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November 2020

Violetta Hionidou, ‘Using emmenagogues and abortifacients in Modern Greece, 1930-1967’

November 30 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Professor Violetta Hionidou (University of Newcastle), ‘Using emmenagogues and abortifacients in Modern Greece, 1930-1967’ Abstract Greece currently has one of the most liberal laws on abortion. While we know quite a lot about abortion in Greece in the second half of the 20th century, we know much less about earlier times. This paper will explore when, how and why abortion became such an important method of birth control in Greece. It will explore the intersections of popular culture, law, religion and…

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December 2020

Markos Katsianis, “Excavation archives in 3D: Digital documentation and curation workflows”

December 7 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Professor Markos Katsianis (University of Patras), "Excavation archives in 3D: Digital documentation and curation workflows" Abstract: 3D recording methodologies at the intra-site level have greatly enhanced the quality of the produced archaeological record and facilitated novel ways to interact with its content. In addition, they have opened exciting opportunities to revisit mixed and traditional documentation archives through the augmentation of their spatial characteristics. Yet, the effort to generate, put to analytical use and curate an excavation archive in 3D is…

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Iosif Kovras, ‘Who’s sorry now? Explaining (Non) Apologies in Post-Crisis Europe’

December 14 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Iosif Kovras (University of Cyprus), ‘Who’s sorry now? Explaining (Non) Apologies in Post-Crisis Europe’ Discussant: Stathis Kalyvas (University of Oxford) 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 December, 5pm (UK) / 7pm (Greece)

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Bettany Hughes, “In Search of the Goddess of Love – by Land and Sea”

December 17

Abstract: In conversation, award-winning historian and author Bettany Hughes shares her research and journeys in the field to track down the archaeology, history and mythical impact of the goddess Aphrodite and Venus through time and across continents. Asking what the Goddess of Love really represents she investigates evidence from the Middle East and Cyprus as well as Greece and Rome. Bettany will also reveal the behind the scenes stories of her Greek Island Odyssey.   Bettany Hughes is an award-winning…

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February 2021

Foteini Dimirouli, “C.P. Cavafy in the World: Origins, Trajectories and the Diasporic Poet”

February 1, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Dr Foteini Dimirouli (University of Oxford), “C.P. Cavafy in the World: Origins, Trajectories and the Diasporic Poet” Monday 1 February, 5pm (UK) / 7pm (Greece)

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Panel Discussion: “1821: The Migration of Revolutionary Ideas” (Pt 1)

February 15, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
British School at Athens, Upper House, 52 Souedias Street
Athens, Greece
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Image: Painting by Ioannis Moralis   A Panel Discussion chaired by Roderick Beaton, Emeritus Koraes Professor of Modern Greek and Byzantine History, Language and Literature, King’s College London, co-organised with the British School at Athens. Ideas about making a revolution – ideas that are in themselves revolutionary: these two back-to-back panel discussions, one in Athens, the other in London, will revolve around both concepts, as ways of understanding the outbreak of revolution by Orthodox Christian, Greek-speaking subjects of the Ottoman empire in the spring…

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Panel Discussion: “1821: The Migration of Revolutionary Ideas” (Pt 2)

February 22, 2021 @ 6:00 pm

Image: Painting by Ioannis Moralis   A Panel Discussion chaired by Roderick Beaton, Emeritus Koraes Professor of Modern Greek and Byzantine History, Language and Literature, King’s College London. Co-hosted with the Hellenic Society. Ideas about making a revolution – ideas that are in themselves revolutionary: these two back-to-back panel discussions, one in Athens, the other in London, will revolve around both concepts, as ways of understanding the outbreak of revolution by Orthodox Christian, Greek-speaking subjects of the Ottoman empire in the spring…

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March 2021

Foteini Kalatzi , ‘A ‘bare life’ in the borderlines of the Mediterranean’

March 1, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Foteini Kalatzi (SEESOX, University of Oxford), ‘A ‘bare life’ in the borderlines of the Mediterranean’ Discussant: Dimitris Skleparis (Newcastle 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) Monday 1 March, 5pm (UK) / 7pm (Greece)

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April 2021

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

April 19, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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) Monday 19 April, 5pm (UK) / 7pm (Greece)

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

April 27, 2021

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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June 2021

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

June 14, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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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