Events Series 2021 dates of events, titles, and participants

All events will take place at 7:00pm Greece time.

Lecture on Friday, February 26, 2021
  • Title of event: "On Nature: From the Ionian 'Physiologists' to Contemporary Ecology"
  • Speaker: Theodore Papanghelis (Professor Emeritus of Latin at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, & Ordinary Member of the Academy of Athens)
Panel discussion on Wednesday, March 17, 2021
  • Title of event: "European Liberalism and the Greek War of Independence"
  • Moderator: Lucia Athanassaki (Professor of Classical Philology at the University of Crete & Center for Hellenic Studies Associate in Hellenic Studies)
  • Speakers:
    • Filimon Peonidis (Professor of Moral and Political Philosophy at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki) on the topic of: "Jeremy Bentham as a Critic of the First Political Institutions of the Greek War of Independence"
    • Anna Karakatsouli (Associate Professor of European History and Culture at National and Kapodistrian University of Athens) on the topic of: "British Participation in the Liberal International"
Panel discussion on Friday, April 23, 2021
  • Title of event: "Dance in Revolutionary Rhythms"
  • Moderator: Evangelos Katsarelis (Programs and Events Manager at the Center for Hellenic Studies in Greece, Harvard University)
  • Speakers:
    • Vasso Barboussi (Professor Emerita Department of Theater Studies at the University of Peloponnese) on the topic of: "The Dancing Body as a Revolutionary Act"
    • Christos Papakostas (Assistant Professor of Greek Traditional Dance at National and Kapodistrian University of Athens & Coordinator of the Thematic Unit "Public and Private Life in Greece II: Modern Times" at the Hellenic Open University) on the topic of: "Philhellenic Choreographies. Travel Projections and Representations"
    • Irene Loutzaki (Dance Anthropologist) on the topic of: "The Dance of Zalongos, a Legend with Great Endurance"
  • The event will feature a band that will perform live traditional songs.
Panel discussion on Wednesday, May 26, 2021
  • Title of event: "Interpretations of the Greek Landscape"
  • Moderator: Yiannis Aesopos (Architect, Professor of Architecture and Urban Design and Chair of the Department of Architecture at the University of Patras)
  • Speakers:
    • Theano S. Terkenli (Professor of Geography at the University of the Aegean) on the topic of: "The Relationship Landscape-Humans. The Greek Case"
    • Yannis Aesopos on the topic of: "Greek Tourism Landscapes Clichés"
    • John Peponis (Architect, Professor of Architecture at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta) on the topic of "How Does Space Become Meaningful? The Syntax and Schemata of Landscape"
Closing event on Friday, June 25, 2021
  • Title of Event: "Nafplio and Argolis during the Revolution of 1821: The Local and the Global"
  • Moderator: Emmanouil Chalkiadakis (Laboratory Teaching Staff Member of History at the University of Crete & Center for Hellenic Studies Associate in Modern Greek History)
  • Α research group of high school students from the Argolis will present the results of a five-month research project.