Panel Discussion on "The Greek Revolution: A Critical Dictionary"


Thursday, November 4, 2021, 7:00pm to 8:30pm



Cover of the book The Greek Revolution: A Critical Dictionary depicting soldiers in traditional Greek military uniform holding r

Organized by:

Harvard University's Center for Hellenic Studies, The Embassy of Greece in the United States


Welcome address by HE Alexandra Papadopoulou (Ambassador of Greece in the United States), opening remarks by Mark Schiefsky (C. Lois P. Grove Professor of the Classics, Department of the Classics/Director, Center for Hellenic Studies, Harvard University), panelists Paschalis Kitromilides (Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens/Member of the Academy of Athens/CHS Associate in Hellenic Studies), Eleni Angelomatis-Tsougarakis (Professor Emerita of History, Ionian University), Johanna Hanink (Professor of Classics, Brown University/Editor in Arts & Humanities, Journal of Modern Greek Studies), David Armitage (Lloyd C. Blankfein Professor of History/Interim Chair, Committee on Degrees in Social Studies, Harvard University/Senior Scholar, Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies, Harvard University), Mark Mazower (Ira D. Wallach Professor of History and Director Heyman Center for the Humanities, Columbia University), and Nicolas Prevelakis (Associate Senior Lecturer on Social Studies/Assistant Director of Curricular Development, Center for Hellenic Studies, Harvard University) as moderator and chair of the event.




The Greek war for independence (1821–1830) often goes missing from discussion of the Age of Revolutions. Yet the rebellion against Ottoman rule was enormously influential in its time, and its resonances are felt across modern history. On the bicentennial of the Greek Revolution, the Embassy of Greece in the US and the Harvard Center for Hellenic Studies bring together a panel of scholars from History, Political Science, and Classics, to explore the significance of this book, edited by Paschalis Kitromilides and Constantinos Tsoukalas, as well as the importance of the Greek Revolution and its legacy.


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