Lectures, Book Launches and Discussions

Lectures, Book Launches and Discussions

Nutrition facts and myths

Dr Despo Papachristodoulou who was going to be presenting at the Hellenic Centre in June, has recorded this introduction to her topic as a quiz.

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NADIA MARKS

Watch Nadia Marks’ video below about her latest novel ‘One Summer in Crete’ – Nadia was going to launch her book at the Hellenic Centre in May.

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1821 Commemorative Lecture Series: The Greek War of Independence Revisited

A series of lectures organised by The Hellenic Centre to celebrate 1821

“The Land of the Great, the Home of the Brave”. Echoes of the Greek War of Independence on Stage.

An online lecture from the Director of the Gennadius Library Dr Maria Georgopoulou.

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“9 July 1821” An epic poem on the 1821 events in Cyprus by Vassilis Michaelides.

An online lecture by Dr Nicoletta Hadjipavlou.

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Language, Culture and Myths

A series of online talks in English, organised by The Hellenic Centre and The Cambridge Centre for Greek Studies, University of Cambridge

Greek as a Heritage Language

Prof Ianthi Maria Tsimpli will look at the effects of different types of Greek heritage language support in Germany, the UK and the US on children who are heritage speakers of Greek.

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In Search of the Last Greek Infinitive

Dr Ioanna Sitaridou looks at how Romeyka, an endangered Greek variety still spoken in North-East Turkey, has maintained the infinitive, which as such does not exist in Modern Greek.

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Greek Poetry in the Roman Empire

Prof Tim Whitmarsh will be discussing a range of poetic devices, with a particular emphasis on popular poetry, answering Why did Greeks still write poetry during the Roman Empire? What did they write about?

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Challenging Euripides: Thoughts on Katerina Anghelaki-Rooke’s poem ‘Iphigenia’s refusal’

Dr Liana Giannakopoulou will be discuss how Katerina Anghelaki-Rooke’s poem ‘Iphigenia’s refusal’ rests on the tensions and conflicts of the ancient play and especially so on the questions put forward in the choral parts.

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Greek Writers in English

A series of online talks in English, organised by The Hellenic Centre and The Society for Modern Greek Studies

Katerina Anghelaki-Rooke

A talk by Dr Liana Giannakopoulou on the life and work of the famous Greek poet Katerina Anghelaki-Rooke.

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Kiki Dimoula

A talk by Dr Despoina Papastathi discussing the thematic motives that distinguish Kiki Dimoula .

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Jenny Mastoraki

A talk by Dr Sarah Ekdawi on Jenny Mastoraki a leading poetic voice of the 1970s and ’80s.

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Niki Marangou

A talk by Dr Liana Giannakopoulou one of the most important Cypriot artists and a leading female voice Niki Marangou.

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Greek Landscapes, Language and Culture

Organised by The Hellenic Centre and Εργαστήριο Ελληνικής Γλώσσας και Πολιτισμού.

The Formation of the Greek Landscape

Watch the 1st lecture in the Greek Landscapes, Language and Culture series.

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Linguistics and Language Myths

Watch the 2nd lecture by Prof George J. Xydopoulos in the Greek Landscapes, Language and Culture series.

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Writing History in Byzantium: Who, Why and How

Watch the 3rd lecture in the Greek Landscapes, Language and Culture series.

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Greek Crisis and its Fictions

Watch the 4th lecture in the Greek Landscapes, Language and Culture series.

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Epidemic Diseases and their Social Impact in Ancient Greece

Watch the 5th lecture in the Greek Landscapes, Language and Culture series.

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