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Symposium | New Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Greek Revolution, Dec 3 – 4

New Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Greek Revolution

Jackson School of International Studies, Hellenic Studies Program

University of Washington

December 3-4, 2021

Friday, December 3, 2021

Welcome and Opening Remarks

(9:00-9:30 a.m. PST)

9:00 a.m.: Leela Fernandes (Director, Jackson School of International Studies)

9:10 a.m.: Alexander Hollmann (Chair, Hellenic Studies)

9:20 a.m.: Nektaria Klapaki (Lecturer, Hellenic Studies)

 

PANEL 1:

From the Ionian Islands to the Greek Nation State: On British Colonialism and Religious Minorities

(9:30-11:15 a.m. PST)

Sakis Gekas (York University), The Ionian Connection. British Colonialism and the Greek Revolution

Evdoxios Doxiadis (Simon Fraser University), Muslims and Jews in the Greek War of Independence and Its Immediate Aftermath

Dimitrios Varvaritis (University of Vienna), Ottoman Jewry and the Greek Revolution. Rethinking an Overlooked Facet of the War of Independence Period

 

PANEL 2:

New Political Languages and the Greek Revolution

(11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m. PST)

Efi Gazi (University of the Peloponnese), Conceptualizing “Liberty” in the Age of the Greek Revolution

Nektaria Klapaki (University of Washington), The Cult of the Insurgent Greek Nation in Kalvos’s Odes

Simos Zenios (University of California, Los Angeles), “Freedom-loving Speech:” Greek Poetry and Modern Revolution

Saturday, December 4, 2021

PANEL 3:

The Greek Revolution through the Eyes of Philhellenes and Hellenes

(9:30-11:15 a.m. PST)

Roderick Beaton (King’s College London), Byron on Greece and Greeks – was he a Phihellene?

Gonda Van Steen (King’s College London), The United States as a Haven for Greek Revolutionary War Orphans? Myth and Reality

David Ricks (King’s College London), Between Teos and Sparta: The Revolution in Panagiotis Soutsos’ The Cithara (1835)

PANEL 4:

The Greek Revolution from the Margins

(11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m. PST)

Artemis Leontis (University of Michigan), Solomos’s Woman of Zakythos and the Making of Refugees

Vangelis Calotychos (Brown University), Nights of 2021/2022: Regarding Dionysios Solomos’ Free Besieged at the Bicentennial’s End

Nikolas P. Kakkoufa (Columbia University), Queering the Greek Revolution