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The Ithacan Philanthropic Society

Street:
Level 2, 329 Elizabeth Street
Postcode:
3000
Suburb:
Melbourne
State:
VIC
Country:
Country: au

Description

In October 1916, the Ithacan migrants of Melbourne established the ITHACAN PHILANTHROPIC SOCIETY "The Ulysses", with an inaugural membership of some 153 members. This was in response to pleas for aid from their loved ones in Ithaca who were suffering deprivation during the First World War.

Over the years, however, the Society has been much more than just a philanthropic institution. It has been a constant in the lives of the early Ithacan migrants replacing the homeland which they had left.

The Society takes an active role in the cultural, social, educational and quality of life interests of the Ithacan Community. The Society, as part of its philanthropic role, also makes many monetary contributions to worthy causes, including those outside the immediate Ithacan community. The Society celebrated its 90th Anniversary in 2006.

  
 
Date Title Venue Type
02.05.2013
19.00 h
Lessons from Greece: European Labour Law in Times of Crisis The Ithacan Philanthropic Society Education
04.07.2013
19.00 h
Lecture: Language change in Byzantine Greek: examples from the texts of Anna Comnena’s Alexiad The Ithacan Philanthropic Society Literary
23.08.2013
19.00 h
Larkos Larkou The Ithacan Philanthropic Society Music
05.09.2013
19.00 h
Lecture: Studying Greek in Antipodes: Looking Back, Moving Forward The Ithacan Philanthropic Society Education
03.10.2013
19.00 h
Lecture: Greek War Stories and Immigration to Australia The Ithacan Philanthropic Society Education
24.10.2013
19.00 h
Lecture: Classical and Contemporary Friendship The Ithacan Philanthropic Society Education
06.11.2013
19.00 h
Open Lecture: The Santorini volcano eruption and its consequences on the Minoan Civilization. The Ithacan Philanthropic Society Education
10.11.2013
15.00 h
Book Launch: The poet Stathis Raftopoulos. The Ithacan Philanthropic Society Literary
20.03.2014
18.30 h
Greek History and Culture Seminars 2014 Launch The Ithacan Philanthropic Society Education
27.03.2014
19.00 h
Open Lecture: Explorations of Beauty and Desire in Ancient Greece The Ithacan Philanthropic Society Education
03.04.2014
19.00 h
Open Lecture: Why Did the Ancient Greeks have a Love-Hate Relationship with their Myths? The Ithacan Philanthropic Society Education
10.04.2014
19.00 h
Open Lecture: Learning to view art with Philostratus' Eikones The Ithacan Philanthropic Society Education
24.04.2014
19.00 h
Open Lecture: Australian Nurses in Lemnos (ANZAC Day lecture) The Ithacan Philanthropic Society Education
01.05.2014
19.00 h
Open Lecture: Alexandria - lost capital of the Ptolemies The Ithacan Philanthropic Society Education
08.05.2014
19.00 h
Open Lecture: Life-Lessons from Ancient Greek Tragedy: Enjoying Euripides. The Ithacan Philanthropic Society Education

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