The Greek Revolution of 1821. Contexts, Scottish Connections, the Classical Tradition (Edinburgh, 18-20 November 2021)
From the Conference Organisers: Commemorating the bicentenary of the Greek Revolution
This year marks the bicentenary of the start of that revolution and events are taking place around the world and in the UK to commemorate this turning-point in a history that can be traced back through three and a half millennia.
Our conference, held under the auspices of the A. G. Leventis Visiting Professorship in Greek, and forming part of Edinburgh’s biennial series of international conferences on Hellenic studies, brings together scholars from around the world and a range of academic disciplines to re-assess the nature and significance of the Greek Revolution from the perspective of the twenty-first century and of a city that geographically lies at the opposite end of Europe from Greece, namely Edinburgh, the ‘Athens of the North’.
The conference is arranged around two main themes: Contexts and Scottish Connections & the Classical Tradition and jointly organised by the 12th A. G. Leventis Visiting Professor of Greek, Roderick Beaton FBA, and Professor Niels Gaul of the School of History, Classics & Archaeology.
Confirmed speakers include Thomas Ahnert (Edinburgh), Iain Gordon Brown (NLS), Richard Clogg (Oxford), Tolga Esmer (CEU Vienna), Ioannis Evrigenis (Tufts), Lucien Frary (Rider University), Alasdair Grant (Edinburgh & Hamburg), Constanze Güthenke (Oxford), Yannis Hamilakis (Brown), Paschalis Kitromilides (Athens), Vassiliki Kolocotroni (Glasgow), Sanja Perović (KCL), Alexia Petsalis-Diomidis (St Andrews), Christine Philliou (Berkeley), Gonda Van Steen (KCL), Matteo Zaccarini (Bologna/Edinburgh) and Simio Zenios (UCLA).
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