the exploration of America and even, the defence of Indian tribes.

This lecture will assess those contributions and their place in modern Greek historiography, which sees the Greek presence in America as largely a late 19th to early twentieth century phenomenon.


Bio

Dean Kalimniou is also a well-known poet and short story writer within the Greek community.

As a journalist he is popular within the Greek community of Australia through his column in the Melbourne Greek newspaper Neos Kosmos, entitled Diatribe, which has been running since 2001.

He has published six poetry collections and has also translated numerous works of prominent Greek-Australian authors from Greek into English.

In November 2007, Dean Kalimniou was awarded a Government of Victoria Award for Excellence in Multicultural Affairs.


Sponsors

We'd like to thank the following donors: Nick Dallas.

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.

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We also like to thank the following corporate sponsors for their support:

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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