Thursday, 22 April 2021
Online – Register here
The Greek War of Independence (1821-1830) was a national revolution that
fractured existing patterns of multi-ethnic coexistence and generated
instead strong and enduring images as much of the national self as of the
new nation’s ‘Others’. This panel takes a closer look at the
much-understudied ways some of Greece’s most prominent ‘Others’ have
responded to the war and its legacy over the course of the past two
centuries. Moving away from Euro- and Greco-centric perspectives, the
focus will be on early nineteenth-century Albanian warlords, interwar
Sephardi Jews, and mid-twentieth-century Turkish historians and their
engagement with the Greek Revolution in the context of their own
repositioning in the changing Ottoman and post-Ottoman worlds of
Southeastern Europe and the Eastern Mediterranean.
Dr Sukru Ilicak (Research Centre for the Humanities, Athens)
The Greek War of Independence as an Albanian Experience
Dr Paris Chronakis (Royal Holloway University of London)
From ‘Other’ to ‘Brother’: Greek Jews and the Greek Revolution in the
Dr Antonis Hadjikiriakou (Panteion University, Athens)
Winning at Land, Losing at Sea: The First Turkish History of the Greek
Dr Konstantina Zanou (Columbia University, NYC)
This panel discussion is part of the 21in21.co.uk events calendar, which
received generous sponsorship from the A.G. Leventis Foundation.
For more information on past and future events, see 21in21.co.uk.