[MGSA-L] McGIl Modern Greek Studies 2011-2012 series of events

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Event n° 6
Monday,  January 16,  3.30-5.00 pm

Leacock Bldg LEA 808, McGill University, 855 Sherbrooke W, Montreal

Yorgos Antoniou, (Visiting Research Fellow, Remarque Institute, NYU & Adjunct
professor International Hellenic University, Salonica, Greece)

The Greek Forties in Context: Dealing with the Past in Greece and the European
Civil Wars

This lecture examines the evolution of the Axis Occupation and the Greek Civil
War Historiography in relation to political and social developments in postwar
Greece. The analysis aims at clarifying the interrelation of history writting,
remembrance and forgetting in Greek academia in concern with the Greek Civil War
and the way politics influence memory, reconciliation and the historiographical
production. When is a specific event understood collectively? What is the role
of professional historians in this process? What are the characteristics of the
so-called ‘revisionist’ school of thought in the Greek context? The paper will
conclude with a comparison with the historiography of other european Civil Wars
and the stirring debates the rewriting of the past produced in such countries as
Ireland, Spain, Finland and others.

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