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2024 Greek History and Culture Seminars

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Credit: Kostas Avlonitis 2024
2024 Greek History and Culture Seminars Cover Artwork

2024 Greek History and Culture Seminars

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.

All seminars are scheduled to start at 7:00pm and will be held either at the Mezzanine Level of the Greek Centre (168 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne) or Online (see under 'Venue' on table below)

For details relating to each seminar please see the Events menu on this website close to the day of the event.

#DatePresenterSubjectVenue
17 Mar.Olympia Thea NelsonWhy Byzantium? The Contemporary RelevanceMezz
214 Mar.Eva BoletiBiculturalism, acculturation, and the Greek women of the diasporaMezz
321 Mar.Melina MallosCommunicating Identities in Digital Spaces: Greek Migrant Youth and New MediaMezz
428 Mar.Fotis PapadopoulosGreek migration to Tanganyika and Southern Rhodesia: communiuty formation, economic activities and Greek’s ambivalent position within colonialism, 1890-1960Online
54 Apr.Dr Giota TourgeliΟι "Μπρούκληδες": Οι Ελληνοαμερικανοί και οι κοινότητες καταγωγής τους: Δεσμοί και μετασχηματισμοί (1890-1940). || The "Brooklidhes": Greek Americans and their communities of origin: Links and transformations (1890-1940).Online
611 Apr.Dr Ioannis Limnios SekerisMigration as an Opportunity: The Intergovernmental Committee for European Migration (ICEM) and the Greek transport companies in the post-WWII migration to AustraliaOnline
718 Apr.Prof David PritchardThe Athenian Funeral Oration: After Nicole LorauxOnline
EASTER BREAK
89 MayNick BogiatzisKastellorizo and its GoldMezz
916 MayDean KalimniouPontian Genocide Memorial SeminarMezz
1023 MayJim ClavenFrom Imbros over the Sea: Imbros and Gallipoli RevealedMezz
1130 MayDr Nick TrakakisTasos Leivaditis: Poet of Revolutions and SunsetsMezz
126 Jun.Alex BillinisThe Heroic Retreat - Serbs in CorfuOnline
1313 Jun.Prof Alexander KitroeffAHEPA 100 Years Between Americanism and HellenismOnline
1420 Jun.Dr Georges TassiopoulosThe Greek Diaspora in FranceOnline
1527 Jun.Prof Gonda Van SteenChildren of the ‘Silent Migration’: Child Adoptions from Greece to Countries Overseas in the 1950s-1960sOnline
164 Jul.Dr Angeliki AlvanoudiGender in Modern GreekOnline
1711 Jul.Dr William MallinsonCyprus and Kissinger: Death of an Image?Online
MID YEAR BREAK
181 Aug.Dr Phil KafcaloudesGoing English: the Greek migrants who left their family names behindMezz
198 Aug.Assistant Professor Michail BakoyiannisΟ ποιητής της διασποράς Κ. Π. Καβάφης και η ελληνική Ιστορία || The poet of the diaspora - Kavafis and Greek historyMezz
2015 Aug.Dr Andonis PiperoglouEnvisioning a Mediterranean Pacific: photography and sugar cane migrantsMezz
2122 Aug. Prof Gary K. BuschThe Massacre of KalavrytaOnline
2226 Aug. MONDAYProfessor Philipp StockhammerAustralian Archaeological Institute of Athens Seminar: Athenian Society in the 1st millennium BC from a bioarchaeological perspectiveMezz
2329 Aug.Eugenia Mitrakas OAMAustralian Greek Welfare Society AGSW - the Early YearsMezz
245 Sep.Harry BallisRediscovering Joice Nankivell LochMezz
2512 Sep.Terry Stavridis & Alekos KatsifarasGreek football clubs in Melbourne - The Early YearsMezz
2619 Sep.Dr Konstandina DounisDimitris Tsaloumas Memorial SeminarMezz
2726 Sep.Prof Nikos PapastergiadisThe Cosmos in CosmopolitanismMezz