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Open Seminar: Milk and Honey: The Hidden Stories of Friendship Between Greek and Turkish Cypriots
Title:
Open Seminar: Milk and Honey: The Hidden Stories of Friendship Between Greek and Turkish Cypriots
When:
31.05.2018 19.00 h
Where:
Greek Centre Melbourne (Mezzanine) - Melbourne
Category:
Education

Description

Presenter: Stephanie Jacobs

Entry: FREE

Synopsis

An ethnographical and intercultural exploration of the personal and community-level relationships that once existed in the mixed villages of Cyprus shows that, in the 1930s to 1950s, before nationalism and conflict, Greek Cypriots (Christians) and Turkish Cypriots (Muslims) lived peacefully together. On a personal level, strong intercultural practices and traditions, including intermarriages, koumbaroi, milk mothers, and deep friendships existed within many former mixed villages of Cyprus.

Evidence of strong community-level relations included people speaking each other’s language, attending each other’s schools, working together, sharing in each other’s celebrations and entering the religious house of the ‘other’: all of which paint a picture of a once harmonious and integrated society. Many genuine friendships existed and, in many respects, the two groups lived as a single community. Deep connections with the ‘other’ have persisted through decades of conflict, nationalism, propaganda, war and displacement.


Bio

Stephanie Elisabeth Jacobs is an Australian government public servant with a professional and academic background in international relations. She has a broad range of experience within the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, the Attorney-General’s Department, and the former Department of Immigration and Border Protection. She has a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) from Monash University and a Master of International Relations from the University of Melbourne. Stephanie is a PhD student at Flinders University; her research explores the relationships between Greek and Turkish Cypriots from formerly mixed villages of Cyprus.


Sponsors

We'd like to thank the following donor: In mem of. H. and M. Asproftas.

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:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or call 03 9662 2722.

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

2018 seminars 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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