Lecture series: Greek Revolution 200 years later | The role of the diaspora in the Greek Revolution of 1821 – School of Languages and Cultures Lecture series: Greek Revolution 200 years later | The role of the diaspora in the Greek Revolution of 1821 – School of Languages and Cultures

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Lecture series: Greek Revolution 200 years later | The role of the diaspora in the Greek Revolution of 1821

The Department of Modern Greek and Byzantine Studies presents

Lecture series | The significance of the Greek Revolution: 200 years later (1821-2021)

The Role of the Diaspora in the Greek Revolution of 1821

Nicholas Conomos, University of Sydney

Abstract

Greek speakers have lived in distant communities far from the Greek mainland for thousands of years. Notions of travelling and living abroad, far from one’s homeland, are ingrained in the Greek psyche and expressed in words like diaspora, xenitia and nostos. Prior to the Revolution of 1821, numerous Greek communities existed across Europe and Asia. The members of these communities shared a language, culture and frequently a desire to assist in the liberation of the Greek people from Ottoman rule. This lecture will examine the contributions of these diaspora communities to the Revolution of 1821. It will focus on key communities, individuals and professions that worked towards a common aim and will consider whether this aim was ultimately achieved.

This talk is part of a series of online lectures commemorating this momentous event which changed the political map of Europe.

About the presenter

Nicholas Conomos is a Master of Arts (Research) candidate at the University of Sydney’s Department of Modern Greek and Byzantine Studies. His thesis concerns the interplay between international treaty law and national identity focusing on the Prespa Agreement and Macedonia Dispute more broadly. Nicholas also holds a Juris Doctor and Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Modern Greek Studies, both from the University of Sydney. Nicholas currently serves as a Director of the Modern Greek Studies Foundation and was the President of Sydney University Greek Society in 2016.

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For more information, contact: Professor Vrasidas Karalis (vrasidas.karalis@sydney.edu.au)

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Date

May 12 2021
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Time

7:00 PM

Location

Online (Zoom)

Organizer

Department of Modern Greek and Byzantine Studies
Website
https://sydney.edu.au/arts/modern-greek-byzantine
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