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Hybrid Virtual Seminar: Manto Mavrogenous: Between Two Worlds
Hybrid Virtual Seminar: Manto Mavrogenous: Between Two Worlds
11.03.2021 19.00 h
Hybrid Virtual / In-Person - Melbourne


NOTE: While Dr Zei will appear via Zoom from Greece, you are welcome to join us on the Mezzanine Level in this hybrid Online/In-Person Event

If attending in-person, pre-registration is essential:

Presenter: Dr. Eleftheria Zei

Language of Presentation: Greek | Conversational Level Greek Suggested


International Women's Day 2021 Message

The Greek Community of Melbourne invites you to an evening of discussion, food and music to celebrate International Women's Day (IWD) 2021 on Thursday 11th March at the Greek Centre.

The event will commence with an official message for women of the diaspora by the President of Greece, Katerina Sakellaropoulou, Greece's first female president. We are honored that the GCM will be delivering this message at our IWD event.

This year's IWD theme is "Let's all choose to challenge". Collectively, we all have an important role to challenge inequality and gender bias. We need to celebrate women's achievements, especially those of women in our community.

The GCM supports women in community affairs and assisting with pathways through its εσύ:women inspiring change initiative. This initiative also chooses to celebrate and promote the diversity of women within our community.

So, hand up high to show you're in.


The life of Manto Mavrogenous is the life of an unusual woman, an educated native of the islands, who fought during the Greek Revolution in charge of her own army, and lived through the birth of the Greek State. Her personality inspired 19th century European literature, while the Greek State condemned her to oblivion.

Η ζωή της Μαντώς Μαυρογένους είναι η ζωή μιας ασυνήθιστης γυναίκας, μιας μορφωμένης νησιώτισσας που πολέμησε στην Ελληνική επανάσταση οδηγώντας τον δικό της στρατό, που γνώρισε την αυγή του ελληνικού κράτους, και της οποίας η προσωπικότητα ενέπνευσε την ευρωπαϊκή πεζογραφία του 19ου αιώνα, ενώ το ελληνικό κράτος την καταδίκασε στη λησμονιά.


Eleftheria Zei has graduated from the Faculty of Letters of the University of Athens and has continued her graduate studies at the University of Paris I (Panthéon-Sorbonne), where she obtained her doctorate thesis on the Aegean between Latin and Ottoman domination. Since 2003 she teaches Modern History at the Greek University, and since 2008 she is a member of the teaching staff at the Department of History & Archaeology of the University of Crete. In her research she explores Modern history and historiography on insular societies of the Mediterranean, and in her main publications she treats questions of social history of the Greek Archipelago and the island of Crete during the 17th-19th centuries.

Η Ελευθερία Ζέη σπούδασε στη Φιλοσοφική σχολή του Πανεπιστημίου Aθηνών και ακολούθησε μεταπτυχιακές σπουδές νεότερης ιστορίας στο Παρίσι (Σορβόννη), όπου υποστήριξε τη διατριβή της στην ιστορία του Αιγαίου στα νεότερα χρόνια. Δίδαξε νεότερη ελληνική ιστορία στο τμήμα Ιστορίας του Ιονίου Πανεπιστημίου και στο τμήμα Φιλολογίας του Πανεπιστημίου Πατρών, και γαλλική ιστοριογραφία στο Atelier de Traduction Littéraire–Sciences Humaines του Γαλλικού Iνστιτούτου Aθηνών. Από το 2008 διδάσκει νεότερη ελληνική και ευρωπαϊκή  ιστορία στο τμήμα Ιστορίας και Αρχαιολογίας του Πανεπιστημίου Κρήτης, σε προπτυχιακό και μεταπτυχιακό επίπεδο, καθώς και το μάθημα της ελληνικής ιστορίας στο ΕΑΠ. Oι κυριότερες δημοσιεύσεις της αφορούν ζητήματα κοινωνικής και οικονομικής ιστορίας των νεότερων χρόνων (17ος - 19ος αιώνας), με έμφαση στο νησιωτικό χώρο του Αιγαίου και τη Μεσόγειο, καθώς και ζητήματα ελληνικής και ευρωπαϊκής ιστοριογραφίας.


While the speaker will not be physically present (the presenter will join us over the internet), given the somewhat lifted COVID restrictions in Melbourne, we will attempt to host this event as a HYBRID event (Online & In-Person at the same time), so you are welcome to attend at the Mezzanine Level of the Greek Centre (168 Lonsdale Street).

If attending in-person, pre-registration is essential:

And we are providing two ways for you to enjoy the seminar online:

A. If you want to actively participate and ask questions at the end of the seminar you will need to join us through a Zoom Webinar - for which you'll need to pre-register by following this link:

B. If you prefer to sit back and enjoy the show, just visit our FacebookYouTubeTwitter or Periscope pages where we'll be live streaming the event.


We thank Anastasia Sougleris for her kind donation towards the realisation of this seminar.

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 thank the following corporate sponsors:

seminar sponsors 2021


Hybrid Virtual / In-Person
Level M, 168 Lonsdale Street
Country: au

A Hybrid Virtual / In-Person event is one where you have the option to participate in-person or join-in via one of our selected online platforms. 

To attend in-person you may need to pre-register your attendance, if that's required, instructions will be provided in the description of each event.


Online delivery happens over 3 different platforms in parallel.

You may select the platform that you prefer or is appropriate to your level of engagement.

The 3 platforms we have selected are Zoom, YouTube and Facebook.

The only way to participate in the Q&A portion of the seminar is to use the Zoom platform (we provide a specific link for each seminar to allow you to register via Zoom).

If you have no interest in participating in Q&A the other two platforms will allow you to view the seminar without registration requirements.

Our YouTube channel is at and our Facebook page at

If the speaker allows us to record the seminar for posterity, it will stay up on our page for on-demand viewing. However, if we don't have that permission then we will delete the seminar video after the live-streaming ends.

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