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Imagining a Free Greece: British, Cypriot and Russian engagements

Imagining a Free Greece: British, Cypriot and Russian engagement

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  • Date 26 Nov 2021
  • Time 6.00pm
  • Category Lecture

Imagining a Free Greece: British, Cypriot and Russian engagements

The event will take place via MS Teams and is part of 21 in 21 programme of events celebrating the 200th Anniversary of the Greek War of Independence (1821-2021). 

Taking as a point of departure the famous Ionian Academy established by the great Philhellene Frederick North, 5th Earl of Guildford (1766-1827), being the first University established on Greek soil (1824-1827), this event, led by Dr Paris Papamichos Chronakis, will explore the history of intellectual movements that led to the liberation of the Greeks, including the contribution of the Cypriots and the Greek communities in Britain and Russia. Professor Sakis Gekas (York University, Toronto) will deliver the main lecture on Lord Guildford and British cultural politics in the Ionian Islands followed by a panel discussion with Professor Lucien Frary (Rider University, New Jersey) on philhellenism and the Greek diaspora in the Russian Empire, and Dr Chrysovalantis Kyriacou (Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation/Royal Holloway) on Cyprus and Greek Cypriots in the Greek War of Independence. 

All welcome.

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