The "Greek History and Culture Seminars" are organised and hosted by The Greek Community of Melbourne and provide the opportunity for everyone to experience the long and fascinating history of Greece and Greek culture in its various forms and stages, aspects of which have formed the foundation of Western civilisation.

This year all our seminars are free and open to the general public, and unless otherwise noted presented in English.

Most seminars take place on Thursdays at Greek Centre, Mezzanine Floor, 168 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne.

All seminars are scheduled to start at 7:00pm. For details relating to each seminar please see the website calendar close to the day of the event.


Enrol to our seminars for free and be kept up to date with details of each Seminar and all events of the Greek Community.

2017 Greek History and Culture Seminars Program





 1 23 Feb. Professor Derek Kreuger Beyond Eden: Adam, Eve, and the Human Condition in Byzantine Hymns
 2 2 Mar. Dr George Duke Aristotle and Constitutional Theory
 3 9 Mar. Dr Heather Jackson Images of Myth and Life: the University of Melbourne Collection of Greek Vases
 4 16 Mar. Assoc Prof Matthew Sharpe Thucydides: the historian as philosopher
 5 23 Mar. Dr Louise Hitchcock The Philistines & the Mycenaeans
 6 30 Mar. Steven Sklifas Photographic odyssey of the legacy and glory of the Ancient Greek and Hellenistic world
 7 6 Apr. Dr Eva Anagnostou-Laoutides In the Gardens of the Gods: Metaphors for Political Power from the Sumerian to the Seleucids
13th April Greek Easter
 8 20 Apr. Tom Tsamouras The Missing Australian Soldiers from the Battle of Vevi
 9 27 Apr. Leonard Janiszewski & Effy Alexakis Enterprise and Diversity: Greek-Australian Occupational Pursuits, 1810s to Present
 10 4 May Dr K.O. Chong-Gossard (Facilitator) Panel Discussion on Clasical Greece
 11 11 May John Penwill The Letters of Chion and Themistocles
 12 18 May Pontian Memorial Lecture A Second Genocide? Pontians in Stalinist Russia
 13 25 May Royce Kurmelovs The Death of Holden: Deindustrialisation, car making and the migrant experience
 14 8 Jun. Dr Edward Jeremiah Being a person in ancient philosophy
 16 15 Jun. Professor Marianna Sigala Greek Tourism Today: Challenges and Prospects
 15 22 Jun. Dr Nicholas Apoifis Anarchy in Athens
 17 29 Jun. Dr Alexandra Dellios Memories of Reception: Greek experiences in Australia’s migrant camps
 18 6 Jul. Dean Kalimniou Los Conquistadores Griegos: The Greek Discovery of America
 19 13 Jul. Dr Demeter Tsounis Rebetika & Their Asia Minor Roots
 20 20 Jul Dr Anthony Dracopoulos Miltos Sachtouris and the Search for Meaning
 21 27 Jul. Peter Photakis Brides of the Bergona
 22 17 Aug. Dr Alfred Vincent El Greco: Man, myth and manner
 23 24 Aug. John Georgiou The Demise of Egyptian Hellenism
 24 31 Aug. Dimitris Gonis Neo Macedonism in Australia
 25 7 Sep. Professor Vrasidas Karalis Inaugural Dimitris Tsaloumas Memorial lecture
 26 14 Sep. Dr Pam Papadelos What it means to be Greek: Ethnic identity construction among third generation (post war) Greek-Australian youth
 27 21 Sep. Hon. John Pandazopoulos (Facilitator) Panel Discussion: Greek Politics, Economy & Governance
 28 28 Sep. Closing Lecture / T.B.A.  T.B.A.

Opportunity for donations/sponsorships: Donate or sponsor 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. Individual, Corporate/Organisations and Naming Rights are available. If you find the seminars of value please consider contributing to help us keep the seminars free and open to the public.

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