Posted on: January 21, 2021 Posted by: diasporadigital Comments: 0

On Friday 22nd of January 2021, the Centre for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (CERES) will be hosting a webinar on the theme “Diaspora, Nation, and other Fantastic Interpretations of the 1821 Greek Revolution.”

CERES is the premiere institution for the study of Europe, Russia, and Eurasia at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy in the University of Toronto.

Being part of the Hellenic Studies Series, the webinar will take place from 2pm -3:30pm Eastern Time (US and Canada). The main Speakers are Professor Sakis Gekas, an Associate Professor and Hellenic Heritage Foundation Chair of Modern Greek History and Hellenic Studies at York University; and Professor Phil Triadafilopoulos, who is also the Chair of the event and an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Toronto.

According to the organizers, “Diaspora and nation are two of the most appealing and enduring notions used to explain the Greek Revolution of 1821. How accurately do they depict the events that shook the Ottoman Empire and mobilized people around the world to support the Greek cause? The talk will suggest two ways to approach empirically the foundational event of Greek history: firstly, the crucial international context in Europe and beyond; and secondly the divisions and conflicts among the revolutionaries that nearly lost the war. Both interpretations allow for a more extrovert and historically accurate understanding of the revolution.”

The 1821 Greek Revolution led to the establishment of the first Hellenic Republic, and was waged by Greek revolutionaries against the Ottoman Empire.

The online event is open to the public, and all interested stakeholders can register here:

For more information about the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the University of Toronto, please visit their website.

By: Theresa R. Fianko

Additional Information: The Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the University of Toronto

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