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Online-Only: The Chios Massacre (1822) and Chiot Emigration
Title:
Online-Only: The Chios Massacre (1822) and Chiot Emigration
When:
22.07.2021 19.00 h
Where:
Live Streamed Seminars Online Delivery -
Category:
Education

Description

Presenter: Yianni Cartledge

Language of Presentation: EnglishR.M.L.G.*: 0 - No knowledge of Greek required.

 

Synopsis

This presentation explores the 1822 Chios Massacre, where 100,000 Chiots were either killed, enslaved or displaced, and the coerced diaspora it produced. Scholars of the Greek War of Independence have previously acknowledged that the massacre was a pivotal moment in the war, although few have elaborated significantly on its long-term outcomes. This seminar focusses on the large Chiot diaspora that fled the massacre to the ports of Europe, particularly London. Firstly, an interrogation of the realities of the Chios Massacre will be provided, with a look at comparative cases, such as the massacres at Tripolitsa, Istanbul and Psara.

The resulting Chiot diaspora will then be analysed in the context of wider migration history, to ascertain the nature, features, demographics and stories of their emigration. Discussion of Chiot settlement and community building, as well as their lasting legacies and the memory of the massacre, will place their story into the wider tapestry of emigration narratives.

 

Bio

Yianni Cartledge is a candidate for PhD at Flinders University, South Australia. Having a passion for Greek, Ottoman, British and Australian histories, as well as migration and diaspora histories, his current project aims to combine all these areas. The thesis, titled ‘Aegean Islander Migration to the United Kingdom and Australia, 1815-1945: Emigration, Settlement, Community Building and Integration’, will investigate the cases of the Chiots of London and Ikarians of South Australia. His 2018 honours thesis explored the 1822 Chios Massacre under the Ottoman Empire and the ways in which it affected British attitudes towards the Greeks, leading to Christian-humanitarian intervention.

An article deriving from his thesis, titled ‘The Chios Massacre (1822) and early British Christian-humanitarianism', was published in February 2020 in Historical Research. He recently published a biographical entry of South Australian fisherman and seafood merchant George Angelakis in the Australian Dictionary of Biography.

 

HOW TO PARTICIPATE

The event will be simulcasted YouTube Live, Facebook Live, and Twitter Broadcast.

You don't need an account to watch the live broadcast with any of the above services.

However, if you want to participate in the Q&A at the end of the seminar you'll need an account with the equivalent service in order to post your question in the comments.

 

Sponsors

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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* R.M.L.G.: Recommended Minimum Level of Greek in order to enjoy this Event, on a scale of 0 to 5.

Venue

Venue:
Live Streamed Seminars Online Delivery

Online delivery for seminars happens over 3 different platforms in parallel (simulcasting).

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

You don't need an account to watch the live broadcast with any of the above services.

However, if you want to participate in the Q&A at the end of the seminar you'll need an account with the equivalent service in order to post your question in the comments.

Our YouTube channel is at https://youtube.com/gocmv our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Greekcommunitymelb/ and our Twitter page at https://twitter.com/gocmv/

If the speaker allows us to record the seminar, it will stay up on our page for on-demand viewing, if not, we will delete the seminar video after the live-streaming ends.

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