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April 2021

Antonis Ellinas , ‘Antifascism in Greece: Actors, resources, and tactics’

April 19 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm BST

Dr Antonis Ellinas (University of Cyprus), ‘Antifascism in Greece: Actors, resources, and tactics’ Discussant: Vasiliki Georgiadou (Panteion University) Research webinar series on Modern Greek Studies organised by the British School at Athens and the Greek Politics Specialist Group Organisers: Eirini Karamouzi (University of Sheffield) and Lamprini Rori (University of Exeter) - Hosted by the British School at Athens) Abstract Dr Ellinas writes: “The voluminous literature on the far right largely treats it as a national and discursive phenomenon. I examine,…

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Ian Collins, “John Craxton: A Life in Greece”

April 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EEST

Image: Self Portrait, 1946-7, oil on canvas. Private collection. Image courtesy of Christies, copyright John Craxton Estate.   Born into a bohemian family in London, the painter John Craxton (1922-2009) was a nomad who yearned to live and work in Greece. He achieved his goal from 1946 and enduring joy coloured his ensuing pictures. Long best known for Patrick Leigh Fermor book jackets, Craxton is the subject of a new biography from Ian Collins and Yale University Press. The author…

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May 2021

Thomas W. Gallant, “1821: A Social History”

May 4 @ 7:00 pm EEST

"1821: A Social History" Prof. Thomas W. Gallant (University of California, San Diego)   BSA Friends' Virtual Lecture Details on how to register will be added soon. 5pm (UK) / 7pm (Greece)

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David Lewis, “A lost cargo of slaves from the fourth century BC” and John Bennet, “Work of the BSA – highlights & upcoming activities”

May 5 @ 7:00 pm EEST

Image: Boeotian cup, Credit: Huesca, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons BSA Scotland Seminar Announcing a special event co-hosted by the British School at Athens and the University of Edinburgh. Dr David Lewis (University of Edinburgh) Abstract: Existing studies of the ancient Greek slave trade lack detailed evidence for a key link in the supply chain. The geographical origins of non-Greek slaves are well known, as are the various destinations to which they were trafficked; as yet, however, little is known about their transport…

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Maria Mina, “Manifestation or mirage? The cultural construction of insularity in the south-east Aegean”

May 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EEST

Professor Maria Mina (University of the Aegean), "Manifestation or mirage? The cultural construction of insularity in the south-east Aegean" Abstract The lecture assesses the position of islands of the south-east Aegean in relation to diachronic prehistoric phenomena, such as colonisation, interaction, and perceived acculturation. The scope of the presentation is twofold. On one hand, it intends to highlight the centrality of the south-east Aegean in prehistoric cultural phenomena with topical and wider repercussions; on the other hand, it is argued…

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Michael Llewellyn-Smith discusses his new biography of Venizelos with Roderick Beaton

May 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EEST

Michael Llewellyn-Smith discusses his new biography of Venizelos with Roderick Beaton Abstract Eleftherios Venizelos: The Making of a Greek Statesman, 1864-1914.  Michael Llewellyn-Smith discusses his new book with Roderick Beaton. This first volume of a new biography traces its subject's career to 1914, including his family background, his  political apprenticeship in Crete, his move to Athens in 1910, and ends with the challenges of the Great War in 1914 and the imminent ’National Schism’.   Wednesday 19 May, 5.00pm (UK)…

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June 2021

John Bintliff and Anthony Snodgrass, “The City of Thespiai, Central Greece: Its Precursors, Florescence And Successors, a Narrative Of 7000 Years of Community Life”

June 7 @ 7:00 pm EEST

John Bintliff (University of Edinburgh) and Anthony Snodgrass (University of Cambridge): "The City of Thespiai, Central Greece: Its Precursors, Florescence And Successors, a Narrative Of 7000 Years of Community Life" Abstract The Boeotia Survey project has since 1982 completed total field surveys of five ancient urban centres in this region of Central Greece.  This lecture will focus on our reconstruction of community life on the city site of perhaps the most interesting of these, ancient Thespiai. The narrative begins with a…

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Susannah Verney , ‘Researching Greek Attitudes towards European Integration through Eurobarometer surveys’

June 14 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm BST

Susannah Verney (University of Athens) , ‘Researching Greek Attitudes towards European Integration through Eurobarometer surveys' Discussant: Eirini Karamouzi (University of Sheffield) Research webinar series on Modern Greek Studies organised by the British School at Athens and the Greek Politics Specialist Group Organisers: Eirini Karamouzi (University of Sheffield) and Lamprini Rori (University of Exeter) - Hosted by the British School at Athens) Monday 14 June, 5pm (UK) / 7pm (Greece)

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